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Discover the great historic city of St. Petersburg from several perspectives, including a scenic ride through its waterways. This all-inclusive package takes in all the must-see landmarks of St. Petersburg, including the imperial Mariinsky Theatre, the lavish Catherine palace with its famed Amber Room and the exhibition of Imperial Carriages, the gorgeous Peterhof Gardens, the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the extraordinary Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the impressive St. Isaac's Cathedral, a leisurely walk through Nevsky Prospect, and an idyllic canal cruise. Our tour includes a traditional Russian lunch that will allow you to savor the local cuisine and gain energy for the many cultural encounters on this tour. With a maximum of 10 guests,  this premium package offers the benefits of a higher level of personal attention and the added flexibility and agility that come from traveling in a smaller group.

Description:

Day 1

8:30 - Our friendly guide will be waiting for you in the cruise port arrival hall, right after you clear Customs.

8:30-9:30 – Introductory city drive tour with a subway ride and a photo stop near the Peter Paul Fortress, the burial place of the Russian Tsars from Peter the Great to Nicholas II.

9:30-10:30 - A picturesque drive to the Catherine Palace.

10:30-12:00 – A guided tour of the Catherine Palace, the opulent summer residence of the imperial family until the time of the last tsar, and access to many of its most glorious areas, including the legendary Amber Room.  Walk to the nearby Imperial Carriage Museum for a guided inspection of 23 fabulous coaches.

12:00-13:00 – Take a break for our delicious Russian lunch (included).

13:00-14:00 – Transfer to Peterhof,. take a sweet nap on the way to another spectacular site.

14:00-15:30 - Our guide will escort you through the gorgeous Peterhof Gardens with numerous fountains.
15:30-16:30 – Take a hydrofoil ride back to the city.
17:00 – Return to the ship to rest and freshen up before the evening’s entertainment.

Day 2

8:30 – Meet at the ship.
9:00-10:00 - Indulge your senses with the splendid beauty and architecture of St. Petersburg during the delightful cruise along the city's canals and the Neva River.

10:10-12:30 – Take a tour of The Hermitage, Russia’s largest art museum. Our guide will escort you to the museum’s highlights and offer insight on its seemingly limitless treasures. You will be granted a special early entry into the museum.

12:30-13:30 – Feast on traditional Russian pies at the Stolle restaurant (included).
13:30-14:30 – Take a slow walk in the city’s main shopping street, Nevsky Prospect. Rub shoulders with the locals and experience part of their day-to-day life.

14:30-15:00 – take a look inside the marvelous Old Russian-style church of Saviour on Spilled Blood.
15:30-16:00 – Step back in time by visiting the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which survived WWII and the Siege of Leningrad.

16:00-16:30 – Take an opportunity for souvenir shopping.
17:00 – Back onboard the ship.

The sequence and timing of the sights visited may vary based on days of the week, tourist congestion in the city, and capacity allowances mandated by the museums.



Highlights:

    Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation

    Duration: 18 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


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      Departure Point:
      Cruise Passenger Port

      Departure Time: 8:30

      Return Details:
      Cruise Passenger Port

    • Inclusions:
      • Russian Visa-Waivers. Russian visa is not required
      • Professional and personable guide for two days
      • Spacious A/C vehicle with a courteous driver (most cars have Wi-Fi)
      • Entrance fees (early entry to The Hermitage, skip the line with the company's vouchers)
      • Lunch on both days
      • Hydrofoil and boat ride (weather permitting)
      • Subway ride (time permitting)
      • Bottled water
      • A permit for a photo/video
      • Ponchos (in case of rain)
      • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups of 10)
      • A Welcome gift

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuities (recommended)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Your confirmation will be sent at the time of booking.
      • Necessary info for Russian visa-waivers: each passenger’s name exactly as shown on their passport, passport number, country of citizenship, date of birth, and the name of your ship. You will receive our eTour ticket for clearing Russian immigration (the ticket must be printed and carried with you for both days).

        This tour is only available for ships in port for two days for most cruise lines throughout the summer season, not for ships docked for three days.

        Children under the age of four years old are not permitted on our group tours. If you are touring with small children, we recommend that you book a private tour to allow your youngsters the flexibility to move comfortably at a slower pace.

        The group option is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns, who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. We recommend that you book a private tour.

        A vegetarian meal option and other special dietary restrictions  available with advance notice (at time of booking).

        Guests are encouraged to wear layered clothing and flat, comfortable shoes.



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