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3 - Day Complete St Petersburg (39388) (Visa Included)

Access from: St Petersburg


Key info

  • Tour ID: 39388
  • Duration: ​20 hours
  • Pick up point: Cruise Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • Catherine Palace
  • Palace of Paul
  • Peterhof Park
  • Metro (Underground)
  • Hermitage
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • The Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • Yusupov's Palace
  • St Isaac's Cathedral
  • Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan
  • Local food market

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 39388
  • Duration: ​20 hours
  • Pick up point: Cruise Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • Catherine Palace
  • Palace of Paul
  • Peterhof Park
  • Metro (Underground)
  • Hermitage
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • The Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • Yusupov's Palace
  • St Isaac's Cathedral
  • Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan
  • Local food market

Itinerary

Day 1:
9:00 Pick-up from the port
9:00-10:00 Transfer to Pushkin
10:00-12:00 Tour of the Catherine’s Palace and Park
12:15-13:15 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
13:15-14:15 Transfer to Peterhof
14:15-15:45 Walking tour of Peterhof gardens
15:45-16:15 Hydrofoil transfer back to the city
16:15-17:00 Transfer by coach back to the port
17:00 Back to the ship

Day 2:
9:00 Pick-up from the port
9:00-10:30 Panoramic drive around the city
10:30-12:30 Inside visit to the Hermitage
12:45-14:00 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
14:30-15:30 Inside visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
16:00-16:30 Inside visit to the Spilled Blood Cathedral
17:00 Back to the ship

Day 3:
9:00 Pick-up from the port
9:30-10:00 Inside visit to the Kazan Cathedral
10:30-12:00 Inside visit to the Yusupov Palace
12:30-13:30 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
14:00-14:30 Inside visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral
15:00-16:00 Free time for browsing and shopping at the Farmers’ market
17:00 Back to the ship

Tour order and lunch venue may vary. Catherine’s Palace and Park can be substituted by Paul’s Palace and Park in Pavlovsk on the overcrowded dates.

Please Note: Tour start time is 9am which is usually 2 hours after your Cruise Ships porting times, if your ship ports later, then the start time will be adjusted to suit your arrival.

Please be aware that you may be advised you cannot disembark the ship until 90 minutes after arrival, we set our times to accommodate this.

THIS TOUR IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR WITH A MAXIMUM OF 20 PASSENGERS, RESERVE EARLY!!

All cruise clients taking tours in St Petersburg will require a Visa, Cruising Excursions will arrange this for you at no extra cost.

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned vehicle ready to commence your tour.

Day 1: Board your transportation for a narrated drive to the suburbs of St Petersburg: you will head to the south to see the Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) and to the west to see Peterhof, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas (country houses). Heading west to Peterhof, you will see the industrial and residential areas of St. Petersburg, some former mansions of the Russian nobility, Alexandria Park and the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof.

This comprehensive, full-day tour will give you a unique opportunity to admire the Russian tsars' splendid 18th century palaces and parks.

Catherine Palace: designed by Rastrelli, this ornate, Baroque palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more.

Palace of Paul: the palace is famous for its incredible interiors, great art collection and one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe. You'll be able to admire Emperor Paul I's elegant rooms and the charming rooms of his wife, Maria.

Peterhof Park: another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. It was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, but has been restored to its full splendour. The gardens are dotted with charming pavilions, summer houses and are also home to Peterhof's famous fountains, including the Samson Cascade and the ever-popular Joke Fountains, one of which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.

Take a Metro ride: St. Petersburg's stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorated interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

Complimentary with this tour (if weather permits): a one-way trip by hydrofoil. This is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling between Peterhof and St. Petersburg.

Day 2: One of the world's most magnificent cities, St Petersburg stretches over forty four islands. The city was built by Peter the Great in the 18th Century to rival the splendour of Paris and includes a wealth of palaces, churches and museums.

Your full day of sightseeing includes a general sightseeing tour of the city, plus visits to the Hermitage, the world-famous art gallery; Peter & Paul Fortress, where St. Petersburg started; and the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, one of the City's landmarks. There will also be several photo stops and opportunities for shopping.

