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All Highlights St Petersburg Excursion

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

285/255 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level

high

Duration

20 hours

During this two 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:

As well as:

  • Subway visit
  • Boat trip
  • Two lunches in traditional Russian style
 

DAY 1

8;30 am Meeting by the ship. (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). City tour in St Petersburg
8:30 am - 10:00 am  City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. 
10:00 am - 10:30 am  Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park and Upper gardens
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Traditional Russian lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Travel to Tsars’ Village
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Driving back to the city. Visit to the subway station
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Inside guided tour of St Isaac's Cathedral
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Church on Spilt Blood
6:30 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program

Evening Tours

DAY 2

7:30 am  Meeting by the ship
7:30 am - 8:00 am  Continuation of the city tour
8:00 am - 9:30 am Boat Ride along the rivers and canals
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (Early admission. In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot). Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, the collection of Dutch and Flemish masters etc.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.  Payment for the tour. Shopping
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Inside guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm Return to the ship

  The price of the tour is 285 US dollars per person.  Maximum group size is 16. We guarantee the departure of the tour even if 1 person signs up. Please note it’s not available from some ships

  *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, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Head sets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Two lunches in traditional Russian style

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)
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)
 

Note, please:

  • The tour includes two lunches that will be in a local cafe or restaurant.  You will be served a typical Russian Lunch. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The tour is available from the ships staying in St. Petersburg for two days. If you would like to book one-day tour from the 2 or 3-day ship please contact us to get further details
  • It's not possible to mix the days from different 2-day group tours
  • 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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