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“OFF the BEATEN TRACK” TOUR

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

174/144 USD pp

Activity Level

medium

Duration

17,5 hours

During this two day program
you will get to know:

  • Learn all about Soviet Heritage and Soviet history
  • Try original pishki at one of the oldest Soviet café
  • Hear interesting facts about most famous pollical leaders: Stalin, Lenin Khrushchev, Yeltsin
  • Find out more about creative and personal life of Dostoevsky
  • See modern Russian art
  • Walk through “well-yards” and learn more about everyday life in Russia

Inside visits of:

  • Museum of Political history
  • Monument To Heroic Defenders of Leningrad.
  • Erarta gallery
  • Dostoevsky apartment.

As well as:

  • Subway ride
  • Soviet café

 

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

Evening Tours

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.

No. 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 pp 830 530 410 330 310 265 250 240 235 228 215 208 200 191 185 180 179 178 176 174

 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program (including the early entrance to the Hermitage), boat ride
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day

 

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunches. It's recommended to add lunch if your group is 8 people+. The additional cost is $20 per person per 1 lunch/ or $30 per person per 1 lunch in an upscale restaurant
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)

Note, please:

  • If you travel with children up to 6 years old, you don’t have to pay for them - the tour for them will be free of charge.
  • The tour is free for children up to 6 y.o. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/Students get 30 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!
  • 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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