On this tour you will see all the major highlights of St Petersburg and visit the nearby town of Peterhof, which is 30 km away from St Petersburg.
The trip to Peterhof, the former court of Peter the Great, is an unforgettable journey which takes about an hour from the city center. While driving through the city you will see its architectural style changing from the 18th century, through the Soviet era, to its modern style. Our driver will take an old road along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, a route which used to be compared with the one leading from Paris to Versailles. Close to the road is the official presidential residence, famous as the venue for the G8 meeting in 2006 and G20 in 2013. A short metro trip on the way back from the countryside is a good chance to see St Petersburg’s famous metro stations, which decorated in the “Stalin Empire” style.
From April to October more than 150 fountains can be seen in and around the Upper and Lower Parks of Peterhof. Filled with gilded statues, billions of water drops and greenery everywhere, the gardens will make you very happy! The fountains and park are included on the international UNESCO list as a unique piece of the world's heritage, and after visiting them you'll totally agree with the list's authors.
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.
|9:30 —10:00||City tour|
|10:00 —12:00||Trip to Peterhof, including a visit to Upper and Lower Parks, one of small palaces|
|12:00 —13:00||Time for lunch (optional - meals are not included)|
|13:00 —15:30||Visit the Hermitage Museum|
|16:00 —16:30||Tour of The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood|
|17:00 —18:00||Canal trip by private boat|
|18:00 —18:30||Return to the ship|
On Mondays we can provide the following tours instead of the Hermitage Museum:
- The Russian Art Museum
- The Faberge Museum
- The Usupov Palace
Optional trips outside the city:
Tours of the Grand Palace in Peterhof are available on request every day except Mondays.
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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.
- 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.
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).
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.
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.