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Major City Highlights

1-day programm

  • Light

    This option is good for those, who would like to take it easy and see just the most important highlights without any rush. This tour type gives you a lot of freedom – you can spend a long time on the sights which are part of the itinerary, plus you can do some walking, shopping, or go to a restaurant and enjoy a Russian meal. This is also a good choice for those who would like to customize their tour by adding extra excursions to the program.
  • 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
09:00 - 11:00 City tour with visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
11:00 - 13:00 Visit to the Hermitage Museum
13:00 - 14:00 Time for lunch (meals are not included)
14:00 - 14:30 Tour of the Cathedral on the Spilt Blood
14:30 - 15:30 City tour continues
15:30 - 17:30 Free time for walking around, shopping or extra tours
18:00 Return to the ship

Included Sightseeing

These sights are included into the standard package:

St. Petersburg

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.

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.

Optional Sightseeing

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

St. Petersburg

Yusupov Palace

Yusupov Palace

Available on any day
St. Isaacs Cathedral

St. Isaacs Cathedral

Available on any day except Wed
Russian Museum

Russian Museum

Available on any day except Tue
Canal trip by a private boat

Canal trip by a private boat

Available on any day

Prices and Terms

All seasons

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$551 $366 $297 $235 $198 $173 $167 $153

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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