Two very different yet profoundly Russian capitals

  • Each city is distinctly unique and offers its own blend of historic monuments and present-day life
  • By visiting St. Petersburg's royal palaces and Moscow's stately Kremlin with the world-famous Red Square you will get a Russia experience like no other

Travel in comfort

  • A luxury private tour of Moscow awaits you complete with your own tour guide, private transfers in both cities and VIP entry to all sights
  • Moscow is just a short train ride away from your cruise ship and these days you can travel very comfortably between both cities
  • We will even provide our representative who will travel together with you to ensure your Moscow adventure goes according to plan!

Use your time in Russia wisely

  • Visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg on a single trip is a great way to enhance your once-in-a-lifetime visit to Russia
  • Save money on two separate trips and see way more that your fellow cruisers ever will!
spend two days in St. Petersburg and one day in Moscow

Roll like a Russian! / Moderate


Our most sought-after introductory tour of St. Petersburg offers an excellent combination of art and outside activities in a historic setting. Become a connaisseur of fine art at the Hermitage Museum as your tour guide will take you through centuries of artistic evolution of the mankind. Then stroll through the gold-leaf fountains of the storied gardens of Peterhof and enjoy a myriad of rainbows basking in cascading water streams.

Tour details

  • Moderate activity tour | 9.5 hours of expertly giuded tour time
  • Available both as a shared tour (6 people maximum) and a private tour (with no size limitation for pre-existing groups)
  • No tourist visa required


  • Private tour - rates depend on the number of guests in your tour group (see table below)
  • Shared tour - US$129 (requires six people to sign up to guarantee this low price)

Important notices

  • Tour starting and ending times will reflect your cruise ship's schedule. You will not miss your ship's departure!
  • Actual sequence of venues may vary based on traffic conditions and/or overcrowding at certain venues.
  • Actual entry times may vary from the sample times listed below. Each museum sets their own entry times to avoid waiting in lines.
  • Guests on a shared tour may experience delays if other tour participants are late or slow. By joing a shared tour you indicate your agreement to such delays.

Day 1 / 9 12 Hours

  • Shown below is a sample itinerary only. We can design a different program if you prefer.
Meeting near your ship - Direct pier pickup
10:30 – 11:30
Private transfer to Peterhof
11:30 – 13:00
Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens (walking tour), Grand Palace of Peterhof and Grand Cascade (outside narrative and photo opportunity)
13:15 – 13:45
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00
Private transfer to St. Petersburg
15:00 – 18:00
The Hermitage Museum (inside tour), Hermitage Gold Rooms (optional)
Return to cruise ship with your guide & driver

us$ rates per person

Group size:
Max group size
Private tour:
you decide
Shared tour:
$129 flat price for select cruise ships
6 persons

"We are back home after the wonderful tour of St Petersburg that you arranged for us. Your planning was perfect and you delivered everything that you promised! Our tour guide (Natasha) was outstanding in every way and a pleasure to be with. Thanks again and please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone considering this trip."

Doris and Merton Rubin, USA

"I just wanted to tell you how pleased we were with our individualised tour of St Petersburg that we arranged through Insider. We had Marina as our guide. All the arrangements went like clockwork, and although we had a full day of sightseeing, we didn't feel rushed at all, and saw a great variety of places we had always wanted to revisit or see for the first time."

David Barton, New Zealand

"We arrived back home from our cruise today (in the rain!!), and decided that the very first thing we must do is to write to you to say thank you so very much for arranging such a wonderful visit to St. Petersburg for us. Valentina and Pavel looked after us so very well - we truly felt that we were with friends, not just a driver and a guide. Please pass on to them our most sincere thanks."

Brian and Margaret Wright, USA

"I am writing to say how impressed we were with your driver and guide were when we visited St. Petersburg. We saw many more of the sights than other travelers from the ship we were on. Your courier, Marina was friendly, very informative and obviously very proud of her city and the driver got us around quickly, efficiently and comfortably. We had been told stories of how difficult it was to arrange independent tours but your arrangements worked perfectly making it very easy for us. We would certainly recommend your company to anyone who wants to visit your city."

Tom Brooks, USA

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