2-day Private Shore Excursion - Imperial Palaces of St Petersburg

Explore the imperial palaces of St Petersburg during this private shore excursion with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Get familiar with culture and history of Russia, taste traditional food and simply enjoy your visa-free stay in the Venice of the North during your Baltic Cruise. On the first day, head for Tsarskoye Selo to explore Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room. Another imperial residence to visit is Pavlovsk Palace, an elegant summer estate of The Romanov family. On the second day, you will see the summer estate of Peter the Great, magnificent Peterhof decorated with fountains and cascades. Once back to the city, your local guide will give you a tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace, which was an official residence of Russian Tsars. Having seen all that luxury, you will return back to the ship full of fantastic memories.

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  • What's included :
    • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide the passport data at booking)
    • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
    • Professional & friendly guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
    • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk State Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches

  • Day 1: Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk (9.5 hours)

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    9:00 - Meeting in the port

    9:00-10:00 - City Tour with picture stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky prospect, Zinger House and visit Kazan Cathedral.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pavlovsk State Museum, Sadovaya St 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621 Russia
    10:00-11:00 - Transfer to the city of Pavlovsk

    11:00-12:30 - Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park, the biggest landscape park in Europe

    12:30-12:45 - Short ride to Tsarskoye Selo
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    12:45-13:30 - time for lunch in a local restaurant

    13:30-15:30 - Tour to Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room

    15:30-16:15 - Return to St Petersburg
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    16:15-16:45 - visit the most picturesque church in the city
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    17:00-18:00 - boat cruise along the rivers and canals of the city
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
    18:30 - return to the port
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Peterhof Park and the Hermitage (7.5 hours)

    Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg Russia
    9:00 - meeting with the guide

    9:00-10:30 - a trip to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palaces
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    10:30-12:00 - Tour of Peterhof Gardens. You will see the Grand Palac (from outside), the Grand Cascade, the Marine Canal, joke fountains and much more.

    12:00-13:00 - return back to the city center

    13:00-14:00 - time for lunch
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    14:00-16:00 - take a guided tour of one of the richest museums in the world
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
    16:30 - return to the cruise ship
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, do not forget to bring with you printed out TOUR TICKETS to present them at the passport control. The guide will be waiting in the port terminal with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURSPorts
    • St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Marine Facade"
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citzenship (4) and passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent to you via e-mail.
    • Due to the port regulations, any bookings later than 5 days before the cruise ship arrival will not be treated.
    • Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by City Break Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-60512P16

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