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Luxury Comprehensive St. Petersburg with World Renowned Faberge Museum (Visa Included) (16 hours)

Important info

DURATION: 2 Days
DURATION: 16 Hours
SIZE: Private
TYPE: Cultural
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:00 AM
FOOD/BEVERAGE PROVIDED: Lunch Daily
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
LEAVES FROM: Ship Pier

You will be met at the port as you pass by security by a uVisitRussia representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

This 2-Day comprehensive tour delivers a unique and memorable experience in a most pleasant manner: having top English Speaking guides at your disposal, early admission to museums, spectacular excursions – this tour is designed for you to remember forever.

On the FIRST DAY (8 HRS) get acquainted with the city and it’s most famous suburban residence having some delightful breaks in between.

City tour

Experience the city’s highlights on a pleasant narrated drive around St. Petersburg. View the sights that made St. Petersburg famous the world over. Your route takes you past the Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's most famous street, the vast Palace Square, the University Embankment that is lined with buildings of the 18th century, the Admiralty, the famous Peter the Great bronze monument, the Peter and Paul Fortress and much more.

Summer garden. Not much is left in Saint-Petersburg since the time of its foundation. The Summer Garden is one of the places where one can feel the atmosphere of Peter-s time. The garden with a collection of sculptures and the Summer Palace that was the first Emperor-s residence constitute a single museum complex. The Summer Garden is a pearl in the garden necklace of Petersburg.

Before a long drive to Pushkin we have lunch offering traditional Russian food.

Catherine’s Palace and famous Amber Room

Catherine Palace is housed in the amazing World Heritage building. This estate, in what was formerly known as Tsarskoe Selo, was the summer residence of the imperial family. Explore its grand state rooms, the superb white marble Grand Staircase and the spectacularly baroque Great Hall, an astonishing room of gilt, carved wood and mirrors, and the famous Amber Room that was looted by the Natzis and seemed lost forever. It was recreated and reopened in 2003 after 23 years of restoration. What is even more amazing is that the whole Palace was rebuilt after WWII. The park enhances the splendour of the Palace with its charming pavilions.

On the SECOND DAY (8 HRS) enjoy breathtaking masterpieces of Hermitage museum and unique eggs collection of Russian jeweler Karl Faberge extended with an absolutely unforgettable boat trip along Neva river and canals. 

Hermitage

Your call to St. Petersburg would not be complete without a visit to the marvellous Hermitage Museum. The Tsar’s former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world’s premier art collections. Your two hours guided tour visits display rooms with masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, moulded and decorated ceilings. 

The Church on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where the Emperor was mortally wounded. The interior of the Church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.

Take a break for a delicious lunch in one of the best Russian restaurants carefully selected by our company.

Faberge Museum, Canal cruise

What a chance to see 6 extremely rare Faberge Easter eggs of the remaining 50 that are left in the entire world! In addition, admire other precious exhibits on display, curated by “the Link of Times” foundation, sponsored by a billionaire Viktor Vekselberg. Each item is superb in its quality and beauty, has its own history and the way it was returned to the homeland. You will explore the Museum with an audioguide.

Following your museum experience, take a relaxing boat trip along rivers and canals. View the city from the waterside. A boat wends its way along the Fontanka, the Moyka, the Winter Canal and a loop on the Neva river. Main sites along the way include Anichkov Bridge, Engineer’s Castle, Summer Gardens, the Salt District, Field of Mars, Church on Spilled Blood, General Staff Building and finally, when you get to the main river, St. Peter and Paul’s fortress, Trinity Bridge, the Winter Palace.

INCLUDED

  • Port pick up and drop-off
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
  • Entrance fee to Church on Spilled Blood
  • Entrance fee to Hermitage Museum
  • Entrance fee to Faberge Museum (audioguide to be collected on the spot)
  • Neva River Canal Cruise (shared)
  • Lunch (both days)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Port visas (if necessary)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Dinner / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Order of tour days may be changed due to days-off on particular sights
  • The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Please be advised, that during the high tourist season, the Catherine’s Palace welcomes tourists every day except Tuesday's. However, this may also apply to certain 'Events' also taking place in St. Petersburg.  In these instances, the Palace of Paul might be visited instead of the Catherine’s Palace. *Palace of Paul - The ensemble's fame rests on the splendour of its interiors and great art collection as well as on the beauty of one of the largest landscape park in Europe. Admire elegant rooms of Emperor Paul I and charming rather than grand rooms of his wife Maria.
  • Faberge Museum audio-guide to be collected at the distribution counters of the Museum (cost 150 RUB/per person). The deposit for each Audio-guide is 1000 RUB/per person, that will be refunded to you as you finish exploring the Museum.

