Greet your driver at the picturesque Port of St Petersburg and climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan destined for the airport. Board your plane and spend 80 minutes relaxing in the air before touching down and revitalizing with a steaming hot drink in the city.
Next, stroll through Alexander Gardens and gaze at a Russian Changing of the Guard ceremony, a performance steeped in ancient tradition. Hear of the history of Red Square as you wander through the renowned enclave, and then capture the magnificent façade of St Basil’s Cathedral on camera.
Enrich your knowledge of Russia’s former KGB era as you pass the former headquarters; stare at the tapered spires of the ‘seven sisters’ skyscrapers as you amble down Arbat Street; and delight in the elaborate architecture of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Then, descend to Moscow’s subterranean metro stations to admire the artistic arrays of chandeliers, statues and mosaics that resonate with grandeur. Revitalize with a Russian lunch (own expense) and the head to the Kremlin, a political powerhouse famed for its vibrant architecture. Marvel at gilded cathedrals and stare at Tsar’s Bell before being mesmerized by the glittering collection of Russian treasures in the Armory.
Travel by car to Leningradsky Station and bid your guide farewell before stepping onto the high-speed train. Relax during the 4-hour journey back to St Petersburg, where the tour concludes.
Please note: this shore excursion should not be booked to take place on your final day in port.
Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Port of St Petersburg for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.