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Exclusive Excursion with Faberge Museum

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

203/173 USD pp

Activity Level

high

Duration

18.5 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’ residences

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Subway visit
  • Stroll on Nevsky pr.

DAY 1

8:30 am Meeting at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour 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 subway station.
10:00 am - 11:00 am Driving to Petergof
11:00 am - 12.30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Driving to Pushkin
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
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. Payment for the tour. Shopping
5.00 pm - 5.30 pm Inside guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
6:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

8:00 am Meeting at the ship.  
8:00 am - 9:00 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. 
9.00 am - 10.00 am 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
10:00 am - 12:30 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)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Inside guided tour of the Faberge Museum (At this point of the tour you will join a small group tour up to 15 people, in all other museums you will have private tours. If you prefer to have a private Faberge tour, please contact us for more details). Explore a collection of 4000 unique items including the Faberge Easter Eggs, diplomatic gifts, enamels, silverware, objects of fantasy and religious objects.
4:30 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.

The number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Price in USD p/p 915 594 480 395 347 314 305 295 280 275 268 260 258 255 250 242 240 238 236 234
The number of people 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40+
Price in USD p/p 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 211 210 209 208 207 206 205 204 203

   

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program and metro visit
  • Faberge tour is held in the group up to 15-18 people
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Faberge museum)
  • 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 free for children up to 6 y.o. 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.
  • 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.

 

Driving to Petergof. A visit to a subway station


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