SPB & Moscow: Two Capitals in 3 days

Day 1

Tour itinerary

Guided city tour

During this tour you will see the main and most interesting sights of the city: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Decembrists Square and the monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Cathedral, Strelka Vasilievsky Island and other attractions.

Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens

Excursion to Peterhof with a visit to the Grand Palace and the Lower Park. You will visit one of the most grandiose palace and park complexes. You will take a fascinating tour to the Lower Park. The park is remarkable for its fountains and royal buildings, designed and partially executed under Peter the Great. You will also visit the Grand Palace - the main building of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble, built in the style of "Peter's Baroque".

Pushkin: Catherine Palace & Amber room

Excursion to Pushkin with a visit to the Catherine Palace and park. During the tour you will visit the majestic Catherine Palace and see the famous Amber Room. The State Museum-Reserve Tsarskoye Selo is the former suburban residence of the imperial family, built by order of Peter I; a monument of world architecture and landscape art of the 18th - early 20th centuries.

  • City tour
  • Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens
  • Catherine Palace + Amber Room

09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration

09:00 - 10:00 City Tour (During the city tour photo stops will be available in the most beautiful & historical places of the city)

10:00 Drive to Peterhof

11:00 - 12:30 Guided tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens

12:30 Drive to Pushkin

14:00 - 15:30 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace. A visit of Amber Room and a walk through the park

15:30 - 16:30 Drive back to St. Petersburg

17:00 Back on board

Evening program (optional)

Day 2

Tour itinerary

Sapsan high-speed train to Moscow

Sapsan train is a modern high-speed train perfectly adapted to the harsh Russian climate. By choosing a Sapsan train, you also choose the safest and the most comfortable means of transportation – modern and reliable equipment with a high-level service will make your trip unforgettable and pleasant! Sapsan trains go from Moscow to St Petersburg and back, travel time in both directions takes less than 4 hours.

Panoramic city drive tour

A sightseeing tour of the capital is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the city that originated in the XII century. You can see the most important historical monuments of Moscow and popular tourist places of our time.

You will visit the observation deck of the Vorobyovy Gory: admire the panorama of the "white stone" with its cathedrals, churches and palaces, carefully examine the main building of Moscow State University. Of course you will see the Novodevichy Convent where you can take photos with a unique look. Driving along the embankments of the Moscow River you will see the famous monument to Peter I and then stop at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior with its golden domes and a bronze sculpture.

After that you will find yourself on Red Square, you can see the GUM, the towers of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral. Even in the time of Ivan the Terrible, by his order, this magnificent monument of architecture began to be built in memory of the victory over the Kazan Khanate.

Tour of the Kremlin: Cathedrals

Moscow Kremlin is a stone chronicle of Russia. You will see Russian palaces of monarches, emperors, hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the residence of the President of Russia.

You will pass through the territory of the Kremlin, will see outstanding monuments of ancient Russian architecture: the building of the Kremlin Palace and the Armory, Tsar bell, Tsar cannon, the complex of the Ivan the Great bell tower, the Church of deposition of the robe, the faceted chamber and the Patriarch's Palace. The tour includes a visit to one of the cathedrals: assumption, Annunciation or Archangel.

Walking tour of Red Square

The Red Square Tour will take you to the heart of Russia. Its history dates back to the distant past. Over the centuries, the square has changed its name many times. You will see the results of Soviet decisions and find out interesting facts about the square, the buildings and streets in the area of Red Square. You will walk down the same cobble stone which is used for annual military parades. Capture the beauty of Saint Basil Cathedral with its colorful domes, hear fascinating facts about Lenin and the Mausoleum. See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the place where Russians come to remember their family, friends and companion-soldiers who lost their lives in the most brutal war of the 20th century.

  • Sapsan high-speed train to Moscow (Business Class, breakfast included)
  • Panoramic city drive tour
  • Lunch (bonus from Favorit DMC)
  • Tour of the Kremlin: Cathedrals
  • Walking tour of Red Square
  • Sapsan high-speed train to Saint Petersburg

04:30 Meet at the port after immigration and transfer to the train station

05:00 Transfer to the railway station

06:00 / 06:30 Sapsan high-speed train to Moscow (Business Class, breakfast included)

10:40 Arrival in Moscow

11:00 - 14:00 Moscow panoramic city tour with picture stops

14:15 - 15:30 Lunch at the local restaurant

15:30 - 17:00 Tour of the Kremlin: Cathedrals

17:00 Transfer to the train station

18:00 / 19:00 Sapsan high-speed train back to St. Petersburg

23:00 Arrival in St. Petersburg

00:00 Back on board

Day 3

Tour itinerary

Boat trip through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

You will be able to feel the unique atmosphere of the city's rivers and canals, ride under the vaults of St. Petersburg bridges and see the splendor and splendor of the main historical center of St. Petersburg: its palace part and main drawbridges! The boat will pass through the front part of the Neva River, through the Fontanka Canal, through the Kryukov Canal past the Mariinsky Theatre and the New Holland, through the Moika River under the colored bridges: Red, Blue and Green and through the Winter Groove will return to the Neva.

Visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, a unique monument of architecture and art. The cathedral was built over 40 years. St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Its huge, brightly gilded dome glows from afar, towering above all the buildings of the city.

Tour to the State Hermitage museum

You will visit one of the largest museums in the world, which occupies five magnificent buildings located along the Neva Embankment in the very center of St. Petersburg. For more than 240 years, the Hermitage has assembled one of the largest collections, numbering about three million works of art and monuments of world culture, from the Stone Age to our century. The treasures collected here introduce the works of many dozens of countries and peoples of the East and West.

Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace is a unique architectural ensemble of styles from the XVIII to XX century. Today the Yusupov Palace is one of the few aristocratic mansions where you can experience ambiance of luxurious life of the Yusupov family. This popular and yet mysterious palace in St. Petersburg, embellished with enchanting designs, is believed to be the location where Prince Yusupov murdered Grigori Rasputin in 1916.

  • Boat Ride through the canals
  • A visit inside of St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Lunch (bonus from Favorit DMC)
  • A visit of Yusupov Palace incl. Gregory Rasputin exposition

09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration

09:30 - 10:30 Boat trip through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

10:30 - 11:30 Guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral

11:30 - 13:30 A visit and guided tour of the Hermitage

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at the local restaurant

14:30 - 16:00 A visit and guided tour of Yusupov Palace

16:00 Drive back to the port

16:30 Back on board

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