St Petersburg Small-Group 2-Day Tour

St Petersburg Small-Group 2-Day Tour
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$250
Duration: 2 days
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Get out of your ship and enjoy this professional and adventurous 2 day guided tour of St. Petersburg for cruise ship passengers led by  knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.

This 2 day tour offers must-see sights of St. Petersburg and valuable insight into intriguing Russian history and culture.

You will visit luxurious Catherine Palace and its opulent Amber Room; admire Peterhof fountain gardens and Grand Cascade; take a boat ride along rivers and canals; enjoy the former residence of the Russia Tzars - Winter palace and the Hermitage with its huge collection of Western European art. On the city tour you will see the main streets and squares, marvelous cathedrals and monuments, beautiful bridges and palaces. You will get acquainted with  the history of the foundation and development of this gorgeous city.

Your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at the ship or hotel at 9.00. You will drive in a comfortable air-conditioning vehicle, firstly to the first stop by the Egyptian Sphinx what according to legend guard St. Petersburg. While driving you will be told the amazing story of the foundation of the city. The next photo stop will be by Isaac's square – one of the most central squares of the city.

Then you start your travel to the Tzar's village to visit luxurious Catherine Palace and its opulent Amber Room. Touring the Palace you will walk through the majestic gallery of the state halls where balls, receptions and gala dinners took place.  With our guide the Palace will get alive with its mysterious stories,  intrigues and plots. After the walk in romantic Catherine's park you leave for Peterhof. The drive will take you about 45 minutes.

Peterhof -  the former summer residence of Peter the Great – is world-known for the picturesque Lower Gardens  with spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace and numerous smaller Palaces and pavilions representing "Russian Versailles". You will walk through the gardens with your guide and get acquainted with its history. By the park you may have a lunch at a local blinni cafe.

After the tour you go back to the ship or hotel. Or you can stay in the city for some evening activities : Russian ballet, folkshow “Feel yourself Russian” or Dinner with a Russian family.

Next day your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at the ship or hotel at 9.00.

This morning you will travel to see some everyday life of locals: you will visit some opulent stations of metro, Farmer's market, St. Nicolas cathedral.

At about 10.30 you will enter the Hermitage museum with your guide. You will be able to see the splendid state halls of the Winter Palace - the former Tzar's residence. You will see the luxurious halls which witnessed important historical meetings. You can see the exact room where the revolution started.

Art lovers will enjoy the unique art collection - the masterpieces by  Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafael, Della Robia, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Filipino Lippi, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Diego Velasquez, Goya, about 20 works by Rembrandt, Rubens - about 40 masterpieces, Anthony van Dyck, Franz Halls, Antonio Canova and some other famous artists. The tour will take you about 2,5 hours. Then you leave the Hermitage museum for the romantic boat ride along small rivers and canals of the “Northern Venice”.

At about 2 pm when you arrive you may stop at a local cafe for a lunch. You guide will bring you to a place where the locals love to eat.

At about 3 pm you have a tour of the Church on Spilled Blood – a piece of authentic Russia.

At about 4.30 you will be back to the ship.

Get out of your ship and enjoy this professional and adventurous 2 day guided tour of St. Petersburg for cruise ship passengers led by  knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.

This 2 day tour offers must-see sights of St. Petersburg and valuable insight into intriguing Russian history and culture.

You will visit luxurious Catherine Palace and its opulent Amber Room; admire Peterhof fountain gardens and Grand Cascade; take a boat ride along rivers and canals; enjoy the former residence of the Russia Tzars - Winter palace and the Hermitage with its huge collection of Western European art. On the city tour you will see the main streets and squares, marvelous cathedrals and monuments, beautiful bridges and palaces. You will get acquainted with  the history of the foundation and development of this gorgeous city.