St. Petersburg 3-Day Grand Shore Excursion

Duration: 1 day 2 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 1 day 2 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including lunches and a canal boat ride. The 3-day grand tour covers all of the most dazzling must-see sights of St. Petersburg with our dedicated, friendly, hand-picked guides who bring to life the fascinating sights and history of the city. This comprehensive tour is ideal for guests who wish to see everything and more!

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Skip the line

The perfect way to explore St. Petersburg. Enjoy seeing four palaces, three churches, and go on a comprehensive 4-hour tour of the Hermitage museum. 
Please note: The itinerary below is a sample. The actual itineraries are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure.
Sequence and timing of sights visited may vary based on days of the week, tourist congestion in the city, and capacity allowances mandated by museums. The content of each program will remain the same EXCEPT in the rare case wherein a specific ship has a shorter time in port than normal. Please contact us for the exact itinerary for your cruise ship.
Day 1 
8:30 a.m. -- Meet at the ship
9:00 a.m. -- City sightseeing drive tour through the historical downtown with photo stops
10:00 a.m. -- Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entry)
12:30 p.m. -- Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood
1:30 p.m. -- Traditional Russian lunch at a local restaurant
2:30 p.m. -- Visit to the General Staff Building to see the Impressionist Collection
3:30 p.m. -- Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
5:00 p.m. -- Onboard or Optional Evening Program
Day2
9:00 a.m. -- Meet at the ship
9:30 a.m. -- Subway ride and tour of the most beautiful Metro stations
10:00 a.m. -- Drive to Peterhof Summer Residence
11:00 a.m. -- Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens
12:30 p.m. -- Traditional Russian lunch at a local restaurant
1:30 p.m. -- Drive to Tsars Village (Pushkin)
2:30 p.m. -- Guided tour of Catherine's Palace incl. Amber Room and a walk through the park
4:00 p.m. -- Drive back to St. Petersburg
5:30 p.m. -- Onboard or Optional Evening Program
Day 3
8:00 a.m. -- Meet at the ship
8:30 a.m. -- Boat ride: scenic tour along rivers and canals
10:00 a.m. -- Guided tour of Yusupov Palace incl. Gregory Rasputin exposition
11:30 a.m. -- Visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral
12:30 p.m. -- Traditional Russian lunch at a local restaurant
1:30 p.m. --  Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
2:30 p.m. -- Shopping experience on Nevsky Prospekt incl. visit to Eliseyev Emporium
5:00 p.m. -- Onboard

Inclusions
  • Expert, professional and personable guide for three days
  • Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for three days
  • All port fees & local Russian taxes
  • Lunch on three days
  • Subway ride
  • Canal cruise (boat ride)
  • Bottled still water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Electronic headsets for groups of 7 and more
  • Photo permissions inside museums (excl. Yusupov palace: photo $3, video $6) (NOTE: photos are prohibited in the Faberge Museum.
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum

Exclusions
  • Photo permissions inside Yusupov palace: photo $3, video $6.
  • Gratuity. Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sequence and timing of sights visited may vary based on days of the week, tourist congestion in the city, and capacity allowances mandated by museums. The content of each program will remain the same EXCEPT in the rare case wherein a specific ship has a shorter time in port than normal. Please contact us for the exact itinerary for your cruise ship.
  • Visa-free tours available for cruise ship passengers. In order to qualify for the visa-waiver (tour ticket), please provide the following at time of booking for all participants: your name as shown on passport, passport number, country of citizenship, and your date of birth. Additionally, please inform us of your ship name.
  • On all three days of your tour, the following 2 items are required: a current valid passport and your visa-waiver (tour ticket). You will need both of these documents to clear Russian immigration
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible and is not recommended for clients with significant mobility issues
  • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted in the Faberge Museum per museum regulations
  • Students over the age of 18 require an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) in order to claim their student discount. The ISIC must be presented to the guide on each morning of your tour
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • The actual start and end times of the tour are shown in the tour ticket
Departure Point

Port of St. Petersburg


Return Details

Port of St. Petersburg

Voucher info

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

Duration

1 day 2 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 17 Aug 2018 -

docshankar

Excellent tour. The best part was the guide Angie and the driver De metri. Both took very good care of us.

Image - 14 Aug 2018 -

Neumasanchez

Our Tour - Ala Tours - was an excellent experience. Our tour guide Angie Melicova was so nice, well informed and very pleasing and accomodating to all in the group!

Image - 08 Mar 2018 -

Pamela F

Best tour ever! Fabulous guide. Got into Hermitage when it was empty and skipped all the lines. Saw everything. Highly recommend.

Image - 25 Oct 2017 -

D M P

If it is not already on there, put St Petersburg on your bucket list. If possible read something about the Romanov dynasty before you go. We had 3 quite remarkable days visiting the principal sites in and around this remarkable city. The history of this city goes back to Peter The Great who built the city on a swamp. Nowadays it is testimony to other great Tsars, particularly Catherine the Great who established the Hermitage museum and built a quite remarkable collection of fine art. The opulence of the palaces and gardens is amazing. For me, the best by far was the Peterhof, which is about 50km north of the city. Their gardens span over 200 acres, complete with fountains and other smaller palaces.

Image - 30 Jul 2017 -

Paul E

This tour was absolutely exceptional. Our guide, Svetlana Lana, was beyond outstanding. Her knowledge went way beyond what anyone had a right to expect. She somehow got us through queues while others waited, and knew where to go first to avoid the long lines that later developed. Her command of English was fabulous it helps that she also teaches English, I suppose!. I'd give this tour 6 stars if it were possible.

One other thing -- compared to the prices charged by our cruise line, we saw twice as much for half the cost. This 3-day tour was the highlight of our entire cruise. If there's any way you can get Lana for a guide, do it.

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