St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum and Cruise

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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum and Cruise information and booking

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$149
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Port of St Petersburg
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
Time of departure
9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

While in port in St Petersburg, enjoy a full day of sightseeing on this shore excursion with a small group. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, including the cathedral, as well as St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood. After lunch, browse for souvenirs, then finally, cruise along the Fontanka and Moika rivers and Griboyedov Canal, taking in the best sights of St Petersburg. This small-group tour operates with a maximum of 10 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert guide.

Your small-group tour with an expert guide begins when your cruise ship docks in St Petersburg. From the cruise port, head into the city on a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to see the most famous sights, beginning with the neo-classical splendor of St Isaac's Cathedral. Next, learn about the geometrical design of Palace Square in the city center, which connects Nevsky Prospect with Palace Bridge toward Vasilievsky Island. From here, admire the enormous Winter Palace that housed Russian tsars in the mid-1700s.Visit Peter and Paul Fortress as well as the cathedral – the burial vault of the Romanov family – and listen to commentary from your guide about the oldest construction of St Petersburg. Then, enjoy interior views of the beautiful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the second largest mosaic museum in the world. After several hours of sightseeing, relax in an elegant restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon, take a 2-hour guided tour of Russia’s largest museum – the State Hermitage. Stroll through galleries featuring the world’s finest masterpieces, including collections by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and the French Impressionists. Continue your comprehensive introduction to St Petersburg with a visit to the best shops of the city, where you can browse for bargains and souvenirs by local vendors. Afterward, get a unique perspective of the city on a 1-hour cruise along the Fontanka and Moika rivers, where your guide will point out more of the city’s fascinating architecture best reached by boat. Your tour ends with 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

  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • 1-hour river cruise
  • Entrance fees:st. issac cathedral, peter and paul cathedral, church of savior on spilled blood, hermitage
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)