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2-day Shore Excursion Russian Heritage with Catherine Palace

This is a mini-group visa-free tour of up to 16 people on the bus (WiFi onboard). The Russian Heritage Tour is the most comprehensive tour at the most competitive price. The peculiarity of this tour is the extravagant Catherine's Palace with its world-famous Amber Room. Feel the taste of the imperial Russian spirit as you go back in time of the Romanov’s dynasty, full of intrigues, plots, gossips, and hidden stories.

This tour includes visits to all must-see museums, canal boat ride and a subway ride. Your local guide will also tell you about the modern life in Russia. Having combined knowledge about the past and present times, you will learn why Russians are Russians.

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2 days


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle for 2 days
    • All port fees
    • All local taxes
    • Bottled water (1 per day/per person)
    • Photo/video permits to all museums
    • Headsets and audioguide system
    • Personable licensed English-speaking guide for two days
    • Port pick-up and drop-off
    • Raincoats, if needed
    • Subway ride
    • Blanket visa (tour ticket)
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    What's excluded :
    • Suggested gratuities: 10% for guide and 5% for driver given separately

  • Day 1: City sightseeing tour with photo stops, Hermitage Museum, Church on the Spilled blood, Yusupov Palace

    Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia
    Quay with Sphinxes is a quay with the two ancient sphinxes that were brought from Egypt to Russia at the height of Egyptomania in 1832.
    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt
    Duration: 10 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: 1 hour

    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
    Guided visit to Yusupov Palace
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Guided visit of the biggest Russian cathedral
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Subway ride, enjoy the city view from the water, Peterhof fountain park and exclusive Catherine Palace

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    Admire the views of the beautiful facades of St Petersburg's many palaces and cathedrals
    Duration: 1 hour

    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: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    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
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • You must have a valid passport and our printed tour ticket to clear customs in St Petersburg
    • 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
    • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied by a guide or driver at all times
    • 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)
    • Lunches are not included for non-paying children (0-5 y/o)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes
    • Vegetarian lunch options are available. Other dietary restrictions can be accommodated but we must know beforehand
    • 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
    • This tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues
    • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • 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-201566P11

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