St-Petersburg in 2 days. City Highlights and Splendid Imperial Country Palaces
Have 2 days to spend in St-Petersburg?
Let me show you the highlights of the city on the 1st day- we'll see Peter and Paul Fortress, Spilled Blood Cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage museum, one of the largest in the world and the most breathtaking former Imperial Palaces on the 2-nd day.
Another perl in the beautiful necklace of the Royal summer residences around St-Petersburg is Peterhof which will never disappointed even the most demanding visitor who will leave this place with only the best impressions. Peterhof was built as the Grand Marine Residence of the founder of St-Petersburg and the first emperor of Russia-Peter the Great, who called it as "my paradise".
Tsar's village with the Catherine Palace is the second place of our interest on this day. Chosen by the Tsars as the main summer residence for living, it always received a lot of attention from Russian monarchs, who invited many talented people for the construction of palaces, parks and near by "exemplary town" of Catherine the Great
Hotel/Ship Pick up
-City highlights tour covering the major sights and views
-Visit to Sts Peter and Paul Fortress
-1 hr boat ride along the rivers and canals. A private boat if the weather permits, in the big boat with roof deck for public use in case of the rainy weather
Time for lunch
-Visit to the Cathedral on the Spilled Blood
-Visit to the Hermitage museum
Hotel/Ship drop off
Hotel/Ship pick up
-Visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral
-A drive to Peterhof
-On the way a tour to the metro (Underground) of St. P, one of the deepest in the world and worthy to see attraction
-A walk around Peterhof Lower Fountains Parks
Time for lunch
-A drive to Tsar's village
-Visit to Catherine palace with the Amber room and walk in the park
Return back to the city
Hotel/Ship drop off
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Terminal, centrally located hotels, Train station, Airport (extra charge may apply), Address/ Monument/ Building upon Traveler's request.
End location: Same as meeting point or to be defined by Traveler
Duration: 2 days
Private transportation service
Mercedes Viano for 2-5 passengers
Mercedes Sprinter for 6-12 passengers
*The vehicle should be reserved 2 weeks prior arrival
Last minute a/c modern foreign car
- Private guide service for 2 days with this timing
- Private a/c modern foreign vehicle for 2 days with this timing
- Admission tickets to all museums as per the itinerary
- Pass for the camera in the museums
- Electronic headsets for the group of the 7 guests or more
- A bottle of still water per day/person
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Russian rubles - Lunch per person/per day in the city cafe/restaurant (USD 8 - 25) depends on the place;
Beverages, ice cream
*Everywhere bank cards are accepted, except street food kiosks
- Tour tickets for visa-free disembarkment for cruise ships passengers;
- Sea port fees and taxes;
- Food and shopping costs;
- Optional evening program;
- Optional admission tickets to the museums which are not in the program but you'd like to visit;
- Extra time with private driver/car and a guide.
- I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Well informed but very ridged with her guests.