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All City Highlights and Three Imperial Summer Residences

3-day programm

  • Intensive

    This is a good choice for those who want to cover many sights during a short stay in the city. If you choose this option you should be ready to move at a fast pace. You will not be able to spend a lot of time on each sight, but we guarantee that you will see as much as possible.
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
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Itinerary

Tour program
Day 1
09:00 - 11:30 Panoramic city tour with visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
11:30 - 13:30 Tour of the Hermitage Museum
14:00 - 15:15 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
15:30 - 17:00 Visit to the Yusupov palace
17:00 - 17:30 Tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral
18:00 Return to the ship

Day 2
09:00 - 10:00 Drive to Pushkin
10:00 - 12:00 Visit to Catherine Palace, a walk in Catherine Park
12:00 - 12:20 Drive to Pavlovsk
12:30 - 13:30 Tour of Pavlovsk Palace
13:30 - 14:30 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
14:30 - 15:30 Drive back to the city
15:30 - 16:30 Canal trip by a private boat
17:00 Return to the ship

Day 3
09:00 - 10:30 Drive to Peterhof (with a subway ride on request)
10:30 - 14:00 Peterhof: Grand Palace, Upper Gardens, Lower park; time for lunch (there are many cafes in the park)
14:00 - 15:00 Drive back to the city
15:00 - 15:30 Tour of the Cathedral on the Spilt Blood
15:30 - 16:30 A walk on Nevsky Prospekt, time for shopping
17:00 Return to the ship

Included Sightseeing

These sights are included into the standard package:

St. Petersburg

Yusupov Palace

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.

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)

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.

St. Isaacs Cathedral

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.

Peterhof

Peterhof

Peterhof is a jewel of Russian art - a town of parks, palaces and fountains. In the past, it was used as an exquisite summer residence by the Russian Tsars. The Upper Gardens and the Lower Park are genuine masterpieces of landscape design. They include over 150 fountains and 4 monumental cascades. Within the park, there are 10 museums: the Grand Palace, Monplaisir, Catherine's Block, Marli, Hermitage, the church of St. Alexander Nevsky (Gothic Capella), the Benois family museum, the Cottage, the Bath Block including Tafeldecker and Kaffeeschenk Rooms, the Kitchen and the Museum of Collectors.

Peter and Paul Fortress

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.

Pavlovsk, Tsar Pauls stronghold

Pavlovsk, Tsar Pauls stronghold

Built in the late XVIII and early XIX centuries, the palace and park was used as a summer residence for emperor Paul I and his family. The landscape park, one of the largest in Europe, covers an area of 600 hectares. The museum in the palace displays an excellent collection of portraits by Russian artists and a number of Pavlovsk landscape paintings and drawings. Residential rooms of the Empress Maria Fedorovna are enrapturing with their harmonious beauty and are open the public.

Hermitage Museum

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.

Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

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.

Prices and Terms

All seasons

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$1618 $970 $799 $647 $556 $493 $479 $447

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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