Check the usual basic itinerary for your St. Petersburg Shore Excursion -
08:30am-09: 00 am Meet and greet at the port
09:00am-11:00 am City sightseeing tour. A visit to the Metro station/ride on the subway (optional, if time permits)
10:00am-10: 45 am A visit to Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Emperors
11:00am-11: 45 am Drive to Peterhof Fountain Park
11:45am-01: 00 pm Walk in the Peterhof Fountain park and Gardens
01:15pm-02:15 pm Lunch at a local caf
02:15pm-03:15 pm Drive to the Tsars Village (summer residence)
03:15pm-05: 00 pm visit to Catherine's Palace with the Amber room and a walk in the park***
05:00pm-06: 00 pm Drive back to St. Petersburg
06:00 pm Return to the ship
08.00 am Meet at the ship
08.30-09.30 am Sightseeing tour by boat along canals and Neva river
10.00-12.00 pm visit and guided tour to the Hermitage Museum (Pre-booked entry time*)
12.00-01.00 pm lunch at a local caf
01.00-01.30 pm Excursion in the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
02.00-03.30 pm A visit to the Yusupov palace, site of Rasputin's murder
03.45-04.30 pm A visit to St.Isaac's cathedral
05.00 pm Return to the ship
Note: This is a SAMPLE itinerary. The actual tour sequence will vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums closing days, and traffic conditions.
*Please note: Entry times will vary as pre-booked time slots are scheduled to minimize waiting are assigned solely by the Hermitage museum.
**Substitution on certain dates On certain dates there may be extensive waiting times, overcrowding or limited availability to Catherine's Palace. The substitute visit will be the Faberge museum or Pavlovsk Grand palace and is intended to provide a more comfortable and enjoyable visit to St. Petersburg.