2-Day St Petersburg Highlights Private Tour with Boat Cruise

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Tour description

On this private 2-day tour, the guide will show you the city of St Petersburg and its vicinity full of magnificent museums, palaces, and churches. You will get to know interesting facts about the city's past and present, about the life of the Tsars and everyday life of ordinary citizens. Visit the principal museum of the city, the Hermitage, the Spilled Blood Church and take a canal cruise. On the second day, you will walk through the halls of Catherine Palace including the Amber Room and stroll through the lanes of the Lower Park of Peterhof. Bonus metro ride is included!

ItineraryDay 1: The Hermitage & St Petersburg HighlightsStop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:00 - meet your private guide in the hotel10:00-11:00 - Walk on the territory of the Fortress, the citadel of St Petersburg and learn the history of the city from your professional guideDuration: 1 hourStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District11:15-13:15 - discover the halls of the biggest Russian museum during your private tour. Visit the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Tsars and the museum galleries where the works of the Old Masters are exhibitedDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:30-14:30 - time for lunch in a local cafe/restaurantDuration: 1 hourStop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District15:00-16:00 - take 1-hour sightseeing canal cruise that will show you the city from the water. Admire the embankments of the Neva River, the Moika, the Fontanka and the canalsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District16:15-16:45 - tour of the most picturesque church of the cityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District16:45-17:45 - visit the principal cathedral of the city and continue the sightseeing discovering such sights as Square of Arts, St Isaac's Square, the Neva Embankments, the Summer Garden, the Field of Mars and others.18:00 - return to the hotelDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Parks and Palaces of St Petersburg VicinityStop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meeting with the guide9:00-10:30 - a trip to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palacesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:30-12:00 - explore the Lower and the Upper Park of Peterhof. You will see the Grand Cascades, the Marine Canal, the Chess Hill Cascade, the Golden Mountain Cascade, the joke fountains and much more.12:00-12:45 - transfer to Tsarskoye SeloDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District12:45-13:30 - take a break for lunch in a local cafeDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:30-15:15 - visit the most opulent palace of Russia, marvel the Amber Room and walk on the grounds of Catherine Park15:15-16:00 - return to the hotelDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Professional & friendly guide speaking your language of choice
  • Pickup and drop-off at any hotel in St Petersburg
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: The Hermitage & St Petersburg Highlights Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:00 - meet your private guide in the hotel 10:00-11:00 - Walk on the territory of the Fortress, the citadel of St Petersburg and learn the history of the city from your professional guide Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 11:15-13:15 - discover the halls of the biggest Russian museum during your private tour. Visit the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Tsars and the museum galleries where the works of the Old Masters are exhibited Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:30-14:30 - time for lunch in a local cafe/restaurant Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 15:00-16:00 - take 1-hour sightseeing canal cruise that will show you the city from the water. Admire the embankments of the Neva River, the Moika, the Fontanka and the canals Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 16:15-16:45 - tour of the most picturesque church of the city Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 16:45-17:45 - visit the principal cathedral of the city and continue the sightseeing discovering such sights as Square of Arts, St Isaac's Square, the Neva Embankments, the Summer Garden, the Field of Mars and others. 18:00 - return to the hotel Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: The Parks and Palaces of St Petersburg Vicinity Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meeting with the guide 9:00-10:30 - a trip to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palaces Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:30-12:00 - explore the Lower and the Upper Park of Peterhof. You will see the Grand Cascades, the Marine Canal, the Chess Hill Cascade, the Golden Mountain Cascade, the joke fountains and much more. 12:00-12:45 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 12:45-13:30 - take a break for lunch in a local cafe Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:30-15:15 - visit the most opulent palace of Russia, marvel the Amber Room and walk on the grounds of Catherine Park 15:15-16:00 - return to the hotel Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.