Take the exclusive shore excursion of the year! This private specially designed tour of the best palaces in the city and its suburbs focuses on filming locations from the BBC's epic War and Peace. The tour was created to complete the seduction of Leo Tolstoy's saga adapted by BBC. Spend two days with your own private guide who is an expert of the early 19th century story and helps to recover it following in the fictional footsteps of the Bolkonskys and the Rostovs. Your own driver will take his personal care of you delivering to every place of the tour.
Day 108.00 amYour guide will meet you at the cruise terminal08.00-09.00amDrive to Pushkin09.00-10.30amA visit to the Catherine Palace, a star of BBC's serial. Pass through its gilded suit of rooms with the famous Amber room and the wonderful ballroom, the setting for the ball scene of the film. Take a chance to swirl around the parquet floor of the Great hall with 696 candle shaped lights. 10.30-11.00amA walk around the park with beautiful pavilions.11.00-12.00amDrive to Peterhof12.00-01.00pmYour lunch time (own expense)01.00-02.30pmA walk around the park with the special accent on the 18th and 19th century fountains and the story about the foundation of Russian monarchy capital. 02.30-03.00pmHydrofoil ride back to the city03.00-04.00pmVisit to the Church on the Spilled Blood, one of the most famous landmarks of Saint Petersburg 04.00-05.00pmDrive back to the portDay 208.00amYour guide will meet you at the cruise terminal08.00-9.30amCity sightseeing driving tour with photo stops and a stroll along Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg's main avenue. A focus on the Great Gostiny Dvor, the glorious Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum will extend your knowledge of the War and Peace epic period.9.30-10.30pmBoat rideView of the city from the water side provides an excellent chance to see the Winter Palace lining along the embankment of the Neva river and feel the harmony of the city.11.00-12.30pmVisit to the Yusupov Palace, home of the wealthiest family in the imperial Russia.12.30-01.00pmYour lunch time (own expense)01.00-04.00pmA tour to the Hermitage, worldwide known art museum. The Winter Palace, the former Russian Tsar's official residence was also featured in the TV drama.04.00-05.00Drive back to the port.