Standard St. Petersburg and Walking Moscow Shore Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel

Adults/Children price from

429/379 USD pp

Intense

Walking

Duration

36 h

Multiple

Languages

Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Fountain Park in Peterhof
  • Walk through the gilded Staterooms of the Catherine Palace and see the Amber Room
  • Explore art collections of the Hermitage museum and admire the true scale of the reception halls
  • Get inside the Kremlin to see trophy cannons, the biggest bell and the biggest cannon in the world
  • See the unique collections of State regalia, royal garments, carriages, Russian gold- and silverware, etc.

Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach, train
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Subway visit
  • Food market
  • Stroll along Nevsky prospect

Inside visits of

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 passport 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. Deposits are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour; deposits are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted.

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.
  • Admission to the Armoury museum is subject to availability. 

Notes

  • 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 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.

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!

DAY 1

 8:30 am

Meeting by the ship. Сity Tour

Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time. City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A visit to a farmer’s market and a subway station on the way.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Driving to Peterhof

 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park

Your tour guide will make sure to show the finest fountains in the Lower Garden such as the Grand Cascade, The Chess board Hill Cascade, the Sea Canal flanked by 22 marble basins, the joke fountains etc. If time permits, you will also see the Upper Garden decorated with sculpture, fountains and the berceau-galleries.

 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch (expenses not included) 

Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Driving to Pushkin city

 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room

Catherine Palace is one of the most lavishly decorated former royal residences. Gilded baroque interiors will lead you towards the impressive Amber room glowing with colorful amber panels. Here you will learn about Romanovs, who used to rule the country for over 300 years.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Driving to the city. Subway visit

5:00 pm

Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

DAY 2

6:00 am

Transfer from the ship to the train station in St.Petersburg

7:00 am - 11:00 am

"Sapsan" high-speed train to Moscow

11:00 am - 11.30 am

Arrive to Moscow, metro to center

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Red Square, 1-2 Metro Stations

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch break (optional)

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kremlin Grounds & Armoury Museum

7:40 pm

High-speed train back to SPB

11:40 pm

Arrival in St. Petersburg

00:30 am

Return to the ship

DAY 3

 9:00 am

Meeting by the ship. Payment for the tour. Continuation of the city tour.

You will see the outside of the Spit of the Basil Island Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, The State St Petersburg University, Academy of Fine Arts, The Russian Academy of Sciences Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty etc

 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.

 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood

The stunning mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood both inside and outside stand out by the originality and the quality of their workmanship. Learn about the unusual history of the church and enjoy its special atmosphere

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (expenses not included)

Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

A stroll along Nevsky prospect.

This is a perfect way to blend into the crowd and feel like a local. Get acquainted with the genuine Russian spirit by walking down the main city street where you will feel the vibes of the city, admire such classical architectural masterpieces as Gostiny Dvor, Singer's Building, Kazan Cathedral etc. and learn more about Russian everyday life. If time permits, there will be a shopping stop

 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral

It’s one of the city’s premier attractions that used to be the main cathedral of the former Russian Empire. Breathless frescoes, soaring sculptures of saints, gigantic mosaics, beautiful stained glass window and elaborate gilded bronze doors - all of that can make anyone forget about the world outside this place.

4:30pm

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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