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Monday Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Price from

111 USD pp

Activity Level

high

Duration

11 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’ residence

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Subway visit

 

7:30 am - 8:00 am Meeting at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)
8:00 am – 9:15 am City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg. You will see: Nevsky prospect, National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, Russian Museum, Ethnographical Museum, Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, the log cabin of Peter the Great, the Spit of Basil Island, The State St Petersburg University, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty, Theatre Square with famous Mariinsky Theatre, St Nicholas Cathedral. Shopping, payment for the tour.
9:15 am – 10:00 am Driving to Pushkin (with metro ride on the way there)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Drive to Peterhof
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Traditional Russian lunch (expenses not included)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Walk in the Upper gardens & Lower Fountain Park
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Back to the city 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Guided tour of the Church on Spilt Blood
6:30 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 580 295 270 230 218 200 188 177 170 165 160 155 152 150 145 135 134 133 132 131
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 130 129 128 127 126 125 124 123 122 121 120 119 118 117 116 115 114 113 112 111

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (Comfortable car (Mercedes)/mini van with A/C)
  • A Permit for photo/video at the museums per couple (except Yusupov Palace, camera pass is 5$ pp, video pass is 12$ per person)
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water

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)
  • Cost of lunch.  It's recommended to add lunch if your group is 8 people+. The additional cost is $20 per person per lunch/ or $10 per person per packed lunch
  • 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. 
  • 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 to visit as many places as possible, that’s why we have included all must-sees which are open on this day.
  • Please, note Catherine palace will be taken out of the program if your cruise ship leaves earlier than 8.00pm. In this case, the price will be reduced by 20 USD per person
  • 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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