On this tour, you’ll get to see the best bits of Moscow. You’ll start the day with a drive to St Petersburg’s railway station, where you’ll board the high-speed Sapson train to Moscow. You can eat your three-course breakfast while the Russian countryside whips past. On arrival, your guide will fill you in on the sights you pass as you drive through the city to the Kremlin. After humble beginnings in the 12th century as a wooden fortress, the Kremlin became the residence of the Tsars, and now houses the president. While you’re there, you’ll visit the Armoury Chamber – catch a glimpse of Carl Fabergé’s priceless Easter Eggs. After that, head over to Cathedral Square, which is flanked by golden dome-topped cathedrals. Then, move onto Red Square – your guide will fill you in on the many historical events that happened here. You’ll have some free time here, too, before you get back on the train to have your dinner.
The train journey is around four hours each way, and a hot breakfast and dinner will be provided.
For any dietary requests on this excursion please advise 72 hours prior to the tour departure. The tour involves substantial walking over uneven surfaces such as gravel and cobblestone, as well as standing and stair climbing. Due to heavy traffic in Moscow the transfer to the railway station may be conducted by Moscow metro, which is another attraction of the city.
If you're planning to go ashore in St Petersburg and you're joining us on one of our organised shore excursions, you will be covered by our group visa. If you wish to go ashore independently at anytime, you'll need to obtain your own visa from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.