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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Premium

St. Petersburg offers a variety of public and private shore excursions. St. Petersburg shore excursion Premium is an  all-inclusive mini-group tour, perfect for the first-time visitors to our city. And although your 2 day stop-over is not made of rubber and cannot possible include all the famous museums, sights and activities, but Premium Petersburg shore excursion has as much as possible in but 2 days. The active pace might seem a race across St. Pete, but it’s rather a journey through the history and architecture of our city. Your Petersburg tour guide will show Russia’s rich historical tapestry in a short amount of time. Personalized approach to every group participant will be an additional advantage.

  • Tour duration: day 1 – about 10-11 hours, day 2 – about 9 hours.

  • Tour type: public. It’s a mini-group Petersburg shore excursion everyone can sign up.
  • Group size: 14-15 persons max (on average groups are around 8-10 persons). Minimal number of people for the tour to take place: 2 persons.

  • Activity level: active. The tour is not suitable for physically challenged customers.

  • Transportation: a private air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size.

  • Tour guide: an English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg.

  • Inside visits: the State Hermitage museum (including the Winter Palace), Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder),
    Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Blood, Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (=Pushkin), including the Amber room,
    Peterhof – famous Upper and Lower fountain gardens.

  • Also included in the price: sit-down restaurant lunches on both days, metro (=subway) ride, river and canal boat tour, blanket visa (= cruise passenger visa = tour tickets)

Price: 285 USD per adult

Petersburg shore excursion

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Day 1

7:00 – arrival in St. Petersburg


7:30-8:00 – gathering the group


NOTE: if you have a later arrival e.g. at 8 a.m. the group gathers in half an hour after the cruise ship’s arrival. Please do not be late for the tour Your tour starts directly at the cruise terminal, after the passport control stall. Your guide will meet you at the terminal


8:00-10:00 – St. Petersburg city tour by car and boat (river and canal boat ride)


10:30-11:00 – Church on the Blood inside visit


11:30-13:30 – Hermitage museum tour


14:00-15:00 – Russian traditional lunch (included in the price)


15:30-16:30 – Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder tour)


17:00-17:30 – St. Isaac’s Cathedral


Time for walking and/or shopping


18:30 – return on board the ship

Day 2

8:00 – meeting, continue the driving city tour


8:30-9:30 – Peter and Paul Fortress tour


Drive outside the city to Peterhof, metro (=subway) tour on the way


10:30-12:00 – tour of the famous fountain gardens in Peterhof


12:30-13:30 – traditional Russian lunch (included in the price)


14:00-15:30 – tour of the Catherine Palace & Park (incl. the Amber room)


Around 16:30-17:00 – return on board the ship

Evening Activities

It may be necessary to see sites in a different order, subject to the museum days-off and entrance time confirmed by the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and the Yussoupov Palace.
Your licenced guide WILL accompany you on all the inside visits and provide the commentary and answer your questions.


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