Information from Viator
Do not miss your chance to see the best of St Petersburg at an easy pace with this comfortable 2-day private shore excursion. You will enjoy two half-day tours (5 hours each day) discovering the best sights in the city center and the vicinity. Discover St Petersburg during a City Tour and visit the emblematic Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood. Hunt the treasures of the Hermitage Museum and explore the Winter Palace with an excellent expert guide. Admire the splendid Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye selo and the Amber Room, also known as the 8th wonder of the world. Benefit from visa-free arrangements, skip-the-line tickets and wheelchair accessiblility.
Day 1 - 5 hours: After meeting the guide, prepare your camera for some impressive panoramic views from the embankments of the Neva River. The Spit of the Basil Island, St Peter and Paul Fortress, the famous bridges of St Petersburg, countless palaces, parks, and squares of St Petersburg will leave you speechless. The guide will escort you to the Winter Palace - the principal building of the Hermitage Museum complex. The staterooms of the palace will surprise you with their grandeur, richly decorated with columns, sculpture, gold, and marbles, these interiors show the lifestyle of the Russian Tsars. Marvel a unique collection of mosaics decorating the Church on the Spilled Blood during an inside visit. Day 2 - 5 hours: You will head to the outskirts of the city to visit the Village of the Tsars (Tsarskoye Selo in Russian). This place attracts millions of tourists every year. It was the beloved summer place of Russian Empress Catherine the Great who turned it into the official residence of the Empire. The treasure of Catherine's Palace is the Amber Room - an interior decorated with panels made of natural stone amber, gilded moldings, and mirrors. After the excursion, you will have a nice walk in Catherine's Park executed in French and English landscape style. Once finished with the sightseeing, you will return back to the cruise ship. The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule and days of the week. 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.
- 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