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All Highlights Excursion with Faberge Museum

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

385/335 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level

high

Duration

25 hours

During this three 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
  • Farmers’ market
  • Boat trip
  • 3 traditional Russian lunches

 

DAY 1

8.30 am - 9:00 am Meeting at the ship (please, note the time of the beginning of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
9:00 am – 11:00 am City tour with a Farmers’ Market visit. Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Sightseeing tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg
11.00 am -12.00 pm Shared boat ride along rivers and canals
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch (included)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

8:30 am Meeting at the ship
8:30 am – 10:00 am Drive to Peterhof with a metro visit
10:00 am – 11:00 am Guided tour of the Grand Palace (early entrance, before official opening hours)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Stroll along the Fountain Park
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Drive to Pushkin
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch (included)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Drive back to the city
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show)

Evening Tours

DAY 3

8:30 am Meeting at the ship
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (included)
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm  Guided tour of the General Staff Building. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection.
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
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 price of the tour is 385 US dollars per person.  Maximum group size is 16. We guarantee the departure of the tour even if 1 person signs up. 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • 3 lunches in traditional Russian style

Price doesn't include:

  • Photo and video permit at  Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 3 USD per person, video pass is 6 USD per person)
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)
 

 

Please note:

  • The tour is free for children up to 6 y.o. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/Students get 50 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!
  • 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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