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

Glitz & Glamour of the tsars / Relaxed


With many priceless artefacts, multifarious architectural and artistic styles for you to behold, this tour will surely keep you entertained and engrossed in all things Russian. During these 3 days you will visit world-famous summer palaces of the Romanov Royal Family, tour the world's premier art collections of the Hermitage, and relax at a cafe of your choice to experience the daily life in Russia.

Tour details

  • Light activity tour | 21.5 hours of expertly guided tours on three days
  • Available only as 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)

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.

Day one / 6 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
10:00 – 14:00
St. Petersburg City Highlights Tour (cont'd)
In addition, your choice of:
1) Grand Choral Synagogue (inside tour), or
2) Nevsky Prospect (walking tour)
14:00 – 14:30
Lunch break
14:30 – 15:30
Church on Spilled Blood (inside tour)
Return to cruise ship with your guide & driver

Day two / 8 Hours

Meeting near your ship - Direct pier pickup
9:00 – 10:00
Private transfer to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)
10:00 – 12:00
Catherine's Palace & the Amber Room (inside tour), Catherine's Park (walking tour)
12:00 – 13:00
Private transfer to Peterhof
13:00 – 13:45
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30
Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens (walking tour), Grand Palace of Peterhof and Grand Cascade (outside narrative and photo opportunity)
15:30 – 17:00
Private transfer to St. Petersburg with Subway Tour
Return to cruise ship with your guide & driver

Day three / 7 Hours

Meeting near your ship - Direct pier pickup
9:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 13:00
The Hermitage Museum (inside tour), Hermitage Gold Rooms (optional)
13:00 – 13:30
Lunch break
13:45 – 15:15
The Russian Museum (inside tour), Arts Square (walking tour)
Return to cruise ship with your guide & driver

us$ rates per person

Group size:
Max group size:
Private tour:
you decide

"The three days spent with your guide and driver were the nicest tour we have ever had. Your company is lucky to have such wonderful, knowledgeable individuals working there. We will definitely recommend Insider Tours to everyone we talk to about our cruise. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable experience."

Tom Edenton, USA

"We all enjoyed our cruise and the different cities we visited but the highlight of our trip were our three days in St. Petersburg that we spent with Insiders. It was very special for us to have a private guide with outstanding qualifications during our visit. We were able to learn so much more about St. Petersburg than if we had been in one of those tour buses with 40 or 50 people. And were able to take so many more pictures too!"

Patricia Holland, USA

"We wanted to thank you for a great three day tour. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. We had such a great experience compared to our shipmates who booked the ships tours. I was a little concerned to book through the Internet, but Insider Tour was completely professional and Sasha and Sergei gave us a great custom tour. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone cruising to St. Petersburg."

Don and Monica Peters, USA

"I would like to let know that we thoroughly enjoyed the memorable St Pete's tour. Everything was first rate. Natasha and the driver were extremely helpful, enthusiastic and considerate. I just can't praise them enough. We enjoyed everything in the itinerary. The two extra events, the boat tour and the subway visit were a pleasant surprise (everyone LOVES them!). Thanks so much for the wonderful job you've all done."

Yi-Ming Chen, USA

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