Three day St Petersburg Private Shore Excursion

Shore Excursions in St Petersburg

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Personalize your experience by taking the 3-day private trip that will show you all the best highlights of St. Petersburg. Dive into the imperial atmosphere of the Hermitage, the largest museum in the country and see its best masterpieces. The royal style of leaving has left its imprint on Peterhof residence and Catherine Palace as well. It was the place where tsars and tsarinas spent their summer holidays. Enjoy the sightseeing tour with photo stops at the best viewing spots of St. Petersburg. Sail along the most prominent embankments lined up with old mentions to see the panoramic views of the Neva river. And get even more emotional experiences with your private tour guide!
Day 1 8.30 - 9.00 am meeting at the ship (please, note the time of the beginning of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time) 9am-12 pm City tour with a boat ride, Farmers’ Market visits. Guided tour of Peter and Paul fortress Sightseeing tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg 12.30-1.30 pm Typical Russian lunch (optional) 1.30-2.30 pm Drive to Pushkin 2.30-4.30 pm Guided tour of Catherine palace with the Amber room 4.30-5.30 pm Drive back to the city with a metro visit on the way 5.30 pm return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show) Day 2 8.30am Meeting at the ship 8.30-10.00am Drive to Petergof with a metro visit 10.00-11.00pm Guided tour of the Grand Palace 11.00-12.30pm Stroll along the Fountain Park. 12.30-1.30 pm Drive back to the city 1.30-2.30 pm Typical Russian lunch (optional) 2.45-3.15 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood 3.30-4.30 pm Guided tour of the Faberge Museum  5.30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show) Day 3 9.00 am Meeting at the ship 10.00-12.30pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission, before the official working hours) 12.30-1.30 pm Typical Russian lunch (optional) 2.00-3.00 pm Guided tour of the General Staff Building. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection 3.00-4.00 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace 4-4.30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral 5.00 pm Return to the ship Please note:The timing and the sequence of the museum visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the weekThe sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-offIn order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot

What’s included

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace and Faberge museum)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day

What’s not included

  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 5$ per person, video pass is 12 per person)
  • Lunch expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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