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
Pete U. SF CA
06 08 2019
We had a group of 5 on a tour of St. Petersburg suburban royal palaces.Guide Eugenia met us at our hotel and we starting exploring the city from there including interesting historical facts about the surrounding buildings. She took us to and inside the major attractions but also had us cut through only locally known passageways. She even took us to a good local restaurant where we tasted chicken kiev - yum! Eugenia was an endless source of knowledge and we are so lucky to have had a chance to see this gorgeous Peterhof and Catherine Palace through her eyes! I will refer her for my clients and my friends!
23 06 2018
What a wonderful tour we had As a travel agency owner, I have traveled to many countries and have taken many tours while there. Undoubtedly EXCOOR is the finest we have used. The assignment of their tour guide was perfect and everything went perfectly well. I cannot praise them highly enough.
Linda and friends, USA
20 06 2018
We had only limited amount of time in St Petersburg as we were on a cruise and very specific places we wanted to visit (All of the Imperial Palaces outside the city –btw only 40 mins away- as this was our second time in beautiful St Petersburg). Manager Polly was very quick and easy to communicate and her instructions were very clear as to no issues at the customs. Our guide Anna did everything possible and impossible to provide us with unforgettable time in their city using every minute we had to our benefit filled with sightseeing of locations and incredible facts including from their personal/family affiliation with the city's rich history which made it even more special. Spb rounds is very well priced, car is very comfortable and the guide were personable and EXCEPTIONAL!!! Would highly recommend them when looking for a company to tour with!
11 12 2019
We had a fabulous tour of St Petersburg with Viktoria. We hit all the hot spots when they were less crowded; the communications on the tour were excellent. We highly recommend Excoor
Air conditioned vehicle
Blanket visas (visa-free service)
Admissions to all museums as per program
Photo& video permits
All taxes and fees
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.