3-day Baltic Extravaganza in St. Petersburg & Moscow *PROFY*

3-Day SPb+Moscow PROFY
St. Petersburg Cruise Port
St. Petersburg Cruise Port
St.Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
St.Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
The University, Moscow
The University, Moscow
Kremlin, Moscow
Kremlin, Moscow
Bolshoy Drama Theatre, Moscow
Bolshoy Drama Theatre, Moscow
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The Yusupovs' Palace, St. Petersburg
The Yusupovs' Palace, St. Petersburg
Spilled Blood Church, St. Petersburg
Spilled Blood Church, St. Petersburg
Peter Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
Peter Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg
Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg
Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg
Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg


INCREDIBLE.     SUPER SAVER.      OVERWHELMING.

Small Group - MAX 10 people - only $745USpp (includes lunch)
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Book a private tour online with 5% discount.

 Visa-free 
 Avoiding line-ups
 Early admission to The Hermitage
 More affordable
 Customer oriented
A Welcome gift included

IMPORTANT: SUBJECT TO TRAIN TICKETS AVAILABILITY.

Do you wish to reduce the costs? Then book a seat on our 'SMALL GROUP SUPERIOR TOUR' for up to 10 people at a Flat Rate. We build groups ourselves. The tour will depart with any number of people. You can check out our Group Tours Calendar. If you are willing to take a private tour, click 'Book a Private Tour' button. 

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*Price in red is indicated for cash payments. Lunch in SPB & headsets included for groups larger than 10 people.

 35 hours

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 ST. PETERSBURG:
7:30-8:00am* - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment (the meeting time will be adjusted to the actual arrival time of your ship).
8:00-9:30am - introductory city tour, take a metro ride (optional). Visit the Farmer's Market (optional).
10:00-10:30am - visit Peter Paul Fortress with cathedral.
10:30-11:30am - transfer to Pushkin.
11:30am-1:00pm - tour Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, walk in the park.
1:00-1:30pm  - lunch time.
1:30-2:30pm - transfer to Peterhof.
2:30-4:30pm - tour Peterhof Grand Palace and Fountain Park.
4:30-5:15pm - take hydrofoil to St. Petersburg.
5:30pm - onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options as well.

DAY 2 MOSCOW:
6:00am - meet your guide at the St. Petersburg cruise port terminal.
6:15-6:45am - transfer to Moskovsky Vokzal Train Station, board Sapsan train to Moscow (possible to upgrade to Business or 1 Class where meals are included, see below).
11:00am - arrival at Leningradsky Vokzal Train Station in Moscow.
11:15-1:30pm - tour the Kremlin grounds visit inside the stunning Cathedral of Assumptionthe 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 Palace. If Kremlin is closed (Thursdays), the substitute will be Tretyakov Gallery or Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye.
1:30-2:00pm - lunch time.
2:00-3:00pm -  walk on the Red Square, approach Lenin's Mausoleum (outside), Alexandrovskiy Garden with the Unknown soldier tomb, visit inside St. Basil's cathedral.
3:00-7:00pm - comprehensive Moscow sightseeing drive tour.
7:00-7:30pm - by metro to Leningradsky Vokzal train station.
7:45-11:40pm - take Sapsan fast train to St Petersburg. (possible to upgrade to Business or 1 Class where meals are included, see below).
12:30am - onboard the cruise ship.

DAY 3 ST. PETERSBURG
8:00am - meet your guide.
8:30-9:30am - Canal cruise.
10:00am - early entry to the Hermitage
10:00am-12:00pm - tour The Hermitage and Winter Palace.
12:30-1:00pm - visit Spilled Blood church.
1:30-2:00pm - lunch time (Stolle pie restaurant)
2:30-3:30pm - visit the Yusupovs' Palace or Faberge Museum tour (necessary to choose at the moment of booking).
4:00-4:30pm - visit St.Isaac's cathedral.

5:00pm - onboard the ship.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours. Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new building of General Staff. You can request it additionally when booking a tour. The extra fee of $15US/person will apply. The visit takes 1 hour.

Remark: 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. You can add a visit to the Armoury for an extra $40US/person. 

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 $80US/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)

INCLUDED:

private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-ups), blanket visa, round trip 2nd Class train tickets, photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, bank fees, a Welcome gift,  headsets (for groups larger than 10 people).

NOT INCLUDED:

lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

Find out more about our St. Petersburg Excursions For Cruise Ship Passengers


pyctravellingman: It is very rare for me to use organised tours as I much prefer to do things independently. However in the case of our visit to Russia there is no way that we would have been able to cover all of the sites on our own and also avoid the incredibly long queues for tickets. While organised tours are fairly expensive and the itineraries are often very rigid, I researched a number of tour companies and found Guide-Guru tours to be extremely competitively priced and their itineraries very flexible. 
Natalia promptly responded to my emails and custom designed the two day St. Petersburg tour and the one day Moscow tour so that we did not miss any sites due to the usual Monday/Tuesday closures and also included a couple of extra things we wanted to see. Natalia also assisted us with our Tourist Confirmations and Tourist Vouchers required to obtain our Russian visas at no extra cost (many hotels and tour companies charge to issue these vouchers).
For our two day St. Petersburg tour, Olga was an excellent guide and we appreciated the detailed descriptions that she gave of the various places we visited. She also had a great knack for avoiding queues. Our driver, Vadim, did a great job getting us safely through the St. Petersburg traffic.
The one day Moscow tour is a very long day but well worth the effort. The day starts at 6:00 am and finishes just before midnight. The high speed Sapsan train is a very comfortable journey. Our Moscow guide, Maria, is a charming young woman who really did a great job covering a rather extensive itinerary. Maria and our driver juggled the afternoon itinerary so that we avoided most of the passing showers that occurred late in the afternoon.
We are glad we used Guide-Guru and we were more than satisfied with our guides and drivers. Guide-Guru provides a quality product and is more than willing to adjust their suggested itineraries to accommodate particular interests or special requests. Natalia does a brilliant job ensuring clients are totally satisfied with their itineraries.
Highly recommended. Guide-Guru is worth every Rouble, particularly if you have limited time, as you will visit more sites than possible on your own and you will avoid all of the ticket queues and entrance queues.."
 
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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. The time can also be customized if you are a private group.
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable for private groups. If you participate in our small group tour, the itinerary can not be customized.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking and passport information.
2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

Payment:
We require $200US/person deposit. This is required to book the train tickets in advance. The deposit is made by credit card. The e-tickets will be sent to you once they are booked. Please read below our cancellation and refund policy. The remaining tour payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). No extra bank fees.
 Cash.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: In case you have to cancel your trip, we will return you the prepayment amount less the cancellation fees that are charged by the Russian Railway and Kremlin tickets which are non-refundable. The cancellation fee size depends on how early you cancel. We will also have to keep 10% administrative fee and the cost of Kremlin tickets which are non-refundable. Please inform us via e-mail [email protected] or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81 as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip.
Groups of more than 16 for the Moscow tour are quoted individually. Schoolchildren, students and children 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.

Other:
If hydrofoil is cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions, the fare will be non-refundable.



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