After docking in St Petersburg, take a full-day tour to Moscow, to find out where the Red Square got it's name and if it has something to do with Communism, see the tribune on the top of Lenin's Mausoleum, where all the communist leaders stood during the famous military parades, see inside the Kremlin and take a ride on the metro decorated with mosaics, sculptures and moldings.
Take a tour of The Kremlin Armory - home to the Russian Diamond Fund. It boasts unique collections of the Russian, Western European and Eastern applied arts spanning the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries. Some of the highlights include the Imperial Crown of Russia, Monomakh's Cap, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, and other regal thrones and regalia.
You will have the chance to see the Orloff Diamond; golden and silver tableware; articles, decorated with enamel, niello and engravings; embroidery with gold and pearls; imperial carriages, weapons, armour, and the Memory of Azov. See the Bouquet of Lilies Clock, the home of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Clover Leaf, Moscow Kremlin, Alexander Palace, Standart Yacht, Alexander III Equestrian, Romanov Tercentenary, Steel Military Fabergé eggs. The ten Fabergé eggs in the Armoury collection (all Imperial eggs) is home to the greatest number of Imperial eggs, and is the second-biggest collection of Fabergé eggs in general, that belongs to a single owner.
Important, please note: cruise and ferry passengers do not require a Russian visa to take part in this tour, as they will be issued visa-free tickets. Land travelers will need a valid Russian visa for their stay in Russia. This tour is also only possible for cruise and ferry passengers who are docked into St Petersburg for more than one day, due to the long duration of the excursion.
The tour is a combination of plane or train round-trip transport to Moscow and then a walking tour in Moscow. The duration of the whole excursion is 12-16 hours including travel.
Tour departs from your cruise terminal
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was a fabulous excursion and I highly recommend if you visit Russia, it is a must. The private tour allowed us to leave later than the cruise groups. We covered more in less time. The tour company that Viator set it up with (MaxiBalt Tours) was fantastic. They texted and called me the night before as I requested Viator to allow. We confirmed our meeting time and location. They picked me up at the terminal by van and excorted us to our seat on train. As we got off train, our guide was waiting for us with a sign. OUr tour guide was super! All spoke very good English and the tour of all they key sites were fabulous. This was the highlight of my husband and I's Viking Cruise.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and thorough. She was very sweet, answered our questions, and was very sensitive to our interests and special needs.
This visa-free tour of Moscow includes round trip to Moscow, a city tour with a metro ride, a walking tour of Red Square and the Kremlin museums, time for lunch and shopping, transfers to the airport or train station and a guide for the day.