What you can Expect?
Duration of the tour - approximately 6 hours
10:00 a.m. - Our guide will meet you in the hotel and in convenient air-conditioned coach you will drive to the Hermitage Museum.
The Hermitage Museum - one of the best and one of the biggest art galleries in the world. The only competitor of The Hermitage in St. Petersburg is the Louvre in Paris. By the end of the tour you will be able to take your own decision which museum is "No 1" in terms of exhibition space, number of items and unique pieces on display.
The Hermitage occupies four beautiful buildings one of which is Winter Palace - former residence of Russian Royal family. Walking through throne rooms, ball rooms, boudoirs where many important events took place you will feel the force of Russian history. As for the art collection of the Hermitage, it is enormous - over three million items. Do not worry our professional, knowledgeable but not at all boring guide will show you true masterpieces of the collection and convert the tour into delicious art experience. Between the pieces on permanent display there are always works by Da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco as well as collections of sculptures, porcelain and archeological finds.
After this unforgettable tour we offer you completely different experience - enjoyable lunch in nice traditional Russian restaurant. It will be the time for your brain to rest and for you to have fun. You will be surprised not only by peculiarities of Russian national cuisine but also by the highest quality of serving, delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. Prepare for 3-course lunch with traditional Russian meals and of course famous Russian drink - Vodka. Your guide will tell you the history of Vodka and explain how you should drink it if you want to feel yourself Russian! After this enjoyable break the driver will bring you back to the hotel.
07 08 2019
Excellent 2 days in St. Petersburg made that much better with our guide and driver. She was very knowledgeable and was able to help bypass many long lines. Our group consisted of 6 people in a minivan. We covered a lot of areas and too many great moments to pick our favourite spots.....from the Hermitage, Peterhof, and even going for a subway ride.......
07 07 2019
We chose this tour over an excursion from the cruise ship because it was less than half the price. We were not disappointed. This tour took us to all of the major sites Perterhoff, Hermitage Museum, Catherine's Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood, etc. and included the visa needed to get into Russia. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke English well. The tour bus picked us up and dropped us off at the cruise ship port on time each day. Overall, we had a very smooth, stressless, and enjoyable two day tour of St. Petersburg.
19 06 2019
I wish we could have stayed in Saint Petersburg at least for a week as it has appeared to be such a wealth of amazing sights, historical monuments and museums. Our guide managed to make our shore excursion interesting at all times telling us the stories and peculiar facts. You will not be mistaken by choosing this tour. It was a truly wonderful experience. Our excursion could not have been better. There were four of us and we were treated royally. Our guide, Tim and the driver, Alexander, were the best we could have asked for. They met our every request and went out of their way to help us whenever we asked for it. We would recommend Excoor for anyone desiring first class service on an excursion.
18 06 2019
Oksana is an outstanding tour guide ~ the tour program is well planned and executed. Meal included is excellent with plenty of time to enjoy it. Shopping is planned at a local merchant who carries the best of the best at reasonable prices. The Hermitage is incredible, Oksana did a very fine job of showing us the highlights and covering the history in the time allotted. Try to skip the coat check and use that time for the museum. Coat check in and out eats 30 valuable minutes!!! The sites included are all very beautiful and well deserving of the in-depth history Oksana provided. Be prepared to walk your socks off!
31 05 2019
Great tour, highly recommend it. Very well organized. Saw a lot of the city’s highlights. Tour guide was very informative. Nice English speaking tour guide, we saw the best of the best when we were in ST Petersburg. Must see the Faberge museum, Peterhof, and Catherine's Palace.
23 06 2018
Big Thank you to Elena our guide and Andre our driver. Her knowledge of The famous palaces ,museum and churches was beyond belief. Every question that we asked her was answered, in a very warm and knowledgeable way and believe me we asked her lots of questions. The Tour is full on for the whole 2 days, lots of walking and would advise comfortable shoes .. Andre our driver carefully navigated us through the suburbs of St. Petersburg.. Highlight for me was the amazing Metro and The Faberge eggs. Would highly recommend this tour.
23 06 2018
It was a busy 2 days as St Petersburg is such a large city, but in addition to seeing many of the major attractions of the city, and outlying areas, we got to ride the Metro for a short journey as many parts of the city centre road system were closed for a marathon race. As soon as we cleared Russian immigration, the meet up with our mini bus was smooth although we were kept waiting for over an hour for two couples who were late in arriving. Our guide, Dimitri, was excellent, speaking very good English and having a thorough knowledge of the history of the city, the Romanov kings and queens, and the sites we visited. He also kept the tours going at a good pace. Our driver, Constantin, did a very good job too, always on time. This tour was around 30 cheaper than booking with the cruise line Carnival and far more compact as we only had 14 on the bus, compared with 40 on the Carnival tours!
19 12 2019
This excursion was one of the best that we have been on. After getting off the ship we were met by our tour guide Ana. She was awesome. She was very knowledgeable and informal\tive. Lunches were included each day and both were very good. She was able to keep our group flowing and ontime so we would be able to see as much as we could. Highly recommend this tour to all
19 12 2019
This was an excellent tour. It was very full on which you need to get round all the sights. Our guide Anna was also excellent. she was very knowledgeable and amusing making the tour very enjoyable. We compared our tour with those purchaed through the cruise, ours had far more content and was almost half the price. Anna was very careful to make allowances for the less mobile members of the tour without affecting the experience for the rest of the group. Thank you Anna for making our two days so memorable.
Jesus da Silva Pereira
19 12 2019
We had a fantastic guide (Anna) who was very patient as we had some in our group who were slower walkers. The 2 days were just the right amount of time and were able to swap some visits to give a better experience. It was the right amount of time to get a good insight into the history. I would highly recommend this tour and definitely recommend Anna
Included: • Entrance fee • Licensed English-speaking guide • 3-course lunch with Russian Vodka • Hotel pick-up and drop-off Not included: • Gratuities for the guide (optional) • Other drinks (available for purchase in the restaurant) *Not recommended for child aged 7 and under.