Visa-Free
Shore Excursions
in St.Petersburg,
Russia 
Phone: +7 965 09 555 12
E-mail: alexp@stpetersburg-guide.com

ST. PETERSBURG PRIVATE TOUR: 1 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARIES

All of these samples can be modified especially for you the way they satisfy your wishes and interests.

A - EASY ACTIVITY

(10.00-18.00/ 8 hours)

10:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfortable, air conditioned vehicle will greet you at the lobby of your hotel.

You will be taken for a CITY TOUR which includes such prominent sights as: Nevsky Prospect (the main boulevard of St. Petersburg), Anichkov Bridge and Anichkov Palace, the Fontanka and Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Palace Square, General Headquarters Arch, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman (monument to Peter the Great), Palace Bridge, monument to Nicholas the First, University Embankment with its historical buildings including: Kunstkammer, Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Along with way You'll become acquainted with the history of St. Petersburg and the Romanov family. You will see and take pictures of the marvelous panoramic sights along the banks of the Neva River and the most famous and beautiful sights of the city center.

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS TOUR is the birth place of St. Petersburg. The fortress developed into a city under the rule of the Romanovs - the ruling dynasty in Russia from Peter's grandfather Mikhail until the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II. You will visit PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL where nearly all the Russian emperors are buried.

13:00 –14:00 lunch (optional)*

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Observe the magnificent interiors of the buildings, State Halls, and the most important masterpieces of the Western European artists. When you are inside of its miraculous halls, you'll have a strong sensation of having gone back to the times of the emperors. Depending upon your interests you may wish to visit other sections of the Museum such as the antique sculpture, numismatic/ ancient coins, the art of Egypt, China, Japan, Iran, and other Eastern countries.

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which amazes visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, and magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics depicting religious subjects.

18:00 Return to the hotel.

A- Easy Tour/ Prices

Person
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2
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4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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13
14
15
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USD pp
595
340
264
218
197
176
164
155
146
140
135
131
129
126
123
120

Included:

Not included:

B - MODERATE ACTIVITY

(9.00-19.30 / 10,5 hours)

9:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfortable, air conditioned vehicle will greet you at the lobby of your hotel.

You will be taken for a CITY TOUR which includes such prominent sights as: Nevsky Prospect (the main boulevard of St. Petersburg), Anichkov Bridge and Anichkov Palace, the Fontanka and Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Palace Square, General Headquarters Arch, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman (monument to Peter the Great), Palace Bridge, monument to Nicholas the First, University Embankment with its historical buildings including: Kunstkammer, Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Along with way You'll become acquainted with the history of St. Petersburg and the Romanov family. You will see and take pictures of the marvelous panoramic sights along the banks of the Neva River and the most famous and beautiful sights of the city center.

Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence – Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park with its many beautiful pavilions, sculptures and ponds.

13:00 –14:00 lunch( optional)*

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Observe the magnificent interiors of the buildings, State Halls, and the most important masterpieces of the Western European artists. When you are inside of its miraculous halls, you'll have a strong sensation of having gone back to the times of the emperors. Depending upon your interests you may wish to visit other sections of the Museum such as the antique sculpture, numismatic/ ancient coins, the art of Egypt, China, Japan, Iran, and other Eastern countries.

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which amazes visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North"

19:30 Return to the hotel.

B-Moderate Tour / Prices

Person
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
726
413
309
257
225
204
189
178
169
162
157
152
148
146
142
139

Included:

Not included:

C - INTENSIVE ACTIVITY

(8.30-22.00/ 13,5 hours)

8:30 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfortable, air conditioned vehicle will greet you at the lobby of your hotel.

You will be taken for a CITY TOUR which includes such prominent sights as: Nevsky Prospect (the main boulevard of St. Petersburg), Anichkov Bridge and Anichkov Palace, the Fontanka and Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Palace Square, General Headquarters Arch, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman (monument to Peter the Great), Palace Bridge, monument to Nicholas the First, University Embankment with its historical buildings including: Kunstkammer, Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Along with way You'll become acquainted with the history of St. Petersburg and the Romanov family. You will see and take pictures of the marvelous panoramic sights along the banks of the Neva River and the most famous and beautiful sights of the city center.

PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North"

Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence – Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park with its many beautiful pavilions, sculptures and ponds.

13:00 –13:30 lunch (optional)*

PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will tour the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains. You'll be astonished by the Great Cascade with its gold-embossed sculptures glistening amidst springs of crystal clear water! Your guide will show you many beautiful fountains along with pavilions and sculptures that bear historical significance. You'll walk to the bank of the Gulf of Finland and see Kronshtadt City on a far away island.

On the way back to St. Petersburg you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg making a a short METRO TRIP the interiors of which recall palaces not subways.

HERMITAGE EXCURSION - Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Observe the magnificent interiors of the buildings, State Halls, and the most important masterpieces of the Western European artists. When you are inside of its miraculous halls, you'll have a strong sensation of having gone back to the times of the emperors. Depending upon your interests you may wish to visit other sections of the Museum such as the antique sculpture, numismatic/ ancient coins, the art of Egypt, China, Japan, Iran, and other Eastern countries.

Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which amazes visitors with its mighty size, multicolored "onion" domes, magnitude of its decor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

FOLKLORE SHOW "Feel Yourself Russian": Russian dances, songs, tricks, traditional Russian instruments (balalaika, gusli, playing on wooden spoons, or on saws) and much more. Russian Buffet is included: snacks, caviar and champagne.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

C-Intensive Tour/ Prices

Person
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14
15
16
USD p.p.
930
535
404
338
298
272
252
241
233
227
222
218
214
212
207
204

Included:

Not included:

DISCOUNTS:

Children up to 7 y.o. are free of charge. Children over 7y.o. and students get $30 off (student ID - ISIC card is required to enter the museums)

*LUNCH OPTIONS

Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We can offer bistro, cafe, or restaurant along the route or you may order meals at recommended restaurants. For travel groups larger than 8 people we recommend ordering pre-arranged lunches in advance (a time-saver). All meals are served at the time of guest's arrival. For example quick lunch at Russian Pie Shop will cost you about 16 USD p.p., Russian Restaurant Gogol from 30 USD p.p., Summer Palace Restaurant in Peterhof from 32 USD p.p.

SHOPPING:

Your guide can assist you in your purchase of Russian souvenirs, gifts for your relatives and friends such as shawls, objects made of malachite and lapis-lazuli, 'Matroyshka' dolls, painted wooden ecology-friendly toys for kids, watches with revolutionary or Soviet symbols, fur, crystal, gold, icons, stamps with pictures of the Russian Imperial Family, caviar, vodka and much more. We know the stores where the prices are lowest and the selections larger than usual. We want you to get the quality you desire at a fair price.

EVENING ACTIVITIES:

After the tour of the first day you may return to the ship or to attend the theater either to hear an opera or to watch a ballet ( from $60 - $200 depending upon theater, performance and seat location). We will reserve the best tickets in advance for you for a very memorable cultural experience. You can visit famous Mariinsky (former Kirov) Theater, Hermitage Theater, Mikhailovsky Theater, Alexandrinksy or any others you may prefer. If you choose to hear and see something that is connected with Russian folklore, there are folklore shows ($60-$85) at your disposal with Russian dances, song, tricks, traditional Russian instruments (balalaika, gusli, playing on wooden spoons, or on saws) and much more, or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant. Feel free to share all of your travel wishes with us. We are happy to assist.

Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries alexp@stpetersburg-guide.com

We look forward to booking your reservations and serving you with class, comfort, and expertise!