The Hermitage: The Tsars' former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 3-3.5 hour guided tour will take you through rooms which contain over three million pieces of art, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases and moulded and decorated ceilings.

Peter and Paul Fortress: originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London and a place for political prisoners - including Peter the Great's own son.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral: the city's tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great; even today, only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings and icons, and the tombs of many tsars and tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

The Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. The interior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.

Day 3: This full day tour includes a visit to Yusupov's Palace, to the opulent St Isaac's Cathedral and to the Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan. Plus, why not do what the locals do? Take a shopping bag and explore a colourful food market.

Explore the Yusupov Palace, a museum which provides a sneak peek into the lives of 19th and early 20th century Russian aristocrats. The palace is full of exotic rooms such as the Moorish Room, a wonderful Rococo theatre that is still used for concerts. The Yusupov Palace is perhaps best known as the site of the murder of Grigori Rasputin, a man with mystical powers who influenced the family of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II.

The St Isaac's Cathedral is the former principal Orthodox cathedral of the country and one of the most visited city landmarks. The exterior of the cathedral barely hints at its breath-taking interior, which is adorned with gold, semi-precious stones, mosaics and oil paintings.

The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan is located on the main street of the city. It was inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome. This impressive church became a monument to Russia's victory after the war of 1812. The church has regular services and it is also home to a museum.

Locals sell fruit and vegetables from their dachas (country houses) in the markets; you can taste honey, pickles and cottage cheese.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
English Speaking Guide
Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Entry Fees for the above program
Bottle of water each day
Rain Poncho
Photo Permits

NOT INCLUDED:
Lunch
Tipping
Metro Fare (1$)

Please Note: Tour start time is 9am which is usually 2 hours after your Cruise Ships porting times, if your ship ports later, then the start time will be adjusted to suit your arrival.

Please be aware that you may be advised you cannot disembark the ship until 90 minutes after arrival, we set our times to accommodate this.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How much is the metro ticket? The cost of metro is around one ruble to be paid locally, your guide will assist in obtaining your tickets.

Is the meal included within the tour price? No, we do not include lunch on this tour, however there will be plenty of opportunity to get something to eat around the different venues you are visiting, your guide on hand will be able to suggest some restaurants to use.

If your cruise ship arrives on a Monday when the Hermitage is closed does that mean, we will not be able to visit the Hermitage? Please do not worry, in this instance we will reverse the order of the days, so you will get to see the Hermitage on the 2nd day. This will be the same with other venues where possible.

Can I do this tour if I am in a wheelchair? This tour is not recommended for wheelchairs, we would highly recommend a private tour for your comfort, as there is a lot of walking involved.

What currency do I need to take on the tour? A lot of the shops will accept Euro or USD, however, some of the smaller souvenir stands only accept Russian Rubles. Most of the shops and venues for lunch will accept credit cards where stated.

What time will my tour start? We will start this tour around 9am (depending on your cruise ships arrival time). You will need to pass through security with your tourist tickets (visas) we have provided for you, our guide will be waiting within the terminal with a Cruising Excursions sign. Please do not forget your tourist tickets as you will not be allowed to pass through security without these.

This states a small group tour, how many people will this tour be for? The tour can run with as little as 2 guests and a maximum of 20 guests, however this will depend on number of guests reserved.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 39388
    • Duration: ​20 hours
    • Pick up point: Cruise Port
    • Activity level: Moderate

    Top highlights

    • Catherine Palace
    • Palace of Paul
    • Peterhof Park
    • Metro (Underground)
    • Hermitage
    • Peter and Paul Fortress
    • The Peter and Paul Cathedral
    • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood
    • Yusupov's Palace
    • St Isaac's Cathedral
    • Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan
    • Local food market

