St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day

Price
from 110 USD
Duration
9 hrs
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
Private Tours
St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day
We invite you to make most of your One-Day stay in Saint Petersburg on any day from Monday 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 an inside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood! 
Highlights
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  • Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Peterhof Park
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Yusupov Palace

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

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 fades and interiors.

30 min

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

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 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

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

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 Tuesdays and the last Monday of the month.
2 hrs

The wealthy Yusupov family purchased this palace 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

Detailed Program

Time Description  
MONDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST. PETERSBURG      
09:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
10:30 - 11:15 Depart to Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo)
11:15 - 12:45 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Park (actual tour duration 1 hour) 
12:45 - 13:15 Drive to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch in a local café/restaurant (not included)
14:00 - 15:00 Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof IMG_7785m.jpg
15:00 - 15:30 Hydrofoil* back to St. Petersburg 
16:00 - 17:00 Guided tour of the Yusupov palace (actual tour duration 1 hour) 
17:15 - 17:45 Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood (actual tour duration 20-30 min). Shopping, if you wish
18:00 Return back to your hotel
Operating days:  Monday
TUESDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST. PETERSBURG
09:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby 
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
10:30 - 11:15 Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains
11:15 - 12:30 Tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens 
12:30 - 13:00 Hydrofoil* back to the city
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in a local café/restaurant (not included) 
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14:10 - 16:30 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration 2 hours)
16:40 - 17:30
Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood (actual duration of the tour 30-40 min.)
18:00 Return back to your hotel
Operating days:  Tuesday
WEDNESDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG  
09:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby 
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by the Church on the Spilled Blood and St.Isaac’s Cathedral (both closed on Wednesdays!) 
10:30 - 12:30 Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration 2 hrs) 
12:45 - 13:30 Hydrofoil* to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains
13:30 - 15:00 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof with your guide. Lunch in the park café (not included) 
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15:15 - 15:45 Drive to the Tzar's Village (Tsarskye Selo)
15:45 - 17:15 Guided tour of Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo 
17:15 - 18:00 Drive back to the city 
18:00 Return back to your hotel
Operating days:  Wednesday
THURSDAY-SUNDAY's BEST ONE-DAY TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG
09:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby
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09:10 - 10:30 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
10:30 - 12:30 Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage Museum (actual tour duration: 2 hours)
12:45 - 13:15 Depart to Peterhof by Hydrofoil*
13:15 - 14:45 Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof
14:45 - 15:15 Depart to the Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo)
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15:15 - 16:30 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room (actual palace tour duration 1 hour) 
16:30 - 17:15 Drive back to the city
17:15 - 17:45 Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood (tour duration apprx. 20-30 mins) 
18:00 Return back to your hotel
Operating days:  Thursday-Sunday
Book this tour
  • Professional English-speaking guide 
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
  • One-way Hydrofoil ride*
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (almost all vehicles are equipped with WIFI)
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes

*In case of weather conditions not permitting hydrofoil ride, there will be no refund provided. We use our van instead.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended
  • Surcharge for non-English-speaking guides:
  • Spanish, German or French: 30 USD per group
    Chinese: 55 USD per group
    Portuguese, Italian or Japanese: 70 USD per group
    - other languages on request.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Infants (0-3 y.o.) are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability
  • No hydrofoil ride within a low season!


DISCOUNTS:
Children 4-6 y.o. = 40 USD OF
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 25 USD OF
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Private tour cost, $ USD per person:

Number of pax 1 2 4 6 10 12 14 16
Monday's Best Excursion 480  290 220 185 175 165 160 155 150
Tuesday's Best Excursion 405 245 175 145 135 125 115 110 110
Wednesday's Best Excursion 440 275 210 180 165 155 150 145 140
Thursday-Sunday's Best Excursion 445 280
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