08:00 - 11:30 Panoramic city tour with visits to Peter and Paul Fortress and Catherdal on the Spilt Blood
11:30 - 13:30 Tour of the Hermitage
14:00 - 15:15 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
15:30 - 17:00 Visit to Yusupov Palace
17:00 - 17:30 Tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
18:00 Return to the ship
09:00 - 10:00 Drive to Pushkin
10:00 - 12:00 Visit to Catherine Palace, a walk in Catherine Park
12:00 - 13:00 Drive to Peterhof
13:00 - 15:00 Tour of Peterhof: Upper Gardens, Lower park, time for lunch (there are many cafes in the park)
15:00 - 16:00 Drive back to the city
16:00 - 17:00 Free time for walking around, shopping or extra tours
17:00 Return to the ship
These sights are included into the standard package:
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.
The Palace and Park of Tsarskoye Selo is a former country residence of the Russian Emperors. Its three parks occupy an area of 600 hectares and have over 100 architectural monuments: from magnificent palaces and grand monuments to intimate pavilions and park sculptures. The center of Tsarskoye Selo is Catherine Palace containing exquisite decorative objects, furniture, Russian and Western-European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, amber, arms and bronze sculptures. The palace is also home to one of the world's most exquisite pieces of architectural and decorative art, the Amber Room, an entire room made of amber panels, mirrors and gold leaf with a fascinating history.
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.
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 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! On the territory of the park you can see the Grand Palace and several pavilions which were turned into museums - Monplaisir, Catherine's Block, Marli, Hermitage and the Bath Block
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.
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.
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.
Prices are per person based on the group size. Prices for groups over 8 people are on request
Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances on your request.
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:
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.
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.
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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