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Relaxed Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Adults/Children Price from

185/155 USD pp

Activity Level

medium

Duration

16 hours

During this two day program
you will get to know:

  • Present and past history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great
  • The Romanov dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life – don’t hesitate to ask any questions
  • Fascinating stories about tzars’ residence

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Shared Boat ride

 

DAY 1

8:30 am Meeting by the ship. (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
8:30 am - 10.00 am  City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg.  A visit to a farmer’s market and a subway station on the way
10:00 am - 11:00 am Driving to Peterhof
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving to the city
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

7:30 am Meeting by the ship. 
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continuation of the city tour, including the Spit of the Basil Island Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, The State St Petersburg University, Academy of Fine Arts, The Russian Academy of Sciences Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty etc.
8:30 am - 9.30 am Boat ride along rivers and canals. Going under the famous St. Petersburg drawbridges and seeing old palaces and mansions from the water is one of the most unique experiences that you can find in St. Petersburg
10:00 am - 12:15 pm Inside guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (Early admission. In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot). Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
3:00 pm Return to the ship

*The order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums’ days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.

**Van is not wheelchair accessible.

The number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Price in USD p/p 812 512 392 312 292 247 232 222 217 210 205 200 195 190 185 185

 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program (including the early entrance to the Hermitage), boat ride
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day

 

Extra options:

  • One-way hydrofoil ride to Peterhof - 15 USD per person
  • Peter and Paul Fortress - 10 USD per person

 

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunches. It's recommended to add lunch if your group is 8 people+. The additional cost is $20 per person per 1 lunch/ or $30 per person per 1 lunch in an upscale restaurant
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note, please:

  • The tour is specially designed to avoid long walking distances. However, please be aware that it includes some walking in the Peterhof garden (1,5 h), Catherine palace (1.5 h) and the Hermitage museum (2 hrs). A wheelchair can be provided upon availability for free.
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason.
  • ⦁ Please, ensure that you make your booking at least 4-5 days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance and late bookings sent in less than 4 days will be rejected.


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