9.00 – 10.30am – 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 the 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 and maybe stop at such places as Arts Square, Catherine’s Garden, St. Isaac’s Square, Bronze Horseman, Naval (St. Nicolas) Cathedral. At the most beautiful places that are suitable to your route the guide will supply you with more information and will offer you to make a stop for taking photos.
10.30 -11.15am – Going to Peterghof by car (by hydrofoil – extra charge 20$ per person).
11.15am – 12.45pm – 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 by Peter the Great himself. This imperial residence on the shore of the Gulf of Finland became a triumphal memorial symbolizing Russia’s access to the Baltic Sea. In the park you will see Grand Fountain Cascade, Marine Canal, 4 smaller cascades, many statues and a lot of other beautiful things.
12.45– 1.30pm – It will take you about 1 hour to get back to the city as Peterhof is about 30km from the city.
1.30 – 2.15pm – Lunch (optional). The price does not include the cost of food and drinks.
2.15 – 5.00pm – Inside tour of the State Hermitage Museum. The State Hermitage is the largest museum of Russia. Its collection has about three million exhibits, including works of painting, sculpture, graphic and applied art, archeological finds, coins and medals. It has been formed in the course of three centuries. The museum consists of five buildings that is why in the beginning we always give our tourists an opportunity to choose what departments they would like to see within our tour. Please remember, the collection of impressionists is exhibited in the separate building and is not included into this tour. + Diamond Room Private Tour.
Diamond Room Private Tour at the Hermitage – this small museum inside the Hermitage was arranged to show how the jeweler’s craft has been developed within several centuries, the period of time is from the third millennium B. C. to the beginning of the 20th century. The way the jewelers’ art was developed in Saint-Petersburg, Russia differed a lot from the same process in other cities of Russia and in Europe. Quite many craftsmen from Moscow moved to the capital of Russia St Petersburg at that time to continue working here as well as very skillful masters from different parts of Europe. As a result, the biggest part of Diamond Room collection now consists of different pieces of jewelry made by European specialists. It is greatly associated with the names of highly qualified European jewelers, such as Jeremie Pauzie, Jean-Francois Xavier Boudde, Johann Gottlieb Scharff and others. Members of the imperial court and of the highest society of Russia sponsored very often the creation of watches and clocks, rings, necklaces, snuffboxes and other precious things. Talking about the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century Carl Faberge and the masters of his workshop continued the traditions of jewelers craft in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
5.00 – 5.40pm – Church on the Spilt Blood inside visit. Church on the Spilt Blood was created in the best traditions of Russian art of the 14th – 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.
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.