1-Day Introductory Highlights Tour: Visa-Free Saint Petersburg Shore Excursion

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
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12 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the sights of St Petersburg when you’re in port with a visa-free shore excursion. This comprehensive day tour introduces you to the monuments and architectural landmarks of the city center, plus you’ll visit the Hermitage Museum and royal sites like Catherine Palace or Peterhof Grand Palace, depending on the day of your tour.
  • St Petersburg sightseeing shore excursion
  • Make the most of your limited time in port
  • Visit the top attractions in and around the city in one full day
  • Admire the treasures of the Hermitage Museum
  • See how Russian royalty lived at Catherine Palace
  • Entrance fees, guide and lunch included
Your St Petersburg shore excursion starts at the cruise terminal, where you’ll meet your guide after you clear immigration. Begin your full-day experience with a 1.5-hour city highlights tour, including an optional ride on the subway.

You’ll be driven past historical monuments and buildings, such as Vasilyevsky Island, the log cabin of Peter the Great, Nevsky Prospect, the cruiser ship Aurora, the Catherine the Great monument, Arts Square, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Ostrovsky Square, the National Library, Mariinsky Theatre, St Nicholas Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and the Russian Museum.

Afterward, head to Tsars Village (Tsarskoe Selo) followed by a visit to Catherine Palace, including its famous Amber Room and a walk through the park. (Note: Catherine Palace is closed on Tuesdays; the tour replaces it with Peterhof Grand Palace.)

Continue to the Peterhof summer estate, and tour Lower Fountain Park and Upper Gardens. Then return to the city on a hydrofoil boat, and enjoy a packed lunch of Stolle pies, a Russian favorite. In the city, visit the Hermitage Museum for about 2.5 hours, and then head to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Note: the church is closed on Wednesdays; the tour visits St Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral instead.)

After an evening walk along Nevsky Prospect, if time permits, your day tour ends at the port before your ship’s departure.

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