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All Highlights St Petersburg Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Price

285 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
  • Farmers’ market
  • Boat trip
  • Two lunches in traditional Russian style
 

DAY 1

7:30 am - 8:00 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
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

8:00 am  Meeting by the ship
8:30 am - 9:30 am Boat Ride along the rivers and canals
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Inside guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Early entrance, before official opening hours)
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 all the ships

 

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]/ 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 5$ per person, video pass is 12 per person)
 

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 cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • Kids under 6 yo are travelling for free, elder kids and students (7-21 yo) receive 35$ off the cost of 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.
  • 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 possibile to mix the days from different 2-day group tours
  • The timing and the sequence of the museums's visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the week. The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off.

 


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