Easy 2-Day Shore Excursion with Peterhof, Hermitage & Vodka Museum

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Russia
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Tour description

Choose this comfortable shore excursion if you are not a big museum fan and want to explore the city like a local. On the first day, you will discover the landmark and the absolute must-visit for any traveler — the Hermitage Museum. The next attraction will be the Russian Vodka Museum where you will learn more about this traditional drink and try 3 different kinds of it with traditional snacks. Take your time for lunch and hop on board of a boat to see the romantic city views from the water.On the second day, you will see the fabulous Lower Garden of Peterhof famous for its fountains. Once back to the city, visit the Spilled Blood Church. You will have appr. 2 hours of free time for walking and shopping on Nevsky Prospect before returning to the port.

ItineraryDay 1: The Hermitage + Vodka Museum + Canal CruiseStop At: Monument Historical Center of St. Petersburg (UNESCO), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meet your private guide in the port terminal9:00-11:00 - enjoy a panoramic city tour with picture stops at the most picturesque spotsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District11:00-13:00 - visit the Hermitage, one of the richest museums in the world and see the state halls and works of the Old MastersDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Russian Vodka Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:45-14:30 - take a tour of this peculiar museum and try 3 types of vodka and traditional snacks14:30-15:40 - stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants (at your expense)Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District16:00-17:00 - enjoy a scenic boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg overviewing the city center from the water17:00-18:00 - return to the portDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Lower Park of Peterhof + the Church on the Spilled BloodStop 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 District10:30-12:30 - 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.12:30-13:30 - return to the city centerDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:30-14:00 - visit the most picturesque church of St Peterburg, decorated with mosaicsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District14:00-16:00 - walking tour and free time on the main avenue of the city. Take your time for picture taking, coffee drinking, souvenir shopping and trying local food16:00-17:00 - return to the cruise shipDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • All admission fees per progam + Vodka tasting
  • Visa-free tour tickets (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • Port pickup and drop-off, transportation by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Professional & friendly guide speaking your language of choice
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Russian Vodka Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood

What's not included

  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: The Hermitage + Vodka Museum + Canal Cruise Stop At: Monument Historical Center of St. Petersburg (UNESCO), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meet your private guide in the port terminal 9:00-11:00 - enjoy a panoramic city tour with picture stops at the most picturesque spots Duration: 2 hours Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 11:00-13:00 - visit the Hermitage, one of the richest museums in the world and see the state halls and works of the Old Masters Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Russian Vodka Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:45-14:30 - take a tour of this peculiar museum and try 3 types of vodka and traditional snacks 14:30-15:40 - stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants (at your expense) Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 16:00-17:00 - enjoy a scenic boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg overviewing the city center from the water 17:00-18:00 - return to the port Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: The Lower Park of Peterhof + the Church on the Spilled Blood 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 10:30-12:30 - 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. 12:30-13:30 - return to the city center Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:30-14:00 - visit the most picturesque church of St Peterburg, decorated with mosaics Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 14:00-16:00 - walking tour and free time on the main avenue of the city. Take your time for picture taking, coffee drinking, souvenir shopping and trying local food 16:00-17:00 - return to the cruise ship Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.