2-Day "Best of Saint Petersburg" Shore Private Excursion

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Tour Number

Activity Level

616557


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour might be tiresome to kids under 7 years old.

Friendly: Yes.
We might need to hire a specially equipped vehicle for an additional price, so, please contact me before booking the tour.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), Russian (fluent)

Get acquainted with Saint Petersburg's amazing jewels in 2 day visa free private tour, Faberge Museum included!


This tour is customized for cruise ship passengers, coming to Saint Petersburg for two days only. But rest assured - you'll see the best this pearl of Baltic can offer to any sophisticated traveller!

You'll step on the island from where Saint Petersburg started more than 315 years ago and will see dazzling Easter Eggs made by Carl Faberge company. We'll visit the Hermitage - a museum, recognized among the world's incredible museums to see in your lifetime.

And how about tasting famous Russian Borsch or pancakes, being served in local restaurants? Accompanied by a shot of Vodka or a glass of good wine. Why not?

A hydrofoil will take you to the miracle of Russia - Peterhof, often called "the Russian Versailles", amazing visitors with its' sparkling fountains, where we'll drop into one of the small private royal palaces. In another Summer Residence, we'll see the famous Amber Room in opulent Catherine Palace.

Don't miss a unique chance to make a voyage through times and history!

Itinerary

DAY 1

10:00 - Pick up at the Port, start of the tour
hydrofoil to Peterhof
Inside visit to Bath House - private apartments of Empress Maria (or Monplaisir private Palace or the Grottos - caves, hiding secrets of Peterhof's unique fountain system)
Walk along the Lower garden with it's more than 100 fountains
Drive to Pushkin - Tsars' Village
Lunch
Tour of the Catherine Palace with Amber Room
Drive back to the city
visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
19:00 - back to the Port

DAY 2

07:30 - start of the tour
Tour of the Hermitage Museum - early entrance, without lines and crowds
Inside visit to Church on Spilled Blood
Lunch in a local Russian restaurant
Tour of the Faberge Museum with its collection of Royal Easter Eggs
16:00 - back to the Port

NOTE, that the order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums' days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.

FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS - the tour should be booked at least 2 weeks before the arrival day

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 2 days

Day 1 - 9 hours
Day 2 - 8,5 hours

Duration of the tour might be influenced by traffic jams, weather, number of cruise ships in the Port, time of arrival and departure of your particular cruise ship.

Transportation

A modern comfortable Van (Mercedez Vito, Viano) with air-conditioning.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Bottled Still water
Raincoats
All museum entries with photo and video permission
Pick up/Drop off at the Port
Personal driver for 2 days
Blanket Visas
Port taxes/fees

Faberge Museum tour is included in Base price

NOTE: for kids under 18 prices are lower, so, please, contact me before booking the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 rub - You'll need cash for lunch. 1500 roubles is usually enough for a traditional Russian lunch (but without alcoholic beverages). Most cafes and restaurants accept credit cards (except for American Express and Diners' Club). So for two days, you will need 3000 roubles approximately.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Lunch at your own cost

A Recent Review of this tour

Olga provided us with an extremely informative and well organised tour. The program she formulated was breathtaking and we felt showed us the best highlights we could see in our limited time. The tour was well paced giving us time to enjoy and photograph all the sites. Olga was obliging and reorganised schedules to cater for our every request. Our safety was always paramount and Olga ensured that we were well briefed on every step of the schedule. Thanks for an amazing time.
Gail Roberts

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    616557


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour might be tiresome to kids under 7 years old.

    Friendly: Yes.
    We might need to hire a specially equipped vehicle for an additional price, so, please contact me before booking the tour.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (conversational), Russian (fluent)

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