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Visa-Free 3-day Highlights Private St. Petersburg tour

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Key Details
Duration
3 days
Skip the Line
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • The history of St. Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great and the Romanov Dynasty
  • St. Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and Soviet Union, the city of 3 Russian Revolutions
  • Learn about life in the city during the Soviet regime and following Perestroika
  • Get early admission to the world-famous Hermitage to skip-the-lines and avoid the queues
  • Take a hydrofoil along the Neva River to the fountains of Peterhof Palace
  • Go to Yusupov Palace on the quiet Moika River and see where Rasputin was assasinated
  • Visit the famous summer residences of Russian Tzars: Catherine Palace and Grand Palace of Petergof
  • Enjoy the magnificent cathedrals of our city
Overview
Wonderful opportunity to discover St. Petersburg in 3 days and see the magnificent Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Catharine Palace and more. Cruise along the Neva River and get early entrance to the Hermitage to avoid the crowds.
What to Expect
Overview
Wonderful opportunity to discover St. Petersburg in 3 days and see the magnificent Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Catharine Palace and more. Cruise along the Neva River and get early entrance to the Hermitage to avoid the crowds.
Day 01
9:00 - Meet at the ship (please, note the time of the beginning of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time).

9:00-12:00 - City tour with a boat ride, farmers’ market visits. Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress. Sightseeing tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St. Petersburg.

12:30-13:30 - Typical Russian lunch (optional)

13:30-14:30 - Drive to Pushkin

14:30-16:00 - Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room.

16:00-17:00 - Drive back to the city with a metro visit on the way.

17:00 - Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show).

Day 02

09:00 - Meeting at the ship.

09:00-10:00 - Drive to Petergof.

10:00-11:30 - Guided tour of the the Grand Palace.

11:30-13.00 - A stroll along the Fountain Park.

13:00-13:30 - Hydrofoil back to the city.

13:30-14.30 - Typical Russian lunch (optional).

14.30-15:00 - Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood.

15:30-16:00 - Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral.

17:00 - Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre/folk show).

Day 03

09:00 - Meeting at the ship.

09:45-13:00 - Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission, before the official working hours).

13:00-14:00 - Lunch (optional).

14:00-15:00 - Guided tour of Yusupov Palace.

15:00-16:00 - Everyday life in the city, shopping.

16:00 - Return to the ship.
Please note that the sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off.
What's Included
  • Price includes:
  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 days (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/minivan with A/C)
  • three lunches in traditional Russian style
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Head sets for groups of 10 and up
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day
What's Not Included
  • Price doesn’t include:
  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is $5 per person, video pass is 12 per person)
Meeting Point

Meeting point: A company representative will be waiting for you in the arrival hall of the cruise ship passenger terminal, along with your guide/driver. After you clear customs and passport control, look for the "TJ Travel" sign with your name on it. While going through customs control you will need to have your valid passport and your tour ticket/voucher, which you will receive upon completion of your reservation. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Note, please:
• Children under 6 years and under travel free of charge.

• Children/Students 7 years and up receive a discount of $50 US for the tour. Students must have a valid ISIC Card in order to receive the discount. Please, let us know about students in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.

• If the hydrofoil ride is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions, it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Petergof.

• Gratuities to a guide and driver are not included in the price of the tour. In Russia it is usually 10-15% from the cost of a tour, but it is always up to you!!!

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