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St. Petersburg and Moscow Highlights

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

487/439 USD pp

Activity Level

Intense

Duration

36,5 h

During this three-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
  • Hydrofoil ride

 

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 (optional)
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
10:45 am Arrive to Moscow, meet your guide by the train (no car at this point)
11:00 pm - 11:30 pm Metro tour including the most beautiful station(s)
11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Red Square with inside visit of St. Basil Cathedral
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch (optional)
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

 

 

Evening Tours

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 Lunch (optional)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortressincluding 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.

The number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Price in USD p/p 2166 1260 974 844 690 620 587 563 548 532 517 505 492 479 469 465 508 500 492 484
The number of people 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40+
Price in USD p/p 476 468 460 452 444 436 428 420 412 404 396 387 379 371 363 355 347 339 331 323
 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, 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]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • 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)
  • Cost of lunches
 

Note, please:

  • 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.
  • 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 cost of the tour 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

 


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