What you can expect
Note: Below you will find SAMPLE of the program for 2 days. Your detailed itinerary will depend on museum schedule and traffic situation.
Day 108:30a.m.-09:00a.m. Meet your guide at the port of St. Petersburg.
09:00a.m.-11:00a.m. City tour. You will be taken to the historical center and see all major sights. We also recommend you to visit one of the subway stations to get a glimpse of everyday life.
11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. Drive to former residence of Russian royal family - Peterhof.
11:45a.m.-01:00p.m. Walk along beautiful garden of Peterhof. You will be impressed by the elegance of this garden decorated with marble sculptures, charming pavilions and more than 100 fountains.
01:15p.m.-02:15p.m. Lunch at one of the local cafés.
02:15p.m.-03:15p.m. Drive to the city Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo).
03:15p.m.-05:00p.m. Enjoy luxurious Catherine palace designed in magnificent Baroque style. Discover secret of Amber room and walk along charming park.
05:00p.m.-06:00p.m. Drive back to St. Petersburg.
06:00p.m. Return to the ship.
Day 208:00a.m. Meet your guide at the port of St. Petersburg
08:30a.m.-9:30a.m. Bout tour along rivers and canals will give you totally different feeling of the city.
10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Guided tour of one of the best art galleries in the world - Hermitage Museum. Our professional, knowledgeable but not at all boring guide will convert this tour in unforgettable experience.
12:00p.m.-01:00p.m. Lunch at one of the local cafés.
01:15p.m.-02:15p.m. Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral. You will be impressed by the marvelous combination of paintings, mosaics and semiprecious stones in the interior of this magnificent temple.
02:30p.m.-03:15p.m. Tour of the Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood which is one of the main symbols of the city will give you opportunity to feel and understand Russian soul.
03:30p.m.-04:15p.m. At the end of the day we offer you to visit Peter and Paul fortress - first construction of the city and famous Peter and Paul Cathedral - the burial place of the Russian Emperors.
05:00pm Return to the ship
24 06 2019
The best cruise excursion we've ever taken. We had the best tour Guide Olga and a great driver Alexander and there were only 14 of us six of these were my family in a very comfortable Mercedes Van. We saw so many places in the two days we were in Russia and Olga did a phenomenal job at explaining and giving historical background of the places we visited. We even saw places that were not on the itinerary. Olga brought us to an island that once served as a prison and is now a building with many different restaurants. This was a great group and we even took a group picture at the Hermitage. The canal / river tour was awesome and gave you a different perspective of St. Petersburg from the water. Very happy with this tour and way cheaper than what we would have been charge by the cruise ship in addition to being in a big bus with 45 other passengers
31 05 2019
An interesting and surprising discovery. Lots of history and beautiful places to see. Great to note that efforts are being made to restore history for future generations to appreciate. The tour was made interesting and special due to our amazing guide Anna. Her extensive knowledge, command of the English language, sense of humour and courteous manner all contributed to an amazing experience. Thanks Anna you are a gift to your country. Victor our driver made the trip very comfortable.
04 06 2018
We were collected from the ship. There were only 8 people on our mini coach. Yes it was expensive but well worth the money. Tour Guide was excellent and his English was also excellent. The free lunch also was Russian in character and very enjoyable. Our only. problem was the Guide took us to a very nice restuarant but their Visa machine was not working and they would only take Russian currency. Our guide then took us to place for a light snack which meant we had more time to visit other places. Some people on our tour had booked directly with the tour operator which was cheaper.
17 05 2016
This attraction esa excellet because we has an excellet guide Anna . It was very well organize because the first day was more long because we has much more time ( we were in a Cruise ) And the second day that the ship leaves shorter.All the places that we visited were amazing.The food and the places were we went to have lunch very nice . Anna was excellent we couldn’t have asked for a better guide and tour. They managed the marathon and it’s street closures
19 12 2019
Be prepared to walk and see many splendid things for two whole days with lunch in St Petersburg. Our guide and driver were both very good. The price is cheaper than what is offered by the cruise ship. I highly recommend this agent. We loved this tour and all its perks, like the great lunches and accommodations of our guide and driver. We would highly recommend this to anyone seeking an authentic experience of St. Petersburg and its best sights
Included : • Blanket visas (Russian visa-free entry for cruise passengers)
• All port fees and local taxes • Licensed English-speaking guide • A/C comfortable vehicle • Professional driver • Tickets to all museums mentioned in the itinerary • Camera permit for the museums • Bottled water • Audio head-sets for groups over 7 people • Lunch on both days • Boat tour along the canals Not included : • Gratuities for the guide and driver (optional) • Infant (Baby) meals 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