Wednesday's Best 1-day Shore Excursion

Price
from 90 USD
Duration
9,5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Wednesday's Best 1-day Shore Excursion

We invite you to make the most of your one-day stay in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday! Explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum, visit Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral, walk around lush Peterhof gardens and enjoy a great panoramic city tour!  No Russain Visa required!

Highlights
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  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • OPTIONAL: Hydrofoil ride
  • Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral
  • Visa-Free Paperwork
  • OPTIONAL: 1 Delicious Russian Lunch

See as many highlights as one can possibly cover within a short period of time: 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 St. 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 the 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 amazing 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, it a unique location, selected specifically to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountains are provided by the force of gravity. 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 the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.

1-3 hrs

The fastest way to get to or from Peterhof during the busy summer season. Saves a lot of time and gives you a chance to take a nap:). The boats depart from the piers in the very center of the city, thus giving you a unique free bonus - a chance to enjoy the stunning panorama of the Neva banks.

Important: this option is available at an extra charge when placing a reservation.

30-45 min

This fortress, built to deflect Swedish raids, was the city’s very first structure. While the view from the fortress ramparts is fantastic, the main attraction is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in 1712. Almost all Romanov tsars including Nicholas II, are buried here. There are several other museums scattered around the fortress grounds, like the political prison museum or St. Petersburg history exhibition and you can buy a special day ticket which enables access to all.

1 hr

St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg. Although the cathedral is considerably smaller than the newly rebuilt Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow, it boasts much more impressive facades and interiors.

Viewing from outside

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

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Russian Restaurant. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, 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

Add-ons:
a glass of champagne 6 USD
1 hr

Detailed Program

Time Description
08:30 - 18:30 (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 Church on the Spilled Blood 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. 
12:30 - 13:30 Return back to Saint Petersburg
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (*optional).
14:40 - 16:40 Guided tour of the amazing Hermitage Museum (not including Impressionists).
17:00 - 17:30 Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral.
18:00 Return back to Saint Petersburg to return back to the ship.
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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. The client must do it himself or have an assistant who will help.

*In case of weather conditions not permitting hydrofoil ride, there will be no refund provided. We use our van instead.

DISCOUNTS:
Children 6 y.o. & under  = FREE
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD OFF



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