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Chose this private shore excursion with a professional local guide to stroll the most exciting tourist attractions and museums in 2 days. Apart from the classic sightseeing program, you will also visit the Faberge Museum to see the biggest collection of the Faberge Eggs in the world and other authentic pieces of jewelry art. Another fabulous and extremely interesting museum to visit is the Yusupov Palace, famous for being a site of Rasputin's assassination. You will see an exposition dedicated to this mysterious historical event.
Your private guide will meet for you at the port terminal just after the passport control and show you to a private a/c vehicle depending on your party size. Get your cameras ready and start exploring St Petersburg and its vicinity. What you will do and see: Day 1 (9 h): • City tour of St Petersburg with multiple photo stops - see the University Embankment, the Spit of the Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, the Palace Square, Nevsky Prospect, the Zinger House, Kazan cathedral and other sights. • Inside visit to the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, a marvelous church in Russian Style, decorated with mosaics • Guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum with the Winter Palace, the biggest museum in Russian possessing over 3 million objects • Time for lunch (own expense) • Tour of the Faberge Museum (with audio guide), see the biggest in the world collection of Faberge Eggs and unique jewelry works • Excursion to the Yusupov Palace, see the luxurious interiors that rival the royal ones and learn the dark history of Rasputin's death, a man known as a dark magician who had a great influence on the family of Nicolas II. • Return to the portDay 2 (9 h): • Short hydrofoil ride to Peterhof (30 min) • Guided visit to the Lower Park of Peterhof, walk in the park and see the Grand Palace, the Grand Cascade and the joke fountains • Transfer to Tsarskoye Selo (the Tsars's Village) • Time for lunch (own expense) • Tour of Catherine’s Palace, see the luxurious interiors in baroque style and the famous Amber Room • Return back to St Petersburg • Tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral, the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Russia with a capacity of 14 000 people and the biggest gilded dome in the world • Return to the portThe actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic. 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)
- Bottled water and juice
- Professional & friendly guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
- Welcome gifts
- All admission fees per program
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included