Essential 2-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Imperial Palaces

Enjoy the best that St. Petersburg has to offer in just two days with this wonderful tour. You will be escorted by a private guide speaking a language of your choice and a professional driver on a comfortable vehicle corresponding to your group size. Get familiar with the history and culture of Russia visiting the Hermitage, the churches of the city and the summer palaces of Its vicinity such as Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine's Palace). You will also enjoy a scenic boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.

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2 days


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
    • Professional & friendly guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
    • Bottled water and ponchos in case of rain
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
    • Entry/Admission - City Break Tours St. Petersburg
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya

  • Day 1: Historical City Center, Hermitage and other attractions (8 hours)

    Stop At: City Break Tours St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia
    10.00 - Meet your private guide at the hotel lobby in the morning.
    10.00-11.00 - Enjoy the panoramic city tour of St Petersburg by a car/minivan before going to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    11.00-11.30 - Marvel a unique collection of mosaics decorating the Church on the Spilled Blood during an inside visit.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    11.45-13.45 - Then, head to the Palace Embankment to visit the Hermitage Museum complex including the Winter Palace.

    14.00-15.00 - Lunchtime (not included).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    15.00-16.15 - You will also visit the General Staff Building where the collection of Impressionists and Post-impressionists is located. Enjoy the masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Gauguin and others.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    16.30-17.30 - At the end of the day, take a relaxing boat cruise on the Neva River and the canals of St Petersburg.

    17.30-18.00 - Ride back to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 2: Suburban Palaces of St. Petersburg (7 hours)

    Stop At: Metro Station Pushkinskaya, Zagorodny ave., St. Petersburg Russia
    10.00 - Meeting with the guide.
    10.00-10.30 - On your way there, take a short subway ride to see some amazing subway stations.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    10.30-11.30 - Road to Peterhof

    11.30-13.00 - Take a tour of the Peterhof Park and its fountains. Discover the astonishing range and diversity of fountains, from further monumental ensembles like the Chess Cascade and the Rome Fountains, to the ever-popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays unwary passers-by who step on a particular paving stone.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Sadovaya St., 7, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    13.00-14.00 - Lunchtime (not included)

    14.00-15.00 - Transfer to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    15.00-16.00 - Next, you'll visit the Tsar’s Village (Pushkin) and explore Catherine’s Palace including the marvelous Amber Room
    Enjoy a walk in the peaceful Park of Tsarskoye Selo.

    16.00-17.00 - Returning to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from any hotel in St Petersburg.Please, provide your hotel name/address at the booking.The guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby with a sign City Break Tours.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please, advise if you need a booster seat in the car/minivan
    • The fountains of Peterhof function from mid-April to mid-October
    • Sightseeing boat tour is only available in the summer season from April to October. In winter season, you will visit St Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral instead.
    • 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-60512P82

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