This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see St. Petersburg highlights in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable.
Day 1:Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.
8 00 Start your day with a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family. JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) -You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park. Traditional Russian lunch (included) PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors.
You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains. On the way back to the city you will have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.
17:00 Return to the ship.
* After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extention to stay in the city center to stroll the majestick streets, do some shopping or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant or a café.
Optional evening activities (available for an extra fee): The Faberge Museum The ballet Folk show Concert of classical music Matrioshka doll master class Jazz Club Vodka museums and vodka tasting
Day 2:8 00 Meet your guide.
PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North".
SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects. Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense). HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art, the spectacular state and private rooms.
ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration.
17 00 Return to your ship.
Note: Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary
14 12 2018
Dina is an amazing tour guide. She has plenty of energy, knowledge and enthusiasm that she gladly shared with our group. St Petersburg was the highlight of our cruise.
14 12 2018
Although it took a 1-2 of hours to reach several destinations (Suburban Palaces of the Royal Family) it was time well spent. The inspiring views of French regular Peterhof fountain Park and amazing Baroque Style Winter Palace were spectacular. Our guide showed good knowledge of the history, taking us to the best locations for photo opportunities. Highly recommend this tour if you want to hear about Russian History and explore main highlights within 2 days.
Inclusions Russian -Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers -Transport by air-conditioned minivan with -4G High Speed Internet - Professional guide -All taxes, fees and handling charges Entrance fees - 1 Lunch -Bottled water - Hotel/port pickup and drop-off -Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger -Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional) Exclusions -Gratuities (recommended) -Food and drinks, unless specified Lunch 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