Moscow & the Armoury Chamber

18.5 hours | St. Petersburg | LED-810
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT

The Kremlin
This fortified complex contains five palaces, four cathedrals and serves as the official residence and office of the President of the Russian Federation. The Kremlin was constructed in the 12th century as a fortress. Cathedral Square is the focal point of the extensive grounds and showcases magnificent architecture from the 15th century; the cathedrals' interiors are resplendent with frescos and iconostases - dramatic walls of icons and religious paintings.

The Armory
One of the oldest museums in Moscow, the Armory consists of nine halls displaying an exceptional collection of Russian and foreign articles of the 12th-19th centuries. See the spectacular collection of jewels, costumes, crowns, weapons and royal carriages that once belonged to the Russian czars. Don't miss the ten Imperial Faberge eggs.

Red Square
Anchored by the Kremlin Towers and the colorful domes of the 16th century St. Basil's Cathedral, the massive Red Square, which separates the Kremlin from the city has evolved over many centuries from a marketplace to a major hub of Russian history and power. Take in the panoramic views, and photograph a plethora of landmarks and statues as well as Lenin's tomb.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Watch the countryside roll past your window as you travel by high-speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Once in Russia's capital, meet your guide for a drive through the city en route to the Kremlin and Red Square provides you with insights into its historic past and vibrant present.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
In Red Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don't miss a photo opportunity of Lenin's Mausoleum and the ornately domed St. Basil's Cathedral.

SHOPPING
Browse through the famous GUM (pronounced goom) Shopping Mall, where rows of international designers' boutiques line the architecturally stunning hallways.

BREAKFAST and DINNER
Please notify the shore excursion department onboard if you have any dietary restrictions. Menu changes must be made 48 hours prior to the call. Included is a hot breakfast on your outward journey as well as dinner on your return trip aboard the 'Sapsan' high-speed train. In the city center feel free to grab a snack on your own during your free time in Red Square.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN ST. PETERSBURG
This tour is non-refundable if booked inside of 90 days prior to the call.

This tour is not suitable for passengers using wheelchairs or scooters. Total walking distance approx. 1.5 miles and many steps to negotiate.

Please note that the Kremlin (being the Official seat of the President of the Russian Federation) and the Red Square is subject to closures at ANY time without prior notice.

Thursday is the official day-off at the Kremlin. On Thursdays, the visit to the Kremlin and the Armoury Chamber will be substituted with a Moskva River cruise and a visit to the New Maiden Convent OR with a visit to Christ the Savior Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in Moscow, on the northern bank of the Moskva and the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.

A Russian Visa is not required as a .St Petersburg local licensed guide accompanies the group from St Petersburg to Moscow and back to the ship.

Train returns at 11:40pm to St Petersburg Train Station but due to drive to pier and Immigration formalities this tour can end after midnight.

Extensive amount of walking involved; wear comfortable walking shoes. No wi-fi available on the train.

Add that large backpacks and bags are not allowed inside Armoury Chamber but non-valuable belongings can be left on the bus during the Moscow portion.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Departure from the ship and drive to the railway station, boarding the train

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
01:30

Sapsan high-speed train ride to Moscow (hot breakfast on the train)

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
04:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Narrated city tour on the way to the Kremlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
01:10
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time at Red Square

Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour of the Armory Chamber, cathedral at the Kremlin territory

Transport Capacity:
20
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive through the city by bus (or by metro) to the railway station in Moscow, boarding Sapsan train

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
01:35
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Sapsan train ride back to St Petersburg (dinner on the train). Arrival at St Petersburg Moskovsky railway station, walk to the buses

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
04:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re board your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:45