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2 day shore excursion “Unexpected St Petersburg”

from $290.00

Do you enjoy everything unusual? Than this tour is just for you. It combines everything that makes St Petersburg a truly unique place. A gem of the shore excursion is a tour of Bogoslovka ethnopark – a cozy museum of wooden architecture where you can see a copy of a unique wooden church of the 18th century. There are very few places around the globe where you can see something like that. The place is very popular among Russians, but foreigners haven’t discovered it yet.

Of course, the tour includes some classical sights as well.  How can you leave St Petersburg without the Hermitage, Peterhof or the Nevsky avenue?

Things that you will discover on this private St Petersburg cruise  tour:

  • the Hermitage – the largest art museum  in Russia & the Winter palace – the former residence of tsars. We’ll enjoy the collection of works by Rembrandt, da Vinci, Raphael, Michaelangelo, etc.
  • Bogoslovka– a great place to learn about ancient Russian traditions & architecture with an absolutely unique functioning wooden church.
  • St Isaac’s cathedral – the largest and the most splendid cathedral in St Petersburg,
  • fountain park in Peterhof – the most beautiful place that used to be a summer residence of tsars
  • the Nevsky prospect – the elegant  main street of the city,
  • the Savior on the Spilled blood – a unique church that is all covered with mosaics inside. It was built on a place where Russian emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded by terrorists.
  • see some elegant metro stations that look more like mansions than subway,
  • try some delicious Russian food in authentic cafes
  • enjoy the unique atmosphere of Eliseev food hall – the most beautiful shop in St Petersburg
  • learn why St Petersburg was the city of the houses for rent and visit one to discover the best stained glass windows. You’ll be surprised, but tours of the grand entrances of old houses in St Petersburg are much more popular among Russians than the Hermitage museum!
  • Take a boat ride along the rivers and canals. The city is often nicknamed the Venice of the North and it looks so different from water.The program can be changed to your needs for free. It’s a private tour, so it’s about your wishes & your pace.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the 2 day shore excursion “Unexpected St Petersburg”.

The sample program is described below. Please note that the real order of visiting sites may be different.

Cruise tour program

Day 1 

09:00 –09:30 meeting at the ship, departure for the city center by car
09:30 – 11:30 – city tour with photo stops and a visit  to St Isaac’s cathedral & Eliseev food hall. A walk along the Nevsky prospect.
11:30 – 13:30 – Hermitage museum tour. Impressionist collection & treasuries are not included.
14:00 – 14:45 – lunch break  with typical local food (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 – drive to Bogoslovka
16:00 – 17:45-  visit to Bogoslovka ethno park
19:00/19:30– return to the ship or evening options 

Evening options are payed extra

Day 2 – private vehicle

09:00 10:30 -driving to Peterhof. A stop to see some beautiful metro stations
10:30 – 12:00 – tour of the  fountain park in Peterhof (visit to the palace is not included)
12:00 – 13:00 – driving back to the city.
13:00 – 13:45 – lunch (payed extra)
14:00 – 15:00 –  a boat ride along the rivers & canals (joining a group tour with an audioguide)
15:15-15:45 – visit to the Savior on the Spilled blood
16:30 – return to the port

The  excursion price 2022:

Number of people in a groupPrice per person, USD,
public transport and private car option
>6upon agreement

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– cruise visa (tour ticket)
– private guide’s services
– museum tickets according to the program
– transportation (public transport on day 1 and private car on day 2 or a private car on both days)
– skip the line entry to the main museums

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Any personal expenses (meals, souvenirs, etc)
A guide in Faberge museum

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 in St Petersburg  and the name of the ship.

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