Optional Tours | Russian Cruises

Prices for our Russian River Cruises normally include city sightseeing tours in all ports of call. In Moscow our travelers usually (except possible special shortened and promo cruises) have a chance to enjoy the Kremlin Tour that is included into the cruise price, while in St. Petersburg the program also includes the Hermitage Tour. Each one of our itineraries is composed in a way to make the most out of your Russian trip; each cruise program is quite a dense one - therefore it is possible to offer Optional Tours only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, because ships normally stop in these cities for two and a half days. All other ports are well-covered by the sightseeing program of your Russian cruise.

Optional Tours are provided by third parties, they can be ordered in advance or purchased on the ship. However, Optional Tours are always subject to availability and they are normally made for groups of not less than 20 participants (these groups are formed aboard our cruise ships). The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Opera houses in St. Petersburg can be ordered for individuals, but these events are always subject to availability due to high demand. The below rates are the estimated rates - because providers have the right to change them at a short notice or even without one. However, usually these changes apper to be reasonable ones.

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Optional Tours in Moscow

Optional Tours in Moscow can be ordered by those travelers that book our River Cruises between Moscow & St. Petersburg, our 'Great Mother Volga' voyages. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for booking one of the below tours also in case Moscow is a transit city for you during travel. 
  

1. The Bolshoi Theatre (Atrium) - opera / ballet

Selling price: US$ 300-600 per person. Can be ordered individually and in advance, although the tickets are subject to availability. Valid for Russian 'Moscow - St. Petersburg' cruises in May, June, September, October; and for our 'Great Mother Volga' Russian River Cruises that start or end in the port of Moscow during the aforementioned months.
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The Bolshoi Theatre that is located in the very center of Moscow, Russia near the Kremlin, is a world-famous theatre and opera company. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. Enjoy a performance in the Theatre of the Russian Emperors! In 2005-2011 the present-day building of the Theatre (originally of 1856) has been exposed to major US $1.1 billion renovation. The renovation included an improvement in acoustics, to attempt to replicate the sound believed to have existed in pre-Soviet times, and the restoration of the original Imperial decor.

Please, contact us at 1-800-555-0678 or at river@cruisebyriver.com for booking the Bolshoi Theatre performance and for transfer arrangements - the Bolshoi is located at quite a distance from the port, although it can be reached comfortably and fast enough even by Moscow Metro. 

2. Moscow Circus Performance

Selling price: from US$ 120 per person. Can be booked for FIT’s and for groups. Private tours are for groups of over 20 participants. Private tours for FIT travelers can be possibly booked on request. 
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The Bolshoi Theatre that is located in the very center of Moscow, Russia near the Kremlin, is a world-famous theatre and opera company. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. Enjoy a performance in the Theatre of the Russian Emperors! In 2005-2011 the present-day building of the Theatre (originally of 1856) has been exposed to major US $1.1 billion renovation. The renovation included an improvement in acoustics, to attempt to replicate the sound believed to have existed in pre-Soviet times, and the restoration of the original Imperial decor.

Please, contact us at 1-800-555-0678 or at river@cruisebyriver.com for booking a Moscow Circus performance.