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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

Set out from a port on a 2-day tour of St Petersburg visa-free and visit all of the city's top attractions. See Peterhof summer palace and its incredible outdoor fountain display; learn the history behind the onion-domed Church of the Spilt Blood; and enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Hermitage, one of the world's largest museums. You'll also visit the Fabergé Museum, home to 9 Imperial Easter eggs as well as the largest collection of Fabergé works on the planet. This shore excursion includes round-trip port of call transport daily.
  • Excellent value for money

  • Small group ensures personal service

  • All entrance fees included

  • Led by a local guide

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

  • Small-group tour by minibus

  • Multi-Day Trip

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 2 days

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Day 1:

Meet your guide at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A highlight is a photo stop near St Isaac’s Cathedral. During the tour, you will also travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil boat, see the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park and then have a traditional Russian lunch (included). Next you will be driven to Pushkin for a guided tour of Catherine Palace and the Amber Room. Returning to Petersburg city, you will get to tour the Faberge Museum (may be arranged at different time due to booking availability and museum days off), and then around 5-6 pm, will be returned to your ship.

Day 2:

Meet your guide at the ship, and proceed to a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, followed by traditional Russian lunch (optional). Your guide will suggest a local cafe. Price is usually $8-$10 pp After lunch, take a guided tour inside the Church of the Spilt Blood or Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, and around 4 pm, you will be returned to the ship Please note: actual tour timing and sequence of sites may change depending on days of the week, traffic, etc. Substitutions may apply due to museums days off, official ceremonies, etc.


What's included

  • Russian visa-free ticket arrangements

  • Entrance fees

  • 3-course lunch (Day 1 only. Lunch on Day 2 is an optional extra)

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 10)

  • Professional guide

  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Small-group tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Not included in the price
    • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Accommodation

  • Additional food and drinks (unless specified)

Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • This tour is VISA-FREE for cruise passengers only. Land passengers (traveling by plane or road into Russia) will need to ensure that they have the appropriate visa arrangements made

  • Individual visa-free tour tickets will be issued and emailed to you after booking, and you will have to show this to Russian border control when you go through customs

  • Important, please note: This tour is only suitable for those spending 2 days or more in port

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

  • A maximum of 12 people per booking

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved

  • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Price

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Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

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
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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
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
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