Private Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 1-Day Moscow All Highlights Tour

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 12 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


This 1-day Moscow side-trip for cruise passengers is your excellent opportunity to get a taste of the Russian Capital in one day! Book this all-inclusive private package tour (except meals) and see as much as you can! Tour is suitable for all days of the week, except Thursday. If you are arriving on Thursday - please look for a separate Thursday Moscow Tour to fit your needs.


  • All-inclusive tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Your tour guide will meet you at the terminal of your ship, right after passport control. Make yourself comfortable in your private a/c Mercedes mini-bus.
• For 3-day cruise passengers the tour takes place on the SECOND day in port.6am Meet your guide and driver by the ship, transfer to the train station

7am - 11am Fast Sapsan Train to Moscow

11am Meet your Moscow guide at the train station. Start Moscow tours.
• For 2-day cruise passengers the tour takes place on the FIRST day in port.At 8am or as early as possible depending on the ship's docking time - transfer from the port to the train station/airport ( the exact transportation option is selected by your tour operator depending on your travel dates and ship's arrival time). Take a fast Sapsan train/flight to Moscow and start your tours approximately at 12:30 pm.

A tour of the Kremlin (including Armory)

The Kremlin is the seat of the Russian President and a unique cultural museum complex compromising palaces, cathedrals and museums. Tour the grounds of the Kremlin and visit its cathedrals striking with architecture, ancient frescoes and icons: Assumption Cathedral where Russian tsars and  emperors were crowned; Archangel Cathedral - the burial vault of the Russian tsars until 18th centuries; and Annunciation Cathedral, a home church for the royalty. You will get to meet the 2 prominent Russian tsars in person: the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon, the biggest in the world.

While touring the Kremlin we also visit Armory museum. The Armory museum is famous for the Tsar's regalia such as jewellery crowns, orbs and sceptres, clothing of the Russian tsars and tsarinas, royal carriages, collection of arms and armor, gifts to the Russian Tsars from various countries of the West and the East, and the illustrious collection of Faberge Easter eggs.

A Walk in the Historical Center of the city

Almost every building in the historical center of Moscow is associated with different events and celebrated personalities of the Russian history and culture. You will see and hear the stories of the most popular places of the city:

  - Red Square, the hub of Russia, with its fantastic "stone flower"- St. Basil Cathedral, one of the symbols of Moscow

  - Fancy Manezhnaya Square with the Zero Kilometer, a starting point for all Moscow roads

  - Alexander’s Garden with the eternal flame, a WW2 memorial, where you might watch a change of guards

  - A walk along Arbat Street, a colorful promenade with numerous souvenir stalls, antique stores, cafes, street musicians and painters

7:45pm – 11:30pm Take Fast Sapsan train back to St.Petersburg

11:30pm – 12:20 am Transfer from the train station back to the ship.

  • Professional tour-guide/assistant/tour host to accompany you from St.Petersburg to Moscow (for your safety and to ensure Visa-Free laws are observed)
  • English, German, Spanish, Italian and French languages are available
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups exceeding 6 passengers
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Round-trip transfer by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip economy class Fast Sapsan Train (for 3-day cruise passengers)
  • One-way economy class flight (St.Petersburg to Moscow) and one-way economy class Fast Sapsan Train (Moscow to St Petersburg) for 2-day cruise passengers
  • A bottle of water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes
  • Visa-Free paperwork (blanket visa)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Upgrade to Business Class or First Class (contact your tour provider for a quote)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • The transportation option to Moscow and back to St Petersburg is selected by the supplier depending on travel dates and the ship's arrival time. We guarantee your safe and comfortable way of transportation in these cities.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information : ship name, docking time, passport details
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moscow tour part is WALKING, no transportation is provided
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to the port

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


12 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Image - 11 Sep 2019 -


We chose this excursion the first day of 2 in St. Petersburg cruise port. It was well worth the cost. Transportation and timing was stress free and efficient. Just tell the crew you are going to Moscow and you get off the ship with the early groups. It was a great way to see Moscow and we learned much about Russian people and society along with seeing the amazing landmarks.

Image - 19 Aug 2019 -

Jennifer A

We loved this tour. Our time was limited so this was a great way to see everything we wanted to see and travel to Moscow. Anton picked us up from the terminal, flew with us where we met Max in Moscow who showed us all around all the highlights of Moscow. Then we met back up with Anton who rode the train back to St. Petersburg with us. Definitely do this tour.

Image - 11 Aug 2017 -

Salvador A

This is the best excursion we have taken!!! When we went down from the cruise, we went through customs and immigration and a person was already waiting for us with a sign. They took us to the airport on a Mercedes van and a guide Olga came with us during the flight. After an hour we arrived in Moscow and another Mecedes van was waiting for us. They drove us throughout the city and we got a glimpse of all the important sites in Moscow. They dropped us off at the Kremlin and gave us an extense visit of all the main churches and buildings there. Then we visited the Red Square and St Basil Cathedral. We chose to skip lunch so we could visit the Space Museum. It was very interesting and we really loved it. After an hour-visit, we went to the rail station by metro.... what a beautiful subway they have! We stepped into our Sapsan train to get back to St Petersburg where our cruise was. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who takes a cruise and stops 2 days in St Petersburg. The guides of Ulko Tours were very professional . Thanks for everything.

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church at the Kremlin


the metro


St Basils Cathedral at the Red Square


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