3-day tour "The Best of St.Petersburg"


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

3-day tour of St. Petersburg, shore excursion

This 3-day tour realy covers the best what this magnificent city has. Look please at the following list of so famous places. 

This tour includes:

-Tour of Catherine's palace with the Amber room and Catherine's park
( can be replaced by the tour of Oranienbaum or the tour of Kronstadt as waiting in the lines to get to Catherines palace in summer sometimes takes hours)

-Tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens including amazing Grand cascade

-Hermitage museum ( can be replaced with the tour of the Russian museum)

-The Church on Spilled Blood - the most Russian church of the city

-St. Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral- the birthplace of the city

-St. Isaac's cathedral - the former principal cathedral of the country

-Faberge museum - amazing collection of Russian jewellery

-canal boat ride in the historic part of the city

-Yussupof palace

This itinerary can be changed according to your request.


Day 1
09:00 Meet at the ship or at the hotel
09:00 - 10:00 - Drive to Peterhof
10:00 - 11. 30 - Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade.
11. 30 - 12: 30 lunch stop at a local restaurant (optional)
12. 30 - 13. 30 - Drive to the Tsars' Village
13. 30 - 16. 00 - a visit to the Catherine's Palace, including the famous Amber room. A walk in the park.
16:00 : 17:00 Drive back to the city

Day 2

10. 00 - Meeting by the ship or hotel
10:00 - 13. 00 - Tour of the Hermitage museum.
13:00 - 14. 00 lunch ( optional)
14. 00 - 17:00 Sightseeing tour with the inside visits to Peter & Paul Fortress, Spilled Blood Church and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
17. 00 - return to the hotel

Day 3

10. 00 - meet at the ship or by the hotel
10. 00 - 12. 00 - Yussupof palace tour
12. 30 - 13. 30 - canal boat ride
13. 30 - 14. 30 - lunch at the local cafe ( pirrogi)
15. 00 - 16. 30 - Faberge museum
17. 00 - return to the ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: by your ship or at the hotel

End location: by your ship or at the hotel

Duration: 8 hours

What’s Included

-My services as a professional licensed tour guide
-private a/c vehicle for 3 days
-Admission fee to the museums shown in the itinerary
-All local taxes
- visas for cruise ship passengers
- a bottle of water for every day per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1500 roubles - you need approximately 1500 roubles per person for 3 lunches

What’s Extra


A Recent Review of this tour

Elena combines impressive domain expertise with authentic care and attention to her guests satisfaction. Her three day St P tour provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the history and people of St Petersburg. It was thorough, deeply engaging, and an exceptional experience for our family!
Jeffrey McCreary

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