Classic 2 Day Shore excursion

Highlights

I offer visa-free private, individual tours and shore excursions. Please bear this in mind when comparing services and prices. Other guides and tour companies may quote for you joining one of their group tours.

Price: 490USD per person for a 2 day tour

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About the tour

Itinerary:

Day 1

9.45-10.00: Meeting in the port

You will see me waiting for you once you have disembarked and cleared passport control.
Meeting clients in the port
Meeting in the port.
10.00-11.00: Panoramic City tour
Start the tour with a panoramic ride along the streets and embankments of the city in a comfortable minibus. Hear about the history of the city while seeing some of the most famous sights the city has to offer.
Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman statue.
11.00-13.30: Hermitage tour.

Marvel at the magnificent interiors of the winter palace while viewing the stunning collections of European art which are displayed in the museum.

I am happy to adapt the tour to your interests: it can be focused on the history of Russian royal family plus the most impressive interiors OR on the art collection - we can agree it in advance.
Peacock Clock
Peacock clock in the Hermitage museum.
13.30-14.30: Lunch or coffee break at a local cafe.

Lunch
Pelmeni - a traditional dish.
14.30-15.30: Travel to Tsarskoe Selo

Situated in the town of Pushkin a few miles from St. Petersburg this is the famous former suburban imperial residence of Russian tsars in St Petersburg which they used in the summer. After several hours of sight-seeing you may even appreciate the rest that the short journey affords. As an added benefit we will pass by some interesting sights enroute.
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo.
15.30-17.00 Catherine palace

This is the main visitor attraction at Tsarskoe Selo for good reason. Here we will see spectacular state rooms intricately decorated, interesting art collections and as the crowning glory we will visit the famous and incredibly beautiful Amber Room. Next we will walk in the formal garden of the palace, moving into the landscape park, and enjoying as we go the sights of the surrounding decorative statues and pavilions.
Amber Room
The Amber room in Catherine Palace.
17.00-18.00 Transfer back to your ship.

Optional stop enroute for souvenir shopping.

You can buy many interesting and unique souvenirs in Russia such as Replica Fabergé Eggs, Porcelain, Lacquered Boxes, Amber items - and of course our famous "matryoshka" nesting dolls.
Souvenir Shop
Display of traditional nesting dolls.

Day 2

8.45-9.30: Meeting in the port - transfer to the city center
Meeting clients in the port
Meeting in the port.
9.30-10.15: Short walking tour of Nevsky Prospect.

Named after Alexander Nevsky, a prominent warlord and legendary figure in Russian history, it is the main street in the city center. Here we will see many interesting buildings like Gostiny Dvor, Stroganov Palace, Kazan Cathedral to name but a few.
Nevsky Prospect
Gostiny Dvor on Nevsky Prospect
10.15-11.30: Transfer to Peterhof by comfortable mini-bus.

We will travel a short distance to Peterhof. Situated by the gulf of Finland this palace and amazing fountain park was founded by Peter The Great and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour Bus
Comfortable a/c mini-bus.
11.30-13.00: Fountain park of Peterhof.

With over 140 fountains it is no wonder that Peterhof is often referred to as a Russian Versailles. In addition to the impressive Grand Cascade and magnificent Samson fountain we will see many other interesting and beautiful fountains and statues. As we stroll around the park we will even see funny trick fountains which amuse both children and adults alike.
Peterhof Fountains
Fountains at Peterhof
13.00-14.00: Lunch in a local restaurant.
Peterhof Restaurant
Local restaurant
14.00-15.00 Transfer back to the city center

If time and traffic allow we will pass by some city landmarks on the way back from Peterhof.
Moscow Gates
Moscow gates - one of the city's landmarks
15.00-16.00 Church on the spilled blood.

We will tour St Petersburg’s most elaborate church marvelling at the dazzling exterior and an interior decorated with some 7000 sq metres of mosaics, Italian coloured marbles and decorative stones from the Urals and Altai region.
Church on the spilled blood
Church on the spilled blood
16.00-17.00 Transfer back to the ship

Return back to the ship and bid farewell to St. Petersburg.
Leaving with happy memories
Leaving with happy memories
To ​book ​a ​tour ​or ​ask ​any ​questions ​please ​email: ​info@russianadventure.com