Explore the highlights of St. Petersburg on this 2-day guided shore excursion. From St. Isaac's Cathedral to the Hermitage Museum, visit all the amazing sights of Imperial Russia's former capital, including the famous Amber Room of Catherine's Palace.
What to Expect
Experience the highlights of St.Petersburg on this private 2-day shore excursion.
Meet your guide and driver by your ship and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg. Then board a hydrofoil and ride from the city center to Peterhof – the former summer residence of the tzars. Stroll around the park and admire its many amazing fountains.
After lunch on the grounds of Peterhof, proceed to Tsarskoye Selo. Originally a private residence of Catherine I, in the middle of the 18th century it was transformed into a huge palace. You will have the chance to visit the stunning Amber Room and hear its long and mysterious story. Crown your day with a visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral – one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.
Begin the second day of your shore excursion with a stop at Peter and Paul Fortress. Explore the grounds and visit Peter and Paul's Cathedral – the burial place for all Russian emperors. Then proceed to the memorial church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Dine on traditional Russian cuisine at a local restaurant, and then visit one of the largest museums in the world – the Hermitage. With a collection numbering more than 3 million pieces, your expert guide will show you the most important highlights according to your interests and preferences.
- Services of an expert local guide
- Services of a professional driver
- Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- Visa-free arrangements
- Entrance fees to the listed attractions
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses
Your guide and driver will meet you at the passenger terminal of your cruise ship port.
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Know Before You Go
All components of your itinerary may be changed or substituted at your request, so that the tour meets your specific needs and interests. The above is a suggested program.