    Itinerary

    Day 1:
    9:00 Pick-up from the port
    9:00-10:00 Transfer to Pushkin
    10:00-12:00 Tour of the Catherine’s Palace and Park
    12:15-13:15 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
    13:15-14:15 Transfer to Peterhof
    14:15-15:45 Walking tour of Peterhof gardens
    15:45-16:15 Hydrofoil transfer back to the city
    16:15-17:00 Transfer by coach back to the port
    17:00 Back to the ship

    Day 2:
    9:00 Pick-up from the port
    9:00-10:30 Panoramic drive around the city
    10:30-12:30 Inside visit to the Hermitage
    12:45-14:00 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
    14:30-15:30 Inside visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
    16:00-16:30 Inside visit to the Spilled Blood Cathedral
    17:00 Back to the ship

    Day 3:
    9:00 Pick-up from the port
    9:30-10:00 Inside visit to the Kazan Cathedral
    10:30-12:00 Inside visit to the Yusupov Palace
    12:30-13:30 Free time for lunch on guests’ own
    14:00-14:30 Inside visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    15:00-16:00 Free time for browsing and shopping at the Farmers’ market
    17:00 Back to the ship

    Tour order and lunch venue may vary. Catherine’s Palace and Park can be substituted by Paul’s Palace and Park in Pavlovsk on the overcrowded dates.

    Please Note: Tour start time is 9am which is usually 2 hours after your Cruise Ships porting times, if your ship ports later, then the start time will be adjusted to suit your arrival.

    Please be aware that you may be advised you cannot disembark the ship until 90 minutes after arrival, we set our times to accommodate this.

    THIS TOUR IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR WITH A MAXIMUM OF 20 PASSENGERS, RESERVE EARLY!!

    All cruise clients taking tours in St Petersburg will require a Visa, Cruising Excursions will arrange this for you at no extra cost.

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned vehicle ready to commence your tour.

    Day 1: Board your transportation for a narrated drive to the suburbs of St Petersburg: you will head to the south to see the Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) and to the west to see Peterhof, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas (country houses). Heading west to Peterhof, you will see the industrial and residential areas of St. Petersburg, some former mansions of the Russian nobility, Alexandria Park and the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof.

    This comprehensive, full-day tour will give you a unique opportunity to admire the Russian tsars' splendid 18th century palaces and parks.

    Catherine Palace: designed by Rastrelli, this ornate, Baroque palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more.

    Palace of Paul: the palace is famous for its incredible interiors, great art collection and one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe. You'll be able to admire Emperor Paul I's elegant rooms and the charming rooms of his wife, Maria.

    Peterhof Park: another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. It was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, but has been restored to its full splendour. The gardens are dotted with charming pavilions, summer houses and are also home to Peterhof's famous fountains, including the Samson Cascade and the ever-popular Joke Fountains, one of which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.

    Take a Metro ride: St. Petersburg's stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorated interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

    Complimentary with this tour (if weather permits): a one-way trip by hydrofoil. This is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling between Peterhof and St. Petersburg.

    Day 2: One of the world's most magnificent cities, St Petersburg stretches over forty four islands. The city was built by Peter the Great in the 18th Century to rival the splendour of Paris and includes a wealth of palaces, churches and museums.

    Your full day of sightseeing includes a general sightseeing tour of the city, plus visits to the Hermitage, the world-famous art gallery; Peter & Paul Fortress, where St. Petersburg started; and the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, one of the City's landmarks. There will also be several photo stops and opportunities for shopping.

    The Hermitage: The Tsars' former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 3-3.5 hour guided tour will take you through rooms which contain over three million pieces of art, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases and moulded and decorated ceilings.

    Peter and Paul Fortress: originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London and a place for political prisoners - including Peter the Great's own son.

    The Peter and Paul Cathedral: the city's tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great; even today, only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings and icons, and the tombs of many tsars and tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

    The Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. The interior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.

    Day 3: This full day tour includes a visit to Yusupov's Palace, to the opulent St Isaac's Cathedral and to the Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan. Plus, why not do what the locals do? Take a shopping bag and explore a colourful food market.

