Moderate 2-Day Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

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Tour description

Choose this private 2-day shore excursion if you want to cover all the must-sees during your short say in St Petersburg. You will skip the lines to famous museums such as the Hermitage, the Spilled Blood Church, and Catherine's Palace. Visit the fountain park of Peterhof and take a canal cruise to enjoy the spectacular view. A professional guide and a private vehicle with a driver will be at your services for 2 days.

ItineraryDay 1: The Royal Suburbs of Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof (8 hours)Stop At: Rostral Columns, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meeting with the guide9:00-10:00 - panoramic city ride with picture stops at the Spit of Basil's Island to see the rostral columns and the views of the Palace EmbankmentDuration: 1 hourStop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:00-11:15 - 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 District11:15-12:45 - 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 moreDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District12:45-13:30 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo13:30-14:30 - lunch in a local cafeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District14:30-16:45 - tour the most opulent palace of Russia in the baroque style and visit the Amber Room. After the excursion, you will have time to walk in Catherine Park.16:45-18:00 - return to the cruise shipDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Hermitage, City Highlights and Canal CruiseStop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meet your private guide in the cruise terminal9:00-10:30 - have a panoramic city tour with picture stopsDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:30-10:50 - visit the picturesque Church of the Resurrection of Christ decorated with mosaicsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District11:00-13:00 - 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 hoursStop At: Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:00-13:45 - take a quick stop for lunch in one of the local cafesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District14:00-15:00 - 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.15:00-16:00 - return back to the cruise shipDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 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
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments

What's not included

  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: The Royal Suburbs of Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof (8 hours) Stop At: Rostral Columns, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meeting with the guide 9:00-10:00 - panoramic city ride with picture stops at the Spit of Basil's Island to see the rostral columns and the views of the Palace Embankment Duration: 1 hour Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:00-11:15 - 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 11:15-12:45 - 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 Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 12:45-13:30 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo 13:30-14:30 - lunch in a local cafe Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 14:30-16:45 - tour the most opulent palace of Russia in the baroque style and visit the Amber Room. After the excursion, you will have time to walk in Catherine Park. 16:45-18:00 - return to the cruise ship Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: The Hermitage, City Highlights and Canal Cruise Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meet your private guide in the cruise terminal 9:00-10:30 - have a panoramic city tour with picture stops Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:30-10:50 - visit the picturesque Church of the Resurrection of Christ decorated with mosaics Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 11:00-13:00 - 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: Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:00-13:45 - take a quick stop for lunch in one of the local cafes Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 14:00-15:00 - 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. 15:00-16:00 - return back to the cruise ship Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.