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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg: Full-Day Imperial Shore Excursion

Product ID: 200326
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The most complete St. Petersburg shore excursion, visiting 3 main city-highlights (Hermitage museum, Peterhoff gardens, Spilled Blood Church) from your cruise ship terminal in just one day.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Feel like a Russian emperor, visiting all of the most famous city landmarks in a day
  • Explore the iconic Hermitage Museum, hosted in the Imperial Palace
  • Walk in the Peterhoff Gardens, known as Russian Versailles
  • Admire the colours of the Spilled Blood Cathedral
Full description
Your day will begin as your English-speaking guide collects you in a comfortable vehicle directly from your cruise terminal. Once on the road, you will feel like a Russian emperor as you visit Imperial palaces and fountains, as well as the most Russian church of St. Petersburg. You can admire the Hermitage collection of world art, located in the winter Tsar residence. Aside from Paris' Louvre, no other collection rivals the size and quality of the Hermitage Museum.

The next leg of your St. Petersburg tour will bring you to the astounding Romantic-style Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Constructed in 1883 following the assassination of Emperor Alexander III (on this exact location), the Grand Church (with its 7,500 beautiful mosaics) was completed in 1907.

Following this, you'll be escorted to the iconic Peterhof Grand Palace and Parks. Dubbed the Russian Versailles and erected by Peter the Great to rival Versailles, the stunning collection of palaces, gardens, and grottos are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your visit, you will see the gardens, known for its fountains all over the world. This is an incredible day ideal for both individual travelers and families.
  • Transportation (10 hours)
  • Professional and licensed tour-guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums mentioned in the program (Hermitage, Spilled Blood Cathedral, Peterhof)
  • Audio headsets, so you can hear your guide in all conditions (for groups of 7 people or more)
  • Free insurance
  • Port fees and arrangements
  • E-tour-ticket for cruise ship passengers (this tour is visa-free)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

Meeting time is at cruise ship terminal of St. Petersburg sea-port AFTER passport control. Be inside the terminal, look for Shorex.RU sign

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Do not forget to print your voucher, which will be needed at passport control
• This tour is only available for cruise ship passengers on the first day of your ship's stay in the port of St. Petersburg
• On Mondays and Wednesdays, the program will be different due to the closing of some of the monuments
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 2 reviews
Review summary
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Shorex Russia

Product ID: 200326