St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour

St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour
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$132
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

This 1-day private shore excursion will take you back to the beginnings of the city and offers an excellent combination of art and outside activities. Spend a day exploring St Petersburg while your ship is docked in port. You will be introduced to the best examples of architecture when driving in the city center. Visit the Hermitage and wonder about its amazing collection of masterpieces. Travel by car to Peterhof which is also known as the Russian Versailles. Explore the Upper Gardens and Lower Park, considered masterpieces of landscape design. This private and guided shore excursion continues with a metro ride and tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood, which is one of the city’s most famous sight, to discover its mosaic-coated interior.

This tour starts with your private licensed tour guide meeting you in the arrival hall of the passengers terminal. The guide will be standing right after passport control holding a sign with your name on it. After warm welcome, you will be taken to your comfortable business class car and the tour will begin. In the car you will discuss your day’s itinerary and may ask your guide any questions you have.

8:30-8:45 am - Meet your guide after passport control (Note: starting time of the tour is given approximately and may be changed depending on the arrival time of your ship)

8:50-10:30 - City Sightseeing tour which consist of driving and photo stops in the most gorgeous and historical places in St. Petersburg. This tour will surely keep you entertained as your guide will be telling you interesting stories about famous palaces and architectural ensembles. You will see some places from this list: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg's main street - Nevsky prospect, Michael’s Castle, Russian Museum, the Square of Arts, Summer Garden, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty, Peter & Paul Fortress.

10.45-12.30 - Explore one of the world's greatest art collections on a guided tour of the Hermitage. Admire the magnificent art collections of the Hermitage Museum and enjoy learning about their origins and significance with your private guide.

12:45-13:15 - Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy seeing a dazzling array of gold onion domes and mosaics of this iconic sight!

13.20-14.00 - Lunch (at your own expense)

14.00-15.00 - Transportation to Peterhof, located 23 km from St Petersburg

15:00-17:00 - Take a tour of Peterhof, the summer residence of the Russian Tsar. Go inside the Grand Palace and explore the lower & upper parks. Marvel at this masterpiece of landscape design that includes over 150 fountains and 4 monumental cascades. 

17.10-18.00 - Drive back to the port. By 18:00 (6 pm) you will be back on-board!

Attention: On Wednesday you will visit The General Staff Building right after the Hermitage instead of the Church on the Spilled Blood. In The General Staff Building you will explore the museum's world-renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings features key works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. 

This 1-day private shore excursion will take you back to the beginnings of the city and offers an excellent combination of art and outside activities. Spend a day exploring St Petersburg while your ship is docked in port. You will be introduced to the best examples of architecture when driving in the city center. Visit the Hermitage and wonder about its amazing collection of masterpieces. Travel by car to Peterhof which is also known as the Russian Versailles. Explore the Upper Gardens and Lower Park, considered masterpieces of landscape design. This private and guided shore excursion continues with a metro ride and tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood, which is one of the city’s most famous sight, to discover its mosaic-coated interior.