St Petersburg Visa Free Shore Tour of Hermitage and Grand Palace in Peterhof

St Petersburg Visa Free Shore Tour of Hermitage and Grand Palace in Peterhof
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$168.75
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

Get an insider’s access to essential experiences and distinctive treasures on this 1-day shore excursion. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Capital of Russia. Visit the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress with Cathedral which was the city’s original citadel. Be enchanted by the works of art preserved in its precious heart - the museum complex of the Hermitage Museum - an opulent repository of priceless art. Travel back in time and stand in awe of Peterhof Grand Palace and stroll the Upper & Lower Parks. Have your breath taken away by the the lavish fountains. 



Your journey 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.

8:40-9:00 Meet your guide and driver in cruise ship terminal (direct pier pick-up)
9:00-10:30 City Highlights drive tour with fotostops in the most beautiful places & short walk inside  Peter & Paul Fortress which originally served as a base for the city garrison and officially was the first structure in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great - founder of the city.
10:40-12:50 Guided tour of the  Hermitage Museum housed within the opulent Winter Palace of tsars and tsarinas. It is an absolute must-see for every art lover and those simply interested in an overview of the world history through the arts.
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break in a local cafe 
13:50-14:30 A  scenic drive through St Petersburg to  Peterhof - the town of palaces, fountains and parks located 23 miles (35 km) away.
14:40-16:40 Guided walk in  Upper &  Lower Parks and inside tour of  Grand Palace. The Grand Palace, built in the beginning of the 18th century, is known as the most brilliant of all the summer residences of the Russian Tsars. After your tour of the Palace, you’ll proceed to the magnificent gardens of the Lower Park to admire the numerous fountains and statues of the Grand Cascade.
16:50-17:50 Drive back to St Petersburg with subway ride OR using bypass road.
18:00 On board the ship

Get an insider’s access to essential experiences and distinctive treasures on this 1-day shore excursion. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Capital of Russia. Visit the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress with Cathedral which was the city’s original citadel. Be enchanted by the works of art preserved in its precious heart - the museum complex of the Hermitage Museum - an opulent repository of priceless art. Travel back in time and stand in awe of Peterhof Grand Palace and stroll the Upper & Lower Parks. Have your breath taken away by the the lavish fountains.