St. Petersburg and Moscow Highlights

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Adults/Children price from

465/415 USD pp

Intense

Walking

Duration

36,5 h

Multiple

Languages

Highlights

  • See the capital of Russia and visit the Kremlin
  • Take a tour in the Hermitage museum and hear fascinating stories behind the art
  • Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral with a baroque iconstand inside
  • Enjoy an interior tour of Yusupov palace and learn about an unusual death of Rasputin
  • Admire the iconic Church on the Spilled Blood

Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach, hydrofoil and train
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Subway visit
  • Food market
  • Train tickets

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Visa/Tour Tickets

According to the Russian legislation a licensed tour operator has the right to arrange visa-free tours for cruise passengers arriving to St. Petersburg port. TJ Travel is an officially registered tour operator authorized to issue blanket visas. You will receive your free visas (tour tickets) to you email address once you book a shore excursion with us. Please ignore warnings from your cruise ship company indicating that only a cruise ship company is allowed to operate visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notification of that kind don’t have legitimate basis.

To participate in our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from us and bring it along with your passports on the day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation in St. Petersburg. 

Payment information  

A 20% deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the day of your tour. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg;

Cancelation policy

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your tour; payments are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted. Once purchased, train tickets are non-refundable.

Availability

  • Please ensure to 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 the bookings sent in less than 4 days prior to arrival will be rejected.
  • The Kremlin is closed on Thursdays.

Notes

  • If the hydrofoil ride is canceled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof.
  • Please note that we require 100% prepayment for train tickets. To obtain train tickets the following information is required: name, sex, date of birth, passport number, citizenship.
  • Please note that in case Catherine palace and the Hermitage museums are overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.
  • The 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 clarify about changes in the Moscow itinerary, if it falls on Thursday

Tips and Discounts

  • 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, but it is always up to you!

Itinerary

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

Lunch (not included)

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. Subway visit

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

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

10:45 am

Arrive to Moscow, meet your guide by the train (no car at this point)

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Metro tour including the most beautiful station(s)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Red Square with inside visit of St. Basil's Cathedral

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch (not included)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kremlin Grounds

4:00 pm - 6.45 pm

Driver pick-up. City Tour by car / minibus

6.45 pm

Return to train station for departure back to St. Petersburg

7:30 pm/ 7:40 pm

High-speed train back to SPB

11:25 pm/11:44 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, etc.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch (not included)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, including a visit to the Peter and Paul Cathedral. 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 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.

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