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Overview

When your cruise ship sails into the picturesque port of St Petersburg, discover the sights of the spectacular city on a half-day shore excursion, led by a knowledgeable guide. Cruise the city's waterways while delving into the rich historical heritage of St Petersburg; pass along the Winter Canal and Fontanka River and admire the elegant facades of St Isaac’s Cathedral and Mikhailovsky Castle. Venture within the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, an indispensable part of any Russian itinerary, and then browse market stalls replete with Russian handicrafts before returning to the port well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure. 
  • Half-day St Petersburg shore excursion with a private guide
  • Admire sights such as Field of Mars, Summer Garden and St Isaac’s Cathedral from the water on a cruise
  • Pass along the Fontanka and Moyka rivers as well as the Winter Canal
  • Visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and learn about the assassination of Tsar Alexander II
  • Stroll around the stalls of a St Petersburg market and shop for quality Russian souvenirs
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Greet your private guide at a central St Petersburg location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for the city center. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers insight into the historical heritage of the city, and then climb aboard your awaiting boat for a scenic sightseeing tour. 


Cruise past majestic palaces and golden-domed churches as you sail the Moyka and Fontanka rivers. Allow your attention to be directed to significant sights like the Field of Mars, Anichkov Bridge, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the University of St Petersburg. 


Return to dry land and hop into a minivan heading towards the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a breath-taking monument considered one of St Petersburg’s most impressive. Steeped in legend, the lavish structure was built upon Tsar Alexander’s assassination site and boats opulent golden domes typical of 17th-century Russia. 


Head inside to marvel at the structure's marble interior and glittering gold mosaics, and then revitalize with a traditional lunch at your own expense. Sated, venture to a local handicraft market to browse stalls replete with artisan treasures; purchase special souvenirs like lacquer boxes, matryoshka dolls and woollen shawls before returning to the port in advance of your cruise ship’s departure. 


Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Port of St Petersburg for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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