Recommended period: all the year round Main sights: bus sightseeing tour, observation deck Accommodation: 3* Meals: breakfast Transport: comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
Upon arrival in Moscow, you will be met by a personal guide and you will go on an exciting sightseeing tour of the city .
During a sightseeing tour of the city, you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of legends and traditions of ancient Moscow. You will find yourself in the city of the 15th-century fortress located on 7 hills, you will see patterned palaces and ancient temples of "the country of boyars and merchants", as Moscow was once called. You will visit Red Square - the heart of Russia, where its main symbol, the Moscow Kremlin, is located. You will see the fabulous St. Basil's Cathedral, built during the reign of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Lobnoe Mesto, Kazan Cathedral, the Historical Museum, GUM, Lenin's Mausoleum, you will be able to stroll through the Alexander Garden, as well as the new Zaryadye Park and take incredible photos of Moscow from the famous Soaring bridge . Next, you will stop at the white-stone Cathedral of Christ the Savior , the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, and walk along the Patriarch Bridge over the Moscow River, from where the best panoramic view of the Kremlin opens. Next, we will head to the observation deck on Vorobyovy Gory , from where one of the best views of the variety of architectural styles of the capital opens. You will be able to see the Luzhniki sports complex, the Moscow State University building, a panorama of the Moscow-City business center, Poklonnaya Gora with its memorial ensemble (Victory Park dedicated to the events of the First and Second World War and the Victory Museum), the Triumphal Arch, built in honor of the victory of the Russian people in the war of 1812. You will stop near the Novodevichy Convent and enjoy a breathtaking view of the monastery from Swan Lake . Then you will head to the northern part of the city and visit VDNH , which is now a kind of architectural muse of the history of Russia and the USSR in the open air. You can take photos against the background of the famous historical fountains "Friendship of Peoples" and "Stone Flower", as well as see the monument of monumental art "Worker and Collective Farm Woman" - a symbol of the Soviet era and a standard of socialist realism.
This day you will end with a visit to the highest observation deck in Europe , where you will have a panoramic view of Moscow from a bird's eye view. You will enjoy the overview of the circular panorama of Moscow, get an unforgettable experience, take vivid photos from the most favorable angles!
After checking in at the hotel (check-in after 14.00) you can relax, as well as have lunch or dinner on your own in one of the nearby restaurants - your guide will be happy to advise you where to go.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out.
After breakfast your guide will accompany you to the airport or the railway station.
Departure Point the airport or the railway station
Departure Time Morning
Return Details the airport or the railway station
What is included
accommodation in 4* Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, 2 nights with breakfast
comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
licensed English speaking guide
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site