Day 1:8:30 am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.
Neva Embankments You will be taken for 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
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I One of the most impressive monuments of St Petersburg Catherine Palace and Park Set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. 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.
Park And Gardens of Peterhof PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains
St. Petersburg Metro On the way back to St. Petersburg you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg and to have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways
Return to your ship.At 5:30pm, choose to return to your ship or use your 3-hour optional extension to explore the city, or sign on for optional evening activities (available for an extra fee), including • the Faberge Museum, • Russian ballet, Folcklore Show, a guided walking tour in the city center ( it could be stop for souvenirs, short walking tour of the center or stop at a city café)
Day 28:00am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship The Building Of The Admiralty Peter the Great's original fortified shipyard. Its weather vane atop the spire has become the symbol of the city. Masks Of Lions On The Strelka Of Vasilievsky Island The magick place of st Petersburg where all the newlyweds come to make a wish and take impressive panoramic photos. City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise A romantick baot ride along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North".
Peter and Paul Fortress Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Russia See the PETER and PAUL FORTRESS - one of the few remaining fortresses of the 18th century, the burial place of Russian emperors
The State Hermitage Museum Visit the 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
The General Staff Building Unforgettable GENERAL HEADQUATER-the collections of Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings, Matisse, and Picasso and more. Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes. Duration: 40 minutes Admission Ticket Included Summer Garden The beauty of Italian, French and Russian cultures united in the one of the most romantic gardens of St Petersburg. Kazan Cathedral The church modelled after St Peter's cathedral in Rome located on the main street of st Petersburg, Nevsky prospect. Nevsky Prospekt The main street of St Petersburg which attracts all the visitors of St Petersburg.
5:00pm Return to your ship.
What's Included :
-Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
-All taxes, fees and handling charges
-Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
-Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
-Raincoats if needed
07 08 2019
Excellent 2 days in St. Petersburg made that much better with our guide and driver. She was very knowledgeable and was able to help bypass many long lines. Our group consisted of 6 people in a minivan. We covered a lot of areas and too many great moments to pick our favourite spots.....from the Hermitage, Peterhof, and even going for a subway ride.......
07 07 2019
We chose this tour over an excursion from the cruise ship because it was less than half the price. We were not disappointed. This tour took us to all of the major sites Perterhoff, Hermitage Museum, Catherine's Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood, etc. and included the visa needed to get into Russia. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke English well. The tour bus picked us up and dropped us off at the cruise ship port on time each day. Overall, we had a very smooth, stressless, and enjoyable two day tour of St. Petersburg.
19 06 2019
I wish we could have stayed in Saint Petersburg at least for a week as it has appeared to be such a wealth of amazing sights, historical monuments and museums. Our guide managed to make our shore excursion interesting at all times telling us the stories and peculiar facts. You will not be mistaken by choosing this tour. It was a truly wonderful experience. Our excursion could not have been better. There were four of us and we were treated royally. Our guide, Tim and the driver, Alexander, were the best we could have asked for. They met our every request and went out of their way to help us whenever we asked for it. We would recommend Excoor for anyone desiring first class service on an excursion.
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