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!
Additional Info Confirmation will be received at time of booking At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time Russian Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers Visa-Free entry requires full names, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number for each member of your group, which must be provided to the local operator well in advance of departure Separate visa-free tour ticket will be sent by email after confirmation of your booking Please note: you must have your visa-free tour ticket and your passport with you on the day of travel, and present them to the Passport Control Officer Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship A moderate amount of walking is involved Not wheelchair accessible Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately T his tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements Comfortable walking shoes are recommended