Choose this one-day private shore excursion if you are coming to St Petersburg on Monday. You will see all the major highlights of the city center during a panoramic city tour before taking a hydrofoil boat to reach the Park of Peterhof. The gardens of Peterhof will amaze you with its splendor and festive atmoshpere. After visiting Peterhof, you will also visit Tsarskoye Selo, a magnificent summer residence in baroque style. The pearl of excursion to Catherine's Place is the Amber Room. Once back to St Petersburg, have an excursion to the Church on the Spilled Blood that will amaze you with its unique interior decoration and will broaden your knowledge of Russian history.
Meet your private guide in the port terminal in the morning after passing the passport control and take a ride to the city center in a comfortable a/c car/minivan. Nevsky Prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace (the Hermitage), the Square of Arts, St Isaac’s Square and Cathedral, the Summer Garden are only a few places you will see. Later take a hydrofoil to visit one of the most luxurious parks of the world – the Park of Peterhof, the summer residence of Peter the Great. After a relaxing lunch break, head to another summer residence of the Russian Tsars – Tsarskoye Selo (modern Pushkin). During the excursion to Catherine’s Palace, we will see the eighth wonder of the world – the Amber Room. The last stop of our tour will be visiting the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood, once we finish the excursion, our careful driver will return you back to the cruise ship.Note: On Wednesdays, the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood is closed; it will be replaced with the excursion to St Peter and Paul Cathedral (the burial place of the Russian Tsars).The itinerary of this private shore excursion of St Petersburg: • Meeting in the cruise port • Panoramic city tour • Hydrofoil ride to Peterhof • Walk in the fountain Park of Peterhof • Lunch break in a traditional Russian cuisine restaurant • Drive to Pushkin (The Tzars' Village) • Excursion to Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room • Transfer to St Petersburg • Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood • Return to the port The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on traffic and museum opening hours. The hydrofoil ride may be canceled in case of bad weather conditions, you get to Peterhof by car/minivan. 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.