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$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

During your Baltic cruise the visit to St Petersburg will certainly become the highlight of you entire trip. This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see  St. Petersburg highlights in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable. Day 1:Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.You will be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family. Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park.Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains.On the way back to St. Petersburg you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg and to have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.17:00 Return to the ship.Day 2:Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North". Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).Visit the HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art,  the spectacular state and private rooms.ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration. Return to your ship.Note: Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.

$44.80 Walking & Biking Tours

Hidden St Petersburg Evening Walking Tour

This is a historical St. Petersburg tour with a twist: instead of stopping off at the city's many monuments, you'll go on a journey off the beaten path for a dose of real local life. Join a guide to see what makes St. Petersburg tick for the people that live there.Begin this St. Petersburg tour at the information booth on the Palace Square. This square is the heart of St. Petersburg local life and where the city’s most important celebrations always take place.Continue along St. Petersburg's busiest street, Nevsky Prospect, home to restaurants, theaters, and museums. All along here, you’ll find Russian history side-by-side with the modern life of local youth – and with a St. Petersburg citizen by your side, you’ll really feel the local life.Turn off Nevsky Prospect and head toward the Vladimirskaya metro station. Here, you can see a monument to the famous Russian writer Dostoevsky, who lived and worked in one of the houses nearby. Then, go down into the metro where you’ll see the oldest rail line with its most unusual interior. Your guide will show you some secrets of the metro and will explain why St. Petersburg’s system is so much more than just public transport. From there, head to the Vitebsky railway station, one of the most beautiful places in St. Petersburg, and constructed in the same style as the Eiffel Tower.Your St. Petersburg city tour ends next to Vosstaniya metro station, where you'll visit a local bar for a taste of the good stuff in a traditional Soviet-style vodka room.

$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings

During your European cruise the visit to St Petersburg will certainly become the highlight of you entire trip. This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see  St. Petersburg highlights in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable. Day 1:Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.You will be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family. Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park.Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains.On the way back to St. Petersburg you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg and to have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.17:00 Return to the ship.Day 2:Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North". Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).Visit the Hermitage Museum – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art,  the spectacular state and private rooms.ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration. Return to your ship.

$89 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg

After being picked up by a driver in an air-conditioned car or minivan from your St. Petersburg hotel, you will be taken to one of the best traditional Russian restaurants right in the centre of St. Petersburg. Try out your cooking skills with a 3-hour cooking class hosted by a professional chef. This authentic and fun experience will take you inside Russian food habits. You’ll learn about the ceremonial and cultural significance of food in Russian society as you prepare your dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This cooking class will teach you to make two main dishes that are typically Russian - "Borsch" (beetroot soup) and "Beef-Stroganoff" (braised meat with mushrooms), named after the Earl Stroganov - a very prosperous magnate who owned several restaurants in Odessa, which were accessible only for well-to-do gentlemen. This dish was then recreated by french chef Andre Dupont especially for Stroganov's restaurant at the end of 19th century. Now it's considered to belong to "Real russian cuisine".When the preparation is over, you will have time to relax with your friends on the tranquil dining pavilion while professional staff put the finishing touches to your meal. Once everything is cooked, you’ll sit around the kitchen table and enjoy the meal you prepared. After the cooking class your driver will drop you back at your hotel to have a rest after your nourishing dinner. Or you can be dropped-off elsewhere in the city centre if you prefer.

$68 Tours & Sightseeing

Petersburg National Battlefield Tour by Segway

Departing from 5001 Siege Rd in Petersburg Virginia at 10:00am on Tuesdays.  The Battle at Petersburg was the decisive battle of the Civil War and was the crucial turning point in the outcome of the war. It is currently the longest battle in American history at 9 months and 27 days, so come see one of the largest mortar shots available, called the Dictator, and the infamous battle of the crater, as depicted in the movie, Cold Mountain. Your professional guide will take you to visit remains of the forts, including Fort Steadman, which was the last conflict at Petersburg that took place March 25, 1865.  Throughout this tour you will see and hear the strategy of the generals and the chronology of the war and actually see the berms, the trenches and how they were all dug absent any heavy equipment.  This historic battle grounds are still pristine and immaculately kept by the US Park Service, it is hallowed ground and a memory for lifetime.  We are so fortunate to have today because of the soldiers that fought before us.

$89 Private & Custom Tours

Private Saint-Petersburg Early Access Canoe Water Tour

Meet your driver in the early morning at the hotel lobby and get your private car to start your trip. Move to the centre of the city - Marsovo field (Moika river embankment) - where your 1,5-2 hours canoe trip starts. Start your trip on the early morning at 8 a.m. when none of the ships boating yet. The ships and speed-boats start their navigation at 10 a.m. Moving by calm water without any waves, feel the nice freshness of the Neva river waters. Moving slowly with little speed on the small open-air water, you will not get cold because of no wind. Moving with no hurry you can make stops to make excellent photos against sightseeing, bridges and embankments. Get the unique historical information from your private guide-instructor while making stops. Going under the bridges you will see the original old-time construction of stones and iron which is still carefully saved since Great Katherin's reign period. You can stop under the bridge and touch the stones which have been layed in far 18th century. Or just make a wish which will certainly come trough when you come back here again :) After getting safety instructions from your professional guide you will be offered put on life-jacket and get a paddle. Water-immersion suites and helmets are also available. We will contact you after the booking for you to choose the type of the skiff - kayak, canoe or sup (foam board). Kayaks are available for 1, 2 or 3 people, canoes and sups are for 1 person. All of them have a good stability on water, so, do not disturb that it can flip over. Untrained person can use it without any problem. And you of course will be under careful unblinking gaze of the trainer. In case of the rain which is so usual in Saint-Petersburg you will be provided by special anti-rain coats to stay dry until the end of the excursion.While boating you will be able to see all the beauty of this magnificent city - really unforgettable impressions, unusual perspective and lots of emotions! Get your camera ready to make photos on the stops. There will be five stops when the guide will give you tell you about the most interesting sightseeing of Saint-Petersburg which you can see from the water. Video from guide's go-pro camera can be sent you by e-mail or some other way you prefer.  Your trip ends at about 9-30 a.m. on Nikolskoye field near Nikolsky Cathedral (Griboedov canal embankment). Here you will be set ashore. Now you can put-off your safety equipment and get your private car waiting for you on the coast. Now you have a full day free in Saint-Petersburg and lot of time for other sightseeing and attractions. The driver can bring you back to your hotel or leave you at any other place within the city center to continue exploring the beautiful city, or to eat the breakfast. Seat with your friends looking at the unique photos and let off steam in your emotions! And you will remember this extraordinary excursion forever!