Grand Excursion

260 $perperson
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Dear guests! We are glad to arrange private or group excursions for You. According to Your wishes and special requests. If You would like to bring any ideas and changes to our programs, contact us to discuss it. Feel welcome.

 

Please note, the excursion schedule might be changed because of the museum days-off or traffic.

 

Day 1

08:00 am Meet at the ship. City tour with stops to take pictures and subway ride.
09:30 am – 10:30 am Boat trip
10:30 am – 11:00 am Hydrofoil ride to Peterhof
11:00 am – 12:00 pm A visit to Peterhof's Fountain park
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm Lunch time
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Drive to Tsars’ Village
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm A visit to Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room
03:30 pm – 04:30 pm Drive to Saint-Petersburg
04:30 pm – 05:30 pm A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
06.00 pm On Board

Day 2

09:00 am Meet at the ship. Paying for the excursion. City tour with stops to take pictures.
10:00 am – 10:30 am A visit to Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
10:30 am – 12:30 pm A visit to Hermitage Museum
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm Lunch time
01:30 pm – 03:00 pm A visit to Yusupovs’ Palace
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm A visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral
05:00 pm On Board

 NOTICE: 

What is included in the price:

-  Meeting at the ship

-  Visa-free support

-  Professional guide

-  Modern vehicle with AC

-  Entrance tickets

-  Photo permissions inside the museums (except Yusupovs' Palace)

-  Port fees

-  Taxes

-  Audio head-sets for groups more then 10 pax 

What is not included in the price: 

-  Lunch (from $15 per pax), at the request.

-  Gratuity 

Discounts: 

Kids under 6 years old are free of charge. For kids from 7 to 17 years old and students ISIC is $10 USA pp. 

Tour description (the total duration 16 hours)

 

 

During the first tour day (the duration 8 hours) You drive by or make photo stops, depending on your itinerary, at the most beautiful sights of the city (Sphinxes, Spit of Bazil Island, Rostral Columns, Log cabin of Peter I, Cruiser “Aurora“, Trinity bridge, Smolny Convent, Summer garden, Field of Mars, Michael’s castle, Church on Spilled Blood, Nevsky prospect, monument to Catherine the Great, Alexandrinskij theater, Rossi street, Square of Arts, Russian museum, St. Isaac’s cathedral, monument to Nicholas I, Mariinskij Palace, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Mariinsky Theatre, Yusupov's Palace, Decembrists Square, monument to Peter I ( Bronze Horseman), Admiralty, Palace Square, Alexander Column, General Headquartes, Winter Palace (Hermitage museum), Palace bridge).

 

Visit inside some of unusual subway stations, that are nicknamed the underground palaces, take a short ride.

 

You take the boat trip, which is 1-hour excursion. View the streets, beautiful mansions, architectural ensembles, squares and palaces of St.- Petersburg from the water angle. The city has more than 80 rivers, canals and ponds, more than 600 bridges together with the suburbs. You sail along the rivers and canals under a variety of fabulous bridges.

 

Then You take a hydrofoil to sail to Peterhof. The hydrofoil is the speed boat. It takes You about half an hour to get form St.- Petersburg to Peterhof.

 

Visit the Peterhof's Fountain Park and walk through the fountains, which are called “Russian Versailles”. Beautiful fountains were created on the order of Peter the Great in imitation of the French fountains of Versailles.

 

After lunch You visit inside the summer residence of the Russian tsars - Catherines Palace in the Russian baroque style, which is quite impressive with its size. It was completed during the reign of Empress Elizabeth (daughter of Peter I) in 1756 and named after her mother – Catherine I. The Palace is famous for the Amber Room. The Prussian king, Friedrich I, presented the 22 amber panels to Peter I in 1716. Walk through the French regular Catherines Park.

 

Visit inside Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure of St.- Petersburg. The foundation stone was laid by Peter I himself on May 16, 1703. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of Russian tsars from Peter I to the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas I and his family. Its golden spire is the symbol of the modern city.

 

During the second tour day (the duration 8 hours) You continue the city tour with stops to take pictures of the sights, that You did not see on the first tour day.

 

You Visit inside the Church of Redemption or the Holy Savior on the Spilled Blood. A place where the Russian Tsar, Alexander II, was mortally wounded and his blood was spilled in 1881. Later, his son, Alexander III, ordered to build this unusual church in honor of Alexander II. It is beautifully decorated with mosaics.

 

Visit inside the Hermitage Museum, which is the largest museum of art in Russia. It numbers more 3 million works of art, representing different countries, people and ages. The museum consists of 5 buildings connected by the passages (The Winter Palace, the Little Hermitage, the Old Hermitage, the New Hermitage, the Hermitage Theater). Through the passages You take a walk through all the buildings. Have a look at some of state rooms of the Winter Palace, the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael's Loggias, the works of French Impressionists and more.

 

After lunch You visit inside the famous Yusupov's Palace. The palace was bought by Nicholas Yusupov the elder in 1835. You have a look at the original interiors of the rich Palace and the exhibition of the murder of Grigory Rasputin. Rasputin was a very special person, kind of fortune-teller. He could treat hemophilia, the disease of only Nicholas II's heir, Alexis. He was assassinated by the members of the nobility in the dining-room of the Palace in 1916.

 

Visit inside St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is the fourth tallest cupola construction of the world. Famous French architect Montferrand designed this magnificent church. It took 40 years to be built. Since 1858 the church used to be the principal cathedral of St.-Petersburg until the Revolution. In 1931 it was turned into a museum.

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Grand Excursion