St Petersburg and Moscow: 3-Day Shore Tour
Red Sun Tours invites you to visit the two great cities of Russia on the St Petersburg and Moscow: 3-Day Shore Tour. Moscow and St Petersburg are two most exciting travel destinations in Russia.
St Petersburg and Moscow tour details
On the first day of your stay you travel to the Catherine Palace including the Amber Room. Peterhof Fountains are also included in the tour itinerary. Lunch and evening program are optional. You can also book the tour to Peterhof and Catherine Palace separately.
The second day of your visa-free stay includes a train transfer “Sapsan” to Moscow. In Moscow, you meet a private guide and visit several metro stations. You will also visit Kremlin – the current Russian government residency. Kremlin includes the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel cathedrals – the last containing the Tombs of the Tsars. During the day you will also visit the Red Square, onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Christ the Savior cathedral, the Victory Park and Sparrow Hills, with a wonderful view of Moscow from the highest point in the city. You will return to the St Petersburg port in the evening.
Moscow tours are also available to book separately.
The third day includes the Hermitage Museum tour and visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Spilled Blood Church.
What museums are included in St Petersburg:
In St Petersburg, you will have a general city overview with the must-visit attractions. It starts with St Petersburg city sightseeing tour. You will see the city’s main streets, squares, and monuments. Next, the tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber room and Catherine’s park along with the tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens including the amazing Grand cascade — famous «Russian Versailles».
You will also visit the Hermitage Museum ( Winter Palace) – Russia’s major collection of art. It is probably the biggest museum in the world. Some of the most famous masterpieces there are made by Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael.
Church on Spilled Blood, St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral are also included in the tour.
What museums are included in Moscow:
In Moscow, you will visit the Kremlin and its 3 cathedrals, St Basil’s Cathedral, the Red Square and much more on the sightseeing tour.
This is a visa-free shore tour, but it can also be run as private day tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off.
This tour includes
- St. Petersburg city sightseeing tour.
- Tour of Catherine’s palace with the Amber room and Catherine’s Park.
- Tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens.
- Hermitage Museum.
- Church on Spilled Blood.
- St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral.
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
- A subway ride and tour of the Metro.
- Tour of Kremlin.
- Moscow sightseeing tour.
The itinerary of the tour
9.00 — Meeting at the ship.
9.00 — 10.00 — Drive to the Tsars’ Village.
10.00 — 12. 30 — a visit to the Catherine’s Palace, including the famous Amber room. A walk in the park.
12.30 — 13.00 — lunch (optional).
13.00 — 14.00 — Drive to Peterhof.
14.00 — 16.00 — Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade.
16.00 — 17.00 Drive back to the city.
19.00 – optional evening programs.
05:45 – Transfer from the ship to the train station in St. Petersburg.
06:45 – “Sapsan” high-speed train to Moscow (economy class seats).
10:40 – Arrival in Moscow.Meeting with your guide.
10.40 – 11.20 – tour of Moscow metro stations ( minimum 3 opulent metro stations).
11.30 – 13.30 – tour of Kremlin. This tour will reveal secrets of the Kremlin, like the Senate House, the Presidium, the State Kremlin Palace concert hall and the cathedrals of the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel – the last containing the Tombs of the Tsars.
14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch at a local place (Georgian or Russian).
15.30 – 18.30 – City sightseeing tour covering major sights and photo. Driving Tour Around Moscow lets you see the modern Moscow as well as the historic center, including Red Square, onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Christ the Savior cathedral, the Victory Park and Sparrow Hills, with a wonderful view of Moscow from the highest point in the city.
18.30 – Transfer to the train station.
19.45 – High-speed train back to SPB.
23.25 – Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer to the ship.
23.55 – Return to the ship.
9.00 — Meeting by the ship.
9.30 — 10.30 — St. Peter&Paul fortress and cathedral.
11.00 — 13.00 — tour of the Hermitage museum.
13.00 — 14.00 lunch – ( optional).
14.00 — 17.00 – Sightseeing tour with the inside visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Spilled Blood Church.
17.00 — return to the ship.
Tour price includes
- all port fees for three days
- professional English-speaking guide for three days
- A/C vehicle for three days with this timing
- admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
- Pre-booked entry time to the Hermitage museum
- subway ride
- one bottle of water per person per day
- audio head-sets for groups of 10 or more
- All transfers in St. Petersburg and Moscow
- Ticket to the “Sapsan” speed train (round trip) economy class.
The tour cost doesn’t include: – cost of lunches – cost of optional evening program – gratuity. Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!
PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.