This tour enables you to see as much of St Petersburg as possible during your 3-day visit, and includes all the must-see sights of the city and its surroundings.
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.
On the second day you will have the opportunity to leave the city and visit the nearby towns of Pushkin and Peterhof.
Pushkin is a town located 25 km from St Petersburg which is renowned as the summer home of the Romanov Tsars. At the town's heart is the Catherine Palace and its surrounding parks, the home of Catherine the Great. 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.
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.
|09:00 —12:00||City tour with visit to Peter and Paul Fortress|
|12:00 —12:30||Time for lunch (optional — meals are not included)|
|12:30 —15:00||Visit the Hermitage Museum|
|15:30 —16:30||Canal trip by private boat|
|17:00 —17:30||Tour of St Isaac's Cathedral|
|18:00 —18:30||Return to the ship|
|9:00 —10:00||Drive to Pushkin|
|10:00 —12:00||Visit Pushkin Catherine Palace , including a walk in Catherin Park|
|12:00 —13:00||Time for lunch (optional — meals are not included)|
|13:00 —15:00||Tour of Pavlovsk|
|15:00 —16:00||Drive to back to St Petersburg|
|16:00 —17:30||Tour of The Russian Museum|
|17:00 —17:30||Return to the ship|
|09:00 —10:30||Drive to Peterhof, including a short metro trip on the way to St Petersburg|
|10:30 —14:00||Tour of Peterhof, including the Upper Gardens, Lower park and a visit to the Bath House|
|14:00 —15:00||Time for lunch (optional — meals are not included)|
|15:00 —15:30||Hydrofoil to St Petersburg|
|16:00 —16:30||Tour of The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood|
|17:00 —17:30||Return to the ship|
Tours of the Hermitage Museum can be replaced by the following tour upon request:
- The Faberge Museum
Tours of the Catherine Palace can be replaced by the following tour upon request:
- The Alexander Palace
Tours of Peter and Paul Fortress can be replaced by the following tour upon request:
- The Cabin of Peter the Great
If the weather does not permit, the hydrofoil may be cancelled. There is no refund for unused hydrofoil tickets.
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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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.