Marvel at the imperial majesty of Catherine Palace and Peterhof Summer Residence, the Church on the Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Cathedral on guided tours.
Discover the enriching exhibits of the Hermitage with masterpieces made by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rubens, Rembrandt and many others. Feel the culture of the city and receive the most important and interesting information from your expert guide.
Day 1:8:30 am Meet and greet in the port
(Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship's arrival time).
City tour includes photo stops in the most picturesque and important places of Saint-Petersburg. A visit to a subway station and a local market is also included.
10:00-11:00 am Drive to Peterhof
11:00-12:30 am Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (not included)
1:30-2:30 pm Drive to Tsars’ village
2:30-4:00 pm Excursion in a magnificent Catherine Palace and visiting the Amber Room – divine chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening entertainment program (ballet/opera/ folk show)
Day 2:7:30 am Meeting in the Port
Continuation of the city tour
8:30-9.30 am Boat ride along the main canals of Saint-Petersburg and watching the city from a different corner
10:30 am-12:00 pm Tour in the biggest museum complex in the city - the State Hermitage museum
12:15-12:45 am Guided excursion in the Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood – place, where you will see more than 7000 square meters of mosaics, which is an absolute exclusive
1:00-2:00 pm Russian Lunch (not included)
2:15-3:15 pm Stroll along main avenue of the city – busy and mighty Nevsky prospect. It is the place to feel the vibe of the city, pass by iconic buildings, including the oldest shopping mall – Merchants’ Yard. If time allows, there will be a shopping stop
3:30-4:00 pm Guided excursion in St. Isaac's Cathedral – the most expensive cathedral in Russia
4:30 pm Return to the ship
The timing of the museum visits are given approximately and depend on the days of the week
Consequently, the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-off In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. Not accessible for people with mobility problems. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour.
02 09 2019
Great, great tour!!! The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Irina has lots of experience and tries to make your visit the best you could wish for. The tour company is very luckly having such professional as part of its crew. Thank you Irina!
21 05 2019
Fantastic guides Swetlana who really knew her stuff on complete range of cultural things in St Petersburg. Read the mood of the tour group really well and flexed time at each sight visited really well
24 07 2018
excellent tour. Our guide Olga was the best and made our tour unforgettable. One of our best tours ever!
14 12 2018
My husband and I did this tour in June 2018 and it was a good choice. From booking to returning to the ship you are in expert hands. E-mails to the tour provider with queries were answered promptly with all helpful information included. Our tour manager Alex took us through the normal highlights of St Petersburg and then some unexpected points such as experiencing the majestic subway system of the city which looks like it is made for the emperors to use. It was brilliantly organized! Guide Marina was a passionate representative of the city. She made our time in Russia more than extraordinary! This guided tour upon comparison with one offered on the ship was much more valuable! We had a small group, perfect transportation and an adaptable schedule. Our group was also able to fit in a quick shop and Vodka tasting upon our request. We were thrilled to bits. We definitely want to recommend this tour. Our 9 year old also enjoyed it. Our guide went out of her way to include him - she asked him questions throughout the tour. We were able to stop at each site to explore and take pictures. Guide was very knowledgeable and was able to pass on her knowledge without it being overwhelming. Her command of English was fabulous and easy to follow.
• All port fees for two days and all local Russian taxes • Russian visa-waivers (Tour Tickets) • Professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days • Vehicle for two days with this timing • Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary • Pre-booked entry to the Hermitage museum • Subway ride • Bottled water 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