1-Day St Petersburg Highlights Tour

Shore Excursions in Peterhof
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Tour description

This 1-day public shore excursion is ideal for the first-time visitors to St. Petersburg who have but 1 day to explore the treasures of our city. The tour includes 2 most popular museums and a must-do activity. The State Hermitage Museum will show you the Winter Palace (former official winter residence of the Russian tsars) and West European art collections. Peterhof, on the contrary, served as a summer residence and entertainment place. River and canal boat tour through the historic city centre will add to your impressions of our city.

7:30 - your will meet your guide and driver straight outside passport control in St. Petersburg port. Your day will start with the city sightseeing tour by car and boat. See our city from different angles and have stops for picture taking and short walks at the most picturesque and famous squares and landmarks. Head outside St. Petersburg to Peterhof, the most famous country-side summer residence of the Romanov-tsars. You will visit the Grand Peterhof Palace and tour the famous fountain gardens. 13:30 - Russian traditional lunch in a local place will be an introduction to the food culture in our country. 15:30 - Your afternoon is dedicated to world's renowned Hermitage Museum. During the 2-hour tour of the Hermitage you will see where the Russian tsars lived in winter (the Winter Palace)  and the highlights of the West European art collections. At around 18:00 you will return on board the ship.  The tour start and finishing time will depend upon the time of arrival and departure of your cruise.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups larger than 6 persons
  • River cruise with live commentary on board
  • Local guide fluent in English
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation: air-conditioned van of the necessary size
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)