Enjoy the most requested destinations in the historic city center plus lunch and visit to Imperial residence of the Russian tsars: Peterhof (the Fountain Park) on a tour that allows you the most complete itinerary a 1 day port call can. This tour was designed specifically for those who arrive on ships which stay 1 day only.
Begin with pick-up at your ship and a city tour to see the historic city center, its rivers, cathedrals, grand palaces and canals
Cruise on the Neva River and several of the picturesque canals for a view of the city as it was intended, from the water.
Guided tour inside and out of the stunning Church on Spilled Blood, one of the most requested iconic sights of St Petersburg
Break for a Russian style lunch. Lunch is included for groups of 8 or more.
Visit Palace Square.
Interior tour of the opulent Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum and its best collections in one of the greatest museums in the world.
Board the high speed Hydrofoil for the cruise from St Petersburg to Peterhof.
Visit of the Fountain Park. Peterhof Fountains & Grounds – Built to rival and top Versailles in France, the palace sits atop of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peter the Great drafted the layout for the 300-hundred acre park featuring 176 fountains and supervised the design of many of the park’s palaces. The Grand Cascade, the most famous fountain group, features gilded Samson prying open lion's jaws as water cascades down the terraced steps, and small spouting fountains anoint smaller sculptures. We shall stroll through the lower parks and gardens, and view and "experience" (be careful!) some of the Peters. surprise creations among the many decorative fountains.
Return to the city by Hydrofoil ( if seas or wind are high, you return on your touring van).
Return to your ship.
Note: On Wendsdays the visit to the Church on Spilled Blood is changed into the Peter and Paul Cathedral
Steve and Jeena
14 12 2018
Our guide was ready to assist us with our requirements for an active day tour and in depth locational history. She was very good at getting us around all the big tour groups. A real travel of discovery. 10 out of 10. Well worth the money. The guide and driver were working as a team. Would not hesitate to recommend this tour for anyone who would like the personal touch during their visit to Saint-Petersburg. Saw the city's top attractions and even had time for shopping stop. Lots of history, lots of facts, lots of fun.
Inclusions -Driver/guide -Transport by air-conditioned minivan -Rain coats or umbrellas -Lunch (for groups of 8+) Exclusions -Gratuities (recommended) -Lunch (for groups of 7 and under) The official Russian currency is the RUBLE. Most of the stores, cafes, restaurants accept major credit cards. Souvenir stores and markets accept foreign currency. If you need RUBLES, there are many ATM machines, banks. Please remember: your private guide can assist you with everything you may need in St. Petersburg. Please do not keep your wallets, cash, cards, passports, etc. in the back pockets of your pants, front pockets of your coats or in your bags. Try to keep all your valuables inside zippered pockets or when not using, you may leave them in your car/van/bus. Keep EXCOOR emergency telephone number +14157041545 If you arrive by cruise ship, we will be greeting you with EXCOOR sign next to your ship at the Passport/Immigration Control. Meeting time is 8:30 am, if disembarkation takes longer please do not be concerned we will be waiting for you. If you arrive by air/rail we will be greeting you at the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am