Two-day tour offers ample time to explore the city and its surroundings
Includes visa-free entry: Skip the hassle of applying for a Russian visa
Hassle-free port/hotel pickup and drop-off, and all transport
During your Baltic cruise the visit to St Petersburg will certainly become the highlight of you entire trip. 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 30 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. 17:30 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.
07 05 2019
All 12 of us wanted to thank Excoor and Ludmila Tours for our excellent tour in St. Petersburg. We had a great time, and your tour guide Elena was the best. We felt like we were with family, rather than tour guide. St. Petersburg was beautiful, but what we will remember forever is the kindness and hospitality and the friendship that we felt with our guide and driver. We will strongly recommend this tour to anyone going to St.Petersburg and we hope to return again too!
23 06 2018
Fantastically organised trip from the dockside next to the ship. Very busy with lots to see over the 2 days. Our guide got us to places right on time and we simply bypassed queues and walked right in - could not have been better timed and organised if they tried. The added metro train ride was a bonus. The bus was clean and new and a great driver. Recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see St Petersberg in 2 days
The official Russian currency is the RUBLE. Most of the stores, cafes, restaurants accept major credit cards. Souvenir stores and markets accept foreign currency. If you need RUBLES, there are many ATM machines, banks. Please remember: your private guide can assist you with everything you may need in St. Petersburg. Please do not keep your wallets, cash, cards, passports, etc. in the back pockets of your pants, front pockets of your coats or in your bags. Try to keep all your valuables inside zippered pockets or when not using, you may leave them in your car/van/bus. Keep EXCOOR emergency telephone number +14157041545 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