Standard Excursion

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Adults/Children price from

163/133 USD pp

Moderate

Walking

Duration

17,5 hours

Multiple

Languages

Highlights

  • Explore the Great cascade, fountains and small pavillions in the Lower garden of Peterhof  
  • See the Church on the Spilled Blood famous for its elaborate mosaics
  • Admire art collections and Winter Palace Staterooms inside the Hermitage
  • See one of the largest churches in the world – St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Russian Food Market (time permitting)
  • Subway visit
  • Boat trip (shared)
  • Stroll along Nevsky prospect

Visa/Tour Tickets

According to the Russian legislation a licensed tour operator has the right to arrange visa-free tours for cruise passengers arriving to St. Petersburg port. TJ Travel is an officially registered tour operator authorized to issue blanket visas. You will receive your free blanket visas (tour tickets) through email once you book a shore excursion with us. Please ignore warnings from your cruise ship company indicating that only a cruise ship company is allowed to operate visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.

To join our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from TJ Travel and bring it along with your passports on the day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation/embarkation in St. Petersburg.

Payment information  

A 20% deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the day of your tour. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg.

Cancelation policy

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your tour; payments are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted.

Availability

  • Please ensure to 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 the bookings sent in less than 4 days prior to arrival will be rejected.

Notes

  • Please note that in case the Hermitage museums is overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 30 min.

Tips and Discounts

  • Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 30 USD off the tour price. Students must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available. 
  • 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, but it is always up to you!

Itinerary

DAY 1

8:30 am

Meeting by the ship (please, note 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. A visit to a Russian food market and a subway station.

City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg.

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

Your tour guide will make sure to show the finest fountains in the Lower Garden such as the Grand Cascade, The Chess board Hill Cascade, the Sea Canal flanked by 22 marble basins, the joke fountains etc. If time permits, you will also see the Upper Garden decorated with sculpture, fountains and the berceau-galleries.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch (expenses not included) 

Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Driving to Pushkin city

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Inside guided tour of Alexandria palace

You will see one of the gems of Alexandria garden – Alexandria Farm Palace or Cottage Palace

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)

DAY 2

7:30 am

Meeting by the ship.

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Continuation of the city tour.

You will see the outside of 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

Shared 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 - 12:00 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, etc.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood

The stunning mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood both inside and outside stand out by the originality and the quality of their workmanship. Learn about the unusual history of the church and enjoy its special atmosphere

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch (expenses not included)

Lunch will be arranged by your tour guide in a local café/restaurant.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

A stroll along Nevsky prospect.

This is a perfect way to blend into the crowd and feel like a local. Get acquainted with the genuine Russian spirit by walking down the main city street where you will feel the vibes of the city, admire such classical architectural masterpieces as Gostiny Dvor, Singer's Building, Kazan Cathedral etc. and learn more about Russian everyday life. If time permits, there will be a shopping stop

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral

It’s one of the city’s premier attractions that used to be the main cathedral of the former Russian Empire. Breathless frescoes, soaring sculptures of saints, gigantic mosaics, beautiful stained glass window and elaborate gilded bronze doors - all of that can make anyone forget about the world outside this place.

4:30pm

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.

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