1-day DELUXE St.Petersburg shore excursion

Tour snapshot:

Duration

10 hours

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VISA FREE

No visa required

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Transportation

By private car/minivan

No hidden cost

All port fees and local taxes included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

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Skip-the-line tickets

No Waiting lines at monuments or museums

The tour is all yours

100% private tour

Make use of every minute in St.Petersburg even if you visit it only for one day. We have hand-picked all world famous sights of the city on this Visa-free one day tour. During this tour you will have enough time to  enjoy each place from the itinerary, lunch and souvenirs shopping. It’s important for us you won’t hurry and will have joyful experience.

Please note: this tour is fully customizable and can be modified any way you wish. We can easily change timing of the tour, museums, add free time, shopping, local market and shops visit and anything according to your preferences.

Saint-Petersburg city tour

  • Price: 0,00 €
  • For a groups of 9+, please contact us for a special quotation.
    Guided inside visits during city tour.
08.30meeting with guide at cruise terminal
08.30 – 09.30

transfer to Peterhof

11.30 – 12.30

inside visit to the Peterhof Imperial Grand Palace and  Fountain Park*

11.30 – 12.30

return transfer to the city

12.30 – 13.30

Russian traditional lunch (optional, cost is not included)

13.30 – 16.00

inside visit to the Hermitage

16.00 – 18.00

city tour with the Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral and the Peter and Paul fortress inside visits

18.30

back onboard the cruise ship

08.30meeting with guide at cruise terminal
08.30 – 09.30

transfer to Peterhof

11.30 – 12.30

inside visit to the Peterhof Imperial Grand Palace and  Fountain Park*

11.30 – 12.30

return transfer to the city

12.30 – 13.30

Russian traditional lunch (optional, cost is not included)

13.30 – 16.00

inside visit to the Hermitage

16.00 – 18.00

city tour with the Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral and the Peter and Paul fortress inside visits

18.30

back onboard the cruise ship

* it’s possible to change Peterhof to Pushkin tour, that includes Catherine Palace with amber room and Imperial park

08.30meeting with guide at cruise terminal
08.30 – 09.30

transfer to Peterhof

11.30 – 12.30

inside visit to the Peterhof Imperial Grand Palace and  Fountain Park*

11.30 – 12.30

return transfer to the city

12.30 – 13.30

Russian traditional lunch (optional, cost is not included)

13.30 – 16.00

inside visit to the Hermitage

16.00 – 18.00

city tour with the Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral and the Peter and Paul fortress inside visits

18.30

back onboard the cruise ship

Tour overview:

Important information:

The itinerary above is a sample only. In case your ship is in port for less time, we will adjust it easily. You can also change the program in case you would like to visit different museums or spend more time in the city. Please contact us for more details.

Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building. You can request it additionally when booking the tour.

Children/Students receive a discount of 25 eur for the tour. Students must have a valid ISIC Card – Please, let us know about students and children in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.

The order of museum visits may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museums days-off, traffic situation in the city.

The tour is private with your personal guide and driver. There will no be other people joining your tour.

The tour is driving. We use licensed drivers with cars (up to 2 people), minivans (3 – 7 people) and Mercedes Sprinters (8 – 19 people).

Tipping your guide and driver is not obligatory, but appreciated.

Guided visits:

Peterhof Grand Palace and Fountain Park
The Grand Palace along with the large fountain cascade in front of it is the main attraction of Peterhof and architectural dominant of the whole Palace and Park complex. In XVII – XIX centuries the Grand Peterhof Palace was the main ceremonial residence of Russian tsars, which hosted important events and celebrations, receptions, balls and masquerades.
It’s famous ensemble of fountains classed as a World Heritage Site, where the Grand Cascade comprises 64 different fountains, and over 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations. At the centre stands Rastrelli’s spectacular statue of Samson wrestling the jaws of a lion.

Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)
Dive into splendid halls full of treasuries of the one of the best museums in the world. Hermitage is really unique place, it is imperial residence, revolution site and great museum and all in one place. Everyone will find something interesting for himself. Your expert guide will get the right direction according to your preferences.
Marvel at masters like Da Vinci, Rembrandt,Titian and others while you spend three hours exploring this former royal residence.

Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
The iconic church of St.Petersburg represents
Russia’s largest exhibition of mosaics (over 7,000 sq.m.). It includes the Italian colored marble, Ural and Altai semiprecious stones and mosaic collections of Russian heraldry.
The church was constructed on the spot where in 1881 a fatal attack on the emperor Alexander II had been made.

Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
The birthplace of the city it was the first structure to be built in St. Petersburg and it never served for defence. Instead it has had a rich history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia’s most prominent political prisoners.

Optional visits:

Private guided boat tour through canals and Neva river
Nothing captures the majesty of St. Petersburg quite like breezing along the Neva River and charming canals, which offers an endless parade of breathtaking monuments.
We provide classy upscale private boat open or with panorama roof and terrace, depending on weather conditions.

Faberge museum visit
Located in the Shuvalov Palace, this museum with stunning interiors represents a private collection of Faberge jewelry items, including nine of the world-famous Faberge Imperial Easter eggs.

General Staff Building with Impressionists and Post-Impressionist collection
The works of the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro) and post impressionists (Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne) are widely presented in the Hermitage (General Staff building).

VISA FREE

In St.Petersburg for cruise passengers there are 72 visa free hours, we will provide you with a document called a Tour Ticket which acts as your blanket visa during your stay in St. Petersburg. This document will allow you to take your tour with us.

Please, send us requests for shore excursions at least 4-5 days prior to your ship’s arrival to St. Petersburg. Otherwise, there is not enough time to issue travel documents for you required for passing passport control.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • great one-day tour to get familiar with the city
  • get a relaxed but comprehensive overview of the major highlights
  • a fast-pass tickets that get you straight inside the museums
  • unlock the deepest secrets of the world’s most famous cathedrals
  • discover part of 3 million masterpieces in the Hermitage with your private expert guide

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