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River and Canal Cruiser, Church on Spilled Blood & Shopping Shared Tour (Visa Included)

Access from: St Petersburg


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50774
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • The Fontanka, The Moyka, The Winter Canal & The Neva River
  • The Salt District
  • Church on Spilled Blood
  • Souvenir Shopping

From £52.00pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50774
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • The Fontanka, The Moyka, The Winter Canal & The Neva River
  • The Salt District
  • Church on Spilled Blood
  • Souvenir Shopping

Itinerary

10:00 Pick-up from the port
10:00-10:30 Transfer to the boat pier downtown
10:45-12:00 Canal cruise (by regular boat for groups under 10 guests; by private boat for groups of 10 guests and over)
12:30-13:00 Inside visit to the Spilled Blood Cathedral
13:15-13:40 Shopping stop
13:40-14:00 Transfer back to the port
14:00 Back to the ship

Tour order may vary. Tour can not be operated on Wednesday due to the museum’s day-off.

Not available on a Wednesday

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 perfect for those who wish to see the main sites by the main waterways of St Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is one of the most picturesque cities in the world and this tour will ensure that you experience the beauty which St. Petersburg can offer. St. Petersburg was built in 1703 by Peter the Great around a network of canals.

The stunning golden domes and ornate places reflect in the canal water and make a river and canal cruise a wonderful experience.

You will take a relaxing boat trip which will provide you with fantastic views of St. Petersburg and an enjoy views of St. Petersburg’s spectacular canals. Your boat will go along the Fontanka, the Moyka, the Winter Canal and enjoy a loop around the Neva River.

Please be advised there are approx. 10 steps onto the pier. Guests will need to be able to board the boat for this tour.

SOME OF THE PLACES WE VIEW:

  • Engineer Castle
  • The Salt District
  • Field of Mars
  • Church on Spilt Blood
  • St Peter and Paul’s fortress
  • Trinity Bridge
  • Winter Palace
  • The Kunstkamera
  • St Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Academy of Fine Arts

WHAT YOU VISIT

You will continue to the Church on Spilled Blood built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II assassinated on March 1st, 1881. This church was constructed in 1907 based on traditional architecture.

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the sights of St. Petersburg in an extremely unique way.

You’ll also get the chance to enjoy a bit of shopping as you will make stops throughout the tour to experience quaint boutiques during your excursion.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Bottle of Water
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Entry Fees
  • Photo permits
  • Visa Free Visit
  • Port Fees
  • Local Taxes
  • English Speaking Guide

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tipping

CRUISING EXCURSIONS ARRANGE YOUR SHORE TICKETS (VISA ENTRIES) INTO ST PETERSBURG FREE OF CHARGE. PASSPORT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED TO CRUISING EXCURSIONS IN ORDER TO ARRANGE THESE SHORE TICKETS.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do we get to go inside the Church on Spilled Blood? Yes, you will get an inside guided tour of this site

Is the meal included within the tour price? No meals aren’t included, and they are payable on the day.

On the boat trip are there many steps? There are around 10 steps downwards to board the boat, if clients are in a wheelchair this would not be suitable.

Can you get to sit on the deck outside on the boat? Yes, there are many chairs on the deck where you will be able to sit if it is good weather, we also provide blankets should you need them.

Can you purchase food and drink on the boat tour? Unfortunately, there is no facilities to purchase these.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50774
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • The Fontanka, The Moyka, The Winter Canal & The Neva River
    • The Salt District
    • Church on Spilled Blood
    • Souvenir Shopping

    Itinerary

    10:00 Pick-up from the port
    10:00-10:30 Transfer to the boat pier downtown
    10:45-12:00 Canal cruise (by regular boat for groups under 10 guests; by private boat for groups of 10 guests and over)
    12:30-13:00 Inside visit to the Spilled Blood Cathedral
    13:15-13:40 Shopping stop
    13:40-14:00 Transfer back to the port
    14:00 Back to the ship

    Tour order may vary. Tour can not be operated on Wednesday due to the museum’s day-off.

    Not available on a Wednesday

    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 perfect for those who wish to see the main sites by the main waterways of St Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg is one of the most picturesque cities in the world and this tour will ensure that you experience the beauty which St. Petersburg can offer. St. Petersburg was built in 1703 by Peter the Great around a network of canals.

    The stunning golden domes and ornate places reflect in the canal water and make a river and canal cruise a wonderful experience.

    You will take a relaxing boat trip which will provide you with fantastic views of St. Petersburg and an enjoy views of St. Petersburg’s spectacular canals. Your boat will go along the Fontanka, the Moyka, the Winter Canal and enjoy a loop around the Neva River.

    Please be advised there are approx. 10 steps onto the pier. Guests will need to be able to board the boat for this tour.

    SOME OF THE PLACES WE VIEW:

    • Engineer Castle
    • The Salt District
    • Field of Mars
    • Church on Spilt Blood
    • St Peter and Paul’s fortress
    • Trinity Bridge
    • Winter Palace
    • The Kunstkamera
    • St Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Academy of Fine Arts

    WHAT YOU VISIT

    You will continue to the Church on Spilled Blood built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II assassinated on March 1st, 1881. This church was constructed in 1907 based on traditional architecture.

    This tour is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the sights of St. Petersburg in an extremely unique way.

    You’ll also get the chance to enjoy a bit of shopping as you will make stops throughout the tour to experience quaint boutiques during your excursion.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED:

    • Bottle of Water
    • Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • Entry Fees
    • Photo permits
    • Visa Free Visit
    • Port Fees
    • Local Taxes
    • English Speaking Guide

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Tipping

    CRUISING EXCURSIONS ARRANGE YOUR SHORE TICKETS (VISA ENTRIES) INTO ST PETERSBURG FREE OF CHARGE. PASSPORT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED TO CRUISING EXCURSIONS IN ORDER TO ARRANGE THESE SHORE TICKETS.

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    Do we get to go inside the Church on Spilled Blood? Yes, you will get an inside guided tour of this site

    Is the meal included within the tour price? No meals aren’t included, and they are payable on the day.

    On the boat trip are there many steps? There are around 10 steps downwards to board the boat, if clients are in a wheelchair this would not be suitable.

    Can you get to sit on the deck outside on the boat? Yes, there are many chairs on the deck where you will be able to sit if it is good weather, we also provide blankets should you need them.

    Can you purchase food and drink on the boat tour? Unfortunately, there is no facilities to purchase these.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Bottle of Water
    • Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • Entry Fees
    • Photo permits
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    Cruising Excursions can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, all you will need to do is provide your passport details to Cruising Excursions at least 7 working days before you travel, it’s as easy as that.
    When making a booking for St Petersburg we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours. A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visa's. We will send this information via email approximately 4 weeks prior to your travel date (once you have provided your passport information).
    If you travel without these documents, you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases Cruising Excursions cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).
    YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR PASSPORT INFORMATION WHEN MAKING THE RESERVATION IN ORDER TO ARRANGE YOUR VISA, THE DETAILS REQUIRED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    Full Passengers Names
    Passport Number
    Start Date and End Date of Passport
    Nationality
    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.
    FURTHER INFORMATION
    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 if a seat is required.
    Audio sets are provided for groups of 7 passengers or more
    We provide a bottle of water for each day
    Please be advised there are approx. 10 steps onto the pier. Guests will need to be able to board the boat for this tour.

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.
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