1-day Taste of Moscow *COMFY* by Air/Train from St. Petersburg

  • Visa-free
  • More flexible
  • More affordable
  • Welcome gift
Enjoy your chance to grasp Moscow in 1 day visiting Kremlin with Assumption, Annunciation and Archangelsky cathedrals, walking on the Red Square with outside views of Lenin's Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral, and viewing all the most important landmarks on our comprehensive sightseeing tour. Pick up from the cruise ship or hotel, no visa required for cruise passengers.
The Moscow tour is strenuous and it requires a lot of walking (Red Square, The Kremlin grounds, metro) so you need to be fit to participate. Comfortable footwear is recommended for this trip.
Private / $ USD / Person
Group Size (number of people)
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1020 750 660 620 620 590 575 575 560 560 550 550 530 530 520 520
  • licensed local guide
  • group transfers
  • private A/C comfortable vehicle in Moscow
  • economy class air tickets and train tickets
  • admission fees
  • blanket visa
  • bottled water
  • port fees
  • welcome gift
  • meals
  • gratuities to guide and driver
  • 07:30-08:00 Meet the guide.
  • 08:00-09:30 Transfer to Pulkovo Airport
  • 10:40-11:55 Flight to Moscow, arrive at Sheremetyevo Airport
  • 12:30-13:30 Transfer to the city center
  • 13:30-14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00-15:30 Tour the Kremlin grounds, visit inside the stunning Cathedral of Assumption, the Annunciation and Archangelsky cathedrals with a rich collection of old Russian frescoes and icons, view the giant bronze Tsar Bell on Ivan's Square, see outside Great Kremlin
  • 15:30-16:30 Walk on the Red Square, approach Lenin's Mausoleum (outside), Alexandrovskiy Garden with the Unknown soldier tomb, by St. Basil's cathedral
  • 16:30-20:00 Comprehensive Moscow sightseeing drive tour
  • 21:00-0:40 Take Sapsan fast train (Economy Class) to St Petersburg
  • 01:15 Back.
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There are 3 classes on the Sapsan fast train:
* Economy Class (2C) - meals not included (sandwiches and drinks are on sale).
* Business Class (1B) - meals included - upgrade for an extra 100EUR/person in each direction.
* 1 Class (1C) - meals included, comfortable leather seats - upgrade for an extra 170EUR/person in each direction.

Please let us know if you wish to upgrade your train ticket at the moment of booking. Also inform us about any dietary restrictions (vegetarian and child menu are available upon request). 

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We took a day trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow with Sergei. He was fantastic! He was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, friendly, interesting, and instructive. He modified our itinerary accordingly based on our preferences (it was raining so we wanted to rearrange the schedule a bit). He utilized the Moscow metro to avoid sitting in hours of traffic, he answered absolutely every one of our questions and expanded on the answers, and he took us to the most delicious (and shockingly affordable) Russian lunch place in GUM. We really felt like we covered a lot of ground and learned an immense amount about the country in a relatively short time. Guide Guru was pricey but competitive and truly worth the cost. I would absolutely use them again.
David C.
We were extremely impressed and satisfied with Guide Guru! Upon disembarking we were met by Sergey, a very pleasant and professional driver who took us to the airport in order to fly to Moscow. When we arrived in Moscow, our guide met us with a big smile and gave us the tour of a lifetime. I have traveled to over 40 countries and I must say that the best tour has been the Moscow tour. We saw all the highlights, learned a lot about Russian history and culture, but also got a inside perspective that is rarely possible. Every member of the Guide Guru team was friendly, responsible, and professional! I will recommend this tour to all of my friends and I hope to enjoy Guide Guru's services again in the future!!! A++

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Is Russian visa required on this tour?

No, Russian visa is not required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators). There is a decree permitting visa-free stay in Russia for cruise passengers who take tours of the local authorized tour operators. Our tour ticket is your blanket visa.

Where do we meet our guide?

Major cruise ships dock at the St Petersburg Cruise Terminal 'Marine Facade'. Our guide and tour leader meet the groups inside the terminal in front of the passport control area. Smaller ships dock in the city center and the guide will be meeting you on the pier in front of the passport control area.

What time do we meet our guide?

The meeting time will be confirmed and mentioned in your tour tickets. The time shifts are possible to match your ship's docking time.

Can the tour be customized?

Yes, the tour is customizable.

What happens if the ship is delayed?

We will be informed of this circumstance and the guide will be waiting for you until you disembark. If the ship arrives in time and you do not show up, the waiting time will be maximum 1,5 hours. Please disembark according to the time specified on your tour ticket.

What if we miss the ship?

We do not plan distant afternoon trips on the day of your ship's departure. Our excursion programs are designed to make sure you stay close to your cruise ship on the sailing date. Our excursions normally bring you to the ship 1,5 hours before the ship's departure.

Can you give us some helpful tips while doing tours in Russia. Is it easier to bring Russian Ruble to buy snacks , or use restrooms or eat at restaurant while you are taking us on tours? Any suggestions for us to be aware of?

You can withdraw some cash rubles from any ATM in the city (there are many). Many stores and restaurants take bank cards (Visa, Mastercard). The guide will help you with money exchange on the day of the tour.

How to book:

  1. Send a tour booking and passport information (for cruise visitors).
  2. Receive our Confirmation, payment link and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarkation (cruise visitors).


Cruise visitors to St. Petersburg - 0% prepayment.
Non-cruise visitors to St. Petersburg - 50% prepayment.
Moscow tours (all visitors) - $200US/person prepayment.
The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
European tours - 50% prepayment (if booked with Russia) or 100% (if only Europe).
Theatre tickets - 100% prepayment.

- Credit cards for prepayment - Visa/Mastercard/Amex/Diners/Discover/JCB/Unionpay
- Credit cards for payment in St. Petersburg - Visa/Mastercard/Amex.


St. Petersburg tours: < 24 hours or no-show - NO refund.
Moscow / European tours: < 7 days - NO refund.
Air/train tickets - NO refund.
Theatre tickets (once purchased) - NO refund.
Ship's non-call in St. Petersburg port - 100% refund.
Please inform us as early as possible if you have to cancel your trip via e-mail guidegurutours@gmail.com or 24-hour phone/Whatsapp +7-921-903-28-81.


Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).

Tour mates:

Did you know you can save a lot of cash by finding travel companions to join your tour? You are welcome to find tour mates by placing a message on Cruisecritic/Tripadvisor boards.  

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