9.00am – Our guide meets you by the ship.
Historical city tour of St. Petersburg, part 1. Within City Tour you will drive along the most popular sights of our beautiful city such as Bronze Horseman, Admiralty, Naval (St. Nicolas) Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Square, Point of Basil Island. At the most beautiful places the guide will supply you with more information and will offer you to make a stop for taking photos.
10.00 – 10.30am – Inside tour of Inside tour of Peter the Great Cabin – the oldest wooden structure of the city that survived. It was built within three days before the foundation of the city. It was the first residence of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. The Cabin consisted of the study, dining-room and bedroom. On the display in museum you can see belongings of Peter the Great such as his smoking pipe and the armchair that was made by the tsar himself.
10.45 – 11.45am – Inside tour of Peter and Paul’s Fortress with its Cathedral and 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.
12.00 – 12.20pm – A photo stop at Kazan Cathedral.
12.30 – 1.15pm – Church on the Spilt Blood inside tour. 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.
1.30 – 2.30pm – Lunch (optional).
2.30 – 3.45pm – Historical city tour of St. Petersburg, part two. Photo stops on Mars Field, at Cruiser Aurora battle ship, Smolny Institute.
4.00- 5.30pm – Yusupov Palace inside tour. Yusupov Palace is a building in St. Petersburg with a 250-year architectural biography. It is a luxurious, gorgeous mansion where passed the lives of five generations of an ancient aristocratic family of Yusupov. By the Queen of England this Palace was included into the list of the best European Mansions. Within this tour you will see Grand Halls and the place where famous Rasputin was killed by Felix Yusupov (this option is possible only with a private guide).
6.00pm – You are back at your ship.
9.00am – Our guide meets you by the ship. A visit to the subway and the local market. The oldest subway stations in St. Petersburg were made in Stalin time. His idea was to impress everyone, especially foreign guests. Such materials as marble, mountain crystal, guilded bronze were used for their construction. Usually our guests are very surprised to see them.
10.30am – 12.30pm – 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 a separate building and is not included into this tour. Please let us know if you would like to see them.
12.45 – 1.45pm – Lunch (optional). The cost of food and drinks is not included into the tour price.
2.00 – 3.30pm – Inside tour of Political History Museum. 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.
3.30 – 4.15pm – Inside tour of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is an integral part of St. Petersburg as well as St. Peter’s Cathedral is a part of Rome, and St. Paul’s Cathedral is a part of London. It is one of the largest domed buildings in the world. Built in the early 19th century, it is remarkable for its perfect harmony of architecture, painting, sculpture and mosaics. Nowadays it functions both as a church and a museum.
5.00pm – 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 30USD discount for the tour. Students must have an ISIC card.
The price includes:
• a professional English-speaking guide for 2 days,
• a professional driver with a comfortable air-conditioned car or mini-bus for 2 days,
• tickets to all museums and parks for all people in the party,
• photo passes for all museums,
• lunch on day 1 for all people in the party,
• 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.