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2-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Summer Palaces and Canal Cruise

See the most popular highlights of St Petersburg just in two days during this private tour with a professional local guide. You will visit the most famous museums of the city such as  the Hermitage Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood. At the end of the day  take a boat cruise along the picturesque canals to enjoy the atmosphere of Venice of the North. Next day, head out of the city to discover summer residencies of the Russian Tsars. Walk in the impressive Lower Park of Peterhof, famous for its fountains and cascades, take your time for picture taking and breathing fresh air from the Gulf of Finland. Later, visit Tsaskoye Selo and explore Catherine's Palace, including the unique Amber Room. Perfect option for first-time visitors who need to see all the highlights in a short time.

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
    • Professional & friendly guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    What's excluded :
    • Meals

  • Day 1: Hermitage +General Staff Building + Highlights of city center+ Boat ride (8 hours)

    Stop At: City Break Tours St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia
    10.00-Meet the guide in your hotel lobby.
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    10.00-11.00 -Head to the heart of the city for a complete city tour. On your way, you are going to see the most famous cathedrals, squares, and architectural ensembles, cross the famous bridges along the Neva River, see The Spit of Basil Island with Rostral Columns.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    11.00-11.30 -You will continue exploring St Petersburg with inside tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood, which is a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique representative of Russian style and art.

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    11.50-13.50 -Next activity is a tour to the treasury of European art – The State Hermitage Museum, one of the most famous and grandiose museums in the world.

    14.00-15.00 - Lunch time (not included)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    15.00-16.30 -Apart from a classic visit to the Hermitage Museum, you will also be taken to the General Staff Building to see the works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, and others.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    16.30-17.30 - At the end of the day, get on board and see the famous bridges from the downside, compare their balustrades and admire the gold of church cupolas drifting by as well as many architectural landmarks that line the banks of the Neva River and the canals of the city.

    17.30-18.00 - Return to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 2: Royal Suburbs of St. Petersburg (5 hours)

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    10.00 - Meeting at the hotel with your guide.

    10.00-11.00-Transfer to the city of Peterhof.

    11.00-12.00 -Discover the Grand Cascade of the magnificent Lower Park during your tour to Peterhof with its unique system of fountains which was specially made to astonish the guests and still perfectly performs this idea 300 years later.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    12.00-13.00 - Transfer to Pushkin

    13.00-14.00 -After exploring the Lower and the Upper Parks of Peterhof, you will be taken to the favorite summer residence of Catherine the Great – the Tsar’s Village (modern Pushkin). You will visit the astonishing Catherine's Palace with its worldwide famous and mysterious Amber Room – an interior that leaves the guests speechless.
    Finishing the tour, we will take a walk in the precious Catherine's Park.
    14.00-15.00- return to St Petersburg, to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available from any hotel within the city limits. Please, provide the hotel name/address at booking. The private guide will be waiting in hotel lobby with a sign City Break Tours.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please, advise if you are traveling with small children and need a booster in the car/minivan
    • The fountains of Peterhof are functioning from mid-April to mid-October. In the winter season, you will visit Peterhof Palace as well
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Sightseeing boat tour is only available in the summer season from April to October. In winter season, you will visit St Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral instead.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
  • 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 City Break Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-60512P29

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