St Petersburg 2 Day Tour to Filming Locations for the BBC's Epic War and Peace

Take the exclusive shore excursion of the year!

This private specially designed tour of the best palaces in the city and its suburbs focuses on filming locations from the BBC's epic War and Peace. The tour was created to complete the seduction of Leo Tolstoy's saga adapted by BBC. Spend two days with your own private guide who is an expert of the early 19th century story and helps to recover it following in the fictional footsteps of the Bolkonskys and the Rostovs. Your own driver will take his personal care of you delivering to every place of the tour.

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17 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
  • Day 1

    08.00 am

    Your guide will meet you at the cruise terminal


    Drive to Pushkin


    A visit to the Catherine Palace, a star of BBC's serial. Pass through its gilded suit of rooms with the famous Amber room and the wonderful ballroom, the setting for the ball scene of the film. Take a chance to swirl around the parquet floor of the Great hall with 696 candle shaped lights.  


    A walk around the park with beautiful pavilions.


    Drive to Peterhof


    Your lunch time (own expense)


    A walk around the park with the special accent on the 18th and 19th century fountains and the story about the foundation of Russian monarchy capital.


    Hydrofoil ride back to the city


    Visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood, one of the most famous landmarks of Saint Petersburg  


    Drive back to the port

    Day 2


    Your guide will meet you at the cruise terminal


    City sightseeing driving tour with photo stops and a stroll along Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg's main avenue. A focus on the Great Gostiny Dvor, the glorious Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum will extend your knowledge of the War and Peace epic period.


    Boat ride

    View of the city from the water side provides an excellent chance to see the Winter Palace lining along the embankment of the Neva river and feel the harmony of the city.


    Visit to the Yusupov Palace, home of the wealthiest family in the imperial Russia.


    Your lunch time (own expense)


    A tour to the Hermitage, worldwide known art museum. The Winter Palace, the former Russian Tsar's official residence was also featured in the TV drama.


    Drive back to the port.
  • Departure Point :
    Sea Port of St Petersburg or your centrally located hotel
    Departure Time :
    Pick uo time for cruise passengers: 45 Minutes after your ship'sarrival at the port.
    Return Detail :
    Cruise passengers will be returned to your ship and land visitors with visas will be returned to the hotel
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for cruise ship passengers
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Guide For You Private Tours in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Activity ID: V-19420P8

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