When your cruise visits St Petersburg, discover the many splendors of the city on a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion, with no Russian visa required. Learn about the city’s past from an informative guide, and discover landmarks including the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress. Witness the art highlights of the world-famous Hermitage Museum, cruise along the stately canals, visit the fountain-dotted Peterhof Park, and explore the Catherine Palace at Pushkin, including its world-renowned Amber Room. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
DAY 1: Arrival to Saint-Petersburg8:00 Passport control, the group's meeting with the guide and the driver8:00 - 10:30 Sightseeing tour (including stops by sphinxes near the spit of Vasilevsky Island)10:30 - 12:30 Hermitage Museum (one of the major museums of the world, an important and grandiose architectural complex which has one of the most important art collections)12:30-14:00 Lunch in typical Russian restaurant14:00-15.30 Way to the summer palace of the tzars in Pushkin city is 25 km from the city and famous for its palace of Catherine and the magnificent interior: the famous "Amber Room" (a work of art of inestimable value and beauty)15:30-17:30 Tour of the Catherine Palace17:30-19:00 Back to the city19:00 Optinal evening program on a further requestDay 2: St. Petersburg8:30 Passport control, the group's meeting with the guide and the driver9:00- 10:30 The way to Peterhof (the summer residence of the czars, called the "Russian Versailles"). Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a jewel of Russian art, a city of parks, palaces and fountains. It is located 29 km to the west of St. Petersburg10:30-12:00 Peterhof Park12:00-13:30 Departure to the city13:30-14:30 Fortress of Saints Peter and Paul (this is the first building of the ancient city of St. Petersburg and the are tombs of the Romanov dynasty in the Cathedral)14:30-15:00 The Savior on Spilled Blood (The Church of the Russian styled domes which attracts by its dazzling and colorful facades and interiors)15.00-16.00 Boat trip by the rivers and canals16:30 Back on board