About Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I purchase shore excursions on this website?

A: Yes, most Seabourn shore excursions can be purchased in advance online once you have booked your cruise and know your itinerary. To purchase a shore excursion online, click the Find Shore Excursions link above.

Q: Do I have to buy the shore excursions online?

A: No. Purchasing a shore excursion online provides immediate confirmation. You can also contact us by phone to purchase tours from our Destination Specialists by calling 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187. You can also purchase excursions after boarding your ship. Space is limited, so book early for the best selection.

Q: Can I purchase tours for both myself and my companion?

A: Yes, you can purchase tours online for all guests on the booking.

Q: How do I know which tours are right for me?

A: Excursion descriptions are marked with various symbols to indicate the amount and difficulty of walking, as well as occasional special interest content. In addition, specific information about restrictions or suggested cautions is included in the tour descriptions. Once you are on board, the Tour Manager can help you assess the suitability of a specific tour in a personal consultation.

Q: What if I need to cancel my excursion?

A: We understand plans change. However, last minute cancellations can result in costs to us or to our third party service providers. Cancellations of shore excursions, spa services or gift orders made more than three days prior to embarkation will be fully refunded; cancellations made onboard or within the three day window prior to embarkation may be subject a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees for certain shore excursions may be up to one hundred percent (100%) of the shore excursion price, depending on the shore excursion. For onboard cancellations of shore excursions, therefore, please speak with the Shore Excursion department onboard for the actual cancellation fee amount. Cancellations of spa services within twenty-four hours of the appointment are subject to a fifty percent (50%) cancellation fee. All cancellations made onboard will be refunded in the form of onboard credit, regardless of whether the purchase was made by a guest or a third party.

Q: What if I want to do two tours in the same day?

A: In many ports, it is possible to do two tours in the same day. However we recommend that you confirm with a destination specialist at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 at the time you are booking your excursion. If there is a time conflict, you will be able to select the tour you prefer.

Q: What if I want to do something that’s not offered on a tour?

A: In most ports Seabourn's staff, both ashore and on board, are capable of arranging a wide range of individualized activities. You can make your custom request by calling us at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 and speaking with one of our Destination Specialists to arrange your experience before you sail. Our hours of operation are 6am-5pm Monday-Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8am-3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Q: What if a tour is cancelled?

A: If Seabourn cancels a tour due to safety, security of other conditions beyond our control a full refund will credited to your onboard account.

Q: Is it customary to extend gratuities to local tour guides?

A: Yes. Seabourn tour prices do not include gratuities for guides, drivers and other tour operator staff.

Moscow & the Mysterious Kremlin by Train: A UNESCO Partner Tour

Approximately 18½ Hours
Considerable Walking 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Inscribed in 1990, the Historic Center of St Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments is an extensive collection of monumental architectural elements constructed at a precise time, in a restricted repertoire of styles. These palaces, churches and theaters are masterworks by the greatest architects of the Baroque and Neoclassical styles, extravagantly realized by decree of their royal patrons.

This full-day excursion offers a unique opportunity to see the highlights of Russia's capital. Your journey begins with an early morning transfer to the St Petersburg railway station accompanied by a local guide. Here, board the Sapsan high-speed train and travel in business class for a ride of approximately four hours to Moscow. Your train may reach speeds as high as 160 miles per hour as you travel through the Russian countryside. During your ride, enjoy tea, coffee and a hot breakfast.

Your Moscow guide meets you upon arrival, and accompanies you during your time in Moscow, which begins with a sightseeing drive to the center of the city.

At Red Square you'll visit the world-famous St Basil's Cathedral with its multi-colored onion domes, and have the perfect opportunity to photograph the Kremlin Towers and Lenin's Tomb.

Take a short ride on the Moscow Metro (subway) system, an efficient and reliable means of public transport. Many of its stations are richly decorated with mosaics, crystal chandeliers and marble columns and walls.

Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a prestigious restaurant; then, re-energized, continue to the very heart of Moscow -- the Kremlin.

Originally a fortress, the Kremlin is now a symbol of the mystery of Russia and seat of the President. Your walking tour of the Kremlin includes the most important sites, including the Armory Museum, which houses a collection of unique Russian treasures. Visit the Annunciation Cathedral, the private chapel of the Russian Czars.

Re-board your coach and enjoy a panoramic tour of Moscow with its many famous landmarks before returning to the railway station for your trip back to St Petersburg and your waiting ship.

Please note: The train ride to Moscow is approximately four hours each way. An exclusive train car may be arranged depending on the number of guests booked. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Extensive walking over long distances is required. Wear comfortable walking shoes. As the seat of Russian government, the Kremlin is subject to closure without notice. The Kremlin is closed on Thursdays. On Thursdays, instead of the Kremlin visit, guests are offered a boat ride on the Moskva River and a visit to the New Maiden Convent, founded in 1525 by the father of Ivan the Terrible. It formed a part of a chain of monastic ensembles forming part of the defense system of the city. The convent has been directly associated with the political, cultural, and religious history of Russia, and closely associated with the Kremlin. No cancellations within seven days will be possible due to pre-reserved obligations. Minimum age is 10 years. Full name and passport number are required to secure train seats; the train is not exclusive to Seabourn guests.


Learn more: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/540