2 day shore tour of St. Petersburg - for cruise passengers. Walking

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$513.28 CAD
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We’ve made this 2-day walking tour for our active and energetic cruise ship travelers who prefer to explore the city by foot. Our comprehensive itinerary allows you to see and visit all the prominent highlights and not to get tired. On the first day you will visit State HermitageChurch of the Savior on BloodSt.Isaac's Cathedral, have a pleasant relaxed walk along the alleys of the Summer Garden and in the second day Peter and Paul Fortress and a hydrofoil trip to Peterhof awaits you.

Each ready made tour you find on our web site is customizable and can be adapted to your interests and needs.

If you make e-visa, please, double-check that all data is entered correctly.
If you don't have visa we will make tour tickets (blanket visa) for you to go ashore (at extra cost). Please, provide your passport details for that. 
 


TOUR PROGRAM
Day 1 9:00 - 17:00
08:45 - 09:00 Meeting with your guide at the port terminal beyond the passport control (the start time will be adjusted to your arrival time). Travel to the city center by public transport or taxi (not included). Panoramic city tour covering major sights of St. Petersburg. Metro tour upon your request

11:00 – 13:00 Private excursion in the Hermitage museum
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (not included). The guide will recommend you good restaurants and cafes on the way or we can make a preliminary reservation at your wish
14:15 – 15:00 Private excursion in St.Isaac's Cathedral 
15:20 – 16:30 Private excursion in the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Summer garden 
17:00 Return to the ship.

Day 2 09:00 - 17:00
08:45 - 09:00 Meeting with your guide at the port terminal beyond the passport control (the start time may be changed upon your request).

Travel to the city center by public transport or taxi (not included).
10:00 – 11:30 Private excursion in Peter and Paul Fortress 
12:00 – 12:45 Way to Peterhof by hydrofoil
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (not included). The guide will recommend you good restaurants and cafes on the way or we can make a preliminary reservation at your wish
14:00 – 16:00 Private excursion in Grand Palace and Lower Gardens with fountains of Peterhof
16:00 – 16:45 Way back by hydrofoil
17:00 Return to the ship.

Please note, that the sequence of this St. Petersburg shore tour can be changed because of the traffic, museum time limits and days-off.
If you need some free time for shopping, please, inform your manager!

ENTRANCES 1 DAY - 8 hours duration, on foot
1. State Hermitage – world-wide famous museum – will astonish you with its interiors and grand scale. The winter residence of the Russian Emperors, one of the biggest museums in the world, with 25 kilometers total halls length, nowadays presents the rich collection of the world masterpieces. Our guides will show you the most interesting and important items from the whole variety of the museum exhibits!

Additional options: permanent exhibition of the Impressionists in General Staff Building.
isit to one of Treasure Gallery rooms - Gold or Diamond.

2. Saint Isaac's Cathedral - a prominent sample of the Russian cult constructions with unique rich decoration. There are more than 150 art pieces of the middle of the XIX century in its interior. Stained-glass windows, mosaics, sculptures and fine combination of colored stones create the great color scheme, which amazes every visitor of the museum.
Additional option: climb the 300 steps up to the Cathedral's colonnade in summer time.

3. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - wonderful, fabulous nine-dome cathedral, which was constructed on the spot of the fatal attempt at the Tsar the Liberator Alexander II. Its interior is a real mosaic museum, which you can look over for hours. This is one of the biggest collections in Europe.

4. Summer Garden - a pearl in the garden necklace of Petersburg, laid out by Peter the Great. It is a place where Summer Palace is situated and a home to marble statues, rare flowers and plants, as well as beautiful fountains which allow to feel the atmosphere of Peter's time. The Neva fencing of the Summer Garden is an architectural masterpiece of universal fame.

ENTRANCES 2 DAY - 8 hours duration, on foot + hydrofoil
1. Peter and Paul Fortress – the first architectural monument of St.Petersburg. On its territory the burial place of Romanov tzar family is situated and you will see it in Peter and Paul Cathedral as well as view fortifications, the prison of Trubetskoy Bastion, an unusual monument to Peter the Great and other important places of Russian history.


2. Hydrofoil trip to splendid Peterhof - favorite suburban residence of Peter the Great, a real pearl of Russian Baroque and Empire Style, often called Russian Versailles. Great palace and park ensemble, amazing fountains and golden sculptures, playing in the sun, create absolutely unique combination, which is a must see for every visitor of St. Petersburg. During this excursion you are welcomed to walk through the Lower Park, admire the famous fountains and visit gorgeous Grand Palace.

Important: If the hydrofoil trip is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded because we will use our van or taxi instead to get to/from Peterhof.

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