This city tour is the perfect way to explore St. Petersburg in 2 days. During this comprehensive group tour you will see the major attractions of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage, Peterhof summer residence with the Fountain park, and Catherine Palace with the Amber room. You will pay a visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood which is beautifully decorated with mosaics and enjoy a stroll along the main city's street - Nevsky prospect. The tour won't be complete without a relaxing boat ride along the legendary Neva river. Finally, you'll be able to visit one of the most beautiful subways in the world! During the tour you will hear stories about the city, its foundation, emperors and empresses that changed its appearance through centuries, interesting facts about the Soviet period and learn a lot about modern life in Russia: housing, transportation, health care system, family life and much more.
Day 1: 8:30 am Meeting by the ship. (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship's arrival time). City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St Petersburg. A visit to a subway station and a farmers market 10:00-11:00 am Driving to Peterhof 11:00-12:30 am Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (not included) 1:30-2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city 2:30-4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room 4:00-5:00 pm Driving to the city 5:00 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show/boat trip) Day 2: 7:30 am Meeting by the ship. Continuation of the city tour 8:30-9.30 am Boat ride along rivers and canals 10:00 am-12:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage museum (early admission, before the official opening hours) 12:15-12:45 am Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood 1:00-2:00 pm Lunch (not included) 2:15-3:15 pm Stroll along Nevsky prospect. You will find yourself in the heart of St. Petersburg, feel the vibe of the city, pass by iconic buildings, including the oldest shopping mall – Gostiny Dvor. You will also get a unique chance to learn more about Russian local life and walking along the busiest thoroughfare of the great city. If time permits, there will be a shopping stop 3:30-4:00 pm Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral 4:30 pm Return to the ship Please note: • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the week • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-off • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot • Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour