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$285 Tours & Sightseeing

St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

Please note: The itinerary is a sample. The actual itineraries are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure. Sequence and timing of sights visited may vary based on days of the week, tourist congestion in the city, and capacity allowances mandated by museums. The content of each program will remain the same  EXCEPT in the rare case wherein a specific ship has a shorter time in port than normal. Please contact us for the exact itinerary for your cruise ship.  DAY 1 8:30 a.m. — Meet your guide in the cruise terminal right after clearing immigration City Highlights tour including the city's most famous and beautiful buildings and historic monuments: the tip of Vasilyevsky Island, the log house of Peter the Great, the battleship Aurora, Nevsky Prospect, Arts Square, Ostrovsky Square, the monument to Catherine the Great, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Yeliseyevsky grocery store, the National Library, the Russian Museum, the Gostiny Dvor department store, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky theatre, and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. The tour gives a comprehensive view of the historic city centre and acquaints you well with the city. On the way to some suburban estates you will drive through residential areas where the majority of St. Petersburg's residents live. 10:00 a.m. — Guided tour of St. Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral 11:00 a.m. — Travel to Peterhof summer estate 12:00 p.m. — Tour of the Lower Fountain Park and Upper gardens 1:30 p.m. — Travel to Tsars Village (Tsarskoe Selo). Packed Lunch (Stolle pies – a Russian favorite) 2:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Catherine palace (including the famous Amber room) and walk through the park 4 p.m. —Travel back to the city. 5:30 p.m. — Onboard or Optional Evening Program DAY 2 7:30 a.m. — Meet in the cruise terminal right after immigration 8:00 a.m — Subway ride and tour of the most beautiful Metro stations 9:00 a.m. — Boat ride (picturesque canal and river tour by boat, passing famous palaces, bridges, churches and parks) 10:00 a.m. — Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entry) 12:30 p.m. — Traditional Russian lunch at a local restaurant 1:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Church on the Blood 2:30 p.m. — Visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral  3:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Yusupov Palace incl. Gregory Rasputin exhibition 5 p.m. — On board

$285 Shore Excursions

St Petersburg 2-Day Tour with Faberge Museum and The Hermitage

Please note: The itinerary below is a sample. The actual itineraries are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure. DAY 1 8:30 a.m. —  Meet your guide in the cruise terminal right after clearing immigration. City Highlights tour, including the city's most famous and beautiful buildings and historic monuments: the tip of Vasilyevsky Island, the log house of Peter the Great, the battleship Aurora, Nevsky Prospect, Arts Square, Ostrovsky Square, the monument to Catherine the Great, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Yeliseyevsky grocery store, the National Library, the Russian Museum, the Gostiny Dvor department store, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky theatre, and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. The tour gives a comprehensive view of the historic city centre and acquaints you well with the city. On the way to some suburban estates you will drive through residential areas where the majority of St. Petersburg's residents live. 10 a.m. — Travel to Peterhof Summer Residence. 11 a.m. — Tour of the Lower Fountain Park and Upper gardens. 12:30 p.m. —  Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant. 1:30 p.m. —  Travel to Tsars Village (Tsarskoe Selo). 2:30 p.m. —  Guided tour of Catherine palace (including the famous Amber room) and walk through the park. 4:00 p.m. — Travel back to the city. 5:30 p.m. — Onboard or Optional Evening Program DAY 2 7:30 a.m. — Meet in the cruise terminal right after immigration. 8:00 a.m. — Subway ride and tour of the most beautiful Metro stations. 9:00 a.m. — Boat ride (picturesque canal and river tour by boat, passing famous palaces, bridges, churches and parks). 10:00 a.m. — Excursion in the Hermitage Museum (early entry). 12:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood. 1:30 p.m. — Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant. 2:30 p.m. — Guided tour of the Faberge Museum 3:30 p.m. — Shopping experience on Nevsky prospect incl. visit to Eliseyev Emporium 5:00 p.m. — Onboard

$58.76 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

St. Petersburg Neva River, Canals, Drawbridges Midnight Cruise

Meet your guide at midnight near Kazan Cathedral, and then hop aboard your sightseeing boat for your midnight cruise through St Petersburg. Take a seat out on deck or inside the lower saloon, and then sit back and relax as you cruise around the city, learning about its sights from your onboard guide.The city is latticed with canals that feed off from the romantic Neva River, and each night the drawbridges are raised to allow larger ships to pass. See the raising of the bridges as you glide around the canals, admiring the illuminated sights of St Petersburg reflected on the water. Pass underneath Trinity Bridge, admiring its Art Nouveau design, and gaze out toward the northern St Petersburg to see Vasilyevsky Island across from the Winter Palace. Head into the widest part of the Neva River and pass Peter and Paul Fortress, the vast estate that looks magical lit up at night. Cruise alongside Mikhailovsky Castle and hear how the hulking structure was built for Tsar Paul I in the late 18th century.After cruising around the canals of the city, admiring the sights, return to Kazan Cathedral and disembark your boat. Your nighttime tour finishes at the waterside.

