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See the famous Peterhof fountains, the Russian Versailles
Express to Russia » Shore excursions » Major City Highlights + Peterhof

Major City Highlights & Peterhof

Tour program
Day 1
09:00 - 11:00 Panoramic city tour
11:00 - 13:00 Tour of the Hermitage
13:00 - 14:00 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
14:00 - 15:00 Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
15:00 - 17:00 Free time for walking around, shopping or extra tours
17:00 Return to the ship

Day 2
09:00 - 10:30 Drive to Peterhof
10:30 - 13:30 Visit to Peterhof Palace, Upper Gardens, Lower Park, time for lunch (there are many cafes in the park)
13:30 - 14:30 Drive back to the city
14:30 - 15:00 Tour of the Catheral on the Spilt Blood
15:00 - 16:00 Free time for walking around, shopping or extra tours
16:00 Return to the ship

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Tour highlights

Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood
St. Petersburg's most Russian looking building, the cathedral would seem at home on Moscow's Red Square with its onion shaped domes and multi colored facade. The cathedral is built on the ground where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by terrorists. It is notable for its extremely beautiful mosaics and icons.
Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage is one of the greatest museums in the world. The museum consists of five historical buildings including the Winter Palace - the residence of the Russian Tsars. The museum contains over 3 million pieces of art with dates ranging from high antiquity to the present day. Among the Hermitage's treasures are artworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and many others.
Peter and Paul Fortress
The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Besides the ancient fortifications, the fortress includes the Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in the early XVIII century. The cathedral includes the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian Tsars, the museum of Trubetskoy Bastion prison and the expositions: The History of St. Petersburg, History of the Imperial Mint as well as a printing workshop and the museum of space exploration and missilery. It is also possible to walk along the walls of the fortress and observe the fabulous architecture of the surrounding areas. Any tour to St. Petersburg is not complete without a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Peterhof Grand Palace, Lower Park and Upper Gardens
Major City Highlights & Peterhof

Peterhof was founded by Peter the Great as Russia's answer to Versailles. Peter the Great is famous for the westernization of the country, and the main purpose of this particular residence was to impress foreign guests and to show that Russia was able to compete with Europe in architecture and park design. The Peterhof Upper Gardens and Lower Park are genuine masterpieces of landscape design. They include over 150 fountains and 4 monumental cascades. What differentiates Peterhof's fountains from those of Versailles is that the water runs using its natural pressure without any pumps - the idea belonged to Peter the Great and it still works! The Grand Palace dominates on the park. This truly impressive building was the official summer residence of several Russian Tsars. This is one reason why the interiors are made up of different architectural styles deriving from different époques.

Optional tours

Canal trip by a private boat
St. Petersburg is a city of canals and watching it from water is an unforgettable experience. During your one hour trip you will sail from Pevchesky bridge along Moika river, into Fontanka and Griboedova canal. You will see old mansions and palaces and hear about their former owners: tsars and princes. The tour will take you under over 30 bridges, each of which has a story worth telling.
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Price per person, USD 160
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St. Isaacs Cathedral
One of the finest architectural monuments of the XIX century and an integral part of St. Petersburg's magnificent skyline, the former principal cathedral of the Russian capital has a capacity to accommodate 10,000 people. The cathedral is graced with 112 solid granite columns weighing up to 114 tons each and about 400 reliefs and bronze sculptures. The observation platform on the colonnade provides a magnificent view of the city.
Available on any day except Wed
Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price per person, USD 20
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Yusupov Palace
Modest and austere outside, the Yusupov Palace impresses anyone with its beautiful and gorgeous interiors. The Yusupovs were known for their good taste and rich collection of art. This palace belonged to the last Yusupov of Imperial Russia - Felix. Its walls still retain memories of family's happiness and the tragedies. The palace is also connected to the collapse of Tsarist Russia. In the basement drawing rooms, Grigory Rasputin was assassinated. The basement now contains an exhibition with wax figures of the participants of that night that tell the story well. Besides the basement, the tour will take you through the stately halls, the cozy home theater, the palace's baths and more.
Available on any day
Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price per person, USD 74
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Prices in USD per person Total number of travelers
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All seasons 856 547 457 367 313 276 269 250

Prices are per person based on the group size. Prices for groups over 8 people are on request

Prices include

  • Pick-up and drop-off in the port
  • Tickets to all museums
  • Transportation to museums and for excursions
  • Guide service
  • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa) - - the document which allows you to go ashore in St. Petersburg without a visa.

Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances on your request.

Booking procedure
To book your tour we need a prepayment of 10% of your tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. As soon as you are ready to confirm your booking we will need the following information from you via e-mail for each member of your group:

  • Full name as per passport
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Dates of the tour with us
  • Name of the ship

After this, we will issue tour tickets for each member of your group (one ticket for each day) and forward them to you via e-mail. As of that moment we consider your tour officially booked with us.

Payment policy
To book your tour we need a prepayment equal to 10% of your total tour cost. Full payment is required not later than 14 days before your arrival to St. Petersburg. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard. Payment by bank transfer is also possible.

Cancellation policy

  • You may cancel your tour reservation 14 days before your tour begins with a fee of 20 USD per person .
  • For cancellations received less than 14 days before the start of your tour or in case of not appearing on the pier on the day of your tour, we will apply a penalty equivalent to 50% of the total cost of the tour program.
  • Concert and theatre tickets: There are no refunds for evening tours (theatre, tickets, folk show or boat rides).

Child/Student discounts
Children 6 years and under are free of charge. A 20 USD discount per day is offered to children 7-17 years old.



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