Thursday-Sunday's Best 1-day Shore Excursion

Price
from 156 USD
Duration
10,5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Thursday-Sunday's Best 1-day Shore Excursion

We invite you to make the most of your one-day stay in Saint Petersburg during the end of the week on any day from Thursday 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!  No Russain Visa required!

       

Highlights
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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • 1 Delicious Russian Lunch
  • Visa-Free Paperwork

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!
2+ hrs (depending on occasion)

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)

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a delcious 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. Children under 7 (who travel free of charge) do not get an individual meal. It must be ordered seperately. Please contact your manager.

Join-in Group tours: included for groups of any size
Private tours: Included for groups of 8 and more
1 hr

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
4) Citizenship

valid for up to 72 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
08:00 - 18:30 (Actual start time might be slightly adjusted to your ship's arrival)
08:00 Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:10 - 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 - 11:30 Guided tour of the Hermitage museum with Special Early Opening (subject to avaiability)
12:00 - 12:30   Hydrofoil to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.
12:30 - 14:00 Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof with lots of fountains and sculptures. Lunch in the local cafe.
14:00 - 15:00 Transfer between Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo.
15:00 - 16:30 Guided tour of Catherine's palace with Amber Room
16:30 - 17:20 Transfer back to Saint Petersburg.
17:30 - 18:00 Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood.
18:00 - 18:30  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. 

Included

  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available at a surcharge)
  • Experienced private driver
  • Private A/C vehicle
  • All admissions as per program
  • 1 Bottle of water pp per day
  • Visa-free paperwork
  • Radio-headsets for groups 7+
  • Welcome gift for adults 
  • Activity kit for kids
  • Port fees & taxes
  • Ponchos (when raining)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (for groups of 8 and more)
  • Smiles and positive experience

NOT Included

  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Optional Evening Program (will open in a new window)
  • 20 USD surcharge per group if your tour language is Spanish or German.
  • 50 USD surcharge for Portuguese, Italian, French or Mandarin. Other languages are available upon request.
Suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

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.

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

DISCOUNTS:
Children 6 y.o. & under  = FREE
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD OFF

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