St Petersburg 2-Day Small-Group Tolstoy's Literature Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Smolny & Vosstaniya

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Take the new and exclusive shore excursion of the year! This specially designed small group shore excursion of the best palaces in the city and its suburbs includes the filming locations from the BBC's epic War and Peace. The tour was created to follow the track of Leo Tolstoy's fictional characters in St Petersburg and suburbs. Enjoy 2 days tour with a friendly guide and a highly qualified driver presenting the highlights and recognize the settings for the War and Peace story adapted by BBC and already demonstrated on TV. 
Day 108.00 amYour guide will meet you at the cruise terminal08.00-09.00amDrive to Pushkin09.00-10.30amA visit to the Catherine Palace, a star of BBC's serial. Pass through its gilded suit of rooms with the famous Amber room and the wonderful ballroom, the setting for the ball scene of the film.  10.30-11.00amA walk around the park with beautiful pavilions.11.00-12.00amDrive to Peterhof12.00-01.00pmYour lunch time (own expense)01.00-02.30pmA walk around the park with the special accent on the 18th and 19th century fountains and the story about the foundation of Russian monarchy capital. 02.30-04.00pm Drive back to the city with a small ride of St Petersburg metro to enjoy the interior of palace like stations04.00-05.00pmDrive back to the portDay 208.00amYour guide will meet you at the cruise terminal08.00-9.30amCity sightseeing driving tour with photo stops and a stroll along Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg's main avenue. A focus on the Great Gostiny Dvor, the glorious Kazan Cathedral will extend your knowledge of the War and Peace epic period.9.30-10.30pmBoat rideView of the city from the water side provides an excellent chance to see the Winter Palace lining along the embankment of the Neva river and feel the harmony of the city.12.00-12.30pmVisit to the Church on the Spilled Blood, one of the most famous landmarks of Saint Petersburg  12.30-01.00pmYour lunch time (own expense)01.00-04.00pmA tour to the Hermitage, worldwide known art museum. The Winter Palace, the former Russian Tsar's official residence was also featured in the TV drama.04.00-05.00Drive back to the portPlease note: program timing and the order in which venues are visited may change due to traffic or weather conditions.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included