St Petersburg Imperial Palaces: 2-Day Private Shore Excursion

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Peterhof
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Explore the imperial palaces of St Petersburg during this private shore excursion with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Get familiar with culture and history of Russia, taste traditional food and simply enjoy your visa-free stay in the Venice of the North during your Baltic Cruise. On the first day, head for Tsarskoye Selo to explore Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room. Another imperial residence to visit is Pavlovsk Palace, an elegant summer estate of The Romanov family. On the second day, you will see the summer estate of Peter the Great, magnificent Peterhof decorated with fountains and cascades. Once back to the city, your local guide will give you a tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace, which was an official residence of Russian Tsars. Having seen all that luxury, you will return back to the ship full of fantastic memories.

ItineraryDay 1: Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk (9 hours)Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - Meeting in the port9:00-10:00 - City Tour with picture stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky prospect, Zinger House and visit Kazan Cathedral.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Pavlovsk Palace and Park, Pavlovsk, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:00-11:00 - Transfer to the city of Pavlovsk11:00-12:30 - Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park, the biggest landscape park in Europe12:30-12:45 - Short ride to Tsarskoye SeloDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District12:45-13:30 - time for lunch in a local restaurant13:30-15:30 - Tour to Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room15:30-16:15 - Return to St PetersburgDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District16:15-16:45 - visit the most picturesque church in the cityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District17:00-18:00 - boat cruise along the rivers and canals of the city18:30 - return to the portDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Peterhof Park and the Hermitage (8 hours)Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meeting with the guide9:00-10:30 - a trip to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palacesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:30-12:00 - Tour of Peterhof Gardens. You will see the Grand Palac (from outside), the Grand Cascade, the Marine Canal, joke fountains and much more.12:00-13:00 - return back to the city center13:00-14:00 - time for lunchDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District14:00-16:30 - take a guided tour of one of the richest museums in the world17:00 - return to the cruise shipDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Lunches

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk (9 hours) Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - Meeting in the port 9:00-10:00 - City Tour with picture stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky prospect, Zinger House and visit Kazan Cathedral. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Pavlovsk Palace and Park, Pavlovsk, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:00-11:00 - Transfer to the city of Pavlovsk 11:00-12:30 - Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park, the biggest landscape park in Europe 12:30-12:45 - Short ride to Tsarskoye Selo Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 12:45-13:30 - time for lunch in a local restaurant 13:30-15:30 - Tour to Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room 15:30-16:15 - Return to St Petersburg Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 16:15-16:45 - visit the most picturesque church in the city Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 17:00-18:00 - boat cruise along the rivers and canals of the city 18:30 - return to the port Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: Peterhof Park and the Hermitage (8 hours) Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meeting with the guide 9:00-10:30 - a trip to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palaces Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:30-12:00 - Tour of Peterhof Gardens. You will see the Grand Palac (from outside), the Grand Cascade, the Marine Canal, joke fountains and much more. 12:00-13:00 - return back to the city center 13:00-14:00 - time for lunch Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 14:00-16:30 - take a guided tour of one of the richest museums in the world 17:00 - return to the cruise ship Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.