Book this wonderful 2-Day Visa-Free shore excursion and enjoy the visit to all the Royal Palaces in Saint-Petersburg!
During this fascinating private tour around St. Petersburg you will have an opportunity to explore not only the central part of this town with the most famous highlights like The State Hermitage museum, The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter & Paul Cathedral but also the countryside (Peterhof town and Tsar's Village) with picturesque Fountain gardens and Summer palaces of Russian Royalties. It is specially designed for cruise ship passengers. That's why this tour covers all expenses: Visas, Tour tickets, Entrance Fees, Private Transportation and Meals in cosy Russian restaurants. You will also be able to have a glimpse of everyday life of local citizens, while taking a subway ride or visiting a local farmer's market.
*** If your group is bigger than 6 people, please, feel free to contact me and ask for a special price four your group. I will be happy to organize a special customized tour for you!
9:00 - Meeting at the port.
10:00 -11:00 - Drive to the Tsar's Village + a Subway ride on the way there.
11:00 - Beat the lines with exclusive VIP entrance to the Catherine Palace, where you'll see the magnificent Amber Room
12:00 - 13:00 - Drive to Peterhof Town
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch Stop at a local Russian Restaurant (included)
14:00 - 15:00 - Inside visit to the Peterhof Grand Palace
15:00 - 16:00 - Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Garden
16:00 - 16:40 - Drive back to the city, free time for shopping
18:00 - Back to the port or optional evening activities
9:00 - Meeting at the port + sightseeing tour around the city
10:30 - 12:30 - Guided tour to the State Hermitage museum
12:30 - 13. 00 - Tour inside the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch in a local café (included)
14:00 - 15:00 - Boat Ride along Rivers & Canals
15:00 - 16:00 -Tour to the Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral (burial place of Russian Tsars)
16:30 - Return to the port
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you inside the cruise ship port terminal after the passport control. I will have a special sign with your name on it. Don't worry if there are lines at customs, I will be waiting for you without fail.
End location: We will end the tour also in the port, in front of your cruise ship.
Duration: 2 days
The order of the visits to the museums and palaces may be different according to the days-off at the museums (ex. The Sate Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays, Spilled Blood Church is closed on Wednesdays).
Depending on the group size. We will be using a private A/C comfortable Mercedes car or a Van or a Sprinter minibus up to 16 people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Rubles - Actually, no extra cash will be needed during the tour because all shops and restaurants in St. Petersburg accept VISA or MasterCard Bank Cards and in all gift shops you can pay in any currency so you won't have any trouble.
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Elza was a delight to be with. She was a great communicator both prior to our visit and during. Always very prompt in answering our e-mails. Elza went out of her way to accommodate our visit, especially by securing our ballet tickets prior to our arrival. Elza was very knowledgeable and really facilitated our visit to St Petersburg. Our visit would have been much less enjoyable without her help.