8.30 a.m. Meet your guide and driver near the ship (the beginning of the tour depends on the ship arrival time to Saint Petersburg)
8.30 a.m.-9:30a.m. City tour. You will discover the most beautiful, historical places of St Petersburg. The guide will tell you interesting stories and reveal the secrets of the famous palaces and architectural ensembles. You will see: Nevsky prospect (the main avenue of St Petersburg), National Library, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum, Summer Garden, the log cabin of Peter the Great, cruiser Aurora, point of Basil Island, Saint Petersburg State University, Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, famous Mariinsky Theatre, St Nicholas Cathedral.
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tour of the Hermitage (early entrance, before the official opening of the museum). This tour is available all days of the week except Mondays. On Mondays the Hermitage tour is substituted for Faberge Museum
12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Hydrofoil to Peterhof
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful Peterhof garden with more than 100 fountains. Peterhof is very often compared with French Versailles. But we believe that Russian Peterhof is much better! Come and see it with your own eyes.
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Free time for quick lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).
2:30 p.m.-3:15p.m. Drive to Catherine Palace
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tour of former summer residence of Russian emperors. You will be overwhelmed by the fascinating beauty of the Palace luxurious interiors and elegance of the garden. This tour is available all days of the week except Tuesdays. On Tuesdays it is substituted for the small palace in Peterhof (Monplaisir palace of Peter the Great).
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Drive back to the city
5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tour of Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood - one of the main symbols of Saint Petersburg .
6:30 p.m. Return to the ship.
This itinerary may be changed due to the traffic situation and museum schedule.
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.
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: • Admission fees to all museums mentioned in the program • Hydrofoil to Peterhof • Guide services • Driver services (Comfortable air-conditioned car /minivan) • Camera permit for the museums • All port fees • All taxes • Blanket visa • Bottled water Not included: • Gratuities for the guide and driver (recommended) • Food and drinks, unless specified 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