2-day Private Shore Excursion - St Petersburg Highlights (Visa Included)

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Pavlovsk
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Tour description

Have a comfortable 2-day private shore excursion of St Petersburg with an expert guide. On the first day, you will explore the historical center and learn about the creation of the city, its history, and modern life. Visit the Hermitage Museum, including 4 buildings of the complex with skip-the-line priority access. You will have a chance to explore the Venice of the North from the water during a sightseeing boat trip. On the second day, you will head out of the city to discover the favorite summer residence of Catherine the Great - Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin). The last attraction to visit is Pavlovsk, an elegant family residence of the royal family executed in a sophisticated style. You will also have a relaxing walk in the Pavlovsk Park far from the hustle and bustle of the city before returning to the cruise ship.

ItineraryDay 1: Catherine's Palace + Peterhof Park (9 hours)Stop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meet your private guide in the cruise terminal9:00-10:00 - have a panoramic city tour with picture stops. Visit the Naval Cathedral of St Nicolas that is one of the most important religious centers in the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District10:00-10:45 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo10:45-12:45 - tour to Catherine Palace, the Amber Room and the Park12:45-13:30 - lunch in a local cafeDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:30-14:15 - transfer to Peterhof14:15-15:45 - walk in the Lower Park of Peterhof, enjoy the views of the cascades, fountains and sculpure15:45-16:45 - return to the cityDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District17:00-17:30 - visit the temple dedicated to the life and death of the Russian Emperor Alexander II18:00 - return to the portDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Hermitage and the City CenterStop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District9:00 - meet the guide9:30-10:30 - walk on the territory of St Peter & Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St PetersburgDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Petropavlovsky Cathedral (Saints Peter and Paul's Cathedral), Perm, Permsky District, Perm Krai, Volga District10:30-11:00 - visit the burial place of the Russian TsarsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District11:15-13:45 - visit the Main Museum Complex including the Winter Palace, the New, the Small and the Old Hermitage.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District13:45-15:45 - enjoy 2 hours of leasure time in the city center. Walk on the Nevsky Prospect, dine or shop, the choice is yours.16:00 - return to the cruise shipDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangments (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
  • Entry/Admission - The Petropavlovsky Cathedral (Saints Peter and Paul's Cathedral)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Lunches

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Catherine's Palace + Peterhof Park (9 hours) Stop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meet your private guide in the cruise terminal 9:00-10:00 - have a panoramic city tour with picture stops. Visit the Naval Cathedral of St Nicolas that is one of the most important religious centers in the city. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 10:00-10:45 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo 10:45-12:45 - tour to Catherine Palace, the Amber Room and the Park 12:45-13:30 - lunch in a local cafe Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:30-14:15 - transfer to Peterhof 14:15-15:45 - walk in the Lower Park of Peterhof, enjoy the views of the cascades, fountains and sculpure 15:45-16:45 - return to the city Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 17:00-17:30 - visit the temple dedicated to the life and death of the Russian Emperor Alexander II 18:00 - return to the port Duration: 30 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: The Hermitage and the City Center Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 9:00 - meet the guide 9:30-10:30 - walk on the territory of St Peter & Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St Petersburg Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Petropavlovsky Cathedral (Saints Peter and Paul's Cathedral), Perm, Permsky District, Perm Krai, Volga District 10:30-11:00 - visit the burial place of the Russian Tsars Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 11:15-13:45 - visit the Main Museum Complex including the Winter Palace, the New, the Small and the Old Hermitage. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District 13:45-15:45 - enjoy 2 hours of leasure time in the city center. Walk on the Nevsky Prospect, dine or shop, the choice is yours. 16:00 - return to the cruise ship Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.