St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Catherine Palace and Savior on the Spilled Blood Church

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Tour Number

Activity Level

6735


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

This 1-day VISA-FREE tour is customized specially for cruise ship passengers!


Visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), where you will find a jewel of Russian baroque - Catherine Palace with the Amber Room inside, which is considered to be one of the world's wonders.

A pleasant walk through the park will let you feel like you're an important guest in the Residence of an Empress.

There are long lines in the summer months, please book this tour in advance.

Opening hours for Catherine palace: Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed on Tuesdays and the last Monday of each month

Opening hours for Spilled Blood Church: Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm, closed on Wednesdays

Itinerary

09:00-10:30 - meet your guide and driver at the ship. A scenic drive to Tsarskoe Selo/Pushkin, the former summer Imperial residence of Catherine the Great (25 km away)

10:30-12:30 - private tour of Catherine palace, a jewel of Russian Baroque style with its legendary Amber Room. Walk on the grounds of the park

12:30-16:30 - drive back to the city. Lunch on the grounds of Catherine park or in the city (approx. 45 minutes). Driving city sightseeing tour with several photo stops, including visiting Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, one of the most beautiful churches in Russia

17:00 - return to the ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel with a sigh with your name.

End location: I will bring you back to your hotel or leave you at the city center.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van

What’s Included

Tour tickets for visa-free disembarkment
Private tour guide service for one full day
Private driver/car service (8 hours)
Pick-up and drop-off at the port
Port fees and taxes

Please note that no photo allowed in the Amber Room!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, wc, etc.

What’s Extra

Meal
Admissions - $55 per person

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent. A most knowledgeable and informative guide.
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