All Highlights St Petersburg Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel

Adults/Children Price

285/255 USD pp

Intense

Walking

Maximum

up to 16 pax

Lunch

included

Duration

19,5 hours

English

Language

Highlights

  • Marvel at the largest cascade in Europe and stroll in the Lower Park of Peterhof
  • Get inside Catherine Palace to admire the Amber room
  • See the final resting place of Romanov family inside Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Enjoy mosaics inside the Church on the Spilled Blood
  • See royal interiors and world art masterpieces inside the Hermitage museum

Inclusions

  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach, hydrofoil
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Two Lunches
  • Subway visit
  • Boat trip

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 blanket visas (tour tickets) through email 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/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.

To join our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from TJ Travel and bring it along with your passports on the day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation/embarkation in St. Petersburg.

Payment information  

Payment can be made either upon your arrival to St. Petersburg or any time prior to the date of your tour. In St. Petersburg you can either pay for your package (tour) in cash (only Rubles are accepted) or by credit card.

Cancelation policy

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

Availability

  • Available from selected cruise ships with a two-day stop in St. Petersburg. If your ship stays in the city for 3 days, please contact us to get further details.
  • 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.
  • It's not possible to mix the days from different 2-day group tours.
  • Not recommended for people with limited mobility. In case you are traveling with a wheelchair or mobile scooter, please consider taking the “Relaxed Excursion”.
  • Not recommended for children under 7 y.o. as the tour is too active for this age group. If you are traveling with small children, please consider taking “Standard Excursion”.

Notes

  • The tour includes two lunches that will be in a local cafe or restaurant. 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.
  • Please note that in case Catherine palace and the Hermitage museums are overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.

Tips and Discounts

  • 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!

Itinerary

DAY 1

8:30 am

Meeting by the ship (please, note start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)

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 Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (included)

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. Subway visit

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

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

Inside 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, Rembrandt's paintings, etc.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch (included)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, including a visit to the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Shopping

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Inside guided tour of Yusupov Palace

5:00 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.

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