Intensive 1 Day Shore Excursion

This tour includes all the must-see sights of St Petersburg.

During your visit to Peter and Paul Fortress you will see the birthplace of the city and the magnificent Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of Russian Royal family.

The unsurpassed Hermitage Museum collection will show you a host of world-famous works of art, including those by Picasso, Rembrandt and Rubens, presented in the majestic buildings of the Winter Palace, and Small, New and Old Hermitages. You will also see the royal interiors of the former Romanov residence in the Winter Palace.

On the subsequent boat tour, a wide panoramic view will introduce you to St Petersburg as a maritime capital, with its charming rivers and canals and unforgettable embankments.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the city’s most beautiful landmarks, is a real experience to see its unique mosaic decorations, which were designed by well-known Russian artists.

The Usupov Palace adds mystery to the tour, as its interiors are full of secret stories about the wealthiest noble family of nineteenth-century Russia, and was the setting for the near-mythical assassination of Rasputin.

St Isaac’s Cathedral, built to be the greatest in the Russian Empire, boasts a profusion of gilt, marble, murals and mosaics.

09:00 —11:30City tour with visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
11:30 —12:00Tour of The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
12:00 —13:00Canal trip by private boat
13:00 —14:00Time for lunch (optional — meals are not included)
14:00 —15:00Visit the Hermitage Museum
15:30 —16:30Yusupov Palace
17:00 —17:30Tour of St Isaac's Cathedral
18:00 —18:30Return to the ship

On Mondays we can provide the following tours instead of the Hermitage Museum:

  • The Russian Art Museum
  • The Faberge Museum

On Wednesdays we can provide the following tours instead of Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaaac’s Cathedral, or the Church on Spilled Blood:

  • The Cabin of Peter the Great
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Peter the Great’s Summer Palace
  • The Menshikov Palace

The Intensive Tour is NOT RECOMMENDED for families with young children and people who have limited walking ability, especially those need frequent stops or the use of a wheelchair throughout the day.

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Price per Person in USD504474299284255206199199

Tours can be customized according to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances upon request. Prices are per person, based on the group size. Prices for groups over 9 people are available on request.

Prices include

  • Pick-up and drop-off from the port
  • Tickets to all museums as per program
  • Transportation to museums and for excursions
  • Guide/driver service
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) — the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa.
  • Bottled water
  • Free earphones for groups of 8 or more.

Prices don’t include

  • Lunch (although this can be included upon request)
  • Gratuities and tips

Lunch in a high-quality Russian restaurant can be added to your tour for $18 per person.

Child/Student discounts

Children 6 years and under are free of charge.
$20 discount per day is offered to children 7-17 years old.
$15 discount per day is offered to students over the age of 17 (upon presentation of a valid ISIC card).

Payment policy

To book your tour we don’t need a prepayment. You can pay in full at the end of your tour. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please note that when paying by card a 5% transaction fee will be charged.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel your tour reservation two days before your tour begins. Concert and theatre tickets are prepaid and are non-refundable.

Please note: program timing and the order in which venues are visited may change due to traffic or weather conditions.

Wheelchairs are available on request.

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