Moscow & the Red Square

18.5 hours | St. Petersburg | LED-815
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Description

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

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.

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 72 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, enjoy a meal or grab a snack on your own at one of the many cafes and restaurants during your free time portion 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. Extensive amount of walking involved; wear comfortable walking shoes. No wi-fi available on the train. The tour does NOT visit the Armoury chamber.

This tour is not suitable for passengers using wheelchairs or scooters. 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 official day-off at the Kremlin. On Thursdays, the visit to the Kremlin will be substituted with a visit to the New Maiden Convent OR a visit to the 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. 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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Departure from the pier. Drive to the railway station. Photo stop on the way to the station. Arrival at the railway station and walk to the train platform. Sapsan train boarding

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
02:00

Sapsan train ride from St Petersburg to Moscow. Hot set-menu breakfast served on board

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
04:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Arrival to Moscow. Walk to the buses. Narrated city tour on the way to the Kremlin

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour of the Kremlin territory, one of the cathedrals

Time at site:
01:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time on the Red Square. Photo opportunities. Meal/snack opportunities on guests' own.

Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
105
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
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:
35
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:
35
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:
35
Travel time:
00:45