One Day St Petersburg Private Shore Excursion

One Day St Petersburg Private Shore Excursion
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$163
Duration: 11 hours
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Description

The one day private trip of St. Petersburg will help you to get a well-rounded overview of the main highlights in St. Petersburg. Walk through the Imperial Ceremonial Halls of the Winter Palace and admire the best masterpieces of the Hermitage museum (both closed on Mondays), see the intricate baroque interiors of  Catherine palace including the Amber Hall (closed on Tuesdays) and admire the Upper garden of Peterhof decorated with fountains, sculptures and small pavilions. You will spend a beautiful day with one of our professional guides and enjoy a comfortable panoramic ride between the venues. This tour will ensure that you maximize your time in the city and see as much as possible!

7:30-8am Meet your guide near your ship (please, note the time of the beginning of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)

8am-9:30 am City tour 

City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg. Your guide will tell you different stories and legends about famous palaces and architectural ensembles. You will see: Nevsky prospect (the main street in St Petersburg), National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, Russian Museum, Ethnographical Museum, Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, the log cabin of Peter the Great, Aurora Battleship, the Spit of Basil Island, The State St Petersburg University, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty, Theatre Square with famous Mariinsky Theatre, St Nicholas Cathedral.

9:30am-11:30 am Guided tour of the State Hermitage (early admission, before the official working hours). (The Hermitage is closed on Mondays.) On Mondays, it is substituted for Yusupov palace. 

12pm-12:30 pm Drive to Petergof

12:30pm-2:30 pm Stroll along the Fountain park. Lunch (optional)

Peterhof, "Russian Versailles" - is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces and fountains which is very often compared with French Versailles. But don't believe those who state this: our Peterhof is much better!

2:30pm-3:15pm Drive to Pushkin

3:30pm-4:30 pm Guided Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room. (Catherine Palace is closed on Tuesdays) On Tuesdays, it is substituted for one of the small palaces in Peterhof. (Mon Plaisir or Bath Block). 

Catherine palace (with famous Amber Room) a former country residence of Russian emperors — is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the 18–19 centuries. The compositional centre of the Tsarskoselsky ensemble is Catherine's Palace with its world-famous Amber Room.

4:30pm-5:30 pm drive back to the city (with a subway ride on the way) 

5:30pm-6pm guided tour of the Church on Spilt Blood. (The Church on Spilt Blood is closed on Wednesdays) On Wednesdays, the Church on the Spilled Blood is substituted for Peter and Paul Cathedral. 

6:30 pm Return to the ship

Please note:

  • The itinerary may be subject to change depending on traffic and museum availability
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot

The one day private trip of St. Petersburg will help you to get a well-rounded overview of the main highlights in St. Petersburg. Walk through the Imperial Ceremonial Halls of the Winter Palace and admire the best masterpieces of the Hermitage museum (both closed on Mondays), see the intricate baroque interiors of  Catherine palace including the Amber Hall (closed on Tuesdays) and admire the Upper garden of Peterhof decorated with fountains, sculptures and small pavilions. You will spend a beautiful day with one of our professional guides and enjoy a comfortable panoramic ride between the venues. This tour will ensure that you maximize your time in the city and see as much as possible!