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)
my services as a private guide and a driver, transportation, blanket visa, all admission fees (tickets will be prebooked), boat trip tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rouble - per person
food and drinks, souvenirs
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Kate was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable about the city and its rich history. She made sure we saw everything we wanted to, even if it meant skipping a few of her original plans to do something we had just heard about our looked up. Not only was she a wealth of information but she was flexible, personable, and fun to be around. It felt like she was a fifth member of our traveling group rather than a guide. Overall we loved our experience with Tours by Locals and would definitely do it again.