1. City tour
Saint Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for over 2 centuries. The city flourished and became a cultural, scientific, educational and brilliant Imperial сourt center. During the city tour, you will see all the main highlights of St. Petersburg, baroque palaces, imponent buildings, and monuments.
2. Boat trip
No visit to St. Petersburg is complete without a boat trip along rivers and canals. Crossing the Neva river, passing under the numerous bridges, you will see St. Petersburg from a different perspective and enjoy every single moment of that unforgettable experience.
November 1 – May 1: replaced by Tour of Peter and Paul Fortress
3. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
This tour includes the visit to the most iconic sites of St. Petersburg – the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. During the guided tour you will know the history of its construction, see impressive mosaics with a total area of 7 thousand square meters, iconostasis, marble floors, and jeweler’s enamel decoration.
Closed on Wednesdays: replaced by Kazan Cathedral
Be prepared to enjoy the richest collections of European and ancient art, beautiful gala rooms and unique objects of applied art in the Hermitage Museum, the former residence of the Russian Tsars. Among the Hermitage’s treasures are artworks by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Ribera, Velázquez, Rubens, Van Dyck as well as many others.
5. Visiting Peterhof Park
We begin our tour with a transfer to 35 km southeast of St. Petersburg and walk through the famous Peterhof fountain park. The Peterhof complex consists of a set of palaces and gardens. It was not only declared UNESCO World Heritage site but also bears the proud title of one of the ‘Russia’s Seven Wonders’. The shining water of more than a hundred fountains of various forms and styles running all the time, canals, terraces, gilded statues, mansions, flowers – all these makes the visit to the park unforgettable.
October 15 – May 1: replaced by a tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace
6. Metro tour
The subway in Soviet times was considered to be the Palace of the People and was to be decorated as such. That is why each one of the stations in the Saint Petersburg Metro is a unique and stunning work of art – decorated with marble, granite, high reliefs, huge lamps and each one has its own style. During the tour, you will see the most beautiful stations and learn about the history of the subway.
7. Visiting Paul’s Palace
After a walk in the Peterhof park, you will travel to the city called Pavlovsk and visit the Paul’s Palace. It was built in the second half of the 18th century in the classical style and belonged to the son of Catherine II, the Great, Paul I. It is one of the few palaces that still have a feeling of a private home and reflect the taste and character of their owners. During the visit, you will see paintings, porcelains, furniture and decorative art objects made by Maria Fiodorovna, the second wife of Tsar Paul I.
- What Will You DoDay 1
09:00-11:30 Meeting at the hotel /ship and beginning of the city tour
11:30-12:45 River cruise*
13:00-14:00 Free time for lunch
14:00-15:00 Tour of Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
15:00-17:00 Visit to the Hermitage Museum
17:00 Back to the hotel /ship
*November 1 - May 1: replaced by Tour of Peter and Paul Fortress
09:00-09:30 Meeting at the hotel /ship and drive to Peterhof
09:30-10:30 Metro tour
10:30-12:00 Walk along Peterhof Fountain Park*
12:00-13:00 Drive to Pavlovsk
13:00-14:00 Free time for lunch
14:00-15:30 Visit to Paul's Palace
16:30-17:00 Back to the hotel /ship
*October 15 - May 1: replaced by a tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace
- What To ExpectBusiness Class Tour it is a comfortable Mercedes-Benz minibus, a small group with a maximum of 10 people, licensed guide with more than 5 years of experience and skip-the-line access to the main palaces and museums.
- What Is Included- Climate controlled minibus
- English speaking guide
- Pick up and drop off (hotel/cruise ship)
- What Is Not Included- Lunch
- Gratuity is not included and left to individual discretion
- Know Before You Go- At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
- Please arrange pickup from your hotel/ship or any other location when you book
- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time