see the city in a relaxed pace with a local guide!
Welcome to St. Petersburg and see its highlights in 2 days!
This tour is specially designed for cruise ship passengers who are on a short stay in the city and eager to see the city without rush.
You will see Imperial city and will learn more about art by visiting one of the biggest museums in the world - the HERMITAGE (Classical Art department). If you plan to see the Impressionists please inform me in advance!
You will see several Orthodox churches including inside visit to ST. ISAAC'S Cathedral or SPILLED BLOOD church.
We will go to a summer residence of Russian tzars - PETERHOF.
This is VISA FREE tour.
We may visit a museum of Faberge, Russian museum, Grand maket (a model of Russia), very good if you have children.
If you have any special requests I will customize a tour for you. I am here to make your trip comfortable!
9:30 Meeting at the ship
9:30-12:30 Highlights city tour, with several photo stops at the main sights of the city including visit of St. Isaac's cathedral or Spilled blood church, Peter and Paul's Cathedral
14:00-16:30 visit to the Hermitage museum (visit to the General staff building with Impressionists exhibition can be added upon your request)
17:30 back to the ship
09:30 Meeting at the ship
09:30-10:30 way to Peterhof (optional by hydrofoil boat)
10:30-13:30 walk in Peterhof fountain garden with inside visit to the Grand palace
14:00-15:00 way back to the city with a metro ride or a visit to farmers market
15:30 back to the ship
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at the cruise ship terminal. I will have a sign with your name on it
End location: at the cruise ship terminal
Duration: 2 days
If hydrofoil ride is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions we use our van instead to get to/from Petergof
We will mainly use private vehicle, also we will do some walking on short distances and may use hydrofoil boat to Peterhof.
- Your personal tour guide's service
- AC vehicle with a driver during the tour
- Blanket visa to pass the customs
- All port fees and taxes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
95 $ - for no-queue admissions to the museums per person. Most restaurants and shops accept VISA and MASTER cards.
- No-queue entrance fee to the museums of the program $95
- Hydrofoil ride ~$15 (can be paid in £ $ €) per person
- Optional evening program: ballet, opera (price depends on a theater and seats, Feel Yourself Russian show 3900 rub per person)
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My mom, my daughter, and I wanted to see the modern art at the Hermitage, something not offered by the excursions through our cruise. Elina was extremely knowledgeable and organized. She and the driver picked us up at the boat and took us to all the sites we wanted to see. Her background in art history was particularly helpful. Her English is beautiful, and she took us to several non-touristy and delicious restaurants. All this for less than a cruise excursion on a packed bus would have been.