Private 2-Day Fabulous St Petersburg Shore Excursion

Price
from 140 USD
Duration
16,5 hrs
Activity Level
EASY
Tour Category
Private Tours
Private 2-Day Fabulous St Petersburg Shore Excursion

This private tour will allow you to explore Saint Petersburg with comfort and style. After disembarkation, you will be met by our professional local guide who will show you around the city. You will see the highlights of Saint Petersburg - the State Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum, Grand Peterhof Palace, and more. More than that, you will enjoy the views of the Venice of the North from water during a 1-hr long River & Canals Boat Tour. No Russian Visa required! 

Highlights
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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Peterhof Park
  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral
  • Faberge Museum
  • Rivers & Canals Boat tour
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • OPTIONAL: 2 Delicious Russian Lunches
  • Visa-Free Paperwork

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Russian Restaurant. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, a main course, and dessert. Vegetarian & gluten-free options are available upon request. Please contact your manager.

PRICES:

19 USD Short lunch: soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
25 USD Standard lunch: salad, soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
30 USD Premium lunch at an upscale restaurant: salad, soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
19 USD Child meal (for kids under 7 y.o.): tomato & cucumber salad, chicken nuggets, and french fries

Add-ons:
a glass of champagne 6 USD
1 hr

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

Detailed Program

Time Description
Day 1: 08.30 - 17:00 (Actual tour order will be adjusted to the day of the week)
08:30  Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:30 - 09:15 Panoramic City Tour around St. Petersburg's most popular sights including a great panoramic view of the Spit of St Basil's Island, Kunstkammer, Academy of Arts, the Sphynxes, and many other sights.
  Visit Peter and Paul Fortress and learn the history of the city in detail. Walk fortress grounds and amazing Palace Embankment views from the fortress pier.
10:00 - 11:00 Drive* to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.   (*OptionalYou may opt-in to enhance your tour and take a hydrofoil ride to Peterhof. Select an appropriate check-box below)
11:00 - 13:00 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof. Admire stunning views of the Grand Palace of Peterhof (outside).
13:15 - 14:15 Traditional Russian Lunch in a park cafe. (*Optional)
14:15 - 15:15 Return back to St. Petersburg, Subway Tour on the way. 
15:15 - 15:45 Visit the Russian Food Market
16:00 - 17:00 Continue Panoramic City Tour including Kazansky Cathedral (outside) and St. Isaac's Cathedral (*Optional: Enhance your experience with an inside cathedral visit, select appropriate check-box below). 
17:00 - 17:30 Return back to the ship.

*OPTIONAL: If you would like to enhance your tour with a visit to Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo, please select an appropriate check-box below.
The price is 95 USD per person.
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.
09:00 - 10:00  Enjoy a refreshing Rivers & Canals Boat Tour.
10:00 - 11:00 Continue Panoramic City Tour around St. Petersburg's most popular sights. Drive along Nevsky Avenue by Eliseev Emporium and Alexandrinsky theater. Walk along the Palace square and admire Alexander Column. 
11:15 - 13:15       Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum
13:30 - 14:30 Traditional Russian Lunch in a local restaurant/cafe (*Optional)         
14:45 - 15:20  Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood.         
16:00 
Return back to the ship.
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  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available at a surcharge)
  • Private driver
  • A/C Mercedes Mini-bus
  • 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
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Lunches
  • Optional Evening Program
  • 45 USD surcharge per group if your tour language is German, French or Spanish.
  • 90 USD surcharge for Portuguese, Italian or Mandarin. Other languages are available upon request.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

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:

  • No wheelchairs/walkers/scooters
  • No people with walking assistance
  • No children under 5 
DISCOUNTS:
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 20 USD OFF
Children 5 - 6 y.o. = 80% discount


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