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St Petersburg: 2-Day Premium Group Shore Excursion

Product ID: 98544
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This two-day tour is designed to make use of every minute you stay in St. Petersburg thus making your experience comprehensive and diverse. Join a two-day group tour to see St. Petersburg with the most experienced guides and drivers.
About this activity
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Duration: 20 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the unique Catherine Palace with its Amber Room
  • Enjoy a stroll in the Fountain Park
  • Admire the mosaics of the Church on the Spilled Blood
  • See the collections of the largest museum in the country - the Hermitage museum
Full description
Take the most comprehensive two day tour to maximize your time in the city. Your experience will begin with meeting your guide and driver in the terminal next to your ship. After a city tour through the best squares and spots of St. Petersburg, we will take a drive to Peterhof grounds. This former imperial residence was a home to Peter I, who was the founder of St. Petersburg. The Lower garden is not a only a nice and relaxing place for walking but also a great fountain park with some old pavilions dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. Your day outside the city center will continue with a drive towards Catherine palace. Before you will be able to see imposing interiors of the palace with the famous Amber Hall, you’ll have a traditional Russian lunch nearby. Your suburban trip will end with a panoramic drive back to the city. On the way to the city you will have an opportunity to visit one of the oldest metro stations and admire it superb design. Next, visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, which retains great original mosaic pieces covering its interiors and exteriors. Aterwards you will be brought back to the port

The good start of the second day will ensure a boat ride along rivers and canals which helps you to see the city under a different angle. You will go under the draw bridges which our city is famous for and see former mansions lining along the embankments. After this short trip you will get inside the Hermitage where your guide will show you the best masterpieces of the collection and make distant history come alive for you. One of the main highlights of the collection is the Peacock clock which unusual mechanism puts in motion all its figures. After having traditional Russian lunch you will see interiors of Yusupov palace which once belonged to the wealthiest families in the country. It was there that Rasputin was killed not long before the revolution of 1917. Before heading back to the port you will be able to admire breathtaking interiors of St. Isaac's Cathedral famous for large-scale frescoes and unique marble decor.
Includes
  • Guide’s services
  • Driver’s services (Comfortable car (mostly Mercedes)/mini van with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per couple (except Yusupov Palace, camera pass is $3 per person, video pass is $6 per person)
  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Lunch each day
  • One bottle of water per person per day
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended 10% of the tour cost for the guide and 5% of the tour cost for the driver)
  • Permit for photo/video at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is $3 per person, video pass is $6 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St. Petersburg cruise port. The representative will meet you in the terminal right after you clear the customs with a sign of TJ Travel and direct you to your guide.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Please, note that the itinerary can be adjusted depending on the traffic situation and availability of tickets in museums. Timing is given approximately and will be adjusted according your ship's arrival time. Please look through voucher information
• Available from limited number of cruise ships staying in St. Petersburg for 2 days
• Your passport information is required at the time of your booking to issue free blanket visa for you
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Please advise any specific food restrictions at time of booking
• A vegetarian option is available
• No special dress code
• Infant meals not included
Customer reviews
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Product ID: 98544