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Private 2-Day Intensive All Highlights Tour of St Petersburg

Price
from 285 USD
Duration
19,5 hrs
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Private 2-Day Intensive All Highlights Tour of St Petersburg

If you're in St. Petersburg for the first time and would like to see as mush as possible, enjoy this Maximum Coverage 2-day private tour! Get acquinted with Russian history in a company of a professional tour guide, who will make your time in our city unforgettable! No Russain Visa required!

       

Highlights
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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Peterhof Park
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Yusupov Palace
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Rivers & Canals Boat tour
  • Metro (subway) Tour
  • 2 Delicious Russian Lunches**
  • 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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 enbankments. A city was built over 42 islands, so St. Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals that 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 throught 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 great vistas of the city are often visible from the water, and therefore an essential part of any exploration of the city is to get out in a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

1 hr

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

20-40 min (as a part of commute)

Enjoy two delcious lunches at local Russian Restaurants. 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 separately. Please contact your manager.

**IMPORTANT:
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
Day 1: 7:30 - 18:30 (Actual tour order will be adjusted to the day of the week & your ship's arrival)
07:30 - 08:30 Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:30 - 10:00 Panoramic City tour around St.Petersburg most popular sights.
10:00 - 10:30 Hydrofoil*  to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains
10:30 - 12:00 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof.
12:00 - 13:00 Traditional Russian lunch (included)
13:00 - 14:00 Transfer to Tsarskoye Selo
14:00 - 15:30 Guided tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room
15:30 - 16:30 Drive back to St.Peterbsurg, Subway tour on the way.
16:30 - 17:00 Guided tour of St . Isaac's Cathedral 
17:30 - 18:00 Guided tour of Church on Spilt Blood
18:00 - 18:30 Return back to the ship.
Day 2: 08:00 - 17:00 (Actual tour order will be adjusted to the day of the week)
08:00 Meet you guide and driver by the ship.
08:30 - 09:30 Rivers and Canals Boat tour
12:00 - 13:00 Free time for shopping OR lunch in a local restaurant/cafe (NOT included)
09:45 - 10:45  Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress with inside visit of Peter and Paul Cathedral
11:00 - 13:30 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (without Impressionists) NOTE: Whenever possible, Special Early Admission will be ordered to avoid crowds.
13:45 - 14:45 Traditional Russian Lunch (included)
15:00 - 16:30 Guided tour of Yusupov palace with Rasputin basement.
17:00  Return back to the ship.

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)
  • 2 Lunches in local restaurants (for groups of 8 and more)
  • Smiles and positive experience

NOT Included

  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Optional Evening Program  (will open in a new window)
  • 40 USD surcharge per group if your tour language is Spanish or German.
  • 100 USD surcharge for Portuguese, Italian, French or Mandarin. Other languages are available upon request.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended!
To make your experience as smooth as possible we highly discourage the following clients from participating in this tour due to high program intensity:

  • Wheelchair/walker/scooter users
  • People who need walking asistance
*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 - 16 y.o. = 20 USD OFF

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