$119 Private & Custom Tours

Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.   This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.   Highlights Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Wonders of Russia; Listen to many secrets and intriguing stories of Russian royalty; Explore the largest Palace of Peterhof, the Grand Palace; Take pictures of one of the finest landscapes in Europe; Have a scenic stroll around the area; Get soaked in a Joke fountain; Enjoy the Russian lunch, a pancake house located on the waterfront. Enjoy Neva cruise on a high-speed hydrofoil, one of the most exciting things to do in Saint Petersburg. 10am Your friendly local guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and you will launch on a thrilling journey along the Neva river, which is a must-to-do experience in the “Venice of the North”. Hydrofoil is the quickest and most beautiful way to get to the main attraction of St. Petersburg. 11am You’ll enjoy panoramic vistas and will see historically significant monuments and landmarks of St Petersburg during your river cruise n Hydrofoil - the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul fortress, Vasilyevsky Island. 12pm Then you will explore the Peterhof together with your friendly local guide, who will tell you amusing stories and fun facts of the intriguing past. The gorgeous Grand Palace and park complex is called the Kingdom of fountains. 176 fountains and water cascades decorate the park composition. 1pm Take in the views of the palaces, pavilions, statues, alleys and flower beds - all full of chic and grandeur. Everything here is a reminiscent of a great bygone era, which creates a perfect blend and a historic vibe. You will easily get swept away with a spirit of the moment. You can also remind yourself those days when you were a child and enjoy a magical experience of getting soaked in Joke fountains. 2pm You can enjoy your lunch in a traditional Russian style with the views of the Gulf of Finland and feel like royalty.3pm For more aristocratic experience, you can explore Grand Palace with channels, the Palace and park ensemble of Alexandria, Monplaisir Palace with greenhouses, Marly Palace with gardens, orchards and fish ponds, and, of course, the Grottoes. 4pm After the tour, your guide will get you back to St Petersburg and leave you at your hotel or any centrally-located place you wish at around 5pm.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Half-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Faberge Museum

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and head toward the Nevsky prospect, the main artery of Saint-Petersburg.  While admiring the beauty of the Nevsky Prospect and the hundreds of canals and streets coming off it. Your guide will provide you a brief history of the founding of the city and how it became the capital of the Russian Empire.  After you reach the famous Hermitage Museum on the Palace Square and admire the architectural wonders of Bartolomeo Rastrelli, you will head down the Palace Embankment toward the statue of the Bronze Horseman (Peter the Great) on the Thunder Stone. From here, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view seeing the Vasilyevsky Island and The Menshikov Palace on the other side of Neva River. From the monument, your guide will take you to the Kazan Cathedral, which was modeled on the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Continue down Griboyedov Embankment past the Singer House (also known as the House of Books) toward another famous Church - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a truly unforgettable sanctuary that reminds many of the St.Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.  After visiting the cathedral you will step into Mikhailovsky Sad (Michaels Garden) – one of the most beautiful parks of Imperial Russia.  The fresh air, trees, a pond with a bridge and the two styles of park landscape (French and English) will give you a break from St.Petersburg’s architecture.   As you pass through the park you will head toward another memorable destination – Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole).  The park is named after the Roman god of War – Mars.  The park was established almost simultaneously with the founding of St.Petersburg.  The park currently serves both as a memorial and as a reminder of the victories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. “The Field of Mars” was the first park to ignite the “Eternal Flame” which became the symbol of commemoration of the soldiers that died during World War II. After a stroll through these two parks, you will head to the famous Faberge Museum.  The museum has a collection of over 4,000 works of decorative and fine arts, including paintings, porcelain, and bronze. The highlight of the museum's collection is the group of nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Zar’s of Russia.  Your guide will show the most notable pieces of this remarkable collection - we promise you that the Blue Room of the museum will take your breath away. At the end of the tour – your guide will be happy to answer any possible questions that you still may have, suggest a restaurant to eat or recommend a good souvenir shop.

$81.80 Tours & Sightseeing

VIP Night Tour in Limo from St Petersburg

Night illumination makes the city particularly beautiful during this limousine tour that picks you up from the hotel at 11:00pm. See the embankments and avenues, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The Spit of Vasilyevsky Island will surprise you at this hour. With this city situated on forty-two islands, observe the many bridges  climbing up at night in sequence.All stops will be made according to your wishes. Your English-speaking guide accompanies you without breaking your privacy.In the bar you will find wine, sweets and chocolate-all you need for the romantic feeling.