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I love you, Peter's great creation,
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The Neva wave's regal procession,
The grayish granite – her bank's dress...
(Alexander Pushkin)

Arts and History Grand Tour
two day shore tour of St. Petersburg
(Size of the group: max 15 people)

This tour will be a great introduction into Russian culture and history! It was designed for enthusiasts who intend to make the most of their two days in St. Petersburg. The itinerary covers all the first choice sights and includes six inside museum visits. Please notice, that the tour is really intensive and requires good walking abilities. An hour lunch will give you a chance to relax in the middle of the day.

Sample itinerary*:

Day 1

8.30**»Meeting at the ship
8.30-10.00»Drive around the city – part I (most famous highlights)
10.00-11.00»Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral
11.00-11.30»Hydrofoil to Peterhof
11.30-13.00»Tour of the Lower park: famous fountains, cascades, pavilions (outside only). The Upper park.
13.00-14.00»Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine)
14.00-15.00»Drive to Pushkin
15.00-17.30»CatherineТs Palace with the famous amber room
17.30-18.30»Drive back to the city center
18.30»End of the day program
Evening program (optional)Folk show or Evening boat trip.
All other evening programs are available as private versions.

Day 2

8.00»Meeting at the ship
8.00-9.30»Drive around the city – part II (visit to an active church, short metro ride)
9.30 (10.00)-12.00»Hermitage Museum – early entrance
12.00-13.00»Spilled Blood Cathedral
13.00-14.00»Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine)
14.30-15.45»Faberge Museum
15.45-16.15»St. Isaac's Cathedral
17.00»Back to the ship

Cost of the day program: 279 US $ for adults and 260 US $ for students and children.

The cost includes:

  • Port fee, tour tickets (document which allows to provide visa free tours)
  • Guide service
  • Minivan (air-conditioned) with a driver
  • Entrance tickets to all the museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Photo fee for all the museums where itТs allowed to take pictures
  • Audio head system (for a group of 6 and more)
  • Bottled water
  • 2 lunches

The cost doesn't include: gratuities to your guide and driver.

NB! We are sorry but children under 5 are not allowed to our mini-group tours. For families with kids, we recommend our shore excursion packagers. Please notice we have special packages for families with kids under 10 and for families with teens.

NB! This itinerary is quite intensive and includes some walking activity. We donТt recommend it for people who have serious walking problems. Wheelchair users need to be accompanied by a person to assist them during the whole tour. If you don't have such person, we are ready to provide a pusher, please get it touch with our manager for more detailed info. In any case, wheelchair users need to be able to walk/climb a few steps independently. For guests with serious walking problems we suggest our shore excursion packages.

* The actual itinerary will vary depending on museumsТ closing days, overcrowding at venues and traffic conditions.

** Meeting time will be adjusted to the ship mooring time. The exact meeting time will be indicated in your tour tickets.

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