2 day shore excursion “St Petersburg for children”
A unique private shore excursion that is customized for the needs of families with children. The tour includes some of the main museums of St Petersburg and several fun places your children can choose from. Of course, the most famous attractions of Saint-Petersburg will not be forgotten and we will see the highlights of the Hermitage museum, will visit the Savior on the Spilled blood and St Isaac’s cathedral and will enjoy the fountain park of Peterhof – one of the summer residenses of Russian tzars. The tour is focused on the diversity of experiences and is designed in such a way that you will not spend too much time inside “classical” museums, but still will cover the main sights.
As a rule, we recommend to choose 2 places your children want to visit during the shore excursion to have enough time for all the museums. Nevertheless, the program can be customized to your interests and needs.
We recommend to choose 2 of the following places for your cruise tour with kids:
- C -189 submarine. A soviet submarine built in 1954 that was restored and converted into a museum. To add to the experience, it’s situated right in water and you can go inside and explore it taking unusual photos.
- Museum of Railway transport. The largest museum of its kind in Europe, it occupies about 50000 m2 and boasts a huge collection of old steam locomotives and more modern Russian trains including a train-missile complex.
- Soviet arcade machines museum – has a collection of several dozens of old working arcade machines , lots of fun for teenagers.
- Grand maket of Russia – a perfect opportunity to learn about many other regions of our country. The model covers about 800 m2, it represents a collective image of different parts of Russia and you can imagine everyday life of people. The model is interactive – cars and trains are going in different directions, day and night are changing and visitors can press buttons around the model to set its parts in motion.
- A boat ride along the rivers and canals – a very pleasant way to see St Petersburg and its main attractions in summer.
Please note that different museums have different schedule, so we will discuss what museums are open during your stay before your arrival – just let us know which ones you would prefer.
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“St Petersburg with children” sample tour program:
09:00 – meeting at the port, departure for the city center by private car
09:30 – 10:30 – city tour
10:30 – 11:00 – tour of St Isaac’s cathedral
11:20 – 12:45 – tour of the Hermitage highlights (main complex)
13:00 – 14:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
14:00 – 14:45 – visit to the Savior on the Spilled blood church
15:00 – 16:30 – visit to the chosen museum #1
16:30 – 17:30 – free time or more sightseeing
18:00 – return to the port or evening options
09:00 – meeting at the port, departure for Peterhof. A stop to see some of the most beautiful metro stations on the way there
10:30 – 12:00 – tour of Peterhof fountain park (visits to any palaces or pavilions not included)
12:00 – 12:45 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
13:00 – 14:00 – driving back to St Petersburg
14:30 – 16:00 – visit to the 2nd chosen museum
16:30 – return to the port
- cruise visas
- private guide
- private car with driver
- museum tickets according to the program
- personal expenses (meals, 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.
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).