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St. Petersburg and Moscow Highlights

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Adults/Children Price

675/625 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level

high

Duration

36,5 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
  • Three lunches in traditional Russian style
   

DAY 1 - St. Petersburg

8:30 am Meeting by the ship (please note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
8:30 am - 10:00 am 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. Introduction tour
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (included)
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm City Tour by private car/minibus: Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Savior etc.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Kremlin Grounds
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Metro tour including most beautiful station(s)
7:00 pm Return to train station by car
7:30 pm/ 7:40 pm High-speed train back to SPB
11:30 pm/11:40 pm Arrival in St. Petersburg
00.30 am Return to the ship

DAY 3 - St. Petersburg

9:00 am Meeting by the ship
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission). In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
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 some ships

  *The order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums’ days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.

 

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 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 days (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ 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
  • Three lunches in traditional Russian style, 
  • Train tickets
 

Price doesn’t include:

  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 3 USD per person, video pass is 6 USD per person)
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)
 

Note, please:

  • The tour includes two lunches in St. Petersburg and one in Moscow. They will be arranged 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 unfavourable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • The tour is free for children up to 6 y.o. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/Students get 50 USD off the tour price. Students must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available.
  • 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 group cost includes economy class ticket - 100 USD per person - that has to be paid in advance. Once purchased, train tickets are non-refundable. The class of tickets can be upgraded upon availability. For an upgrade, you will have to pay any difference in fare plus extra service fee. Please double check your personal information required to purchase train tickets for you as any changes involve extra charges.
  • Please, ensure that you make your booking at least 4-5 days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance and late bookings sent in less than 4 days will be rejected.


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