One-day basic shore tour of St. Petersburg is aimed to show you the best attractions of St. Petersburg city center: Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral, the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum.
The tour starts with a cruise port pickup. In a comfortable minivan we move to the city center and visit Peter and Paul Fortress. In Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral you can see the burial vaults of the Romanovs – the Russian royal dynasty.
Observe the interiors of the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. It was built on the spot of Alexander II’s assassination.
Passing by the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood we stroll along Nevsky Prospekt. The main thoroughfare of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospekt is a broad avenue with majestic cathedrals (including the Kazan Cathedral), churches, palaces, museums and shops.
Finish the tour marveling at the Hermitage European art masterpieces. The tour is guided by an art historian so you will be able to hear more than other travelers who visit the museum on their own.
We encourage our travelers to talk to the guide and ask questions on the tour to experience the beauty of St. Petersburg to the fullest extent.
For other historical and artistic explorations in St. Petersburg we recommend:
|8.30 – 9.00||Meeting at the sea port.|
|9.00 – 13.00||
City highlights tour with photo stops.
Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral (inside visit). Spilled Blood Church (inside visit). Nevsky prospect walking tour.
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch.|
|14.00 – 16.30||The Hermitage highlights tour (Winter Palace, Main Complex).*|
|17.00||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 thoroughly enjoyed our time in St. Petersburg with our Tailored Tour private tour. My only wish is that we had more time! Planning with Timofey was seamless. He was always very responsive to emails. I felt the tour was very organized and exactly as we had planned but also allowed for spontaneous changes as well. Even though traffic was horrible the day we were in St. Petersburg due to the Economic Summit, Vladimir, our guide, and our driver did an excellent job navigating and doing the best they could to get us where we needed to be. Vladimir couldn’t have been better. He was very professional, his language skills and historical knowledge were amazing and was able to answer any question we had. We especially were impressed how he got us around the Hermitage. We will gladly recommend Timofey and Tailored Tours to friends who visit St. Petersburg and if we are ever in St. Petersburg we would definitely book with them again.