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All Highlights of St.Peterburg: Explore the Must-Sees, Learn the Mysterious Story of Rasputin and Admire Fascinating Works of Faberge (Visa Included) (3 days)

Important info

SIZE: Private
TYPE: Cultural

Spend an unforgettable comprehensive 3 days in St.Petersburg - Northern Capital of Russia! During this three day program you will get to know: Present and past history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great, The Romanov dynasty (facts and anecdotes), St. Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and the Soviet Union, Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin, Fascinating stories about tzars’ residences, Modern life in Russia and St. Petersburg: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life – don’t hesitate to ask any question!

Inside visits of:

  • Fountain Park in Peterhof
  • Inside guided tour of the Grand Palace in Peterhof
  • Catherine Palace with Amber Room
  • Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • Church on Spilt Blood
  • Hermitage Museum
  • St. Isaaс’s Cathedral
  • Yusupov Palace
  • Faberge Museum

As well as:

  • Boat trip


  • 8.30 am - 9:00 am - Meeting at the ship (please, note the time of the beginning of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am - City tour - includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg. Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. 
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Shared boat ride along rivers and canals
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch (expenses not included)
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
  • 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm - Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  - 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 (cost 150 RUB/per person / the deposit for each audioguide is 1000 RUB/per person, that will be refunded to you as you finish exploring the Museum). If you prefer to have a private Faberge tour, please contact us for more details)
  • 5:00 pm - Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show)


  • 8:30 am - Meeting at the ship
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am - Drive to Peterhof
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am - Guided tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Stroll along the Peterhof Fountain Park
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Drive to Pushkin
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Lunch (expenses not included)
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Drive back to the city
  • 5:00 pm - Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show)


  • 9:30 am - Meeting at the ship
  • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm - Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum with General Staff Building (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. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection.
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Lunch (expenses not included)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm - Guided tour of St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • 4:30 pm - Return to the ship (will be adjusted depending on your ship departure time)

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums as per the program (Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, Yusupov Palace, Church on the Spilt Blood,  St Isaac’s Cathedral, Faberge Museum, Peterhof Park and Grand Palace, Catherine's Palace and Amber Room in Pushkin)
  • Boat ride along Neva River
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance for 3 days. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program for 3 days (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees and local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 7 and up

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunches. It's recommended to add lunch if your group is 7 people+. The additional cost is $25 per person per 1 lunch in a restaurant.
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional evening activities on Day 1 and 2

Note, please:

  • We provide a discount for children up to 6 y.o.
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason, but it is always up to you!
  • Please, ensure that you make your booking at least 5-7 working days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance and late bookings sent in less than 5 working days will be rejected.

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 : Yusupov Palace
The spectacular Yusupov Palace on the Moyka River has some of best 19th-century interiors in the city, in addition to a fascinating history. Five generations of elite aristocratic dynasty Yusupov were the owners of the palace on the Moika from in St. Petersburg from 1830 to 1917. It was famous not only by its architectural design, but also by the frequent and sumptuous receptions, including dances and masquerades. The palace's last owner was the ... 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 : 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
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 : 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 : 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
Very early in the history of St. Petersburg the Strelka (spit) of the Vasilievsky Island, the largest island in the Neva delta, was intended to become the heart of downtown St Petersburg. Some of the buildings, such as the Customs House, still remind us today of Tsar Peter’s original intentions. Although the downtown area of the city eventually moved onto the left bank of the river, the architects of the early 19th century di... Read more
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4 person - US$ 2568 (US$ 642 per person)
5 person - US$ 2885 (US$ 577 per person)
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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$ 1686 (US$ 843 per person)
3 person - US$ 1968 (US$ 656 per person)
4 person - US$ 2568 (US$ 642 per person)
5 person - US$ 2885 (US$ 577 per person)
6 person - US$ 3150 (US$ 525 per person)
7 person - US$ 3416 (US$ 488 per person)
8 person - US$ 3680 (US$ 460 per person)
9 person - US$ 3942 (US$ 438 per person)
10 person - US$ 4210 (US$ 421 per person)
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