History, Architecture and Modern life of Saint Petersburg
This 3-day guided sightseeing tour with must-see attractions both in St Petersburg and outside the city is the best way to explore the former capital of Russia. The tour is perfect if you want to enjoy your time in Saint Petersburg in informative and relaxing way, with no rush.
You will explore the Hermitage museum with one of the greatest art collection in the world and also the Winter Palace the official residence of Russian Royal Family, walk along magnificent park of Peterhof with fountains (Russian Versailles), admire famous Amber room in Catherine's palace, see Saint Petersburg in an unusual perspective - from the water during river and canals boat tour and visit St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Cathedral, feel yourself like locals tasting the tradition cuisine, and many more.
It is a VISA-FREE shore excursion for cruise passengers!
If you have any special requests I will customize a tour for you.
DAY 1 (8 hours: 10am-6pm)
After meeting with you at the port/hotel, we will visit Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the birthplace of the city. Then we will go the Hermitage Museum to explore state rooms of the Winter Palace and one of the world's greatest art collection. Also, we will visit the General Staff Building with Impressionist Exhibition and Carl Fabergé Memorial Rooms.
DAY 2 (8 hours: 10am-6pm)
We will go to Tsar's village to visit the Catherine's palace with famous Amber room.
After we will enjoy the intimate atmosphere of Pavlovsk summer residence.
On the way back to the port we will have a shared boat ride along rivers and canals and admire St. Petersburg from the water
DAY 3 (8 hours: 9am-5pm)
We will head to Peterhof to visit the Grand Palace and have a walk in the Lower Park with Fountain ensembles.
In St. Petersburg we will visit St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal (outside customs) with a sign with your name.
End location: At the port
Duration: 3 days
The order of the visits to the museums and palaces may be different according to the days-off at the museums.
Rental car/ minivan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Russian Rubles - Lunch in the cafe / restaurant (USD 15-25), but it also can be paid by credit card (except American Express)
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.