DEPARTURE/RETURN DETAILS: flexible (adjusted to the arrival/departure time of your ship)

Dress:

Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.

Restrictions:

Guests must be able to walk a total of approximately 2 miles each day. Long flights of stairs are required to reach the public rooms in most palaces and the Hermitage. Due to the quick pace, this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted traveler including slow walkers, or guests who need to sit and rest periodically. Minimum age to participate is 4yo. Due to the long day of touring each day, it is not suggested for children under 12.

Due to administration and immigration restrictions, there will be no refund for programs canceled within 15 days of departure.

Note that all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.

Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. 4) An immigration form passed out to all guests on the ship. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.

You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, UVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

The order of museum visits may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museums days-off, traffic situation in the city.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Pavlovsk
Pavlovsk is the youngest of the grand Imperial estates around St. Petersburg. Named in honour of Tsar Pavel, this fine neo-classical palace and its extensive landscaped gardens are stamped with his taste and even more so with that of his wife, the German-born Maria Feodorovna. Although there was no love lost between Pavel and his mother, Catherine the Great, it was she who originally presented him with the 362 desyatinas - 607 hectares - of land ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : The Drawing Bridges
St. Petersburg’s drawbridges are a major tourist attraction. The Drawbridges Boat Tour is a great opportunity to watch bridges rise their wings very close. Like Venice, St. Petersburg is situated on several big and small islands, and thus one can hardly walk more than a few hundred meters without crossing a bridge. The night river atmosphere with perfect sight of the Peter & Paul Fortress, Vasilievskiy Island and the most romantic time ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Anichkov Bridge
Anichkov Bridge is one of the architectural highlights of Nevsky Prospekt, and essential viewing for any visitor to St. Petersburg, both for the spectacular views of the surrounding palaces from the vantage point of its humped back, and for the famous sculptures - the Horse Tamers - that crown its four corners. Read more
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Canal Cruise
St. Petersburg is also called “the Venice of the North”, and that is why your tour also includes a cruise on the River Neva and the picturesque downtown canals by small open-air boat. Read more
Enjoying a prominent location on the Fontanka River Embankment between the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovskiy Garden, the Mikhailovskiy Castle (also known as the Engineers' Castle) is one of St. Petersburg's most striking and unusual buildings, a reflection of Emperor Paul I's fascination with medieval chivalry, mysticism, and all things military.  Read more
Saint Petersburg : Faberge Museum
The astonishing Faberge museum is the newest and probably the most anticipated museum in St Petersburg. It holds the largest collection of fabulous Faberge eggs. The core of the museum's collection, Imperial Easter eggs were created for the last two Russian Tsars. There are a galaxy of other items made by Faberge, as well as his contemporaries. The museum also holds decorative applied and fine arts, including amazing gold and silver items, painti... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Field of Mars
A large park named after Mars, the Roman god of war, situated in the center of Saint Petersburg. Read more
Saint Petersburg : General Staff Building
This spectacular, crescent-shaped neoclassical building, most famous for its central triumphal arch, which brings pedestrians out on to Palace Square from Nevsky Prospekt, was designed by renowned St. Petersburg architect Carlo Rossi and completed in 1829. Before the Revolution it housed not only the offices of the General Staff, in the East Wing, but also the Tsarist Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Finance in the West Wing. Now, it is home to o... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Summer Garden
The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Winter Palace
St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more
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2 person - US$ 1262 (US$ 631 per person)
3 person - US$ 1455 (US$ 485 per person)
4 person - US$ 1672 (US$ 418 per person)
5 person - US$ 1850 (US$ 370 per person)
6 person - US$ 2016 (US$ 336 per person)
7 person - US$ 2198 (US$ 314 per person)
8 person - US$ 2440 (US$ 305 per person)
9 person - US$ 2610 (US$ 290 per person)
10 person - US$ 2800 (US$ 280 per person)
Price for persons:
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