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Essential Collection

Essential Collection - Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg (Visas Included)

Access from: St Petersburg


Key info

  • Tour ID: 12892
  • Duration: ​8 hours
  • Pick up point: ​St Petersburg Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • ​City sightseeing tour
  • The Hermitage
  • Peter The Great's bronze monument
  • Nevsky Prospect
  • Peter and Paul’s Fortress

from $112.00pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 12892
  • Duration: ​8 hours
  • Pick up point: ​St Petersburg Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • ​City sightseeing tour
  • The Hermitage
  • Peter The Great's bronze monument
  • Nevsky Prospect
  • Peter and Paul’s Fortress

Itinerary

​Pick up from St Petersburg port
City tour
Visit Hermitage or Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral (on Mondays)
Peter and Paul’s Fortress
Mysterious Michael's Castle
Drive back to St Petersburg port

All cruising clients taking tours in St Petersburg will require a Visa, Cruising Excursions will arrange this for you at no extra cost.

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned vehicle ready to commence your tour.

This tour is a general sightseeing tour of St Petersburg, some museums are closed on certain days of the week so the tour itinerary will change depending on what day of the week it is.

Visitors will also be given leisure time to enjoy local shopping before returning back to the cruise ship well in advance.

SOME OF THE PLACES WE VIEW:

  • Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous lined street, lined with magnificent buildings
  • Palace Square
  • Statue of Peter the Great 
  • Peter and Paul’s Fortress (visit inside) with the impressive baroque exterior of Peter and Paul Cathedral (exterior of Peter & Paul Cathedral only)
  • Church on Spilled Blood (entrance fee not included)
  • St Isaac's Cathedral (entrance fee not included)
  • Mysterious Michael's Castle (entrance fee not included)
  • Field of Mars

WHAT YOU VISIT:

The Hermitage - The Tsar's former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 1.5 hour guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, moulded and decorated ceilings.

If your tour falls on a Monday you will visit the Church on Spilled Blood and St Isaacs Cathedral instead of Hermitage. (Included in the tour price.)

Entrance tickets for Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral and Peter & Paul Fortress is extra to the tour (except for Monday) and can be paid locally - $10 (USD) pp.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Rain Poncho
  • Bottle of Water
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Photo permits
  • Port Fees
  • Local Taxes
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Hermitage Entrance Tickets

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Tipping

Basic Itinerary:

  • Pick-up from the port
  • City tour 
  • Visit Hermitage or Church on Spilled Blood and St Isaacs Cathedral on Mondays
  • Peter and Paul’s Fortress
  • Mysterious Michael's Castle
  • Drive back to the port

PLEASE NOTE:  This tour is only available on the 1st day porting in St Petersburg (arrival day)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How much is the metro ticket? The cost of metro is not one ruble but one dollar.  It is paid to the tour guide prior the metro visit

Is the meal included within the tour price? Guests will be paying for their meals not at the end of the second day but right on the spot.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 12892
    • Duration: ​8 hours
    • Pick up point: ​St Petersburg Port
    • Activity level: Moderate

    Top highlights

    • ​City sightseeing tour
    • The Hermitage
    • Peter The Great's bronze monument
    • Nevsky Prospect
    • Peter and Paul’s Fortress

    Itinerary

    ​Pick up from St Petersburg port
    City tour
    Visit Hermitage or Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral (on Mondays)
    Peter and Paul’s Fortress
    Mysterious Michael's Castle
    Drive back to St Petersburg port

    All cruising clients taking tours in St Petersburg will require a Visa, Cruising Excursions will arrange this for you at no extra cost.

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned vehicle ready to commence your tour.

    This tour is a general sightseeing tour of St Petersburg, some museums are closed on certain days of the week so the tour itinerary will change depending on what day of the week it is.

    Visitors will also be given leisure time to enjoy local shopping before returning back to the cruise ship well in advance.

    SOME OF THE PLACES WE VIEW:

    • Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous lined street, lined with magnificent buildings
    • Palace Square
    • Statue of Peter the Great 
    • Peter and Paul’s Fortress (visit inside) with the impressive baroque exterior of Peter and Paul Cathedral (exterior of Peter & Paul Cathedral only)
    • Church on Spilled Blood (entrance fee not included)
    • St Isaac's Cathedral (entrance fee not included)
    • Mysterious Michael's Castle (entrance fee not included)
    • Field of Mars

    WHAT YOU VISIT:

    The Hermitage - The Tsar's former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 1.5 hour guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, moulded and decorated ceilings.

    If your tour falls on a Monday you will visit the Church on Spilled Blood and St Isaacs Cathedral instead of Hermitage. (Included in the tour price.)

    Entrance tickets for Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral and Peter & Paul Fortress is extra to the tour (except for Monday) and can be paid locally - $10 (USD) pp.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED:

    • Rain Poncho
    • Bottle of Water
    • Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • Photo permits
    • Port Fees
    • Local Taxes
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Hermitage Entrance Tickets

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Lunch
    • Tipping

    Basic Itinerary:

    • Pick-up from the port
    • City tour 
    • Visit Hermitage or Church on Spilled Blood and St Isaacs Cathedral on Mondays
    • Peter and Paul’s Fortress
    • Mysterious Michael's Castle
    • Drive back to the port

    PLEASE NOTE:  This tour is only available on the 1st day porting in St Petersburg (arrival day)

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    How much is the metro ticket? The cost of metro is not one ruble but one dollar.  It is paid to the tour guide prior the metro visit

    Is the meal included within the tour price? Guests will be paying for their meals not at the end of the second day but right on the spot.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-conditioned transportation
    • English-speaking professional tour guide​
    • Rain Poncho
    • Bottle of water
    • Photo permits
    • Visa-free visit
    • Port fees
    • Local taxes
    • Hermitage entrance tickets
    Cruising Excursions will arrange your visa for this tour in St Petersburg. This is all included within the price of the tour, and all you will need to do is provide your passport details to Cruising Excursions at least 7 working days before you travel.
    When making a booking for St Petersburg, we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours (if you do not have your passport details to hand at time of booking we will be able to take these closer to the date).
    A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of your making the reservation. It is important that you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visas - if you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security and will not be able to join the tour. We will send this information via email approximately 4 weeks prior to your travel date.
    Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in special request at the time of booking if a seat is required.
    If you wish to include evening ballet tickets, please contact us and we can book these for you.
    Your return to port is scheduled to ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to re-join your cruise ship - normally 60 minutes before the scheduled sailing time.
    All tour times are based on shore time (i.e. local time, not ship time).
    Important Information:
    You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.
    Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, Cruising Excursions do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

    Joining instructions

    ​Once you have disembarked your cruise ship, please head towards the security checkpoint.
    Important information: You will need to take all documentation including your passport to pass through security.
    Once you have cleared the security check, you will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative who will be carrying a board bearing the Cruising Excursions logo.
    You must allow plenty of time to get through security at St Petersburg Port; this generally takes around 30-40 minutes, so please disembark from your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.
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