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Home Day tours Saint Petersburg Private St. Petersburg Masterpieces with Hermitage Museum & Catherine Palace & Amber Room (8 hours)

Private St. Petersburg Masterpieces with Hermitage Museum & Catherine Palace & Amber Room (8 hours)

Saint-Petersburg is a museum beneath the open skies. Take the city tour and enjoy visiting to the Hermitage - the second largest museum of the world. After having a lunch in one of the best St. Petersburg restaurant admire Pushkin – the “town of Muses”. Its unique architectural ensemble with the elegant Catherine palace & Amber Room, pavilions, landscape park and ponds,.18-century marble statues inspired many celebrated Russian poets, painters and musicians to create their renowned masterpieces in music and art.

This excursion is a non-visa tour for cruise ship passengers. Within 2 days after your booking we send you the Personal Tour Tickets (Blanket visa) for the presentation to the Immigration service in St Petersburg port of call.
Our company is fully authorized to offer Visa-free shore tours to the cruise ship passengers.
Please provide us the following information at time of booking or later, but at least 7 days before the Tour departure date:

  • Each passenger's full name as it appears in their passport
  • Citizenship
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Cruise ship name
  • Arrival date in St. Petersburg
  • Departure date from St. Petersburg

We guarantee you a hassle-free disembarking from the ship, and you'd be back on time.

You will begin your day with a City Tour of Saint-Petersburg - a complete tour of Saint-Petersburg from the comfort of our car or mini -van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. During this comprehensive tour you will see the main highlights of St.Petersburg and visit the Peter & Paul Fortress and one of the most famous museums of the world: the Hermitage Museum. There will beseveral stops made along the way to give you the chance of viewing the sights at close quarters. The tour is an excellent introduction to St.Petersburg - the second largest and the most beautiful city in Russia.

Nowadays The Hermitage Museum is Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St.Petersburg. It has about 2.7 million exhibits and displays a full range of world art from Ancient Egypt to early 20th century Europe. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens and French Impressionists. The collection is huge and very exciting. It had been calculated that if you decide to spend only one minute in front of each exhibit, you will have to stay in the Hermitage for 11 years, but on the tour you will have an opportunity to see all the great masterpieces of the world's art at a glance in several hours with a comment of a knowledgeable expert-guide.

Enjoy the lunch at one of the respected restaurants of the city.

In the afternoon unlock the secrets of the world wonder - the Amber Room - during a tour to the magnificent baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo).Feel the spirit of the eras of the powerful empresses- Elizabeth and Catherine walking though the gilded amphelade of the numerous ballrooms and imperial halls, amazing with the luxury of their decoration. All Russian monarchs lived, worked, granted audiences, arranged diplomatic receptions for foreign ambassadors, gala balls and masquerades in the gorgeous halls of the palace.

The Catherine Palace enchants and delights everyone. Its azure facades amaze by grandiose sizes, they reflect the unique feature of the Russian national character - emotionality of perception. Both in the winter gray daylight and in the rays of infrequent Petersburg sun, the palace walls, full of expression and internal tension, as though emanate vivacious energy, charging the surroundings with it.

The Park surrounding the palace is a wonderful work of the Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, combining the masterpieces of architecture with the nature beauty.

Shore Excursion Cancellations and Changes are free of charge if cancelled or changed at least 7 days ahead of your scheduled Tour departure. Late cancellations and changes will result a penalty equal to the 100% of your prepaid Shore Excursions.

Duration: 8 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Private car or mini-van transportation
  • Guide speaking your language assistance
  • Museum entrance fees ( Peter & Paul Fortress, Hermitage, Catherine Palace & Amber Room
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Shopping Stop
  • Visa-free arrangements & Insurance
  • Pier pick up & drop off 

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage
The Hermitage 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 world, f... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Catherine's Palace
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 : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... 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 : 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 : Bronze Horseman
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 : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... 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
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2 person - US$ 550 (US$ 275 per person)
3 person - US$ 609 (US$ 203 per person)
4 person - US$ 748 (US$ 187 per person)
5 person - US$ 825 (US$ 165 per person)
6 person - US$ 924 (US$ 154 per person)
7 person - US$ 1001 (US$ 143 per person)
8 person - US$ 1144 (US$ 143 per person)
9 person - US$ 1287 (US$ 143 per person)
10 person - US$ 1430 (US$ 143 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40

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