Major City Highlights & Peterhof

1-day programm

  • Moderate

    This option includes quite a lot of sightseeing, but it still gives you some freedom in spending a little more time in the places that you like, or adding extra tours to the itinerary. With this option you will also have some time for taking a walk, doing shopping or visiting a restaurant.
  • Languages

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

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
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Tour program
08:00 - 09:30 Panoramic city tour (no interior visits)
09:30 - 10:30 Drive to Peterhof
10:30 - 12:30 Peterhof: visit to Grand Palace, Lower Park and Upper Gardens
12:30 - 13:30 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
13:30 - 14:30 Drive back to the city
14:45 - 16:45 Visit to the Hermitage
16:45 - 17:30 A walk on Nevsky Prospekt, time for shopping
18:00 Return to the ship

Included Sightseeing

These sights are included into the standard package:

St. Petersburg

Peterhof Grand Palace, Lower Park and Upper Gardens

Peterhof Grand Palace, Lower Park and Upper Gardens

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.

Nevsky Prospekt

Nevsky Prospekt

Nevsky Prospekt is St. Petersburg's main street. It stretches from the Admilarty building up to Alexander Nevsky Monastery. St. Petersburg was the first city in Russia to be built in accordance to a plan with Nevsky Prospect being a central part of the original plan. This is one of the oldest streets of the city and each building here has a rich history behind it. Kazan Catherdal, Stroganov Palace, the Zinger building, Eliseevsky Store - are just some of the famous buildings that you can see on Nevsky.

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.

Optional Sightseeing

You can enrich your experience by adding the following extra tours:

St. Petersburg

St. Isaacs Cathedral

St. Isaacs Cathedral

Available on any day except Wed
Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

Available on any day except Wed
Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood

Available on any day except Wed

Prices and Terms

All seasons

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$606 $403 $332 $265 $225 $198 $192 $178

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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