If you have two days to spend in our beautiful city, take the city highlights tour for an overview of all the must-sees in the city. Additionally, with our two-days’ tour, you have the time to visit two of the most breathtaking palaces St. Petersburg has to offer on an excursion outside the busy city. See Peterhof Palace Park and fountain gardens, and experience the tranquil Tsarskoe Selo palace which houses the magnificent Amber Room. Let our knowledgeable guides show you around the city and make the most of your time here. On this tour you will visit Peterhof Fountain Parks, The Catherine Palace, the Hermitage (Main Complex), the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
We'll begin with a first class minivan ride from St. Petersburg cruise port to Peterhof. Upon arriving to Peterhof we will spend about 2 hours exploring the parks and fountains, walking the maze of fountains and golden statues. Along the way our guide will focus on architectural features of the Peterhof Palace exteriors and the history of the Romanovs royal family.
Leaving Peterhof we’ll head to Tsarskoye Selo and visit the Catherine Palace. There you will be able to avoid the queue to get the tickets. We’ll have a private admission from a separate entrance. Your guide will show you around the golden ball rooms and let inside the world-famous Amber Room.
Next day, we'll take a skip-the-line tour of the Hermitage Museum and stroll through the multiple galleries of Renaissance art. Take pictures and learn more of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Madonna and Raphael’s masterpieces.
Following the lead of our guide, we will visit the three main cathedrals: the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. A close reading of these frescoes inside, models, and burial vaults fully illustrates the history of the Russian Empire which will be the fitting conclusion to our two-days’ comprehensive tour of St. Petersburg.
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|8:30 – 9:00||Meeting at the sea port.|
|9.00 – 10.00||Drive to Peterhof.|
|10.00 – 12.00||Petrhof Fountain Parks tour. Grand Cascade and Grand palace (exterior).|
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch.|
|13.00 – 14.00||Drive to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin).|
|14.00 – 16.00||A visit to the Catherine Palace with Amber Room and a walk in the park.|
|17.00||Return back to the ship or an optional evening program.|
|9:00||Meeting at the sea port.|
|9:30 - 10:00||The Hermitage early entrance.|
|10:00 - 12:30||The Hermitage highlights tour (Main Complex, Winter Palace).*|
|12:30 - 13:00||Spilled Blood Church (inside visit).|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch.|
|14:00 - 16:30||City highlights tour with St.Isaac’s Cathedral (inside visit), Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral (inside visit).|
|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|