2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg
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$285
Duration: 20 hours
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Description

While in port in St. Petersburg, embark on a 2-day group tour of the city's highlights. See Catherine Palace and its opulent Amber Room; admire Peterhof Palace and its fountain-filled gardens, take a boat ride along rivers and canals, and enjoy before-hours access to the Hermitage and its huge collection of Western European art. Lunches are included and you'll learn all about Russian history and its emperors and empresses; you'll see royal residences and hear stories from the Soviet times, WWII, and today.

Your 2-day group tour begins with a pickup from your cruise ship between 8.30 am and 9:00 am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and embark on your city tour.

Highlights of the first day include a a visit to Peterhof Palace. the Tsars' Village, and a guided tour of the rococo Catherine Palace, including a visit to the gilded Amber Room.

Day 1: 

10:00-10:30 am Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil
10:30 am-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park and the Upper Gardens
12:00-1:00 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1-2pm Driving to Tsars’ Village
2-3:30pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30 pm Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station
4:30-5:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
5:15-6:00 pm Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2:

The second day begins with an 7.30 am pickup from your cruise ship. Highlights of day two include before-hours access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the site Grigori Rasputin's murder.

8:30-9:30 am Boat ride along the rivers and canals
9:45-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30-1:15 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac Cathedral. Time for shopping
3:00-4:30 pm: Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm: Return to the ship

Please note:

  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot

While in port in St. Petersburg, embark on a 2-day group tour of the city's highlights. See Catherine Palace and its opulent Amber Room; admire Peterhof Palace and its fountain-filled gardens, take a boat ride along rivers and canals, and enjoy before-hours access to the Hermitage and its huge collection of Western European art. Lunches are included and you'll learn all about Russian history and its emperors and empresses; you'll see royal residences and hear stories from the Soviet times, WWII, and today.