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Join-in Shore Excursion: Highlights of St. Petersburg in 2 days

Shore excursion for 2 days. 1 day includes a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, as well as a visit to Peterhof and the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Day 2 includes a visit to the Hermitage Museum and the Yusupov Palace with the Rasputin basement, as well as a boat trip along rivers and canals.
This tour has two tour options: NO lunches and 2 lunch included

per adult from

$1,233

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Tourist-class vehicle according to program
    • All admissions as per program
    • 1 Bottle of water pp per day
    • Visa-free paperwork
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
    • Welcome gift for adults
    • Port fees & taxes
    • Skip-the-line entrance
    • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Tips/Gratuity
    • Optional Evening Program
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I

  • Day 1: Tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the Peterhof and the Catherine’s Palace

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be a unique fortification monument of XVIII-XIX centuries. The citadel in the form of a six-pointed star was constructed according to the project made by the French engineer Zh.G. Lamber with the participation of the tsar.
    *Meet your guide and driver by the ship at 8.30am.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: University Embankment, Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Saint Petersburg State University, University Embankment, 7/9, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034
    Saint Petersburg State University is one of the oldest, largest and leading classical universities and one of the most important centers of science, education and culture in Russia.

    Stop At: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Palace Bridge is a drawbridge across the Neva River in St. Petersburg, which connects the central part of the city and Vasilievsky Island.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Senate Square is one of the oldest architectural centers in St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure, but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Nikolskaya sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190125 Russia
    Nicholas Naval Cathedralis considered a symbol of the blessing of St. Petersburg as a city of sea glory. Of particular value is the fact that the temple has preserved its historical appearance and interiors to this day.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    Nevsky Prospect is the main street of St. Petersburg, stretching for 4.5 km from the Admiralty to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Kazan Cathedral is one of the main and most beautiful temples in St. Petersburg. The Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is located on Nevsky Prospect near the metro, in the heart of tourist routes.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
    One of St. Petersburg's oldest structures, the Admiralty was created by Peter the Great and originally built as a dockyard. The building long housed the Admiralty Board, which was responsible for shipbuilding and later became part of the ministry of the Navy.

    Stop At: Ploshchad Iskusstv, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Arts Square is home to the Russian Museum, the Mikhaylovsky Theater, the Large Concert Hall (Bolshoi Zal) of the St. Petersburg Philarmonic, the Pushkin monument and is not far from the Church of the Savior on Blood.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: The Menshikov Palace, Universitetskaya Emb., 15 Vasiliostrovskaya Metro Station, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    Menshikov Palace was the first stone building in the city. Since 1981, it has served as a public museum, a branch of the Hermitage Museum.

    Stop At: Palace Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia
    A unique feature of the Palace Embankment: half of the two dozen houses located here are palaces. One of them is famous throughout the world - the Winter Palace of the Russian imperial family.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, in a unique location, selected specifically to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction.
    *Return to St. Petersburg by metro.
    **6.30pm - return back to the ship.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Day 2: Visit the Hermitage Museum and Yusupov palace, and Boat Tour on Rivers and Canals

    Stop At: Neva River, Russia
    The most spectacular view of St. Petersburg can be seen from the water. The unforgettable panoramas of the Hermitage, squares and embankments. A city was built over 42 islands, so it is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. The slow ride by Nikolsky cathedral belltower, or through the tunnels of the wide bridges, or under the glass walkway of Mariinsky theater, where the light is barely seen on the other side is an experience you'll never forget.
    *Meet your guide and driver by the ship at 8.00am.
    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
    This palace was purchased by the wealthy Yusupov family in 1830 and since then it was the main house for the family. A special wing was built to house their art collection. It also was the scene of the grizzly murder of the sleazy Siberian peasant Rasputin, who was exercising too much influence over the royal family for Felix Yusupov's liking.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Palace Square - the concentration of several historical and architectural monuments of federal scale. This is the semicircle of the General Staff building and its Arc de Triomphe, and the construction of the headquarters of the Guards Corps, the famous Alexander Pillar and, of course, the world-famous Winter Palace.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificent Royal palace with the stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now it’s the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya and many other prominent painters from all over the world.
    *5.00pm - return back to the ship.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg Russia
    St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. For 150 years the palace served as an imperial residence. In November 1917, after the October Revolution, it was declared a museum.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet your guide and driver by the ship.Ports
    • Morskoy Vokzal, Ploshchad' Morskoy Slavy, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 199106
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • 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
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P66

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