    Explore the Yusupov Palace, a museum which provides a sneak peek into the lives of 19th and early 20th century Russian aristocrats. The palace is full of exotic rooms such as the Moorish Room, a wonderful Rococo theatre that is still used for concerts. The Yusupov Palace is perhaps best known as the site of the murder of Grigori Rasputin, a man with mystical powers who influenced the family of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II.

    The St Isaac's Cathedral is the former principal Orthodox cathedral of the country and one of the most visited city landmarks. The exterior of the cathedral barely hints at its breath-taking interior, which is adorned with gold, semi-precious stones, mosaics and oil paintings.

    The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan is located on the main street of the city. It was inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome. This impressive church became a monument to Russia's victory after the war of 1812. The church has regular services and it is also home to a museum.

    Locals sell fruit and vegetables from their dachas (country houses) in the markets; you can taste honey, pickles and cottage cheese.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED:
    English Speaking Guide
    Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    Entry Fees for the above program
    Bottle of water each day
    Rain Poncho
    Photo Permits

    NOT INCLUDED:
    Lunch
    Tipping
    Metro Fare (1$)

    Please Note: Tour start time is 9am which is usually 2 hours after your Cruise Ships porting times, if your ship ports later, then the start time will be adjusted to suit your arrival.

    Please be aware that you may be advised you cannot disembark the ship until 90 minutes after arrival, we set our times to accommodate this.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    How much is the metro ticket? The cost of metro is around one ruble to be paid locally, your guide will assist in obtaining your tickets.

    Is the meal included within the tour price? No, we do not include lunch on this tour, however there will be plenty of opportunity to get something to eat around the different venues you are visiting, your guide on hand will be able to suggest some restaurants to use.

    If your cruise ship arrives on a Monday when the Hermitage is closed does that mean, we will not be able to visit the Hermitage? Please do not worry, in this instance we will reverse the order of the days, so you will get to see the Hermitage on the 2nd day. This will be the same with other venues where possible.

    Can I do this tour if I am in a wheelchair? This tour is not recommended for wheelchairs, we would highly recommend a private tour for your comfort, as there is a lot of walking involved.

    What currency do I need to take on the tour? A lot of the shops will accept Euro or USD, however, some of the smaller souvenir stands only accept Russian Rubles. Most of the shops and venues for lunch will accept credit cards where stated.

    What time will my tour start? We will start this tour around 9am (depending on your cruise ships arrival time). You will need to pass through security with your tourist tickets (visas) we have provided for you, our guide will be waiting within the terminal with a Cruising Excursions sign. Please do not forget your tourist tickets as you will not be allowed to pass through security without these.

    This states a small group tour, how many people will this tour be for? The tour can run with as little as 2 guests and a maximum of 20 guests, however this will depend on number of guests reserved.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • English-speaking professional tour guide
    • Air-conditioned transportation
    • Entry fees for the above program
    • St Petersburg Map
    • Bottle of water
    • Photo permits
    • Rain Coat
    This tour has a maximum of 20 passengers, please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Please note: during the high tourist season, the Catherine Palace is open to tourists every day except Tuesdays. However, the palace may also be closed to accommodate certain events taking place in St. Petersburg. In these circumstances, we will visit the Palace of Paul instead of the Catherine Palace.
    Please note: Lunch, tipping and Metro fare ($1) are not included in this tour.
    Cruising Excursions can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, and all you will need to do is provide your passport details to Cruising Excursions at least 14 days before you travel. A member of our team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It's important that you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visas.
    We will send this information via email approximately 4 weeks prior to your travel date.
    If you travel without these documents, you will not be able to pass through security, which will result in you not being able to join the tour.
    Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but please make a special request at the time of booking.
    Itinerary may be revised if a particular museum is closed on the day of your tour.
    Audio sets are provided for groups of 7 passengers or more.
    We also provide a bottle of water for each day.
    Important Information:
    You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.
    Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, Cruising Excursions do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

    Joining instructions

    ​You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transport ready to start your tour.
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