This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Marine Passenger Terminal, Morskoy Slavy Sq. 1, St. Petersburg 199106 Russia
Your journey starts with your private licensed tour guide meeting you in the arrival hall of the passengers terminal. The guide will be standing right after passport control holding a sign with your name on it. After warm welcome, you will be taken to your comfortable business class car and the tour will begin. In the car you will discuss your day’s itinerary and may ask your guide any questions you have.
8:40-9:00 Meet your guide and driver in cruise ship terminal (direct pier pick-up)
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
9:00-10:30 City Highlights drive tour with fotostops in the most beautiful places & short walk inside Peter & Paul Fortress which originally served as a base for the city garrison and officially was the first structure in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great - founder of the city.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
10:40-12:50 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum housed within the opulent Winter Palace of tsars and tsarinas. It is an absolute must-see for every art lover and those simply interested in an overview of the world history through the arts.
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break in a local cafe
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
13:50-14:30 A scenic drive through St Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) or “Tsar’s Village,” home of the Catherine Palace with Amber Room.
Upon arrival, follow the Great Staircase to the lush staterooms on the first floor, where the interior’s baroque and neoclassical brilliance shine. Admire the opulence of the Great Hall, lined with mirrors, gilded carvings and 12 glittering chandeliers. Pause to take in the Amber Room, once described as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” for the shining amber panels lining its walls. Later, there will be time to stroll the gardens, totaling 1,400 acres of manicured grounds with a tranquil lake at its center. As you explore, you’ll see the impressive Hermitage Pavilion, which provided a private place for royalty to dine with guests and visiting diplomats.
16:50-17:50 Drive back to St Petersburg with subway ride OR using bypass road.
18:00 (6 pm) On board the ship
Duration: 2 hours
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be met right after passport control in the terminal hall. We usually start at 9 am because majority of people will be standing in the line to pass passport control during 1,5–2 hours after ship’s arrival. It happens frequently that passengers who booked tours with cruise company go before the rest.
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Get an insider’s access to essential experiences and distinctive treasures on this 1-day shore private excursion. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Capital of Russia. Visit the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress with Cathedral which was the city’s original citadel. Be enchanted by the works of art preserved in its precious heart - the museum complex of the Hermitage Museum - an opulent repository of priceless art. Travel back in time and tour Catherine Palace with Amber Room, a magnificent example of rococo architecture, and the beautifully manicured palace gardens.