Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including lunches and a canal boat ride. The 2 day Imperial Splendours and Faberge Museum tour covers all of the most dazzling must-see sights of St. Petersburg — including the newly opened Faberge Museum — with our dedicated, friendly, hand-picked guides who bring to life the fascinating sights and history of the city.
Please note: The itinerary below is a sample. The actual itineraries are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure.
8:30 a.m. — Meet your guide in the cruise terminal right after clearing immigration.
City Highlights tour, including the city's most famous and beautiful buildings and historic monuments: the tip of Vasilyevsky Island, the log house of Peter the Great, the battleship Aurora, Nevsky Prospect, Arts Square, Ostrovsky Square, the monument to Catherine the Great, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Yeliseyevsky grocery store, the National Library, the Russian Museum, the Gostiny Dvor department store, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky theatre, and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. The tour gives a comprehensive view of the historic city centre and acquaints you well with the city. On the way to some suburban estates you will drive through residential areas where the majority of St. Petersburg's residents live.
10 a.m. — Travel to Peterhof Summer Residence.
11 a.m. — Tour of the Lower Fountain Park and Upper gardens.
12:30 p.m. — Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant.
1:30 p.m. — Travel to Tsars Village (Tsarskoe Selo).
2:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Catherine palace (including the famous Amber room) and walk through the park.
4:00 p.m. — Travel back to the city.
5:30 p.m. — Onboard or Optional Evening Program
7:30 a.m. — Meet in the cruise terminal right after immigration.
8:00 a.m. — Subway ride and tour of the most beautiful Metro stations.
9:00 a.m. — Boat ride (picturesque canal and river tour by boat, passing famous palaces, bridges, churches and parks).
10:00 a.m. — Excursion in the Hermitage Museum (early entry).
12:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood.
1:30 p.m. — Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant.
2:30 p.m. — Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
3:30 p.m. — Shopping experience on Nevsky prospect incl. visit to Eliseyev Emporium
5:00 p.m. — Onboard