3-Day St Petersburg All Highlights Shore Excursion

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
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life – don’t hesitate to ask any questions
  • Fascinating stories about tzars’ residences

Inside visits of:

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

As well as:

  • Subway visit
  • Farmers’ market
  • Boat trip
  • Three lunches in traditional Russian style

DAY 1
9:00 am – Meeting at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – City tour with a boat ride, Farmers’ Market visits. Guided tour of Peter and Paul fortress, Sightseeing tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Drive to Pushkin
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 with a metro visit on the way
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre/folk show)
 

DAY 2
9:00 am – Meeting at the ship
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Drive to Peterhof
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Guided tour of the Grand Palace
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Stroll along Fountain Park
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Hydrofoil back to the city
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Typical Russian lunch
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
5:00 pm – Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show)
 

DAY 3
9:00 am – Meeting at the ship
9:45 am – 1:00 pm – Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission, before the official working hours)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
4:00 pm – Return to the ship

Please note, that the sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museum days off.

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Three lunches in traditional Russian style

Price doesn’t include:

  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 5$ per person, video pass is 12 per person)
  • Photo and video at the Faberge museum is prohibited

Please note:

  • If you travel with children up to 6 years old, you don’t have to pay for them – the tour for them will be free of charge
  • Children/Students from 7 years old receive a discount of $50 US for the tour.
  • Students must have a valid ISIC Card – Please, let us know about students in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.
  • If the hydrofoil ride is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • 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!

Prices start from $499.00 U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy.

 

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