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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Best of the most interesting and the most beautiful

ID 946, Group tour min 2 person max 15 person

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Group tours
  • Small group tours

Excursion options:

  • Admission included
  • Boat / Water tours
  • Shore excursions
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Sights included:

  • Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood

    Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood

  • Catherine Palace

    Catherine Palace

  • Amber Room

    Amber Room

  • Peterhof Parks & Fountains

    Peterhof Parks & Fountains

We invite you to enjoy the sightseeing shore excursion that introduces you to the Russian cultural capital - Saint Petersburg. Admire the Hermitage, discover Catherine Palace with Amber room, be overwhelmed by the Church on the Spilled Blood and more. With the help of professional local guide, you’ll learn about history, culture and everyday life of Saint Petersburg. Note: museums are closed on certain days of the week, so the itinerary can be changed.

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.

Paul V

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.

William Hyler

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

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•	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