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Child-Friendly Excursion

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

145/130 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level

medium

Duration

9 hours

During this one 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:

  • Fountain Park in Petergof
  • The Hermitage Museum
  • Grand Maket of Russia

As well as:

  • Subway ride
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Boat ride (only on Mondays)

 

Tuesday-Sunday itinerary

9:00 am Meeting by the ship
9:00-10.00 am Introduction tour with photo-stops in the most beautiful spots of the city
10:00 am – 10:30 am Hydrofoil to Peterhof
10:30 am – 1:00 pm Stroll along the Fountain Park. Packed lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Driving back to the city
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Grand Maket (scale model (1:87) of Russia covering the country on 800 square meters of permanent interactive exhibition)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage MuseumWinter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc. In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot.
5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Payment, shopping
6:00 pm Drop off in the port

Monday itinerary

9:00 am Meeting by the ship
9:00-10.00 am Introduction tour with photo-stops in the most beautiful spots of the city
10:00 am – 11:00 am Inside guided tour of Grand Maket Rossya  (scale model (1:87) of Russia, permanent interactive exhibition)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Driving to Peterhof
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Stroll along the Fountain park. Packed lunch
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Return to the city by hydrofoil
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Shared boat ride along the rivers and canals (with audio-guide)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 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. Shopping. 
6:00 pm Drop off in the port

*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.

 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (Comfortable car (Mercedes or VW)/mini van with A/C)
  • A Permit for photo/video at the museums 
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Packed lunch

Price doesn’t include:

  • 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 15 USD off the tour price. Students must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available. 
  • If the hydrofoil ride is canceled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • 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!
  • We have created our 1-day program taking into consideration that you have got just 1 day to spend in our city, but would like you to visit as many places as possible and combine it with some children activities.
  • The tour is subject to availability. If you would like to book the one-day tour from the ships staying in St. Petersburg for 2 or 3 days, please contact us to get further details
  • 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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