St. Petersburg and Moscow Highlights

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel

675 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level



32,5 h

During this two day program you will get to know:

  • Present and past history of St Petersburg and Moscow
  • The Romanov dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • Modern life in Russia: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life – don’t hesitate to ask any questions
  • Fascinating stories about tzars’ residences

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Subway visit
  • Farmers’ market
  • Boat trip
  • Two lunches in traditional Russian style (only in St. Petersburg)

DAY 1 - St. Petersburg

7:30 am - 8:00 am Meeting by the ship. (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). City tour in St Petersburg
10:00 am - 10:30 am  Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park and Upper gardens
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Traditional Russian lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Travel to Tsars’ Village
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Driving back to the city. Visit to the subway station
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Inside guided tour of St Isaac's Cathedral
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Church on Spilt Blood
6:30 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program

Evening Tours

DAY 2 - Moscow

6:00 am Transfer from the ship to the train station in St.Petersburg
7.00 am "Sapsan" high-speed train to Moscow
11:00 am Arrive to Moscow, meet your guide by the train and drive
11:00 am - 14:00 pm City Tour by private car/minibus: Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Savior
14:00 pm - 15:00 pm Lunch break (optional, 1000 rub pp)
15:30 pm – 16:30 pm Kremlin Grounds
16:30 pm – 18:00 pm Armoury Museum Tour
19:00 pm Return to train station by car
19:30 / 19:40 pm High-speed train back to SPB
11:30/11:40 pm pm Arrival in St. Petersburg
00.30 Return to the ship

DAY 3 - St. Petersburg

8:00 am  Meeting by the ship
8:30 am - 9:30 am Boat Ride along the rivers and canals
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.  Payment for the tour. Shopping
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Inside guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm Return to the ship

  The price of the tour is 675 US dollars per person.  Maximum group size is 16. We guarantee the departure of the tour even if 1 person signs up. Please note it’s not available from all the ships


Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Head sets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Two lunches in traditional Russian style, only in St. Petersburg
  • Train tickets

Price doesn’t include:

  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 5$ per person, video pass is 12 per person)
  • Lunch in Moscow (1000 RUB per person/16 USD pp)

Note, please:

  • The tour includes two lunches in St. Petresburg that will be in a local cafe or restaurant.  You will be served a typical Russian Lunch. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions
  • If the hydrofoil ride is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • Kids under 6 yo are travelling for free, elder kids and students (7-21 yo) receive 35$ off the cost of the tour. Students must have an ISIC card.
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason.
  • The timing and the sequence of the museums's visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the week. The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off.

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