1 day shore excursion “All St Petersburg”
During this private visa -free shore excursion of St Petersburg you will see all the main attractions . Walk along the Nevsky avenue like a local, visit the most famous cathedrals and discover the treasures of the Hermitage museum in one day ! The tour offers skip the line admission to the Hermitage to make the best use of your short time in the city. You can customize the shore excursion according to your wishes. It’s completely private – that means your interests, your pace and the most efficent use of time.
What you will see and do on this private St Petersburg shore excursion?
– take a walk along the main street of St Petersburg – the Nevsky avenue
– visit the most fabulous churches – the Savior on the Spilled blood and St Isaac’s cathedral. They are amazing and totally different from each other & you will learn a lot about their history.
– see all the main gems of the Hermitage museum with skip the line overview tour. Please note that impressionist collection and treasuries are not included.
– try some real Russian food in a local place (lunches are payed extra)
– enjoy some shopping time or visit the Peter and Paul’s fortress with its cathedral – the burial place of Russian tsars.
On this shore excursion you can move around St Petersburg by private car of by public transport. I recommend a car unless you enjoy a lot of walking as the city is big. Therefore, a private car is the best option for those who can’t walk for a long time, groups with children and parties of 4+ people.
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“All Saint-Petersburg” 1-day shore excursion program:
Tour duration: 9 hours
09:00-09:30 – meeting at the port, departure for the city center
09:30 – 11:30 – city tour by car with several photo stops and a visit to St Isaac’s cathedral
11:30 – 13:30 – tour of the Hermitage museum (main complex). Impressionist collection and treasuries are not included.
13:30 – 14:30 – lunch in a local place. Great opportunity to try Russian cuisine (payed extra)
14:30 – 16:00 – walk along the Nevsky prospect with the visit to the Savior on the Spilled blood church, a bit of shopping time at the nearby souvenir market
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
Please note that exact order of visits may be different.
Shore excursion price:
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- 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 rouble, so in shops and cafes you will be paying in roubles 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). Visa and Mastercard are the most common cards. An average meal is 500-1200 rub (10-20 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).