St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day: Tuesday's Best Visa-Free Shore Excursion

from 81 USD
9,5 hrs
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St Petersburg & Vicinity in One Day: Tuesday's Best Visa-Free Shore Excursion

Hop into the van and let's explore Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. We will get inspired by the world-famous Hermitage Museum and marvel at amazing Peterhof gardens, we will have fun on a hydrofoil ride and will admire breathtaking mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood. No Russian Visa required!

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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • Small Palaces of Peterhoff
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • OPTIONAL: 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 grounds of Peterhoff have numerous small palaces. Used as private retreats or alternative summer residences, each little house has the unforgettable charm and cosines, which you'll never find in the grand palace.

1 hour

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. Please contact your manager.

19 USD Short lunch: soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
25 USD Standard lunch: salad, soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
30 USD Premium lunch at an upscale restaurant: salad, soup, main course, dessert, tea/coffee
19 USD Child meal (for kids under 7 y.o.): tomato & cucumber salad, chicken nuggets, and french fries

a glass of champagne 6 USD
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 - 09:30 Panoramic City tour around Saint Petersburg's most popular sights with photo stops by Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
09:30 - 10:30 Drive* to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains. (*Optional: You can upgrade your tour and travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil. Please check the appropriate box below.)
10:30 - 12:30 Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof with lots of fountains and sculptures. If you are lucky, witness the ceremony of turning on the fountains.
12:30 - 13:20 Return back to St.Petersburg.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at a local restaurant (*optional).
14:40 - 16:40 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Not including the Impressionists).
17:10 - 17:30 Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood.
17:30 - 18:00 Return back to the ship.
It is possible to substitute Church on the Spilled Blood for St Isaac's Cathedral at no extra charge on the day of the tour. If you would like to substitute Church on the Spilled Blood for Peter and Paul Fortress, please let us know if advance so that we would provide an additional voucher free of charge.
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  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available at a surcharge)
  • Experienced private driver
  • Private A/C vehicle
  • All admissions as per program
  • 1 Bottle of water pp per day
  • Visa-free paperwork
  • Radio-headsets for groups 7+
  • Welcome gift for adults 
  • Activity kit for kids
  • Port fees & taxes
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Meals (lunch) & drinks
  • Optional Evening Program
  • 25 USD surcharge per group if your tour language is German, Spanish or French
  • 45 USD surcharge for Portuguese, Italian or Mandarin. Other languages are available upon request.
Suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended!

Please note, that NO ASSISTANCE loading and unloading wheelchairs/scooters is provided. Please, make sure to have an assistant to help during the tour.

*In case of weather conditions not permitting hydrofoil ride a regular vehicle (sedan/mini-van etc. depending on the group size) will be provided for the transfer.

Children 6 y.o. & under  = 80% discount
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD OFF

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