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1 day Shore Excursion St.Petersburg

St Petersburg Shore Excursions

EASY
9:00-17:00
(8 hours)
MODERATE
8:30-19:00
(10,5 hours)
INTENSIVE
8:00-22:00
(14 hours)
9:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.

You'll be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS TOUR - the birth place of St. Petersburg, visiting PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL where nearly all the Russian emperors are buried.

12:00-13:00 lunch( optional)*

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage.

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects. 17:00 Return to the ship

8:30 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.

You'll be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.

Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park

13:00-14:00 lunch( optional)*

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS TOUR - the birth place of St. Petersburg, visiting PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL where nearly all the Russian emperors are buried.

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage.

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North"

19:00 Return to the ship

8:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.

You'll be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.

PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the Venice of the North

Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsar's summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park with its many beautiful pavilions, sculptures and ponds.

13:00-13:30 lunch( optional)*

PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains. On the way back to St. Petersburg you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg and to have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage..

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

! FOLKLORE SHOW "Feel Yourself Russian": Russian dances, songs, tricks, traditional Russian instruments (balalaika, gusli, playing on wooden spoons, or on saws) and much more. Russian Buffet is included: snacks, caviar and champagne.

22:00 Return to the ship

All of these samples can be personalized according to your interests and wishes.

1 Day Shore Excursion prices per person:

EASY

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
615
351
272
225
202
180
167
158
149
142
137
133
130
127
124
121

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • A/c vehicle
  • Blanket visas (visa-free service)
  • Admissions to all museums as per program
NOT Included:
  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

MODERATE

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
751
425
317
263
230
209
193
181
172
165
159
154
150
147
143
140

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • A/c vehicle
  • Blanket visas (visa-free service)
  • Admissions to all museums as per program
  • Canal cruise
NOT Included:
  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

INTENSIVE

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
955
547
412
344
303
276
256
245
237
230
225
220
216
213
208
205

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • A/c vehicle
  • Blanket visas (visa-free service)
  • Admissions to all museums as per program
  • Folklore show tickets
  • Canal cruise
NOT Included:
  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

*LUNCH OPTIONS

Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We offer bistro, caf?, or restaurant establishments along the route or you may order meals at recommended restaurants. For travel groups larger than 8 people we recommend ordering pre-arranged lunches in advance (a time-saver). All meals are served at the time of guest's arrival.
Quick Lunch at Russian Pie Shop 16 USD p.p.
Russian Restaurant Gogol from 25 USD p.p.
Russian Vodka Room Restaurant about 34 USD p.p.
Summer Palace Restaurant/Peterhof from 32 USD p.p.

SHOPPING:

If you like your guide can assist you in your purchase of Russian souvenirs, gifts for your relatives and friends such as shawls, objects made of malachite and lapis-lazuli, 'Matroyshka' dolls, painted wooden ecology-friendly toys for kids, watches with revolutionary or Soviet symbols, fur, crystal, gold, icons, stamps with pictures of the Russian Imperial Family, caviar, vodka and much more. We know the stores where the prices are lowest and the selections larger than usual. We want you to get the quality you desire at a fair price.

EVENING ACTIVITIES:

After the tour of the first day you may return to the ship or to attend the theater either to hear an opera or to watch a ballet ($60 - $200 depending upon theater, performance and seat location). We will reserve the best tickets in advance for you for a very memorable cultural experience. You can visit famous Mariinsky (former Kirov) Theater, Hermitage Theater, Mikhailovsky Theater, Alexandrinksy or any others you may prefer. If you choose to hear and see something that is connected with Russian folklore, there are folklore shows ($60-$85) at your disposal with Russian dances, song, tricks, traditional Russian instruments (balalaika, gusli, playing on wooden spoons, or on saws) and much more, or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant. Feel free to share all of your travel wishes with us. We are happy to assist.

Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.