One-Day Active Tour of St. Petersburg is aimed to show you the best of St. Petersburg attractions in one day: the Hermitage, Peterhof Fountains, the Spilled Blood Church. It is perfect if you want to squeeze the maximum out of your short stay. The tour starts with a cruise port pickup. Heading 20 miles out of the city to the parks of Peterhof, you will enjoy the exteriors of the Peterhof Palace and walk in the park filled with glittering gold fountains (there are around 150 of them). There you will see the Grand Cascade of Peterhof and the Samson Fountain.
Returning to St. Petersburg city center you will take a comprehensive tour of the Hermitage Museum (the Impressionists Collection is not included). The tour lasts for 2 hours and is run by a professional art historian. Plunge into the world art and listen to the stories of the Romanovs in the state rooms of the Winter Palace. We’ll begin our visit with the main complex – the Winter Palace. Here, we'll start with a thorough overview of the Romanovs history and the palace’s construction. Then, we'll traverse the halls of the museum as we head to Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpieces, where we’ll discuss his work.
Top up your experience with photogenic not-to-be-missed onion-domed Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood.
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|8:30 – 9:00||Meeting at the sea port.|
|9.00 – 10.00||City highlights tour with photo stops.|
|10.00 – 11.00||Drive to Peterhof. Subway ride (a few stations in 1950-s style, optional).|
|11.00 – 12.00||
Peterhof Fountain parks tour, Grand Cascade and Grand Palace (exterior).
Drive back to city.
|13.00 – 13.40||Lunch.|
|14.00 – 16.00||The Hermitage highlights tour (Winter Palace, Main Complex).|
|16.00 – 17.00||Spilled Blood Church (inside visit).|
|18.00||Return to the ship.|
*Please note: The collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in General Staff building is not included and can be added on request.
|Group size||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||12+||Max group size|
|Group size||Private tour
|Max group size||Any|
We have been telling people here that we very much enjoyed our tour with Tailored Tours of St. Petersburg. Maria, our tour leader, was wonderful. She was very fluent, well organized, and knowledgeable, which was a big help considering the crowds. She also suggested getting a golf cart because it was raining at the Peterhof when we were there. Not only did it help us stay dry, but we saw more that way. We were also glad to see the subway in St. Petersburg-it was very impressive! Maria was very prompt in answering our emails and also asked if we wanted to join another group (of four) from our ship. And that made it more fun too.We very much enjoyed our St. Petersburg tour!
Dru D, Alexandria, United States