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Combine the essential sightseeing in St Petersburg with an evening concert of classical music in one of the Romanov’s palaces. During this private shore excursion, you will discover the main sights of the city and its suburbs, such as Peterhof and The Tsars' Village. Visit the Hermitage Museum, the picturesque churches of St Petersburg and take a sightseeing boat cruise along the rivers and canals. In the evening of the first day, you will attend a chamber concert of classical Russian music conducted by the talented musicians of St Petersburg Orchestra and the soloists of Mariinsky Theatre. This special cultural event held in a luxurious palace will not leave any guest indifferent.

Description:

Meet the guide at the cruise port terminal of St Petersburg and start exploring the best sights of the Venice of the North. You will see the most important highlights, impressive museums and the historical center of St Petersburg with its wide avenues, large squares, palaces and monuments. Here is a sample itinerary:
Day 1 (9 hours + 3,5 hours evening program)
8:00 - 8:30 am - Meeting at the port terminal (the exact time depends on the cruise ship docking time) 
8:30 - 9:30 am – Panoramic city tour with picture stops at the most remarkable spots. You will see the Spit of Basil Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, St Michal’s Castle, Nevsky Prospect, Zinger House, Kazan Cathedral and much more. 
9:30 - 10:15 am - Transfer to the city of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)
10:15 - 12:00 am - Excursion to Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room & Park
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included) 
1:00 - 1:45 pm - Transfer to the city of Peterhof 
1:45 - 3:30 pm - Guided tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof 
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Ride back to St Petersburg with a short subway ride to see the most stunning metro stations
5:00 pm - Return back to the cruise ship 
6:30 pm – Pickup for an evening program
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chamber concert of classical Russian music in the Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir. You will be guided through the halls of the palace and offered a glass of sparkling wine. During the concert, enjoy the compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rimskii-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Glinka and other famous Russian composers.
10:00 pm – Return to the cruise ship

Day 2 (9 hours) 
8:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal 
8:30 - 10:00 am - Sightseeing canal cruise 
10:30 - 1:00 pm - Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace (skip the line entry) 
1:00 - 2:00 pm – Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included) 
2:15 - 2:45 pm - Excursion to the Church on the Spilled Blood
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Excursion to St Isaac's Cathedral 
3:45 - 4:15 pm – Shopping stop
5 pm - Return back to the cruise ship 

The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic. Please note, at the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.



Highlights:

    Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation

    Duration: 2 days

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





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      Departure Point:
      St Petersburg cruise port terminal

      Departure Time: 8:00-8:30 am. Exact starting time depends on the cruise ship docking time and will be stated on the tour ticket.

      Return Details:
      Drop off at the cruise port on both days

    • Inclusions:
      • All taxes, fees and handling charges
      • Visa-free arrangments (please, provide the passport data at booking)
      • Unlimited bottled water and juice
      • 3-course traditional Russian lunches on both days
      • All admission tickets as per itinerary
      • Tickets to the classical music evening concert (free seating)
      • Professional & friendly guide
      • Port pickup and drop-off, round-trip transfer for the evening program
      • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
      • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
      • Welcome gifts

    • Exclusions:
      • Not specified

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
      • A moderate/high amount of walking is involved
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4) and passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent via e-mail
      • Available from June to September for the cruise ships that stay in St Petersburg for 2 days and arrive on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday
      • Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Due to the port regulations, any booking made less than 5 days before the cruise arrival will not be treated
      • Children ages 5 and under are not recommended for the evening program
      • Cocktail dress code is recommended for the evening program
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult


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