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1 day Land Tour of St. Petersburg Samples

EASY
10:00-17:00
(7 hours)

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10:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you the lobby of your hotel.

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 hotel

MODERATE
9:00-19:00
(10 hours)

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9:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you the lobby of your hotel.

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 Palaceincluding 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 hotel

INTENSIVE
8:30-21:30
(13 hours)

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8:30 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you the lobby of your hotel.

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 Tsars' summer residence – Catherine's Palaceincluding 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.

21:30 Return to the hotel

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

1 Day Land Tour prices per person:

Easy

Person
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USD p.p.
595
340
264
218
197
176
164
155
146
140
135
131
129
126
123
120

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Admissions to all museums as per program

NOT Included:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

Moderate

Person
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2
3
4
5
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USD p.p.
726
413
309
257
225
204
189
178
169
162
157
152
148
146
142
139

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • A/c vehicle
  • 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
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16
USD p.p.
930
535
404
338
298
272
252
241
233
227
222
218
214
212
207
204

Included:

  • Guide services
  • Driver services
  • A/c vehicle
  • Admissions to all museums as per program
  • Canal cruise
  • Folk show tickets

NOT Included:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

*LUNCH OPTIONS

Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We offer bistro, cafe, 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.