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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
  • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood

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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
  • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood

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

This shore excursion is a general sightseeing tour of the fabulous city of St Petersburg. The tour also includes leisure time, so that you can enjoy some local shopping before returning back to your cruise ship.

Places that you will see on this trip include:

Nevsky Prospect: St Petersburg's most famous street, lined with magnificent buildings

Palace Square

Statue of Peter the Great

Peter and Paul Fortress (visit inside)

The impressive baroque exterior of Peter and Paul Cathedral (exterior only)

Church of our Saviour 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

The Hermitage (entrance fee included)

The Hermitage - The Tsars' former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 90-120 minute guided tour visits rooms containing over three million works of art, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases and moulded and decorated ceilings.

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

On other days, entrance tickets to the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress are not included and can be paid locally at a cost of 10 USD per person.

  • Full details

    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
    • Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood

    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

    This shore excursion is a general sightseeing tour of the fabulous city of St Petersburg. The tour also includes leisure time, so that you can enjoy some local shopping before returning back to your cruise ship.

    Places that you will see on this trip include:

    Nevsky Prospect: St Petersburg's most famous street, lined with magnificent buildings

    Palace Square

    Statue of Peter the Great

    Peter and Paul Fortress (visit inside)

    The impressive baroque exterior of Peter and Paul Cathedral (exterior only)

    Church of our Saviour 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

    The Hermitage (entrance fee included)

    The Hermitage - The Tsars' former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections. Your 90-120 minute guided tour visits rooms containing over three million works of art, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases and moulded and decorated ceilings.

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

    On other days, entrance tickets to the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress are not included and can be paid locally at a cost of 10 USD per person.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-conditioned transportation
    • English-speaking professional tour guide​
    • Welcome pack
    • 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).

    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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