9.00 – 10.15am – Our guide meets you by the ship.
City tour of St. Petersburg. Within the City Tour you will drive along the most popular sights of our beautiful city such as Point of Basil Island, Palace Square with famous Winter Palace, Academy of Fine Arts. Also you will drive along Nevskiy Prospekt – the main street of our city. You will see such places as Arts Square, Catherine’s Garden, St. Isaac’s Square, Bronze Horseman, Naval (St. Nicolas) Cathedral. At the most beautiful places the guide will supply you with more information and will offer you to make a stop for taking photos.
10.15 -11.00am – Going to Peterghof by car (by hydrofoil – extra charge 20$ per person).
11.00am – 12.30pm – A tour of Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park of Peterhof. Peterhof, called the seaside paradise, the capital of fountains, an entertainment previously unknown in Russia, was opened to the public on August 15, 1723. This imperial residence on the shore of the Gulf of Finland became a triumphal memorial symbolizing Russia’s access to the Baltic Sea. While walking around the park you will see Grand Fountain Cascade, Marine Canal, 4 smaller cascades, many statues and a lot of other beautiful things.
12.30 – 1.30pm – Drive back to the city will take about one hour as Peterhof is about 30km from the city.
1.30- 2.15pm – Lunch (optional). The cost of food and drinks is not included into the tour price.
2.15 – 3.00pm – Church on the Spilt Blood inside tour. Church on the Spilt Blood was created in the best traditions of Russian art of the 14th t- 17th centuries and stands out among all St. Petersburg churches by its distinct national appearance. It was made in 1883-1907 on the spot where on March 1st, 1881, the terrorist mortally wounded Alexander II.
3.15 – 4.00pm – Inside tour of Peter and Paul’s Fortress with its Cathedral and its prison. The Fortress is the place where the city began in 1703. Inside St. Peter and Paul’s Fortress there is a Cathedral with the same name that occupies a special place among the churches of St. Petersburg. This cathedral used to be a burial place for the Russian Tsar Family beginning from the time of Peter the Great. Peter the Great was the first to be buried in the unfinished building of this Cathedral. A tradition to bury the members of the ruling dynasty, widespread throughout the world, was followed in St. Petersburg, too.
4.15 – 5.30pm – Political History museum inside tour. The museum was founded in October, 1919. Its first name was Revolution Museum. Originally it was situated on the second floor of Winter Palace. The museum contains a lot of evidence of political life of Russian society from the end of 18th century to the beginning of the 21st century.
6.00pm – You are back at your ship.
The price per each person is calculated according to the quantity of people in the group.
Group size (number of people). Price per person.
NB Children from the age of seven as well as students get 20USD discount for the tour. Students must have an ISIC card.
The price includes:
• a professional English-speaking guide for 1 day,
• a professional driver with a comfortable air-conditioned car or mini-bus for 1 day,
• tickets to all museums and parks for all people in the party,
• photo passes for all museums,
• blanket visas for all people in the party,
• 1 bottle of water per person per day,
• all local taxes,
• all port fees,
• umbrellas if needed,
• raincoats if needed,
• radio equipment for parties from 6 people and more,
• traditional Russian snacks.
The price does not include:
• The cost of lunches or dinners in restaurants.