VISA FREE. An introduction to the city of St. Petersburg - perfect for cruise ship passengers
While 2 days is not nearly enough time to spend in St. Petersburg, this tour will show you the highlights of the city and leave you wishing you could stay longer.
Your private tour will include the Hermitage museum (early entrance), the Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood.
On the second day, we'll leave town to visit Tsar's Village, Pavlovsk and Peterhof. We'll see the Palace of Paul I, Catherine's Palace and end the day at Peterhof, with its marvelous fountains and Monplesir, the intimate private palace of Peter the Great.
We end each day at approx. 18:00.
09:00 Meet at the pier.
Tsar's Village, Pavlovsk and Peterhoff
10:00 Palace of Paul I, unique palace, end of 18th century with
authentic interiors depicting the exquisite taste of the owners,
Paul I and his wife Maria
12:30 Lunch at authentic Russian restaurant in Pavlovsk
13:45 Tsar's Village and Catherine's Palace
14:30 Peterhoff, includes tour of park, fountains, Monplesir,
private palace of Peter the Great and Catherine's Block,
private palace of Catherine the Great.
09:00 Meet at the pier for city orientation tour
09:45 Tour of the Hermitage museum (early entrance)
14:30 Peter & Paul Fortress, the first stone construction in St. Petersburg, the most severe political prison in Russia
15:00 Church on the Spilled Blood
16:00 St. Isaac's Cathedral
16:30 Back to the ship
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal, airport, or your hotel in St. Petersburg.
End location: Cruise ship terminal, airport, or your hotel in St. Petersburg.
Duration: 2 days
The weather may affect whether we can do the boat ride along the rivers and canals. As well, the fountains at Peterhof do not operate in the winter and palaces have variable operating hours. Please check with us for details.
Private, air-conditioned vehicle and some walking
The cost of 2 day itinerary with transportation and admission to all museums
(early entrance at the Hermitage museum).
Photo permits in the museums
Visa free arrangements
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Rub - R1,000=$18
Lunches and boat ride (weather permitting) are extra.
Diamond Storage Room - $50 per person
Gold Storage Room - $50 per person
For groups over 5 people - $15 per person
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The tour was everything promised and succeeded in getting the most out of our two days in St. Petersburg. It was very helpful to travel with someone knowledgeable about the art and architecture we were looking at, rather then simply running off a series of memorized dates, and Tatiana's tour added considerably to our enjoyment and understanding of the city. If you want a tour with depth, this is the right one.