a visa-free private tour with a guide and a driver (with a visit to Hermitage, Amber room, Peterhof and famous cathedrals)
This visa free three-day tour covers the most major attractions of the city and its amazing suburban palaces and parks, including Peterhof, nicknamed the Russian Versailles , and the Catherine Palace with the world-famous Amber Room.
On the Hermitage tour you will explore both the fantastic state rooms of the former palace and one of the best art collections in the world.
During the boat trip you will enjoy the charming river and canal area full of beautiful palaces, masons and other historical buildings.
The tour includes a visit to the most famous churches in St Petersburg - St Isaac Cathedral and Church on Spilled Blood .
Apart from the touristy St Petersburg , you will also explore some off the beaten path places and enjoy Russian cuisine.
To arrange a blanket visa only your passports scans are required. (7-10 days in advance)
Tickets to the most attractions will be prebooked, no waiting in long lines
Hermitage (2, 5 hours)
Gold Room (optional)(1hour)
Church on Spilled Blood (1 hour) (built in traditional Russian style and featuring splendid mosaic interiors)
City walk and Summer Garden
Catherine Park and Palace (at Tsarskoye selo / town Pushkin)
St Isaac Cathedral and Colonnade (1. 5 hours) - a richly decorated with gold and semiprecious stones 100 meter edifice
River and canal tour (1hour)
optional - shopping, underground tour, traditional orthodox churches (functioning, not museums), markets or anything you would wish
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: cruise ship terminal
End location: cruise ship terminal
Duration: 3 days
walking, car (Skoda Fabia 2012, air-conditioned)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rouble - per person
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Kate is very informative and personable. Not only did we see the main sights of St Petersburg but, at our request, we had a superb afternoon of Soviet history on the Metro and at Finland Station. In addition, Kate found a great selection of local restaurants for lunch each day that really enhanced the experience. Well done Kate.