9:00 am Meeting at the ship (please, note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm City orientation drive with an inside visit of the Church on the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Inside guided tour of the Grand Maket (scale model (1:87) of Russia, permanent interactive exhibition)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Stroll along Nevsky Prospect
4:30 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program
9:30 am Meeting by the ship
10:00 am - 10:30 am Hydrofoil to Peterhof
10:30 am - 12.00 pm Guided tour of the Peterhof Upper gardens and Fountain park, Schutichi Fountains
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Drive to Pavlovsk
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Guided tour of Pavlovsk Palace. Mini-train/electric cart tour around the Pavlovsk park
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Drive back to the city
5:00 pm Return to the ship
9:00 am Meeting by the ship
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum. Visit of Knights’ Room
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm Matrioshka-painting lesson with a traditional Russian tea ceremony
5:00 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.
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 visas (tour tickets) to you email address 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/notification of that kind don’t have legitimate basis.
To participate in our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from us 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 in St. Petersburg.
A 50% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg.
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.