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.
|08:30 am||Meet at the ship. City tour with stops to take pictures. Subway ride.|
|09:30 am – 10:30 pm||Boat trip|
|10:30 am – 11:30 pm||A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral|
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm||A visit to Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood|
|12:30 pm – 01:30 pm||Lunch time|
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||A visit to Russian museum|
|04:00 pm||On board|
|09:00 am||Meet at the ship. Paying for the excursion. Drive to Peterhof.|
|10:30 am – 12:00 pm||A visit to Peterhof's Grand Palace|
|12:00 pm – 01:00 pm||A visit to Peterhof's Fountain park|
|01:00 pm – 02:00 pm||Lunch time|
|02:00 pm – 03:00 pm||Drive to Tsars’ Village|
|03:00 pm – 04:30 pm||A visit to Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room|
|04:30 pm – 05:30 pm||Drive to Saint-Petersburg|
|06:00 pm||On board|
|08:30 am||Meet at the ship. Walk on Nevsky avenue. A visit to local farmers’ market.|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||A visit to St.Isaac's Cathedral|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||A visit to Yusupovs’ Palace|
|12:30 pm – 01:30 pm||Lunch time|
|01:30 pm – 03:30 pm||A visit to Hermitage museum|
|04:00 pm||On board|
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
- Audio head-sets for groups more then 10 pax
What is not included in the price:
- Lunch (from $20 per pax), at the request
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 23 hours)
During the first tour day (the duration 7,5 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.
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.
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.
After lunch visit inside the Russian Museum. The Mikhail’s Palace was turned into the Museum in 1898 by Nicholas II. This is the biggest museum of Russian art, contains more 450 thousand works. The large collection of icons, dating from the 11th century. Several works by one of the most famous Moscow School’s iconographers (Andrei Rublev). Works by Ilya Repin, Dmitry Levitsky, Ivan Aivazovsky, Karl Bryullov, Mikhail Vrubel, Kazimir Malevich, decorative-applied art, sculpture and more.
During the second tour day (the duration 8 hours) You visit inside the splendid Peterhof's Grand Palace. In 1747 the palace of Peter I “the Upper Chambers” was redesigned on the order of Peter's daughter, the Empress Elizabeth, by Rastrelli. It was made 5 times bigger. The new palace was built with unprecedented speed. By 1755 the décor was practically complete.
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 visit inside the summer residence of the Russian tsars - Catherine’s 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 Catherine’s Park.
During the third tour day (the duration 7,5 hours) You walk along Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of the city with various shops, cafes and restaurants.
Visit inside the farmer's market, where locals buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, etc.
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.
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.
After lunch You 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.