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Private Tour - City Tour, Peter & Paul & Cathedral (Visa Included)

Access from: St Petersburg


Key info

  • Tour ID: 33334
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • The Peter and Paul Cathedral

From $84.68pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 33334
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • The Peter and Paul Cathedral

Itinerary

9:00 Pick-up from the port by private vehicle and guide
9:00-11:00 Panoramic drive around the city
11:00-12:00 Inside visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
13:00 Back to the ship

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.
Tour order may vary.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR

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.

Your route will take you past the Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous shopping street. Admire magnificent buildings and palaces, travel past the vast Palace Square, the University Embankment that is lined with buildings of the 18th century, the famous Bronze Horseman and much more.

In 1703 Peter the Great built a fortress to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy. St Peter and Paul Cathedral, dominates the area of the fortress (the height of its spire is 122.50 metres). The Cathedral's magnificent Baroque style interior attracts numerous visitors. Besides the fact that almost all pre-revolutionary rulers from Peter the Great onwards were buried there add more interest to the historical background of this museum.

WHAT YOU VISIT:

Peter and Paul Fortress - Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London, 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 and 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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Rain Poncho
  • Bottle of Water
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Entry Fees
  • Photo permits
  • Visa Free Visit
  • Port Fees
  • Local Taxes
  • English Speaking Guide

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tipping

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 not one ruble but one dollar. It is paid to the tour guide prior the metro visit

Is the meal included within the tour price? No meals aren’t included, and they are payable on the day.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 33334
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Peter and Paul Fortress
    • The Peter and Paul Cathedral

    Itinerary

    9:00 Pick-up from the port by private vehicle and guide
    9:00-11:00 Panoramic drive around the city
    11:00-12:00 Inside visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
    13:00 Back to the ship

    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.
    Tour order may vary.

    THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR

    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.

    Your route will take you past the Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous shopping street. Admire magnificent buildings and palaces, travel past the vast Palace Square, the University Embankment that is lined with buildings of the 18th century, the famous Bronze Horseman and much more.

    In 1703 Peter the Great built a fortress to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy. St Peter and Paul Cathedral, dominates the area of the fortress (the height of its spire is 122.50 metres). The Cathedral's magnificent Baroque style interior attracts numerous visitors. Besides the fact that almost all pre-revolutionary rulers from Peter the Great onwards were buried there add more interest to the historical background of this museum.

    WHAT YOU VISIT:

    Peter and Paul Fortress - Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London, 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 and 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.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED:

    • Rain Poncho
    • Bottle of Water
    • Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • Entry Fees
    • Photo permits
    • Visa Free Visit
    • Port Fees
    • Local Taxes
    • English Speaking Guide

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Tipping

    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 not one ruble but one dollar. It is paid to the tour guide prior the metro visit

    Is the meal included within the tour price? No meals aren’t included, and they are payable on the day.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Return Transportation
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Entrance Fees as per program
    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
    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.
    Cruising Excursions can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, all you will need to do is provide your passport details to Cruising Excursions at least 7 working days before you travel, its as easy as that.
    When making a booking for St Petersburg we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours. A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visa's. We will send this information via email approximately 4 weeks prior to your travel date (once you have provided your passport information).
    If you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases Cruising Excursions cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).
    YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR PASSPORT INFORMATION WHEN MAKING THE RESERVATION IN ORDER TO ARRANGE YOUR VISA, THE DETAILS REQUIRED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    Full Passengers Names
    Passport Number
    Start Date and End Date of Passport
    Nationality
    FURTHER INFORMATION
    Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in special request if a seat is required.
    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 provide a bottle of water for each day

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.
    Morning tours generally commence at 9AM (shore time) or if your ship ports later then you must disembark as soon as possible.
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