3 day St.Petersburg and Moscow Highlights Shore Excursion Private tour


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Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. As long as they are supervised by an adult. Let me know if you have children aged under 12 we will provide them with car seats.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. Unfortunately some of the museums are not equipped for handicaps. Please let me know in advance about your physical limits and we will customize the tour to meet your requirements.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

see two biggest cities of Russia with a local guide!

Welcome to Russia!

This tour is specially designed for cruise ship passengers who are on a short stay in our country but are eager to see as much as possible. You will spend 2 days in St. Petersburg and 1 day in Moscow.

You will see MOSCOW KREMLIN with Oruzheinaya palata (Armoury Chamber) and the cathedrals. Red Square and St. Basil's cathedral.

In St. Petersburg you will learn more about art by visiting one of the biggest museums in the world - the HERMITAGE, one of summer residences of Russian tzars - PETERHOF also called capital of fountains.

You will see several Orthodox churches including PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL (a burial place of Russian Royal Family) and SPILLED BLOOD CHURCH and several others.

We can visit a new museum of FABERGE.

This tour cost includes TOUR TICKETS to pass the customs and all PORT FEES & TAXES.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 6 people and need a larger vehicle.


Day 1
9:00 Meeting at the ship terminal
9:00-12:30 highlights city tour with several photo stops at the main sights of the city & visit to Spilled blood church & St. Isaac cathedral
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Visit of the Hermitage museum
17:30 back to the ship

18:00-21:00 Evening program (canals boat ride, ballet, opera, Feel Yourself Russian show, etc. )

Day 2
6:15 Meeting at terminal
7:00-11:00 way to Moscow by bullet train Sapsan
11:00-14:00 sightseeing tour in Moscow by car
14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:30 walking tour to Kremlin with inside visit of the cathedrals and the Armoury Chamber, Red square
19:30-23:30 way back to St. Petersburg by Sapsan
00:00 back to the ship

*the sequence of a city tour and excursion in Moscow Kremlin can vary depending on the booking to museum

Day 3
09:00 meeting at terminal
09:00-10:00 way to Pushkin
10:00-12:30 visit to the Catherine palace
13:30-14:30 lunch
14:30-16:00 Walk in Peterhof Fountain Park (without visit to the Grand palace)
17:00 at 'ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the cruise ship terminal. I will have a sign with your name on it

End location: at the cruise ship terminal

Duration: 3 days

On the 2nd day you will have Moscow licensed guide (not me). From the ship terminal the driver will take you to the train car in St.Petersburg. In Moscow you will be met by your guide at the train car with a sign with your name. In Moscow you will have 4h city tour by car and 4h walking tour on Red Square and Kremlin. After touring in Moscow you will be taken back to the train bu your Moscow guide, in St.Petersburg the driver will bring you back to the ship by midnight.


We will mainly use private vehicle, also we will do some walking on short distances and may use hydrofoil boat to Peterhof.

What’s Included

- Your personal tour guide's service in St.Petersburg (Elina)
- Your personal tour guide's service in Moscow (another guide)
- AC vehicle with a driver during the tour for the whole duration of the tour in St.Petersburg
- AC vehicle with a driver for 4h city tour in Moscow
- Metro tokens in Moscow
- Blanket visa to pass the customs
- All port fees and taxes
- Transfers in St.Petersburg to the train station and back on the 2nd day of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

375 $ - per person, 500 rubles for buying ice-cream and water and for public bathroom per person. Most restaurants and shops accept VISA and MASTER cards.

What’s Extra

- $375 per person for no-queue entrance fee to the museums of the program, bullet train tickets to Moscow and back
- Lunch
- Optional evening program: ballet, opera (price depends on a theater and seats, Feel Yourself Russian show 3900 rub per person)

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an amazing time in Russia,thanks to Elina and her husband,we saw much more than anyone did on the cruise ship,and for much less.Elina had everything booked so that we had no waiting in lines,and the guide she had for us in Moscow was also great.This really was the highlight of our trip,we would recommend Elina to anyone!
Jacqueline Lassen

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