Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg And Vicinity In One Day - Saint Petersburg

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Overview

Make the most of your one day stay in St. Petersburg on any day from Monday to Sunday. Explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum, visit the Catherine Palace with Amber Room, walk around lush Peterhof Gardens and enjoy a great panoramic city tour with inside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood. With your voucher, no Russian Visa is required.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour

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Your guide will meet you in the sea port. After that you are welcome to board a comfortable A/C Mercedes mini-bus and set off in a great one day adventure, visiting well-known locations in St. Petersburg. Depending on the day you choose to go, the itinerary is different. Please look closely; some sites are not available for each tour.

Monday's Best One-Day Shore Excursion:
8:00am Meet your guide and driver by the ship
8:10am Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaacs Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
9:30am Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo
10:30am Guided tour of the Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park (1 hr)
12:10pm Drive to Peterhof
1:00pm Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (not included)
2:00pm Guided tour of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof
3:00pm Hydrofoil* back to St. Petersburg
4:00pm Guided tour of the Yusupov Palace (1 hr)
5:30pm Guided tour of Savior on Blood Cathedral (20-30 min)
6:30pm Return back to the ship

Tuesday's Best One-Day Shore Excursion:
8:00am Meet your guide and driver by the ship
8:10am Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaacs Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
9:30am Depart to Peterhof
10:30am Tour of Peterhof Park including ceremony of the Fountains Turning On
12:30pm Hydrofoil* back to the city
1:00pm Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (not included)
12:10pm Guided tour of the Hermitage (2 hrs)
4:40pm Guided tour of Savior on Blood Cathedral (30-40 min)
6:00pm Return back to the ship

Wednesday's Best One-Day Shore Excursion:
8:00am Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
8:10am Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by Savior on Blood Cathedral and St.Isaacs Cathedral
9:30am Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage (2 hrs)
1:00pm Hydrofoil* to Peterhof
1:40pm Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof. Lunch in the park cafe (not included)
2:45pm Drive to Tsarskye Selo
3:45pm Guided tour of the Catherine Palace with Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo
5:30pm Drive back to the city
6:30pm Return back to the ship

Thursday-Sunday's Best One-Day Shore Excursion:
8:00 Meet your guide and driver by the ship
8:10 Start City Overview Tour with photo stops by St.Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress
9:30 Guided tour of the splendid Hermitage (2 hrs)
11:30 Depart to Peterhof by Hydrofoil*
12:30pm Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof
2:30pm Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo to Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Park
3:30pm Guided tour of the Catherine Palace (1 hr)
4:45pm Drive back to the city
5:30pm Guided tour of Savior on Blood Cathedral (20-30 min)
6:30pm Return back to the ship
* If the weather is not permitting a hydrofoil ride, you will use your private vehicle instead.

Inclusions for Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg And Vicinity In One Day

  • VISA-free paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (almost all vehicles are equipped with WiFi)
  • Admission to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
  • One-way hydrofoil ride
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes

Exclusions for Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg And Vicinity In One Day

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tour is available both for cruise ship passengers and hotel guests.

LAST MINUTE bookings (less than 100 hours before the ship arrives) are not available for cruise ship passengers, as all passport details MUST be submitted to the cruise ship authorities 4 days before the ship arrives - this is the way we provide you with the visa-free entry to Russia.

Peterhof Lower Gardens are free of charge in the low season  (from October till the end of April) and EXCLUDED in the low season tour cost

Minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Infants are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for child aged 6 and under

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (vegetarian/gluten-free etc), otherwise you will be served the same meal as the rest of the group

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Infant meals not included

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability

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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