Private Shore Excursion - 2 Days in St Petersburg

Shore Excursions in Russia
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Tour description

Spend 2 amazing days in St Petersburg with a company of a professional guide and a private driver. Visit the famous Hermitage Museum and enjoy the masterpieces of the world-class masters. Learn more about the life of Russian nobility while exploring the Yusupov Palace. You will also take a boat ride along the rivers and canals. The second day will be devoted to the summer residences of Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine's Palace). All admission fees and visa-free tour tickets are included.

Meet the guide at the cruise port terminal of St Petersburg and start discovering the best sights of the Venice of the North. You will see the most important highlights, impressive museums and the historical center of St Petersburg with its wide avenues, large squares, palaces and monuments. Here is a sample itinerary: Day 1 (9,5 hours)9:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal (the exact time depends on the cruise ship docking time) 9:00 - 10:15 am - Transfer to the city of Peterhof with a short subway tour10:15 - 12:00 am - Guided tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Time for lunch (not included) 1:00 - 1:45 pm - Transfer to the city of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)2:00 - 4:00 pm - Excursion to Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room & Park4:00 - 4:45 pm - Ride back to St Petersburg 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg6:30 pm - Return back to the cruise ship Day 2 (7,5 hours) 9:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal 9:00-11:00 Panoramic city tour with picture stops at the most remarkable spots. You will see the Spit of Basil Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, St Isaac's Square, the Spilled Blood Church (outside), St Michal’s Castle, Nevsky Prospect, Zinger House, Kazan Cathedral and much more. 11:00 - 1:00 pm - Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace (skip the line entry)  1:15 - 2:15 pm – Time for lunch (included) 2:30 - 4:00 pm - Excursion to the Yusupov Palace4:30 pm - Return back to the cruise ship The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum availability, and traffic. Please note, 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.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Meals