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’s arrival time)
8:30 am - 10:00 am City tour. See the most famous landmarks including: St. Isaac’s Cathedral (photo-stop), Admiralty, Neva river, Menshikov Palace, Sphinx at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bronze Horseman, English Embankment, Wedding Registration Palace №1, etc.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Drive to the city
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Boat Ride along the rivers and canals
6.00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Highlights of Nevsky prospect. The central city’s street is the heart of St. Petersburg. You will drive along the main thoroughfare to see its best highlights and stop at the Kazan Cathedral or Gostiny Dvor (Merchant’s yard), if time permits.
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.
Visa/Tour TicketsAccording 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 run visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.
Payment informationPayment can be made either upon your arrival to St. Petersburg or any time prior to the date of your tour. In St. Petersburg you can either pay for your package (tour) in cash (only Rubles are accepted) or by credit card.
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 a no-show, no refund is granted.
This tour is available from selected cruise ships with a two-day stop in St. Petersburg. If your ship stays in the city for 3 days, please contact us to get further details.
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.
It's not possible to mix the days from different 2-day group tours.
The tour includes two lunches in a local cafe or restaurant. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions in advance.
Please note that the Hermitage museum authorities may lim it the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.
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