On this trip to Pushkin, 25 km from St Petersburg, you will be introduced to the Catherine Palace and its surrounding parks. The Palace, with its famous Amber Room created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, is why Pushkin was first known as “Village of the Tsars” (Tsarskoe Selo), the legendary summer home of the Romanov Tsars. Sightseeing opportunities abound in the Catherine Park, as it is filled with monuments and follies commisioned by the Empress herself.
Within the Palace itself, the sparkling Amber Room will take you away from reality and plunge into the world of Catherine the Great.
A city tour with a visit to the world-famous Hermitage will provide an unforgettable introduction to city. The unsurpassed 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 Pushkin, including visits to Pushkin Catherine Palace and Catherine Park|
|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
On Tuesdays we can provide the following tour instead of the Catherine Palace:
Visits to the Alexander Palace can replace visits to the Catherine Palace every day except Tuesdays.
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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.