Hop into the van and let's explore Saint Petersburg on Tuesday! We won't miss the world-famous Hermitage Museum and amazing Peterhof gardens, will have fun on a hydrofoil ride and will admire breathtaking mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood! No Russain Visa required!
See as many highlights as one can possibly cover within a short period of time: Aurora cruiser, the first house of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, numerous rivers and bridges, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and the Hermitage museum, the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!Please note that depending on the time allowed, not all sights might be included!
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.
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.
The grounds of Peterhoff have numerous small palaces. Used as a private retreats or the alternative summer residences, each small house has the unforgettable charm and cosines, which you'll never find in the grand palace.
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
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Russian Restaurant. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, main course and dessert. Vegetarian & gluten free options are available upon request. Please contact your manager.19 USD Short lunch: soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
Visa-Free paperwork is complimentary and included into your tour package. Don't forget to provide us with your passport details in a timely manner.
When booking, please have the following details ready for each participant:
1) Name as in Passport
2) Passport Number
3) Date of Birth
|08:30 - 18:00 (Actual start time might be slightly adjusted to your ship's arrival)|
|08:03||Meet your guide and driver by the ship.|
|08:40 - 09:30||
Panoramic City tour around Saint Petersburg's most popular sights with photo stops by Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
|09:30 - 10:30||Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains|
|10:30 - 12:30||
Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof with lots of fountains and sculptures. If you are lucky, witness the ceremony of turning on the fountains.
|12:30 - 13:20||Return back to St.Petersburg.|
|13:30 - 14:30||Lunch at a local restaurant (*optional).|
|14:40 - 16:40||Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum, including the Impressionists.|
|17:10 - 17:30||Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood.|
|17:30 - 18:00||Return back to the ship.|
|It is possible to substitute Church on the Spilled Blood for St Isaac's Cathedral at no extra charge on the day of the tour. If you would like to substitute Church on the Spilled Blood for Peter and Paul Fortress, please let us know if advance so that we would provide an additional voucher free of charge.|
Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended!
Please note, that NO ASSISTANCE loading and unloading wheelchairs/scooters is provided. The client must do it himself or have an assistant who will help.
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