3 day All Highlights Shore Excursion Tour of St Petersburg


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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. As long as they are supervised by an adult. Let me know if you have children aged under 12 we will provide them with seats.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. Unfortunately some of the museums are not equipped for handicaps. Please let me know in advance about your physical limits and we will customize the tour to meet your requirements.

Maximum travelers: 10



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See the best of St.Petersburg in three days with a local guide!

Welcome to St. Petersburg and see its highlights in 3 days! This tour is specially designed for cruise ship passengers are eager to see most of the city highlights. You will see Imperial city and will learn more about art by visiting one of the biggest museums of the world - the HERMITAGE.

You will see several Orthodox churches including ST. ISAAC'S and PETER & PAUL cathedrals (a burial place of Russian Royal Family), SPILLED BLOOD CHURCH.

We will go to two summer residences of Russian tzars - PETERHOF and TZARS VILLAGE. You will also see one of the most mysterious palaces of St. Peterburg which belonged to YUSUPOV family.

You may enjoy the city view from a BOAT as PeterI creating the city wanted it to be seen from water.

This 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, just ask me!!!


Day 1
9:30 Meeting at the ship terminal
9:30-13:00 Highlights city tour, with several photo stops at the main sights of the city, including visit to Peter and Paul fortress, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled blood and St. Isaac's cathedral
14:30-17:30 Visit to the Hermitage Museum
18:00 Back to the ship

Day 2
9:30 Meeting at the ship terminal
10:00-10:30 travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil (optional)
10:30-12:30 walk in Peterhof gardens
12:30-13:30 Drive back to the city with metro ride and visit to local farmers market
15:00-16:30 inside visit to Yusupov palace
17:00 back to the ship

Day 3
9:30 Meeting at the ship terminal
9:30-10:30 drive to Tzars village
10:30-12:00 inside visit to the Catherine palace
13:30-14:30 travel back to the city with inside visit of the Monument-museum dedicated to the WWII (optional if you have time&interest)
14:30-15:30 inside visit to Russian/Faberge museum/canal boat ride
16:30 at 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: 3 days

the HERMITAGE museum is closed on Monday
the Church of our Savior on SPILLED BLOOD is closed on Wednesday.
If you want more RELAXED itinerary, I will customize a tour for you.


We will mainly use private vehicle, also we will do some walking on short distances and we may use hydrofoil boat to Peterhof.

What’s Included

- Your personal tour guide's service
- AC vehicle with a driver during the tour (3 days)
- Blanket visa to pass the customs
- All port fees and taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

155 $ - for no-queue admissions to the museums per person. Most restaurants and shops accept VISA and MASTER cards.

What’s Extra

No-queue entrance fee to the museums of the program $155 per person
- lunch
- Hydrofoil ride ~$15 (can be paid in £ $ €)
- visit of the Monument-museum dedicated to the WWII ~$5
- Optional evening program: ballet, opera (price depends on a theater and seats, Feel Yourself Russian show 3500 rub per person)

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our first time in Russia and did not know what to expect and we were impressed by the awe and beauty of the sites. Elina is a top notch tour guide and absolutely made our trip special. I cannot imagine that we could have found a better guide than Elina as she is extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. Elina efficiently managed our pre-tour paperwork so that when we arrived on our ship we were able to pass through immigration without any delays. Our driver, Demitry was great!
Craig Parrish

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