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

  • Visa-free
  • More flexible
  • More affordable
  • Customer oriented
  • On-time return
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 / $ US / Person
Group Size (number of people)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
849 629 549 519 519 489 479 479 469 469 459 459 449 449 439 439
Include/ no
INCLUDED
  • private guide
  • private transport in Moscow
  • group transfers to/from train station
  • round trip economy class train tickets
  • admission fees
  • blanket visa
  • bottled water
  • port fees
  • a Welcome gift
NOT INCLUDED
  • meals
  • gratuity
Itinerary
  • OPTION 1 - 18 hours
  • 06:00-06:15 Meet the guide at the St. Petersburg cruise port terminal, payment
  • 06:15-06:45 Transfer to Moskovsky Vokzal train station
  • 07:00-11:05 Sapsan Train to Moscow (Economy Class)
  • 11:05-13:30 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
  • 13:30-14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00-15:00 Walk on the Red Square, approach Lenin's Mausoleum (outside), Alexandrovskiy Garden with the Unknown soldier tomb, by St. Basil's cathedral
  • 15:00-19:00 Comprehensive Moscow sightseeing drive tour
  • 19:45-23:40 Take Sapsan fast train (Economy Class) to St Petersburg
  • 00:00 Onboard the cruise ship
  • OPTION 2 - 16 hours
  • 07:30-08:00 Meet the guide at the St. Petersburg cruise port terminal, payment
  • 08:00-08:30 Transfer to Moskovsky Vokzal train station
  • 09:00-13:05 Sapsan Train to Moscow (Economy Class)
  • 13:30-15:00 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
  • 15:00-16:00 Walk on the Red Square, approach Lenin's Mausoleum (outside), Alexandrovskiy Garden with the Unknown soldier tomb, by St. Basil's cathedral
  • 16:00-17:00 Tea/coffee break, shopping (GUM store)
  • 17:00-20:00 Comprehensive Moscow sightseeing drive tour
  • 21:00-0:40 Take Sapsan fast train (Economy Class) to St Petersburg
  • 01:15 Onboard the cruise ship

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 $100US/person in each direction.
* 1 Class (1C) - meals included, comfortable leather seats - upgrade for an extra $170US/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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Jj K
Maria was incredible. She was not only a guide for the day but a friend for life. The opportunity to spend a day with her learning about Russian history, culture, politics and life in that great country was amazing. The caviar and champagne at the Ritz Carlton for lunch overlooking Red Square and St. Basil's will be a life time memory. Guide Guru coordinated our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow via Sapstan. If you are arriving in St. Petersburg on a cruise ship, go with Guide Guru. You will have a far better tour at 60% of the cruise ship price and be sure to ask for Maria as your guide. Having traveled to over 46 countries and taken many tours, Maria was the best tour guide we have ever had the privilege of spending a day with.
Camille P.
Wow, wow, wow, this was a great time! We were met at the cruise dock by a very lovely young lady who spoke perfect English. No problems leaving the ship without a visa, Guide Guru made the whole experience easy & affordable, compared to the cruise lines prices. We spent 2 days with Maria who is the absolute best, we were a group of 8, and she got us express entrance into all the sights. We traveled in an air conditioned Mercedes mini van, which got us close up to all attractions. She is professional and knowledgeable, we didn't miss a thing! One day we went to Moscow, we were met again at the cruise dock taken to the train station, and took the high speed train to Moscow. There we were met by our guide, she was the best, best, best! We spent a full day with her, first in a car then walking, and subway. We can't say enough about her passion , knowledge, and the wonderful day we spent, again we saw it all. Guide Guru is the only way to go!!!

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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.
  2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

Payment:

No deposit or prepayment is required. Payment is made at the beginning of your tour.

- credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex).

Cancellation:

There is no cancellation fee. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail info@guide-guru.com or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.

Discounts:

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? We can help you in finding tour mates by placing a message on our Online Boards and Facebook page. You can also find travel companions yourself via Cruisecritic.com Roll Calls where you can locate your cruise ship and posts for your trip. 

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