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.