2-Day Essential Join-in Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum

Price
from 225 USD
Duration
17,5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Join-in Tours
2-Day Essential Join-in Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum

Make the most of your time off the ship with this exciting join-in small-group shore excursion. This is a rare visa-free 2-day group tour that takes you to Faberge Museum. Among all, enjoy a panoramic city tour, visit world-famous Hermitage, verdant Peterhof Park and tour Church on the Spilled BloodNo Russian Visa required! 

Maximum group size: 16 passengers
Highlights
(Click on the name to see Photo)
  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Peterhof Park
  • Faberge Museum
  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral
  • Visa-Free Paperwork
  • Metro (subway) Tour
  • 2 Delicious Russian Lunches**
  • Rivers & Canals Boat tour

See as many highlights as one can cover within a short period: 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 Saint 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)

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. The cathedral's spire is the tallest architectural construction of the city, topped only by the TV Tower that can be seen a little further to the right of the fortress.

Viewing from outside

Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. But it is also a magnificent Royal palace with 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 fantastic interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

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, and the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.

Closed Wednesdays.
15-30 min

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, but with a unique location, selected specially to make this miracle happen. The force of gravity provides all the strength and the power of the fountains. 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 wooden boxes cover the garden statues.

1-3 hrs

Explore the magnificent collections of the newly opened Faberge Museum - a unique private collection of Faberge eggs and Jewelry in Russia and the world. Boasting over 4,000 items beautifully displayed in an unrivaled Shuvalov Palace, this museum will surely be on top of your Favorite's list. The museum also features a collection of paintings, statuettes, applied art.

1,5 hrs

St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest basilicas 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 remarkable 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 facades and interiors.

Viewing from outside

Visa-Free paperwork is complimentary and included in 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

Go underground and enjoy seeing palaces built for regular people - this is how amazing Subway Stations are in St Petersburg. Chrystal chandeliers, bronze works, marble flooring, amazing sculptures, and mosaics. Why visit another palace? The first stations were opened in 1955, the newest ones open every year, still vibrant and impressive.

20-40 min (as a part of commute)

Enjoy two delicious lunches at local Russian Restaurants. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, a 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 separately. Please contact your manager.

**IMPORTANT:
Join-in Group tours: included for groups of any size
Private tours: available as an option
1 hr

By day or by night, the most spectacular view of St. Petersburg can be seen from the water. The unforgettable panoramas of the Hermitage, squares, and embankments. Built over 42 islands, Saint Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals. They seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. The slow ride by Nikolsky cathedral belltower, or through the tunnels of the wide bridges, or under the glass walkway of Mariinsky theater, where the light is barely seen on the other side, is an experience you'll never forget. St. Petersburg's architecture means that magnificent vistas of the city are often visible from the water. Therefore an essential part of any exploration of the city is to get out in a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg.

1 hr

Detailed Program

Time Description
Day 1: 8:30 - 18:00 (Actual tour order will be adjusted to the day of the week)
08:30  Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:30-10:00
Panoramic City Tour around St. Petersburg's most popular sights including a great panoramic view of Peter and Paul Fortress, Eliseyev Emporium, and many other sights.
10:00-11:00
Drive to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.
11:00-13:00
Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof.
13:00-14:00
Return back to St. Petersburg.
14:00-15:00
Traditional Russian Lunch (included).
15:15- 16:15 Tour of the Faberge Museum.
16:30- 17:30 Rivers & Canals Boat Tour.
17:30-18:00 Return back to the ship.
Day 2: 08:30 - 16:30 (Actual tour order will be adjusted to the day of the week)
08:30  Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:30-10:00 
Continue City Overview Tour with multiple photo stops, including Kazansky cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral (outside). Subway tour.
10:00-12:00
Tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum.
12:15-12:45
Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood. 
13:00-14:00
Traditional Russian Lunch in a local restaurant/cafe (included).
14:00-15:30
Explore the highlights of Nevsky prospect.
15:30-16:00 Return back to the ship.
Book this tour
($ 85)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private driver
  • A/C Mercedes Mini-bus
  • All admissions as per program
  • 2 lunches (*if relevant option ordered)
  • 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
  • Smiles and positive experience
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Due to the group nature of this tour and to make your experience as smooth as possible we kindly ask you to accept certain rules:
  • No wheelchairs/walkers/scooters 
  • No people with walking assistance 
  • No children under 5 
DISCOUNTS:
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 30 USD
Children 5 - 6 y.o. = 210 USD


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