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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
10.00-11.30 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.
12.00-13.00 The Soviet café on Bol. Konushennaya (one of the oldest cafes where you can try pishki - ring doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar)
13.30-14.00 Stroll among Stalinist-era buildings – the Moscow square
14.15-15.30 Victory square + Monument To Heroic Defenders of Leningrad. You will visit the underground memorial hall with the Siege exhibition.
16.00-16.30 Metro tour
17.00 Return to your hotel/cruise ship

Evening Tours

DAY 2

9.30 am Meeting with your guide
10.00-11.30 Erarta gallery. The museum of modern art houses the collection of Soviet art as well as modern Russian artists
12.00-13.00 Lunch (optional)
13.00-14.30 Dostoevsky apartment. Here you will know more about one of the most well known Russian writer and his prominent works
14.30-15.30 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.
16.00 Return to your hotel/cruise ship

Please note, that the sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museum days-off

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]/ 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

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
  • Children/Students from 7 years old receive discount of $30 US for the tour. Students must have an ISIC card. Please, let us know about students in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.
  • 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!
  • The order of museum visits may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museums days-off, traffic situation in the city. Museums also reserve the right to shift an entrance time on a very short notice, but you will still visit all the venues listed on the itinerary.


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