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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour

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Overview
This group tour will introduce you to the northern capital of Russia. You will see all the main highlights of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage (closed on Mondays), summer tsar residences - Catherine Palace (closed on Tuesdays) and Peterhof Fountain park. You will get to know St. Petersburg through the eyes of our professional guide who will tell you about past and present of St. Petersburg, most fascinating facts from Soviet history and revolutionary time of 1917, some unusual stories about the royal family. You will also get to know more about the modern life in Russia including transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life. One lunch is included. Please, note that the itinerary varies depending on the day of the week according to museums days off.
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  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Explore the Hermitage before official opening hours
  • Enjoy a packed lunch at Peterhof
  • Learn about St. Petersburg from a guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide near your ship and embark on a city tour of St. Petersburg. Travel by car and take photo stops at various places, including Nevsky Prospect, the National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Ethnographical Museum, Michael’s Castle, Aurora Battleship, the Spit of Basil Island, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty, and more. Learn the history of the places from your guide.
Go on a guided tour of the The Hermitage before the museum’s official opening hours.
Continue on to Pushkin and take a guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Return to St. Petersburg and explore the park and gardens of Peterhof. Stroll through the Fountain Park and admire picturesque palaces. At the end of the tour, return to your ship.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the one day excursions visited similar sites so we selected this one based on the high ratings and a few of the itinerary details (Hermitage early entry, hydrofoil to Peterhof). We were not disappointed as we enjoyed a whirlwind day in St. Petersburg...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lburchard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would totally recommend this company and tour. We did the one day tour with Olga as our guide her local knowledge and history was amazing. We were taken to all the highlights and we had the early entry into the hermitage museum. The day...More

Thank daddioy
Reviewed July 4, 2019

We had a fantastic tour guide and driver that took care of the group from the minute we left port until we returned. TJ travel was easily identified at the time of disembarkation from the ship and highly organized. The group was small compared to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Yardie386
Reviewed June 22, 2019

Outstanding and exceptional in every way. Prior to our trip we had many queries all of which were answered promptly and efficiently. Our tour guide Olesya and driver Nikolai were the best we have had on any tour. Olesya was extremely knowledgeable and able to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ValStockport
Reviewed June 20, 2019

The tour guide was very nice and provided a lot of history. The tour company was responsive but there was some confusion caused by the local US agent. So contact the company directly using the email. We had a good experience and covered a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sanjay B
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