St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor

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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor information and booking

6 hours
Departs from
St Petersburg Cruise Port
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 3pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

While in port, enjoy St Petersburg’s most impressive sights on this 6-hour shore excursion with a small group. Drive along the streets and embankments of the city to see beautiful palaces as well as historical squares. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, dine on traditional Russian cuisine for lunch, and browse the best shops at Gostiny Dvor. This small-group tour operates with a maximum of 10 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert guide.

After meeting your local guide at the St Petersburg cruise port, relax on a small-group shore excursion of the city by comfortable vehicle. Your sightseeing tour includes famous churches such as St Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral, as well as landmarks such as Palace Square, Nevsky Prospekt, Fontanka River and more!
Listen to commentary about important monuments, such as how the legendary battleship Aurora signaled the start of the October Revolution. Then, visit Peter and Paul Fortress, constructed for fortification but later used as a political prison, and see the 18th-century Peter and Paul Cathedral, a unique example of Russian architecture that served as a burial-place for Russian emperors for almost two centuries.
Next, enjoy an elegant lunch in a restaurant that serves traditional Russian cuisine. Afterward, relax on a drive to Gostiny Dvor, the city’s oldest shopping center, which took more than 28 years to build starting in 1757. Once housing one of the largest shopping arcades in Europe, the indoor complex holds more than 100 shops.
Browse the small shops and bazaars for unique local finds before transport back to the St Petersburg cruise port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the St Petersburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Lunch
  • Visa included
  • Entrance fees: peter and paul fortress and cathedral
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)