Take a day-long guided tour of St Petersburg and nearby Peterhof with round-trip transport from your port of call. This small group shore excursion visits some of the city's most beloved attractions, including Peter and Paul Fortress (its original citadel) and the Hermitage, an incomparable museum housing millions of artworks from around the world. You'll also stop by Peterhof—known for its incredible array of outdoor fountains—and enjoy lunch at a Russian restaurant.
9-hour shore excursion of St Petersburg’s highlights
See the famous Peterhof palace and its unique array of fountains
Learn about Russian tsars at Peter and Paul Fortress
Admire the State Hermitage Museum’s world-renowned art collection
Enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant
Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures personal attention from your guide
Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
A must see! We had a great time. St. Petersburg was AWESOME! Lunch was not good at all. We ate the food just to be nice. Our tour guide Lydia did not even eat her food, BUT Lydia is very knowledgable, courteous and patient. Glad to have her as our tour guide. Thanks again Lydia!
Our guide, Lena, was exceptional!! She was very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. As we drove through the city, she explained what the buildings or statues were. She answered all of our questions without hesitation. She had a great sense of humor and knew how to get into most tour sites without a long wait!!
Our only complaint was our lunch! The tour description says: "enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant". Well, the lunch was in a basement cafe and far from elegant. The main dish was served lukewarm. We had a salad, chicken and pasta, bread and a piece of cake, I felt that they were not prepared for us. And, we really expected something more classic. Our friends who took a tour through the cruise line said they went to a really nice restaurant and had an excellent lunch. We were very disappointed. Also, we realize it wasn't Lena's decision.
I used Viator for 3 tours in Paris last year and was very happy with them, which is why I suggested Viator to my friends for this trip. Just don't promise what you cannot deliver.
The tour was not as advertised, The tour according to our guide was only of the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace with lunch .The write-up said we would tour Peter and Paul Fortress, have a 1.5 hour city tour and time to visit souvenir shops, none of which we did. The van that transported us was noisy(rattled) and the shocks in the rear end were non existent.
Our guide was very informative and knowledgable of Russian history and she was the saving grace of this trip.
Traffic congestion in St. Petersburg can be horrendous.