Visa free shore excursions. Main sights in one day
If you have very limited time in the city and wish to see the cream of the crops, this program is for you. Cruise ships usually come early in the morning and early start makes it possible to cover quite a lot of things in one day - city tour with all the major attractions, Peterhof with fountains, which is called Russian Versailles and gems of the world famous Hermitage collection.
Important!!! The HERMITAGE is closed on MONDAY, Spilt Blood Church on Wednesday! If you come in one of these days contact me to adjust the program.
Any tour can be customized for you! Contact me with any ideas about your trip to St. Petersburg. I'll be happy to send you some other programs for cruise ship passengers or to make a tour just for you.
8. 00 meeting by the ship (can be adjusted according to your actual arriving)
City tour covering all main sights of the city and a visit to the active Russian Orthodox church
Hydrofoil to Peterhof
Watching the glorious start of fountains with music (once a day at 11. 00)
Stroll in the fountain park
Drive back to the city
Subway trip (couple of the best decorated stations) on the way (optional)
Hermitage museum tour
Visit to the Church of the Spilt Blood,
Time for shopping (optional)or a stroll on Nevsky prospect t.
Back to the ship by 19. 00-19. 30
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: By your ship, after passport control desks.
End location: By your ship
Duration: 10 hours
car or mini van
driver and transportation
visa free entry
museums entrance fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rubles - You can use credit cards in most places, but it's good to have some cash for street coffee, souvenirs. The Hermitage cafe doesn't accept cards or foreign money
lunch, depends on the place can be 500-1000 rubles
Let me know if you'd like to add an inside visit to one of small palaces in Peterhof
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.
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Excellent tour. Irina was a lovely lady, very knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of Russian history and art. She spoke excellent English, and answered all our questions. Highly recommended tour and guide.
Ian David Galashan