St Petersburg Shore Excursion including Free Time and Shopping

Shore Excursions in Russia

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Choose this easy shore excursion with flexible itinerary if you want to explore the city on your own and have a great local experience. This tour includes a full city tour by car/minivan, a boat ride along the rivers and canals and a visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood. You will also have a walking tour in the city center to see many sights which are not included in regular sightseeing programs. Explore the metro of St Petersburg, the farmer’s market, picturesque Russian churches and local cafes. Take you time for shopping and trying local cuisine. Your private guide will be happy to advise you places to see and things to do. Book this private shore excursion to feel free from the traffic jams, busy museums and crowded buses.
This easy program is a perfect choice to have a relaxing tour of Saint Petersburg at a comfortable pace with your family or friends. Your professional guide will pick you up at the port in the morning and show you the best sights to take pictures during an introductory city tour. The route includes the St Peter and Paul Fortress, Kazan Cathedral, the Summer Garden, St Michael's Castle, the Field of Mars, the Zinger House and others. The bravest ones can climb nearly 300 steps to see St Petersburg from the colonnade of St Isaac's Cathedral. Take a short subway ride to see some of the beautiful metro stations that are often called underground palaces and visit the farmer’s market. Later, you will visit the picturesque Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood, the symbol of Russian art. You are free to choose a place to have a lunch break and your friendly guide will advise you where to try traditional Russian borsh soup or bliny (pancakes). Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the canals of St Petersburg and stroll along the Nevsky Prospect visiting local shops on your way.Included activities: • City Tour, including visiting a local farmers’ market • Tour of the Spilled Blood Church • Walk on the territory of St Peter and Paul Fortress • Subway ride • Walking tour on Nevsky Prospect and the city center • Sightseeing boat rideIf you have any suggestions on the itinerary, you are welcome to contact the local supplier to adjust the program. The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. 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 arrangments (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
  • All admission fees per program

What’s not included

  • Meals