City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion
Kid Friendly: Yes. A tour requires lots of walking (at least in the gardens of Peterhof and the Hermitage), so a stroller may be helpful for little children.
Maximum travelers: 6
Visa-free comprehensive tour that includes all the main attractions
This private shore excursion includes the most important attractions of St Petersburg - the Hermitage museum, St Isaac's cathedral, the Savior on the Spilled blood church, Peter and Paul fortress, the Catherine palace with the Amber room and Peterhof. A private guide and an experienced driver will make sure that you will have once in a lifetime experience! And after lots of sightseeing you will be able to relax in a local cafe to try some typical food to get some strengths for more discoveries!
It's a sample itinerary. The real one may depend on the dates of your stay and the entry time scheduled by the main museums:
09:00 - meeting at the port, departure for the city center by private car
09:30 - 10:15 - tour of the most beautiful metro stations
10:30 - 13:30 - city tour by car with visits to the Savior on the Spilled blood church, St Isaac's cathedral and the Peter and Paul fortress
13:30 - 14:30 - lunch break if needed (paid extra)
14:30 - 16:30 - Hermitage museum tour (main complex)
16:30 - 17:30 - free time /shopping/ more off the beaten track sights
18:00 - return to the port
09:00 - meeting at the port, departure for the Catherine palace
10:30 - 12:00 - tour of the Catherine palace
12:00 - 13:00 - driving to Peterhof
13:00 - 13:30- lunch break if needed (paid extra)
13:30 - 15:00 - tour of the fountain park ( a visit to the Grand palace or any pavilions is not included, the main attraction in Peterhof are the fountains themselves)
16:20 - return to the port
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship port
The guide will meet you at the arrival hall
End location: Cruise ship port
Duration: 2 days
Private car or minivan.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 rubbles - Expenses for lunches if needed.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.