The Gems of Saint-Petersburg

Tour Number

Activity Level

565155


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children if they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: Yes.
Please, let me know in advance if someone in your group uses a wheelchair or a scooter. This way I will be able to find a suitable car.
A wheelchair bound person should be able to make several steps!

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

1 Day Visa-free tour of the gems of the city. All entrance fees are included.


If you are visiting Saint-Petersburg for the first time and would like to get acquainted with its most fabulous parts and museums, you have chosen the right tour!

In the course of the day we will visit the birthplace of the city - Peter and Paul's fortress, the world well-known Hermitage museum, the Palace Square with its spectacular views and one of the most recognized cathedrals in this country at your choice.

Although Saint-Petersburg is sometimes dubbed as a museum city, we can have lunch at a local cafe or a restaurant with Russian cuisine to feel the taste of Russia and learn what Russian words "borsch" and "pirozhki" mean!

If you are a cruise passenger and do not have Russian visa, I can provide you with visa-free support.
If you already have Russian visa, I recommend you to contact me for a quote.

Itinerary

-Meeting at the cruise ship terminal
-Moving to the heart of the city
-Visiting Peter and Paul's Fortress where the history of the city started and which became particularly well-known after the remains of Nicolas II and his family were buried there in 1998
-Visiting either sightseeing #1 of the city - the Church on the Spilled blood or the biggest cathedral of the city - St. Isaac's Cathedral. (On Wednesdays both cathedrals are closed so we can visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan which is no less amazing)
-A lunch stop at a local cafe or a restaurant with authentic Russsian food
-Visiting the Hermitage museum with its magnificent interiors and splendid collection of art
-Driving back to the port

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Modern air-conditioned vehicle (a car or a minivan depending on the size of a group)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Bottled water (1 bottle per person)
Port fees and visa-free support for the cruise passengers who have no Russian visa (so-called tour tickets)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1500 rubles - You will need about 600 rubles (10 dollars) per person to have lunch at a cafe or 1000-1500 rubles (15-20 dollars) per person to have lunch at a restaurant.
Besides, you might want to buy souvenirs at your choice. Almost everywhere they accept credit/debit cards except for American Express.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Almost everywhere they accept credit/debit cards. American Express might not be accepted!

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange transportation upon request.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language inside museums - only English.

Private tour guide Ekaterina

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