Enjoy a full-day shore excursion to the top sites in St. Petersburg. On this city tour you’ll visit the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Church on Spilled Blood. Finish off the day with the Rivers & Canals Boat Tour.
What to Expect
This full-day sightseeing tour will take you to see the art treasures at St. Petersburg’s famous Hermitage Museum and to the Peter and Paul Fortress, where the city began. You’ll also visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and admire its massive gold dome, one of the largest in the world.
Have lunch at one of the city’s most respected restaurants and bargain with local vendors for souvenirs and gifts. After lunch you’ll tour the gorgeous Church on the Spilled Blood, which houses the world’s 2nd-largest mosaic museum.
On your visit to the Hermitage Museum you’ll have a chance to see a part of the 2.7 million exhibits of world art that range from Ancient Egypt to early 20th-century Europe. The museum houses works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian, and boasts unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, and the French Impressionists. You’ll also benefit from the commentary by your knowledgeable guide.
To finalize your overview of the city, you’ll head to the water for the Rivers & Canals Boat Tour. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the magnificent monuments of St. Petersburg. See the sights of the Venise du Nord from a different perspective. St. Petersburg features more than 70 rivers and canals that wind their way through the city, with around 400 bridges crossing these waterways.
- Restaurant lunch
- Transportation by air-conditioned car or mini-van
- Museum entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Pier pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
MariaRose private tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, at no additional fee. Please specify your preference when booking.
With our private shore tours, we provide everything you need to satisfy Russia's entry requirements. You will not need to purchase a separate Russian tourist visa.
After you make your tour booking we’ll contact you via e-mail to ask for the following additional information for each person in your private party:
• Full name as it appears in the passport
• Passport number
• Passport expiration date
• Date of birth
We need this information to make all the necessary arrangements with Port Customs and to send you the tour ticket, which you should present at the St. Petersburg port of call when disembarking your cruise ship.
Shore tour cancellations and changes are free of charge if you notify us 7 days ahead of your scheduled tour departure.