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

ST. PETERSBURG PRIVATE TOUR: 2 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARIES

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

A - EASY ACTIVITY

1) 10.00-18.00
2) 10.00-17.00 / 15 hours

Day 1

10:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfordiv, 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.

12:00 –13:00 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 Group, 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.

Day 2

9:00 Your private guide and driver meet you at the lobby of your hotel.

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.

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.

17:00 Return to the hotel.

A-Easy Tour / prices

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
998
564
420
348
310
276
260
250
241
234
229
223
219
218
214
209

Included:

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

B - MODERATE ACTIVITY

1)9.00-19.00 2) 9.00-17.00 / 18 hours

9:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfordiv, 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)*

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.

ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR. The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration.

19:00 Return to the hotel.

Day 2

9:00 Your private guide and driver meet you at the lobby of your hotel

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

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.

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

12:00-13:00 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.

17:00 Return to the hotel

B-Moderate Tour / prices

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USDp.p
1170
645
477
394
342
309
285
272
260
251
244
237
233
228
224
221

Included:

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

C - INTENSIVE ACTIVITY

1) 9.00-22.00
2) 9.00-18.00 / 22 hours

Day 1

9:00 Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of comfordiv, 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. Visit ST. NICHOLAS and KAZAN CATHEDRALS. 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 – 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 and tour the TSARS BATH HOUSE.

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

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

ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR. The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration.

FOLKLORE SHOW "Feel Yourself Russian": Russian dances, songs, magic 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

Day 2

9:00 Your private guide and driver meet you at the lobby of your hotel.

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

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.

YUSUPOV PALACE TOUR - This Palace was the site of the murder of Gregory Rasputin. Your guide will tell you that most mystical and tragic story: a very dramatic moment of Russian history.

12:30-13:00 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.

18:00 Return to the hotel

C-Intensive Tour/ prices

Person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
USD p.p.
1357
793
605
513
455
419
388
376
362
351
345
338
331
327
322
317

Included:

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuity

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 on entrances to the museums)

*LUNCH OPTIONS

Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We are able to offer bistro, cafe, or restaurant style dining 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 a 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.

Our fully licensed, knowledgeable, friendly tour guides and experienced, safe drivers will pamper you in every way, they will make you feel easy and comfordiv in St. Petersburg. You may read the stories and contact some of those travelers who have already used our services.

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!

If you book St.Petersburg private tour with us "the world will be rotating around you". In other words primarily we will be following YOUR interests, wishes and likes and only secondarily paying attention to the rest of the things. You will be free to change your mind and program of your private tour at any time even right on the fly. As a small party you will have a better chance to squeeze through the crowds in the city and save more time for sightseeing, your private van will be more mobile compared to a coach, from finding a parking spot to the ability to avoid traffic jams. To cut a long story short, booking a private tour of St.Petersburg, you will enjoy and see more, saving much time and energy, and will not depend on anybody else's wishes and needs but yours. Having a private guide in St.Petersburg will eliminate all of your worries as you will have your own friendly assistant to help you in every way.