St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Peterhof - A Summer Residence of the Russian Tsars from Peter I till Nicholas II

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Tour Number

Activity Level

6965


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. 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!


Traveling to Saint Petersburg makes no sense without visiting Peterhof, the Imperial summer residence of Peter the Great. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Finland from comfortable hydrofoil on your way back to the city.

Peterhof opening hours: Daily, 10:30am-6pm, closed on Mondays and last Tuesday of the month

St Isaac's Cathedral opening hours: 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 Peterhof located on the Gulf of Finland (25km away)

10:30-12:00 - tour of Grand Summer Palace, designed by Rastrelli in the 1750s for Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great

12:00-14:00 - explore the beautiful gardens with its numerous fountains and cascades, "Russian Versailles". Lunch in the park (optional)

14:00-15:30 - drive back to the city (hydrofoil is optional)

NOTE: Hydrofoil trip can be canceled due to weather conditions

15:30-16:30 - tour of St Isaac's Cathedral, the main Russian Orthodox church in St Petersburg before the Revolution of 1917

17:00 - return to the ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in the lobby of your hotel with a sign with your name.

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

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van

What’s Included

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

Please note that photo is not allowed in Grand Palace.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

Meal
Hydrofoil (optional) - USD 20 per person + your guide
Extra time with private driver - USD 25 per hour

A Recent Review of this tour

Alex was a superb guide and offered exactly what we wanted. A full days tour of the must see sights plus a half day to the Peterhof. His English was excellent and he was most informative and obliging. I can certainly recommend both Alex and ToursByLocals. Many thanks
Keith Meredith

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