Two-Day Private Visa-Free Excursion - Best of St Petersburg & Faberge Museum

Two-Day Private Visa-Free Excursion - Best of St Petersburg & Faberge Museum
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$285
Duration: 18 hours
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Description

Choose this active private shore excursion to discover the most famous sights of St Petersburg with  a professional guide just in 2 days. The first part of the tour is devoted to discovering the sights of St Petersburg, such as The Hermitage Museum, the Spilled Blood Church and St Isaac's Cathedral. The gem of the day is visiting the Faberge Museum with a unique collection of Faberge Eggs and jewelry. The second part of the program is be committed to exploring the imperial residences of Russian Tsars. Take a short hydrofoil ride to visit the Park of Peterhof famous for its one-of-a-kind fountain system. You will also visit astonishing Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room. Another great activity included in the tour is a relaxing boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.

Your private guide will be waiting for you in the port terminal right after the passport control. Do not worry if the customs take long time, your guide and driver will not leave without you. Take your seat in a private car or a minivan (depending on the size of your party) and start exploring the Venice of the North.

Here is a sample itinerary of your private shore excursion:

Day 1 (9 h):

  • Meeting in the port
  • City tour of St Petersburg with multiple photo stops. You will see the University Embankment, the Spit of the Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, the Palace Square, Nevsky Prospect, the Zinger House, Kazan cathedral and other sights. 
  • Guided excursion to the Hermitage Museum with the Winter Palace, the biggest Russian museum possessing over 3 million objects 
  • Time for lunch (own expense)
  • Inside visit to the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, a marvelous church in Russian Style, decorated with mosaics
  • Tour of the Faberge Museum, the biggest in the world collection of Faberge Eggs and unique jewelry works
  • Sightseeing boat tour, see the bridges, rivers and canals of St Petersburg
  • Return to the cruise ship

Day 2 (9 h):

  • Meeting in the port
  • Short hydrofoil ride along the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof
  • Guided visit to the Lower Park of Peterhof, walk in the park and see the Grand Palace, the Grand Cascade and the joke fountains
  • Transfer to the city of Pushkin
  • Time for lunch (own expense)
  • Tour of Catherine’s Palace - see the luxurious interiors in baroque style and the famous Amber Room
  • Transfer back to St Petersburg
  • Tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral - the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Russia with capacity of 14 000 people
  • Return to the cruise ship
The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic.  Please note, at the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.

Choose this active private shore excursion to discover the most famous sights of St Petersburg with  a professional guide just in 2 days. The first part of the tour is devoted to discovering the sights of St Petersburg, such as The Hermitage Museum, the Spilled Blood Church and St Isaac's Cathedral. The gem of the day is visiting the Faberge Museum with a unique collection of Faberge Eggs and jewelry. The second part of the program is be committed to exploring the imperial residences of Russian Tsars. Take a short hydrofoil ride to visit the Park of Peterhof famous for its one-of-a-kind fountain system. You will also visit astonishing Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room. Another great activity included in the tour is a relaxing boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.