This two-day group excursion is a great way to see the most well-known sights of St. Petersburg along with the Faberge museum, which has become one of the new gems in the city. Apart from this museum, you'll visit two royal residences, including the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, and Peterhof with Fountain park. Also, see the inside of the Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral. One of the major attractions you pay a visit to is certainly the Hermitage, the largest museum in the country. During this tour you will learn interesting facts about the present and past history of the city, hear the stories about the Romanov family and gain a deeper understanding of Russian culture, traditions and everyday life. Our guides will make the history of the city come alive and our professional team will do everything to make your time in this beautiful city very special.
Day 1: 8.30 am Meeting by the ship. (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time.) City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St Petersburg. A visit to subway station 10:00-11:00 am Driving to Peterhof 11:00 am-12:30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (included) 1:30-2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin 2:30-4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room 4:00-5:00 pm Driving to the city 5:00-5:30 pm Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral 6.00 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show/boat trip) Day 2: 8:00 am Meeting by the ship. Continuation of the city tour, including Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, the Spit of the Basil Island, Michael’s Castle, Admiralty, the State St Petersburg University, Academy of Fine Arts, the Monument of Peter the Great, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes, etc. 9:00-10:00 am A stroll on Nevsky prospect. 10:00-12:30 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage museum (early admission, before the official opening hours) 12:45-1:45 pm Lunch (not included) 2:00-2:30 pm Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood 2:45-4:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Faberge museum 4:30 pm Return to the ship Please note: • The timing and the sequence of the museum visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the week. • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-off. • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. • Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour.