Below is a sample program for 3 days private visa-free cruise tour of St Petersburg. It includes the best must-see attractions and gives an insight into everyday life of the citizens.
What makes our shore excursions different:
- We are trying to include a walking tour and a public transport ride in our tours. That gives you a deeper understanding of the city. If you prefer private vehicle, it can be arranged upon agreement.
- We spend more time in the most interesting palces rather than rush from one place to another
- 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.
All our shore excursions are private and can be customized according to your wishes for free. Please note that a program listed below is sample, actual order of visiting sites may be different. For more information and details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 day private shore excursion “Must see places & everyday life” tour
08:30 – meeting at the ship
08:45 – 09:20 – getting to the city center by public transport (a private car can be arranged upon agreement)
09:30 – 11:30 – walking 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 if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 – walking 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 the farmer’s 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 – visit the Summer garden
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 and Trubetskoy bastion prison museum which was infamously known as Russian Bastille)
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 – 15:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra) & shopping for souvenirs if time permits.
16:00 – return to the ship
Nr of people in a group 2 3 4 5 6 >6
Price per group,
51 300 rub
60 000 rub
68 400 rub
74 000 rub
80 000 rub
( 1400 USD)
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. Personal expenses such as lunches are payed extra. You pay cash upon arrival.