Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Russian Art in 3 days

Shore excursion for 3 days. 1 day includes a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops and a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, as well as visit to Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Day 2 includes a visit to Peterhof, Russian Museum and Church on the Spilt Blood. Day 3 includes a visit to Hermitage Museum, Yusupov Palace and St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
All the days you will have 1 hour free for lunch.
*The start time of the tour may be adjusted depending on the arrival time of your ship.

per adult from

$1,698

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Admission fees to all museums as per the program
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Ship pier pick up and drop off
    • Skip-the-line entrance
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour ticket (also called a blanket visa)
    • All port fees and local taxes
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
    • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Petersburg State University
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The Building Of The Admiralty
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Day 1: Tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and a visit to the Catherine Palace (8 hours)

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    Nevsky Prospect is the main street of St. Petersburg, stretching for 4.5 km from the Admiralty to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: University Embankment, Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Palace Bridge is a drawbridge across the Neva River in St. Petersburg, which connects the central part of the city and Vasilievsky Island.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Petersburg State University, University Embankment, 7/9, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034
    Saint Petersburg State University is one of the oldest, largest and leading classical universities and one of the most important centers of science, education and culture in Russia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Senate Square is one of the oldest architectural centers in St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Kazan Cathedral is one of the main and most beautiful temples in St. Petersburg. The Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is located on Nevsky Prospect near the metro, in the heart of tourist routes.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
    One of St. Petersburg's oldest structures, the Admiralty was created by Peter the Great and originally built as a dockyard. The building long housed the Admiralty Board, which was responsible for shipbuilding and later became part of the ministry of the Navy.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be a unique fortification monument of XVIII-XIX centuries. The citadel in the form of a six-pointed star was constructed according to the project made by the French engineer Zh.G. Lamber with the participation of the tsar
    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
    The main attraction of Peter and Paul Fortress is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in 1712. Almost all Romanov tsars including Nicholas II, are buried here.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ploshchad Iskusstv, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Arts Square is home to the Russian Museum, the Mikhaylovsky Theater, the Large Concert Hall (Bolshoi Zal) of the St. Petersburg Philarmonic, the Pushkin monument and is not far from the Church of the Savior on Blood.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction.
    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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

    Day 2: Visit the Peterhof, the Russian Museum and the Church on the Spilt Blood (8.5 hours)

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, in a unique location, selected specifically to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
    Explore one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces - the Grand palace of Peterhof. Badly damaged during the Second World War, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff, this palace was brought back to life and restored to its former beauty from photographs and maps in the 1950s. A complex combination of Baroque and NeoClassical styles, this palace is a true gem of Russian arquitecture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: State Russian Museum, Inzhenernaya St., 4 Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
    With one of the largest collections of Russian art housed in Rossi's impressive Mikailovsky Palace, this museum is definitely worth a look. The museum was opened in the end of the 19th century with the aim to promote and celebrate the national art. Its collection spans from 12th-century Icons to 20th-century masters like Chagall, Malevich and Kandinsky.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Day 3: Visit the Hermitage Museum, the Yusupov Palace and the St. Isaac’s Cathedral (7 hours)

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificent Royal palace with the stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now it’s the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya and many other prominent painters from all over the world.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    This palace was purchased by the wealthy Yusupov family in 1830 and since then it was the main house for the family. A special wing was built to house their art collection. It also was the scene of the grizzly murder of the sleazy Siberian peasant Rasputin, who was exercising too much influence over the royal family for Felix Yusupov's liking.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure, but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet your guide and driver by the ship.Ports
    • Morskoy Vokzal, Ploshchad' Morskoy Slavy, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 199106
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • 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
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P71

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