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St. Petersburg All City Highlights including Faberge Museum and Stunning Suburbian Residences (Visa Included) (2 days)

Important info

DURATION: 2 Days
TYPE: Cultural
DEPARTURE TIME: 08:00 AM
FOOD/BEVERAGE PROVIDED: None
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
LEAVES FROM: Ship Pier

  • 2-day shore excursion to St Petersburg with a professional guide

  • Visit impressive regal residences like Catherine Palace and Peterhof

  • Discover arresting landmarks like Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood

  • Learn about the history and heritage of the remarkable city from an expert guide

  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from the port in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle

DAY 1 - St. Petersburg. City Highlights with Faberge Museum and Suburbian residences: Peterhof and Pushkin

8:00 Meeting by the ship (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time).
City overview tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg.
09:30 - 10:30 Driving to Peterhof
10:30 - 12:00 Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park in Peterhof (Palace is not visited inside)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (optional)
13:00 - 14:00 Driving to Pushkin city
14:00 - 15:30 Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room 
15:30 - 16:30 Driving back to the city
16:30-18:00 Guided tour of the Faberge museum (At this point of the tour you will join a small group tour up to 15-18 people, in all other museums you will have private tours. In case of small group tour is not available for this date, you will be able to explore the Museum with an audioguide)
18:30 Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

DAY 2 - St.Petersburg. Hermitage Museum and Romanoff Family story
 
9.30 Meeting by the ship.
10.30-13.00 Inside guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission).
In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
13.00-14.00 Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
14:00-14.30 Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
15.00-16.00 Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul’s Cathedral
16:30 Return to the ship

Price includes:

  • Professional English-speaking guide in St.Petersburg
  • Driver’s services for 2 days in St. Petersburg as per the itinerary (Comfortable car / minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fees in St.Petersburg: Park and Fountains Complex of Peterhof, Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, Church of the Spilt Blood, Faberge museum
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) - the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 8+

Price doesn’t include:

  • Food/Drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Faberge Museum audioguide cost: 150 RUB/per person / Faberge Museum deposit for each audioguide is 1000 RUB/per person (will be refunded to you as you finish exploring the Museum).

Note, please:

  • The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Due to the quick pace, this tour is not suitable for any mobility-restricted travellers including slow walkers, or guests who need to sit and rest periodically.
  • Please disembark your cruise ship as early as you can in order to meet your tour at the time agreed. Reaching any later would mean to miss out a few tour parts.
  • 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 (up to 40 min.)

Booking procedure

To book your tour we need a prepayment of 20% of your tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. As soon as you are ready to confirm your booking we will need the following information from you via e-mail for each member of your group:

  • Full name as per passport
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Dates of the tour with us
  • Name of the ship

After this, we will issue tour tickets for each member of your group and forward them to you via e-mail. As of that moment, we consider your tour officially booked with us.

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 : 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
The building of the Peter and Paul Fortress in 1703 marks the founding of the city of St. Petersburg. The fortress has become one of the city's main attractions thanks to its many historic buildings. Read more
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2 person - US$ 1248 (US$ 624 per person)
3 person - US$ 1470 (US$ 490 per person)
4 person - US$ 1604 (US$ 401 per person)
5 person - US$ 1755 (US$ 351 per person)
6 person - US$ 1980 (US$ 330 per person)
7 person - US$ 2240 (US$ 320 per person)
8 person - US$ 2432 (US$ 304 per person)
9 person - US$ 2610 (US$ 290 per person)
10 person - US$ 2800 (US$ 280 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 9

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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2 person - US$ 1248 (US$ 624 per person)
3 person - US$ 1470 (US$ 490 per person)
4 person - US$ 1604 (US$ 401 per person)
5 person - US$ 1755 (US$ 351 per person)
6 person - US$ 1980 (US$ 330 per person)
7 person - US$ 2240 (US$ 320 per person)
8 person - US$ 2432 (US$ 304 per person)
9 person - US$ 2610 (US$ 290 per person)
10 person - US$ 2800 (US$ 280 per person)
Price for persons:
606