Get to know the magick beauty of St Petersburg on our 2-day small group tour. We will drive you around the city’s sights before taking a closer look at some of them. You will visit the Hermitage, the Tsars’ spectacular art collection in the Winter Palace, General Staff Building, Peter and Paul Fortress and dazzling Cathedrals, with their stunning vibrant interiors and onion domes. You will then go to nearby Catherine Palace in Pushkin then set off to Peterhof, home of Peter the Great’s magnificent summer palace with its world-renowned fountain ensemble and gardens. The boat trip will complete your seduction of miracle St Petersburg.
On this VIsa Free 2 Day shore excursion you will see all the major highlights of St Petersburg and the nearby suburbs. 1 DAY Start your day with meeting your a friendly guide at the port terminal at 8 am. (The start time can be adjusted to the arrival time of your ship to St Petersburg). 8:00 -9:30 Sightseeing CITY TOUR-We will drive you around the city’s sights for your taking a closer look at the Peterand Paul Fortress, Fine Arts Academy, Palace Square and more.9:30 -10:30 BOAT RIDE - Canal trip will introduce you to St Petersburg as a maritime capital, with its charming rivers and canals and unforgettable embankments.11:00 -12:00 SPILT BLOOD CHURCH-The church with its stunning vibrant interiors and onion domes will not leave you indifferent.12:00 -13:00 Lunch (included)13:00 -15:00 HERMITAGE -Unsurpassed Hermitage Museum collection will show you a host of world-famous works of art, including those by Picasso, Rembrandt and Rubens, presented in the majestic buildings of the Winter Palace, and Small, New and Old Hermitages. You will also see the royal interiors of the former Romanov residence in the Winter Palace.15:00 -15:30 GENERAL STAFF-Exceptional collection of French Impressionism in the stunning 19th century building.15:30 -16:30 free time for walking on the city streets, some shopping or havign some rest in one of the local cafeys .Visit of the FABERGE MUSEUL or YUSUPOV PALACE is available for an extra fee on request.17:00 Return to the shipFor your optional evening program (available for an extra fee) you will be offered Folk Show in Nikolaevsky PalaceRussian BalletSt Petersburg CircusClassical musick concert2 DAY8:00 -meet your guide.10:00-12:00 Trip to PETERHOF, including a visit to Upper and Lower Parks. From April to October more than 150 fountains can be seen in and around the Upper and Lower Parks of Peterhof. Filled with gilded statues, billions of water drops and greenery everywhere, the gardens comprise the impression of a miracle! The fountains and park are included on the international UNESCO list as a unique piece of the world's heritage, and after visiting them you'll totally agree with the list's authors.12:00 -13:00 Time for lunch (not included)13:00 -14:00 Drive to Pushkin14:00 -16:00 Visit the CATHERINE PALACE-Visit one of the most precious parts of the palace -the world famouse AMBER ROOM.17:00 - Return to the ship Please note: program timing and the order in which venues are visited may change due to traffic or weather conditions, museum opening days.