This 1-day public shore excursion is an ideal St. Petersburg highlights tour for the first-time visitors of our city who arrive by cruise and have just one day to explore its treasures. This public day tour includes the two most popular St. Petersburg highlights that are must-sees in any tour itinerary: the State Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace and fountain parks. The river and canal boat tour by a small private boat will add to your impressions of our city, which is frequently called «Russian Amsterdam» or «the Venice of the North». Russian traditional lunch is another must for any St. Petersburg day tour as it serves a great introduction to food culture of our country. Such everyday life things as a metro ride will show you St. Petersburg citizens in their daily routine and also will take you to the world’s deepest underground system.
Personalized approach to every group participant will be an additional advantage.
|TOUR DURATION||9 hours.|
|TOUR TYPE||Public tour.|
|GROUP SIZE||On average groups are 8-10 persons. Minimal number of people for the tour to take place: 4 persons. Max group size: 16 persons.|
|ACTIVITY LEVEL||Active. The tour is not suitable for physically challenged customers.|
|TRANSPORTATION||Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size.|
|TOUR GUIDE||English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg.|
|INSIDE VISITS||The State Hermitage museum (including the Winter Palace and West-European art collections), Grand Peterhof Palace and famous Upper and Lower fountain gardens.|
|ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||Port access fee, blanket visa (= cruise passenger visa = tour tickets), 3-course Russian lunch (for groups larger than 6 persons), metro (=subway) ride, river and canal boat tour, headsets to hear the guide clearly – for groups larger than 6 persons, bottled water supply for the day.|
|NOT INCLUDED||Lunches for groups smaller than 6 persons.|
|IMPORTANT||On Mondays the Hermitage is closed. If your cruise ship docks in St. Petersburg on Monday, the Hermitage visit in the itinerary will be replaced with a tour of the Russian Museum.|