1-Day Best of St Petersburg Join-in Shore Excursion in German

145 USD
9,5 hrs
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1-Day Best of St Petersburg Join-in  Shore Excursion in German

We invite you to make the most of your one-day stay in Saint Petersburg! Explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum, drive through the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg, walk around lush Peterhof gardens and enjoy a great panoramic city tour with an inside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood!  No Russain Visa required!

Maximum group size: 16 passengers
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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • 1 Delicious Russian Lunch
  • Visa-Free Paperwork

See as many highlights as one can cover within a short period: Aurora cruiser, the first house of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, numerous rivers and bridges, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and the Hermitage museum, the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and Saint Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!

Please note that depending on the time allowed, not all sights might be included!
2+ hrs (depending on occasion)

Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. But it is also a magnificent Royal palace with stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now ist's the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya, and many other prominent painters from all over the world. Treat yourself with a grand exploration of the most amazing masterpieces of the European Art, including the French Impressionists, and marvel at the fantastic interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, but with a unique location, selected specially to make this miracle happen. The force of gravity provides all the strength and the power of the fountains. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers. Take some time to see the surrounding gardens and Peter's villa Monplaisir. Unfortunately, in winter, the fountains are turned off, and wooden boxes cover the garden statues.

1-3 hrs

The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion-domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, and the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.

Closed Wednesdays.
15-30 min

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Russian Restaurant. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, a main course, and dessert. Vegetarian & gluten-free options are available upon request. Children under 7 (who travel free of charge) do not get an individual meal. It must be ordered separately. Please contact your manager.

Join-in Group tours: Included for groups of any size.
Private tours: Not included. It can be ordered as an additional option. 
1 hr

Visa-Free paperwork is complimentary and included in your tour package. Don't forget to provide us with your passport details in a timely manner.

When booking, please have the following details ready for each participant:
1) Name as in Passport
2) Passport Number
3) Date of Birth
4) Citizenship

valid for up to 72 hrs

Detailed Program 

Time Description
08:30 - 18:00 (Actual start time might be slightly adjusted to your ship's arrival)
08:30 Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
08:40 - 10:00  Panoramic City tour around Saint Petersburg's most popular sights with photo stops by Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Drive along Nevsky Avenue, to see Kazan Cathedral and Gostinny Dvor shopping center. 
10:30 - 10:45 Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood*.
11:15 - 13:15    Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum**.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at a local cafe or restaurant. (Included).
14:30 - 15:30 Drive to Peterhof. 
15:30 - 17:00 Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof with lots of fountains and sculptures.
17:10 - 18:00 Drive back to the city. Subway tour.
18:00    Return back to the ship.
  *On Wednesdays Church on the Spilled Blood is substituted with Kazan Cathedral.
** On Mondays the Hermitage museum may be substituted with Yusupov Palace

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NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

This excursion requires a minimum of 6 participants. Pls. contact us to check tour status/availability before booking.

Due to the group nature of this tour and to make your experience as smooth as possible we kindly ask you to accept certain rules:

  • No wheelchairs/walkers/scooters
  • No people with walking assistance
  • No children under 5 

Children 5 - 6 y.o.  = 110 USD OFF
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD OFF

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