Information from Viator
Choose this essential visa-free shore excursion of St Petersburg to see the main highlights of the city without hurry. The tour is conducted in a comfortable airconditioned minibus with maximum group size of only 16 persons. You will visit the Hermitage, the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peterhof Park and Catherine's Palace with a professional guide. All the admissions are special entries that allow to skip the lines. You will discover St Petersburg from water, take a sightseeing boat cruise on the rivers and canals of the city and enjoy spectacular views. This is the perfect nice & easy tour that you need to enjoy your stay in St Petersburg. Don't worry about the visa, it is already covered.
Meet your friendly local guide after the passport control, take your seat in a modern minibus and head to the historical center of St Petersburg to start your adventure. Here is an approximate itinerary of the tour: Day 1 (8 hours) 9:00-9:30 meeting in the port terminal 9:30-10:45 transfer to the city of Peterhof + metro excursion 10:45-12:15 tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof where you will see the spectacular fountains and cascades 12:15-13:00 transfer to Tsarskoye Selo (the city of Pushkin) 13:00-14:00 time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included) 14:00-16:00 tour to Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room, the extraordinary example of Russian baroque style 16:00-17:00 transfer back to the city, return to the port Optional: You can order an evening activity for an extra charge: Russian ballet, traditional folk show, classical music concert, night boat cruise, visit to the Vodka museum and other activities. Please let us know your wishes at the time of booking. Day 2 (8 hours) 8:30 meeting in the port terminal 8:30-10:30 city tour with picture stops. You will see Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral (from outside), the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress (from outside), the Summer Garden, St Isaac's Cathedral (from outside) and many other sights. 10:30-11:00 tour of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the iconic church in Russian style (inside visit) 11:10-13:30 visiting the Hermitage Museum, including the Winter Palace. You will see the unique interiors of the palace and the vast collections of the best European art. 13:30-14:30 time for lunch (own expense) 15:00-16:00 taking a relaxing canal cruise on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg 16:30 return back to the cruise ship Please note, the order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic. At the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Visa-free arrangements (please, provide your full names and passport data at booking)
- Bottled water, juice and biscuits
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+)
- Professional & friendly guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Transportation by an air-conditioned minibus
- Welcome gifts
- All admission fees per program
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included