2-Day Shore Excursion with Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 2 days
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


On this private 2-day shore excursion, you are going to see the best palaces of the Russian monarchs and other important highlights of the city. Meet your private guide right after the passport control and take a seat in a comfortable a/c car or a minivan to explore the imperial heritage of St Petersburg in a nice company of your family, friends and a local licensed guide. Visit Tsarskoye Selo, Peterhof, the Hermitage Museum, the Spilled Blood Church and take a river cruise to see the city from the water. Great option for your Baltic cruise!


Day 1: The Grand Palace of Peterhof and Catherine's Palace (9 hours)

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
9:00 - Meeting in the port

9:00-10:00 - City tour with photo stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Zinger House and other sights.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg Russia
10:00-11:15 - Transfer to Peterhof, the summer residence of Peter I full of precious fountains, cascades, sculpture, and pavilions + a subway (metro) tour, see the stations called 'underground palaces'

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
11:15-12:15 - visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof, created by the best Russian and European architects
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
12:15-13:45 - walk in the Lower Park of Peterhof enjoying the majestic views
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Sadovaya St., 7, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
13:45-14:30 - transfer to Tsarskoye Selo

14:30-15:15 - time for lunch in a local cafe/restaurant
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
15:15-17:15 - tour Catherine Palace, walk along the Golden Enfilade and visit the Amber Room. After the excursion, you will have time to walk in the park
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
17:15-18:00 - return to the cruise ship
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: The Hermitage Museum and City Highlights (8 hours)

Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
8:30 - meeting with the guide

8:30-10:30 - city tour with picture stops at St Isaac's Square, Square of Arts, St Peter & Paul Fortress, and other locations in the city center.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
10:30-11:00 - visit the picturesque Church of the Resurrection of Christ decorated with mosaics
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
11:15-13:45 - discover the halls of the biggest Russian museum during your private tour. Visit the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Tsars and the museum galleries where the works of the Old Masters are exhibited.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
13:45-14:45 - take your time for lunch in a local cafe/restaurant
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
15:00-16:00 - take 1-hour sightseeing canal cruise that will show you the city from the water. Admire the embankments of the Neva River, the Moika, the Fontanka and the canals.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
16:00-16:30 - return to the port
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • Visa-free tour tickets (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • Professional & friendly guide speaking your language of choice
  • Port pickup and drop-off, transportation by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Ponchos in case of rain
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments

  • Lunches
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please, do not forget to bring with you printed out TOUR TICKETS to present them at the passport control. The guide will be waiting in the port terminal with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURS.


  • St Petersburg Passenger Port Marine Façade

Voucher info

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


2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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