St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free Moscow Private Day Tour from St Petersburg

Duration: 1 day
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 1 day
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.

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.

Itinerary: (timings given are examples, and actual timings may vary)

07.00: Meet your guide and official representative behind the customs zone

07:00 - 08:00: Transfer to Pulkovo airport or Moscow train station. Our representative will be with you up until your flight and will walk you through the terminal to passport control

09:50 - 11:00: Flight or train journey to Moscow

11:30 - 13:30: Meet your Moscow Guide, and travel to the city by coach or train, followed by a city tour and metro ride

13:30 - 14:30: Break for lunch (own expense)

15:00 - 17:00: Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin

17:00 - 18:30: Free time in Red Square, optional shopping in GUM department Store (own expense)

18:30 - 20:00: Transfer to the airport or train station

21:30 - 22:50: Flight or train ride to St Petersburg

23.00: Pick-up and transfer from the airport or train station back to your ship
  • Round trip transport to Moscow by plane or train
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Tour is only possible for cruise or ferry passengers that are docked in St Petersburg for more than one day, due to the long duration of the excursion
  • Cruise and ferry passengers do not need a Russian visa to take part in this tour, and will be issued with visa-free tickets after booking
  • Land travelers will require the applicable Russian visas for their stay in Russia
  • Refunds will not be issued if a tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Tour does not operate on Thursdays, due to the Kremlin being closed
  • At time of booking, please choose the appropriate option, based on the number of people traveling, in addition please also select the correct number of adults travelers from the drop down menu accordingly. If the tour option selected does not match the number of adults specified at time of booking, the booking may be canceled
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You'll be met by MaxiBaltTours company representative at time specified on your tour tickets. Please look for MaxiBaltTours sign inside port terminal in the area right after you pass customs


  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
  • St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

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


1 day

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Milagros A

10 Oct, 2019

Our tour operator, Maxibalt Tours was excellent. Alexei was very professional and made sure that me and my husband are well taken cared of from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. Our tour guide in Moscow, Anna was beyond excellent. We felt really safe and confident the whole Moscow tour. She’s very knowledgeable of Russian history and went out of her way assisting us with food choices, taking pictures and making sure that we get into our train without any problem. I highly recommend Maxibalt Tours!

Deborah M K Y

16 Jul, 2019

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 La Vacanza Travel set it up with (MaxiBalt Tours) was fantastic. They texted and called me the night before as I requested La Vacanza Travel 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.

Daniel S

03 Jul, 2019

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.

Anthony D

21 Oct, 2019

I want to thank Alexei and Ilenia for taking me to Moscow and showing me the Kremlin and Red Square. They were very professional and did a great job. My only complaint was that I wished I had stayed longer to see more of the city. Highly recommended.

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