St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day

Price
from 100 USD
Duration
10 hrs
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
Private Tours
St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day
We invite you to make the most of your One-Day stay in Saint Petersburg on any day from Monday to Sunday! Explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum, visit Catherine's palace with Amber room, walk around lush Peterhof gardens and enjoy a great panoramic city tour with inside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood! 

      

Highlights
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  • Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Peterhof Park
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Yusupov Palace

This fortress, built to deflect Swedish raids, was the city’s very first structure. While the view from the fortress ramparts is fantastic, the main attraction is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in 1712. Almost all Romanov tsars including Nicholas II, are buried here. There are several other museums scattered around the fortress grounds, like the political prison museum or St. Petersburg history exhibition and you can buy a special day ticket which enables access to all.

1 hr

St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks amont the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure, but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg. Although the cathedral is considerably smaller than the newly rebuilt Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow, it boasts much more impressive fades and interiors.

30 min

The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was build on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.

Closed Wednesdays
15-30 min

Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificient Royal palace with the stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now ist's the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya and many other prominent painters from all over the world. Treat yourself with a grand exploration of the most amazing masterpieces of the European Art, including the French Impressionists, and marvel at the amazing interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

The fastest way to get to or from Peterhof during the busy summer season. Saves a lot of time and gives you a chance to take a nap:). The boats depart from the piers in the very center of the city, thus giving you a unique free bonus - a chance to enjoy the stunning panorama of the Neva banks.

30-45 min

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engeneering masterpiece with no pumps, it a unique location, selected specificly to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers. Take some time to see the surrounding gardens and Peter's villa Monplaisir. Unfortunately in winter the fountains are turned off and the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.

1-3 hrs

This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction. The adjoining Cameron Gallery has a magnificent view of the park and the Agate Room. The gardens of Catherine Park, which are spectacular in the snow, are dotted with unusual buildings, including a Chinese village.

Closed Tue and the last Mon of the month.
2 hrs

This palace was purchased by the wealthy Yusupov family in 1830 and since then it was the main house for the family. A special wing was built to house their art collection. It also was the scene of the grizzly murder of the sleazy Siberian peasant Rasputin, who was exercising too much influence over the royal family for Felix Yusupov's liking. There is a Rasputin tour, and you can see where Felix and his entourage tried to poison and shoot Rasputin in the cellar in 1916, before they beat him and chucked him into the river, where he finally died.

1 hr

Detailed Program

Time Description  
MONDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG      
09:00 Meet your guide and driver.
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
10:30 - 11:15 Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo.
11:15 - 12:45 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Park (actual tour duration 1 hour) 
12:45 - 13:15 Drive to Peterhof, the kingdom of Fountains. 
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (not incl.)
14:00 - 15:00 Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof IMG_7785m.jpg
15:00 - 15:30 Hydrofoil* back to St. Petersburg 
16:00 - 17:00 Guided tour of the Yusupov palace (actual tour duration 1 hour) 
17:15 - 17:45 Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood, shopping if you wish (actual tour duration 20-30 min)
18:00  Return back to the hotel
Operating days:  Monday
TUESDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG
09:00 Meet your guide and driver
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
10:30 - 11:15 Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains. 
11:15 - 12:30 Tour of Peterhof Park; see the beautiful ceremony of the Fountains Turning On. 
12:30 - 13:00 Hydrofoil* back to the city.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (not incl.) 
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14:10 - 16:30 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration 2 hours)
16:40 - 17:30
Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood (actual duration of the tour 30-40 mins).
18:00 Return back to the hotel
Operating days:  Tuesday
WEDNESDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG  
09:00 Meet your guide and driver 
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by Church on the Spilled Blood and St.Isaac’s Cathedral (both closed on Wed) 
10:30 - 12:30 Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum. (actual tour duration 2 hrs) 
12:45 - 13:30 Hydrofoil* to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains. 
13:30 - 15:00 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof with your guide. Lunch in the park cafe (not incl.) 
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15:15 - 15:45 Drive to Tsarskye Selo 
15:45 - 17:15 Guided tour of Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo 
17:15 - 18:00 Drive back to the city 
18:00 Return back to the hotel
Operating days:  Wednesday
THURSDAY-SUNDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG
09:00 Meet your guide and driver
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress.
10:30 - 12:30 Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration: 2 hours)
12:45 - 13:15 Depart to Peterhof by Hydrofoil*. 
13:15 - 14:45 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof
14:45 - 15:15 Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo to tour Catherine's Palace with the famous Amber Room and Park.
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15:15 - 16:30 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace (actual palace tour duration: 1 hour) 
16:30 - 17:15 Drive back to the city
17:15 - 17:45 Guided tour of the Visit Church on the Spilled Blood (tour duration approx. 20-30 mins) 
18:00 Return back to the hotel
Operating days:  Thursday-Sunday

Included

  • Professional English-speaking guide 
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
  • One-way Hydrofoil ride*
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (almost all vehicles are equipped with WIFI)
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes

*In case of weather conditions not permitting hydrofoil ride, there will be no refund provided. We use our van instead.

NOT Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended
  • Surcharge for non-English-speaking guides:
  • Spanish, German or French: 30 USD per group
    Chinese: 55 USD per group
    Portuguese, Italian or Japanese: 70 USD per group
    - other language on request.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

  • Infants (0-3 y.o.) are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability
  • No hydrofoil ride within a low season!


DISCOUNTS:
Children 4-6 y.o. = 40 USD OF
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 25 USD OF
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Private tour cost, $ USD per person:

Number of pax 1 2 4 6 10 12 14 16
Monday's Best Excursion 465  270 190 165 150 140 135 130 130
Tuesday's Best Excursion 390 225 155 130 115 105 100 95 90
Wednesday's Best Excursion 435 265 190 165 150 140 135 130 125
Thursday-Sunday's Best Excursion 440 270
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