1 day shore excursion “All St Petersburg”
During this private shore excursion of St Petersburg you will see all the main attractions in one day only. You will walk along the Nevsky prospect – the main street of the city,will visit the Hermitage museum and two main cathedrals of Saint-Petersburg – the Savior on the Spilled blood church and St Isaac’s cathedral. At the end of the day you can visit the Peter and Paul fortress – the burial place of Russian tsars or have some free time in the city center. We book tickets to the Hermitage museum in advance, so you won’t have to loose your time in lines.
This shore excursion has two transportation options: you can choose between public transport and a private car. While public transport is cheap and you get more local experience this way, a private car is recommended for those who can’t walk for a long time, groups with children and parties of 4+ people. Please note that the tour is very active and requires serious walking.
If you prefer to make a lunch break, we will go to the place of your choice. We don’t like preordered standard lunches and usually recommend inexpensive authentic cafes where locals go. It’s a brilliant chance to try Russian cuisine – pies, pancakes, beef stroganoff, borscht soup and so on.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Guided Tours
Activity Level Strenuous
The sample program of the tour is described below. Please note that actual order of visiting sites may be different. The real program will depend on the dates of stay of your ship, please contact us for details. All our shore excursions can be customized according to your wishes for free. Although they are designed as private, please feel free to contact us if you want to include more people in your group – we will try to help.
“All Saint-Petersburg” 1-day shore excursion program:
09:00 – meeting at the port, departure for the city center by public transport or private car
09:40 – 10:30 – tour of the most beautiful metro stations
10:45-11:15 – tour of St Isaac’s cathedral
11:30 – 13:30 – tour of the Hermitage museum (main complex). Please note that the impressionist collection, the Gold and the Diamond rooms are not included as they require extra tickets. If you are interested in visiting them, please let us know in advance.
13:30 – 14:30 – lunch in a nice cafe if needed (payed extra)
14:30 – 16:00 – walk along the Nevsky prospect with the visit to the Savior on the Spilled blood church
16:30 – 17:30 – visit to the Peter and Paul fortress (including the cathedral) or free time in the center of St Petersburg
18:00/18:30 – return to the port
Shore excursion price:
|Number of people in a group||2||3||4||5||6||>6|
|tour by public transport, price per person (rub/USD)||8300 rub/|
|tour by private car, price per person (rub/USD)||12000 rub/|
Interested in our shore excursions? Please contact us!
- cruise visa
- private guide’s service
- museum tickets according to the program
- private car with driver of public transport costs
Any kind of personal expenses are not included (meals, souvenirs, etc)
The guide will meet you at the arrivall hall after passport control with a piece of paper with your name. I recommend to give us your cell phone number in international format to be able to communicate.
Yes, our shore excursions are visa-free. We will issue so called tour tickets (blanket visas) for you. You will need to print them out and show at passport control together with your passports. In order to issue a tour ticket, we will need your passport information – full name, date of birth, number of passport and citizenship, dates of stay and name of the ship.
Official Russian currency is Russian ruble, so in shops and cafes you will be paying in rubles or by credit card. Many places accept credit cards now, but I recommend to have some cash rubles just in case (we can withdraw some from your credit card upon your arrival). An average meal is 500-1500 rub (10-30 USD) per person (of course, that depends on what you order, it can be cheaper or more expensive). Personal expenses question is always very tricky :))
Yes, the city is quite safe, but as any major tourist destination we have pick pockets. Make sure to keep your belongings in a secure place everywhere (including the museums).