Enjoy 3 days exploring the highlights, magnificent palaces and suburbs of Saint Petersburg - Visa free tour
This 3-day shore excursion will allow you to see the highlights, the most magnificent palaces and the suburbs of Saint Petersburg.
During this tour you will enter Peter and Paul Cathedral (burial place for Russian emperors and empresses from Peter I to Nickolas II), Saint Isaak Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood and the Hermitage Museum.
Also, enjoy a visit to Catherine's Palace (and Amber Room) in Pushkin, a walk in the former imperial park, and a visit to the private residence of Paul I in Pavlovsk as well as a walk in the park.
We will also visit Peterhof, which is called Russian Versailles, is one of Russia's most famous and picturesque tourist attractions.
The Faberge Museum will amaze you with exquisite luxury and dazzling opulence.
For this tour you do not need a Russian visa as I will provide you with VISA-FREE SUPPORT.
After picking you up at the agreed upon location (I will meet you with a special sign), we will have a general sightseeing tour and head towards Peter and Paul Fortress and Church on the Spilled Blood. This will be followed by a lunch stop where we will enjoy traditional lunch at a cafe or restaurant. Then we will visit the Hermitage. After that I will accompany you to the place where you would like to finish the day.
The next day we will enjoy Pushkin. We will visit Catherine's Palace (Amber Room), then we will walk in the Imperial park of Pushkin. After that we will have a trip to Pavlovsk (Palace of Paul I and the park). This will be followed by a lunch stop where we will enjoy traditional lunch at a cafe or restaurant. After that I will accompany you to the place where you would like to finish the day.
The last day we will enjoy Big Peterhof Palace, Low Park . After having lunch we will visit the Faberge Museum. After that I will accompany you to the place where you would like to finish the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at the cruise terminal (Sea Port or River Port terminal), or any other agreed upon location within Saint Petersburg.
End location: Same as meeting point or to be specified by traveler.
Duration: 8 hours
The program is approximately 8 hours a day. Please let me know if you want to finish earlier. I can help you to organise evening program (ballet, folk show). Do not hesitate to ask me!
Transport by modern, air conditioned vehicle for the whole tour. I work only with experienced and professional drivers. I always rent a spacious vehicle to make sure that everyone has enough space.
- My time and service as your private tour guide for the whole tour
- Transport by modern, air conditioned vehicle for the whole tour
- Entrance tickets to all museums
- All the port fees for visa free tourists and visa-free support for the cruise passengers that have no Russian visa (so-called tour tickets)
- Photo permission at all sites
- Bottled water (1 bottle per person)
- Ponchos in case of rain
- Maps of the city
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1500 rubles - For lunch but all restaurants accept banking cards.
Note: 1000-1500 rubles are about 15-25USD
Meals, souvenirs are not included (lunch costs about 15 USD). Both can be paid by credit card.
The only restriction is that I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation for individual travellers and small groups upon request.