Your private fully licensed guide and safe driver will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.
You will be taken on an OVERVIEW TOUR OF THE CITY in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. This tour includes such prominent sights as: Nevsky Prospect (the main boulevard of St.Petersburg), Anichkov Bridge and Anichkov Palace, the Fontanka and Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Palace Square, and many other sights. You'll become acquainted with the history of St. Petersburg and the Romanov family.
You will see and take pictures of the marvelous panoramic sights along the banks of the Neva River and the most famous and beautiful sights of the city center.
PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS TOUR. The fortress is the birth place of St. Petersburg. It developed into a city under the rule of the Romanovs - the ruling dynasty in Russia from Peter's grandfather Mikhail until the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II. You will visit PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL where nearly all the Russian emperors are buried.
HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Observe the magnificent interiors of the buildings, State Halls, and the most important masterpieces of the Western European artists. When you are inside of its miraculous halls, you'll have a strong sensation of having gone back to the times of the emperors.
SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHERAL TOUR – The cathedral amazes visitors with its mighty group of multicolored "onion" domes and the magnitude of its decor.
Return to the ship or attend optional evening activities**
Your private guide and driver meet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.
PETERHOF TOUR Peterhof is the summer residence of former Russian emperors. You will tour the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable fountains. You'll be astonished by the Great Cascade with its gold-embossed sculptures glistening amidst springs of crystal clear water! Your guide will show you many beautiful fountains along with pavilions and sculptures that bare historical significance.
VISIT KAZAN CATHEDRAL dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan the most venerated icon in Russia.
STROLL THE SUMMER GARDEN personally designed by Peter the Great in 1704 with the assistance of the Dutch gardener and physician Nicolaas Bidloo
Return to the ship
Laura & Rob Sheeman
14 12 2018
The whole trip was very well organized. The tour operator was very easy to cooperate with, and we were enjoying the experience. As we are art lovers we loved the visit to Hermitage and really enjoyed the boat ride, what a fascinating Saint-Petersburg!
14 12 2018
Great tour! Excellent, knowledgeable guide. My only complaint is that there were too many places to visit. Probably better to pick a private tour if you want to explore Russian Sites in your own pace. Guide was very accommodating about me being vegetarian
14 12 2018
Couldn't be better! Our driver and a guide met us at the port promptly at the scheduled time. It was clear within 2 mins that Tatiana clearly had a grasp of the sites of St Petersburg and that she was a professional. Our driver was just as pleasant and the air-conditioned vehicle (it’s a MUST during hot August days) was clean and comfy. Tour organizer was also kind and easy reachable.
Included: Guide services Driver services Air conditioned vehicle Blanket visas (visa-free service) Admissions to all museums as per program Bottled water Photo& video permits All taxes and fees Not included: Lunches Evening activities** Gratuity*** *LUNCH OPTIONS Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We are able to offer bistro, cafe, or restaurant style dining along the route or you may order meals at recommended restaurants. For travel groups larger than 8 people we recommend ordering pre-arranged lunches at recommended restaurants in advance (a time-saver). All meals are served at the time of guest's arrival ( a traditional Russian 3 - course lunch will cost you about $15 USD pp) If the mentioned cost is beyond your travel budget you can invite some fellow cruisers to join your party increasing its size and reducing the price per person. We can assist you in setting up your group, offering this option to all travelers who might be interested in joining you on the same dates.