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
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 at the cruise ship terminal (outside customs) with a sign with your name.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
Duration: 8 hours
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, wc, etc.
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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