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Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Price

210 USD pp

Maximum Group Size

up to 16 pax

Activity Level

medium

Duration

16,5

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’ residence

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • Subway ride
  • Farmers’ market
  • One packed lunch
  • Boat ride

 

DAY 1

8:00 am Meeting by the ship. (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St Petersburg. Photo stop near St Isaac’s Cathedral.
10:30 am - 11:00 am Driving to Peterhof
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Packed Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving to the city. A visit to the farmer’s market and the subway station on the way
5:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

9:00 am Meeting by the ship. Payment for the tour. Shopping
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission, before the official opening hours)
12:15pm - 12:45pm Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (expenses not included) 
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Shared boat ride along rivers and canals
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm A stroll along Nevsky prospect. You will find yourself in the heart of St. Petersburg, feel the vibe of the city, pass by iconic buildings, including the oldest shopping mall – Gostiny Dvor. You will also get a unique chance to learn more about Russian local life by visiting Eliseev Imporium (Yeliseev's Food Hall) and walking along the busiest thoroughfare of the great city. At the end of the day you will have time to do some shopping.
4:30 pm Return to the ship

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

The price of the tour is 210 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.

 

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program (including the early entrance to the Hermitage)
  • 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
  • Head sets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • One packed lunch

 

 

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunch on the second day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note, please:

  • The tour includes one packed lunch. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions.
  • 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 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 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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