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You can choose 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 6 cities: any combination of cities with or without St Petersburg!
Please be aware that not all tours are available at flat-rate, group prices. Please check to see if the tour(s) in which you are interested is available for your ship by clicking on the appropriate link(s) on the left side menu.
Click on the appropriate link on the left side menu to view the itinerary for each standard tour.
Calculator provides prices for the standard group tours Contact us for price quote if you require a private tour(s) in any of the five cities
The itineraries below are samples. The actual start and end times of our tours are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure.
Sequence of sights visited may vary based on days of the week. The content of each program will remain the same. Please contact us for the exact itinerary for your cruise ship.(Please note that you will not miss any museums/churches due to the day they are closed - we will simply rearrange your schedule accordingly.)
This open group tour does not run every day. Please check the availability of this tour for your ship by clicking on the "ROLL CALL" tab. If your ship is not listed, contact us for more information.
Only ships that are docked for 2 days in St. Petersburg are eligible for our 2-day group tours at flat-rate group tour pricing. If your ship is docked for 3 or more days, please contact us to check if we have the possibility to run a 2-day group tour for your ship. If not, we will be happy to accommodate you on this tour as a private option.
The visit to the Hermitage on our group tours does not include the impressionist/post impressionist collection which was moved to the General Staff building in 2014. This collection is only available on private tours by request. Please contact us if you are interested in viewing this collection.
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2-day Grand tour
|8:30 Meet at the ship|
|8:30–10:00 City highlights drive tour|
|10:00–11:30 Visit to St Peter and Paul Fortress and excursion in St Peter and Paul Cathedral|
|11:30–12:00 Drive or hydrofoil to Peterhof Summer Residence|
|12:00–13:30 Tour of the Lower Fountain Park and Upper gardens|
|13:30–14:30 Travel to Tsars Village; packed lunch|
|14:30–16:00 Excursion in Catherine Palace incl. Amber room and walk through the park|
|16:00–17:30 Return to the city with a stop for a subway ride|
|Payment for the tour;|
|Evening optional program|
|7:30 Meet at the ship|
|City tour, time for shopping|
|8:30 – 9:30 Boat ride: City tour from the water angle|
|9:30 – 12:00 Excursion in the Hermitage Museum (early entry)|
|12:00 – 13:00 Lunch in a local restaurant|
|13:00 – 14:00 Excursion in the Church on the Blood|
|14:00 – 15:30 Excursion in Yusupov’s Palace|
|15:30 – 16:30 Excursion in St Isaac Cathedral|
|18:00 Sailing off|
If your party would prefer to see as much as possible, we would suggest our 2-day St Petersburg Grand tour. Two more fabulous museums are added to this comprehensive tour: St Isaac's Cathedral and Yusupov Palace. For saving your precious time we use a hydrofoil ride out to Peterhof (or back).
Lunches: Our St. Petersburg Grand tour includes two different types of lunches: One will be a sit-down lunch at a local restaurant: Soup, main course (usually chicken or turkey, but, infrequently, beef), bread, drink (water + tea or coffee) and desert. The other is a packed lunch consisting of two classic club sandwiches (chicken and ham), an apple or pear, some sweet treats, juice and bottled still water. If you have any dietary restrictions, please advise well in advance, and we will do our best to provide you with the appropriate meal if possible.
Please note that this is a HIGH activity tour and is not recommended for guests with significant mobility issues. If you have significant mobility issues or require use of a rollator walker or wheelchair, please contact us for our recommendations. As always, we will be happy to accommodate private tour wishes wherein our guests may enjoy the greatest flexibility to move at their own pace and see what they wish.
When we speak of the advantages of ourSt Petersburg Grand tour, it is important to note the following:
For the Grand Tour, we plan a packed lunch on the day we visit the suburban estates. This is a great advantage since it allows a savings of 1 hour of our guests' sightseeing time for experiencing the beauty of Peterhof park. Having a restaurant lunch in the suburbs means less time for the actual tour of the park's full route, leading to a rushed visit though the park's shortest route.