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

Oceania Cruise, Marina
Oceania Cruise, Marina
Our Transport
Our Transport
Sapsan Fast Train, St. Petersburg-Moscow
Sapsan Fast Train, St. Petersburg-Moscow
Changing of the Guards, Moscow
Changing of the Guards, Moscow
Kremlin Palace, Moscow
Kremlin Palace, Moscow
Lenin's Mausaleum, Moscow
Lenin's Mausaleum, Moscow
Red Square, Moscow
Red Square, Moscow
The Hermitage, Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
The Hermitage, Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Peterhof, St. Petersburg
Hall of Mirrors, Catherine Palace
Hall of Mirrors, Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg
Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg
Canal Cruise, St. Petersburg
Canal Cruise, St. Petersburg


Small Group - MAX 10-12 people - only $739USpp (includes lunch)
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Book online with 5% discount* (off private tours).

 Avoiding line-ups
 Early admission to The Hermitage

A Welcome gift included


!!! There is no limitation as to the tour commencement time or port entry for the vehicles of independent tour operators whose clients are having transit to Moscow according to the St Petersburg Port Rules (page 5). We are authorized to meet our clients in the port immediately upon docking of the ship. 90 minutes waiting rule does not apply to Moscow tours. Here is also the official letter from INFOFLOT agent (serving all cruise lines in St. Petersburg)

Do you wish to reduce the costs? Then book a seat on our 'SMALL GROUP COMFY TOUR' for up to 10-12 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. 

Small Group 1 2 3 4 5 6-12 Lunch Flat Rate
$US /
739 739 739 739 739 739 included Join CruiseCritic

Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11* 12* 13* 14* 15* 16*
$US / Person 1764 1112 960 862 840 780 767 755 745 755 745 735 730 725 720 715

Flat rate group tours: lunch included. * Private tours: lunch & headsets are from 10 people.

Cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Viking Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, Azamara Cruises

 35 hours 30 minutes


8:30*am - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment (the meeting time will be adjusted to the actual arrival time of your ship).
8:30-9:30am - introductory city tour.
9:30-10:30am - transfer to Pushkin.
10:30am-12:00pm - tour Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, walk in the park.
12:00-1:00pm  - lunch time.
1:00-2:00pm  - transfer to Peterhof.
2:00-3:30pm - tour Peterhof Fountain Park.
3:30-4:15pm - take hydrofoil to St. Petersburg.
5:30pm - onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options as well.

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, view outside 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.

9:00am - meet your guide.
9:30am - early entry to the Hermitage
9:30-11:30am - tour The Hermitage and Winter Palace.
11:30am-12:00pm - visit Spilled Blood church.
12:00-1:00pm - lunch time (optionally Stolle pie restaurant).
1:00-2:30pm - Comprehensive city sighseeing tour.
3:00-4:00pm - Canal cruise.
4:30pm - 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 $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)


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle in Moscow, group transfers to/from the train station, admission fees (no line-ups), hydrofoil blanket visa, round trip economy 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).


lunch, gratuity.

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

gayersEnid: We were on a 7 day Baltic Sea cruise with 3 days in St. Petersburg, Russia. I contacted Natalyia with Guide Guru, and she set us up with the Baltic Extravaganza package that included 1 full day in Moscow. Not only did we save a great deal of money by booking with Guide Guru rather than our ship, we saw MANY things that our fellow passengers did NOT get to see with the ship's organized tour. This company is professional in EVERY way! We felt completely safe the entire three days. When the our guide picked us up to take the train to Moscow, she not only handed each of us a printed slip that had a note and number written in Russian in case we got lost, but she also gave us a phone that had Natalyia's phone number, where she cold be reached at all times. Our guide in St. Petersburg was Elayna, and she was the most knowledgable guide I've ever used. She took us to an excellent eatery and the best souvenir shops, shaping our excursion to our needs. The guide in Moscow was just as professional, telling us about his memories of Soviet days and what Russia was like during communist times. We got to know both guides on a personal level and feel like we've made new friends. I see Russia from an entirely different perspective and will no longer judge its people based on their govt. officials. I can't wait to go back again someday.....Guide Guru, I could go on and on, but just know that you made two Oklahoma women's days while we were in Russia!."  
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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.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking and passport information.
2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

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). 

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. 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 info@guide-guru.com 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.

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


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