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2-day PRIVATE Shore Excursion FAMILY-FRIENDLY Matrioshka tour

This private, family-friendly "Matrioshka tour" is fun-oriented, yet doesn’t miss out on the major must-goes of St Petersburg (the Hermitage, Peterhof, Church on the Spilled Blood). You will dive into the Russian traditions and culture. We have included a visit to the typical Russian village «Shuvalovka», where matrioshka painting and a piroshki cooking class will take place. These two activities will do the most experience for your children.

A visit to the opulent Peterhof park with 150 fountains (including the fun ones for kids), an exciting 30-minute ride by hydrofoil from Peterhof to St Petersburg, a ride in the deepest Subway in the world and a visit to the Big Funny Museum (or the Cats Museum) will add fun to the unique experience of all the members of your party. This family-friendly tour fits all ages, as is very well-balanced between the museums and fun venues. Your kids-friendly guide and driver will always be at your service and will do their best to meet your needs.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle for 2 days
    • WiFi on board
    • Personable licensed English-speaking guide for 2 days
    • All port fees
    • All local taxes
    • Port pick-up and drop-off
    • Blanket visa (tour ticket)
    • Bottled water (1 per day/per person)
    • Headsets and audioguide system (for group of 5 or more)
    • Photo/video permits to all museums
    • Hydrofoil ride
    • Subway ride
    • Raincoats, if needed
    • Entry/Admission - Russian Village Shuvalovka
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - Vosstaniya Square Metro Station
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The Republic of Cats Cultural and Museum Complex
    What's excluded :
    • Suggested gratuities: 10% for guide and 5% for driver given separately
    • Lunch prices

  • Day 1: City sightseeing with photo stops, Russian Village "Shuvalovka", Peterhof fountain park and a fun hydrofoil ride

    Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia
    Our professional guide will tell you the story of the Egyptian Sphinxes and why this attraction is special
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rostral Columns, Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    The Spit of Basil Island
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Photo stop at the biggest cathedral in Russia
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Photo stop by the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Emperors.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Russian Village Shuvalovka, 111 K 6 Sankt-Peterburgskoe sh 84, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198510 Russia
    A visit to the Russian Village "Shuvalovka", a wonderful cultural experience. You will see what life in a northern village was like hundreds of years ago. Cooking masterclass, matreshka painting matsterclass and optional lunch in the village.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    A fun hydrofoil ride back to the city from Peterhof
    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Day 2: Subway ride, The Hermitage Museum, Church on the Spilled Blood and Cats Museum (Big Funny Museum optionally)

    Stop At: Vosstaniya Square Metro Station, Vosstaniya Square, St. Petersburg 191036 Russia
    A ride in the deepest Subway in the world
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Inside guided visit to the second largest museum in the world
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Inside visit to one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Republic of Cats Cultural and Museum Complex, Yakubovicha St., 10, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Visit to Cats Museum or Big Funny Museum Complex (2-3 museums for kids at your choice)
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We always meet our guests at the port or hotel with an eye-catchy Red Star Travel sign. We will be there prior to 1 hour of the starting time, so we'll never loss each other.Ports
    • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers
    • Blanket visa (tour ticket) will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
    • Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passport, including middle names 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Sailing dates 6. Name of the ship
    • You must have a valid passport and our printed tour ticket to clear customs in St Petersburg
    • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied by a guide or driver at all times
    • The Hermitage Museum reserves the right to adjust the entrance time slot
    • The sequence of the sights is subject to change depending on the day of the week and traffic
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes
    • Lunches are not included for non-paying children (0-5 y/o)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Vegetarian and other dietary lunch options are available. Please inform us at the time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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 Red Star Travel

Activity ID: V-201566P5

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