1 Day Best Of St Petersburg City And Peterhof By Hydrofoil On Small Group Shore Excursion Tour - Saint Petersburg

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The most of the best that can be seen on a 1 day port call of cruise ships!  Both city center must-sees including the Hermitage and Winter Palace, Church on Spilled Blood, Neva River and Canal cruise, included lunch, Hydrofoil river and Gulf of Finland fast cruise to Peterhof Fountain Park and return by Hydrofoil.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Exclusive to Viator

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Enjoy the most requested destinations in the historic city center plus lunch and visit to Imperial residence of the Russian tsars: Peterhof (the Fountain Park) on a tour that allows you the most complete itinerary a 1 day port callcan. This tour was designed specifically for those who arrive on ships which stay 1 day only.

Begin with pick-up at your ship and a city tour to see the historic city center, its rivers, cathedrals, grand palaces and canals
Cruise on the Neva River and several of the picturesque canals for a view of the city as it was intended, from the water.

Guided tour inside and out of the stunning Church on Spilled Blood, one of the most requested iconic sights of St Petersburg

Break for a Russian style lunch. Lunch is included for groups of 8 or more.

Visit Palace Square.

Interior tour of the opulent Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum and its best collections in one of the greatest museums in the world.
Board the high speed Hydrofoil for the cruise from St Petersburg to Peterhof.

Visit of the Fountain Park. Peterhof Fountains & Grounds Built to rival and top Versailles in France, the palace sits atop of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peter the Great drafted the layout for the 300-hundred acre park featuring 176 fountains and supervised the design of many of the parks palaces. The Grand Cascade, the most famous fountain group, features gilded Samson prying open lion's jaws as water cascades down the terraced steps, and small spouting fountains anoint smaller sculptures. We shall stroll through the lower parks and gardens, and view and "experience" (be careful!) some of the Peters. surprise creations among the many decorative fountains.

Return to the city by Hydrofoil ( if seas or wind are high, you return on your touring van).

Return to your ship.
Note: On Wendsdays the visit to the Church on Spilled Blood is changed into the Peter and Paul Cathedral

Inclusions for 1 Day Best Of St Petersburg City And Peterhof By Hydrofoil On Small Group Shore Excursion Tour

  • Admission tickets
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Rain coats or umbrellas
  • Lunch (for groups of 8+)

Exclusions for 1 Day Best Of St Petersburg City And Peterhof By Hydrofoil On Small Group Shore Excursion Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch (for groups of 7 and under)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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5 Traveler Reviews

  • Excellent tour! Tour guide was quite good and extremely pleasant. Very satisfied!

  • The tour was perfect for my family including two children aged 8 and 12yrs.Our guide Irena picked us up from the cruise terminal along with another six guests and shuttled us around the City in a mini bus. We stopped off at all the important sights. We were able to clearly hear her commentary on what we saw via radio headphone sets and stopped a few minutes at all the important locations.
    At the Hermitage we were faced with a massive queue .Irena however impressively swept us through a side entrance bypassing the crowd..
    She was most informative and gave us time to take photos whilst viewing the collections in the magnificent salons.
    The river cruise was fantastic as we were able to view the City from the water as intended by the architects of this magnificent City and avoided the traffic jams .
    Finally we had 30 minute cruise on the Hydrofoil across the Bay of Finland.The fountains at the Peterhof palace were truly magnificent Whilst we were tired by the end of the day we felt we had seen and made most of the visit to St Petersburg .The following day we put our feet up and rested our legs .
    Whilst the trip was not cheap we paid a lot less than we would have done had we booked through the cruise line.The commentary was very good ,and we were well champeroned around the busy churches and palaces without fear of getting lost in the crowds .
    Thanks Viator and Irena for a cracking VIP trip.

  • The tour was excellent. The tour guide was a wonderful guide. She was very pleasant.

  • guide very good

  • We had a lot of problems connecting with the tour company. The Viator receipt said the tour started at 8:00 AM, but after waiting 20 minutes with no company coming to the port, it took us another 15 minutes to get them to talk to us on the phone and then another 15 minutes for them to figure out what was happening. They told us that they had sent PDF tickets for us to Viator saying the tour started at 9:00 AM, but we never received anything from Viator I even check 1800 spam messages to see if that was why I didn't get the tickets, but nothing from Viator. Then we got transfered through 3 different people, a taxi and a private driver to finally get to our tour guide.

    Once we were with the tour guide the day went mostly very well. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The driver was also nice. There were several mix ups where she didn't get the right tickets from the company and they had to bring the tickets to us, but generally if was a good tour with just my wife and I in the Small group tour we were promised.

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