“OFF the BEATEN TRACK” TOUR

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel

Adults/Children price from

174/144 USD pp

Moderate

Walking

Duration

14,5 hours

Multiple

Languages

Highlights

  • Hear fascinating stories about the USSR and its leaders
  • Learn about the Siege of Leningrad and visit a monument to the defenders of the city
  • Admire a great collection of Impressionists in the General Staff Building
  • Visit the Dostoevsky apartment where a famous Russian writer spend his last years

Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach, boat
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Subway visit
  • Soviet café

Inside visits of

  • Museum of Political History
  • Monument To Heroic Defenders of Leningrad
  • General Staff Building
  • Dostoevsky apartment

Visa/Tour Tickets

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 passport 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. 

Payment information  

A 20% deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the day of your tour. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg;

Cancelation policy

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. Deposits are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour; deposits are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted.

Availability

  • 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.

Notes

  • It’s recommended to include lunches for groups of 8 people+. This way you will save time for more sightseeing. The cost of one lunch is 20 USD per person (30 USD pp for upscale restaurants)

Tips and Discounts

  • 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!

DAY 1

9:00 am

Meeting with your guide..

Introduction tour with a stop near the Aurora ship – symbol of October revolution

10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Museum of Political history..

This fascinating museum offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with an amazing and complicated political history of our country.

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

The Soviet café on Bol.Konushennaya

(one of the oldest cafes where you can try pishki - ring doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar)

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Stroll among Stalinist-era buildings – the Moscow square

02:15 pm - 03:30 pm

Victory square + Monument To Heroic Defenders of Leningrad.

You will visit the underground memorial hall with the Siege exhibition.

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Metro tour

05:00 pm

Return to your hotel/cruise ship

DAY 2

9:30 am

Meeting with your guide

10:00 am - 11:30 am

General Staff Building (the Hermitage museum).

 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection.

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Lunch (optional)

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Dostoevsky apartment.

Here you will know more about one of the most well known Russian writer and his prominent works

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Walking tour with the visit of the typical St. Petersburg «well courtyards».

This part of the tour will show you the way people live and their modern lifestyle.

04:00 pm

Return to your hotel/cruise 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.

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