Below is a sample program of a 3 day visa-free cruise excursion of St Petersburg, Russia. It includes the best must-see attractions and gives an insight into everyday life of the city. All the shore excursions can be customized according to your interests and pace for free. Also we have 1-day and 2-day cruise tours.
What makes our cruise tours different:
- We care. As a rule, I answer e-mails within 12 hours. You will have a cell phone of your guide when you arrive. We are newer than many other companies and the only way to compete for us is care more and to be different.
- More local atmosphere. We are trying to include a walking tour and a metro ride in our tours, but if it’s physically difficult, we will be using a private car the whole time. We eat in local inexpensive cafes. That gives you a deeper understanding of the city & saves some money.
- Well-organized tour programs. We spend more time in the most interesting palces rather than rush from one place to another & we book the museum tickets in advance.
- Affordable prices. Our rates are especially good for bigger parties of 4-6 people. In fact, you get a private tour for the price of a group tour in many other compenies. If you want to cut costs, contact us and we will try to find somebody else to join you.
3 day private cruise excursion “Must see places & everyday life of St Petersburg ”
Day 1 – private vehicle or public transport depending on your choice
08:30 – meeting at the ship
08:45 – 09:20 – getting to the city center by public transport or a private car
09:30 – 11:30 – city tour with visit to the Savior on Spilt blood church and the Kazan cathedral
11:30 – 14:00 – Hermitage museum tour
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch break in a nice local place if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 – city tour continues. Visit to St Isaac’s cathedral
16:30-17:30 – metro tour of St Petersburg
18:30 – return to the ship or evening options
Day 2 – private vehicle
09:00 – meeting at the ship, departure for Peterhof by private car. On the way there you can choose between a visit to a grocery market or a supermarket where you can find some local products (the guide will help to find them among international brands ) and learn more about everyday life of the citizens.
11:00-13:00 – tour of Peterhof fountain park. Visit to the Grand palace can be included upon agreement (it’s generally too packed in summer to be enjoyable)
13:00 – 14:00 – lunch break (can be included upon agreement)
14:00 – 15:00 – driving back to the city
15:15-16:00 – Faberge museum (independent visit or with audio-guide, audio-guides are payed extra. Private tours of Faberge museum are extremely expensive)
16:00 – 17:30 – tour of the Peter and Paul fortress ((including visit to the Peter and Paul’s cathedral (burial place of Russian tsars)
18:00 – 18:30 – back to the ship
Day 3 – private vehicle
09:00 – meeting at the ship, departure for Tsarskoe Selo by private car
10:30 – 12:30 – tour of the Catherine palace and park
12:30-14:00 – driving to St Petersburg. Photo stop to take pictures of the Chesma church & monument to the Heroic defenders of Leningrad
14:00 – 15:30 – lunch break if needed (payed extra) & shopping for souvenirs if needed
16:00 – return to the ship
Nr of people in a group 2 3 4 5 6 >6
Price per group,
public transport on day 1, private car on days 2 and 3
55 000 rub
71 000 rub
81 000 rub
89 000 rub
96 000 rub
( 1745 USD)
Tour price per group,
private car on all 3 days
68 000 rub
82 000 rub
92 000 rub
98 000 rub
109 000 rub
The prices include blanket visas, a private guide, museum tickets according to the program, a private car with driver on days 2 and 3, public transportation costs or a private car on day 1. Personal expenses such as lunches are payed extra. You pay for the tour upon arrival. We don’t require prepayment, but if you cancel the trip you may be asked to pay for the tickets to the Catherine palace and the Hermitage museum and your blanket visa (if you cancel later than a month before your arrival).
Please note that the actual order of visiting attractions and the schedule of the cruise excursion may be different depending on the dates of your stay, your ship’s schedule and the entry time given by the main museums. If you want to find some people to join your cruise tour, don’t hesitate to post a roll call on cruise critic and let us know – we will try to find somebody as well.