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St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour Introducing All Highlights of the City And Its Suburbs

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    This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see all the major highlights of St. Petersburg in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable.

    Day 1:

    8 30 am Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.  You will be taken for a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.

    Enjoy a short metro trip while on your way to Pushkin you will have a chance to see the "not so touristy" St. Petersburg. Then set off for a JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park. Have a break for a traditional Russian lunch  (Included).

    PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains.

    HYDROFOIL RIDE to St Petersburg. 

    FABERGE MUSEUM visit.  This very exclusive museum introduces the world famous Faberge collection in the impressive historical interiors of the Shuvalov Palace.

    5:30 pm Return to the ship.

    Day 2:

    8 am Your private fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship. 

    PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North". 

    Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects. Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).

    Visit the HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art,  the spectacular state and private rooms.

    ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration.

    5 00 pm Return to your ship.

    Note: Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    You will be met in the cruise passenger terminal as you emerge from Passport Control
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    The tour returns to your ship's terminal at 5 pm
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
    • 1 lunch
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Russian Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers
    • Visa-Free entry requires full names, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number for each member of your group, which must be provided to the local operator well in advance of departure
    • Separate visa-free tour ticket will be sent by email after confirmation of your booking
    • Please note: you must have your visa-free tour ticket and your passport with you on the day of travel, and present them to the Passport Control Officer
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I scheduled this tour through TripAdvisor months before our trip instead of through the cruise line. This particular tour got excellent reviews and we liked that it was a small group instead of a big bus tour. We were not disappointed! Everything was well organized...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 742kathrynt
    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    A really well organised two day highlights tour. Tatyana was an absolute gem of a guide with so much knowledge and well supported by Andre the driver. Would highly recommend this tour. With the visits pre-planned there was no waiting in long queues and being...More

    Thank S547FLjohnw
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    The tour was fantastic. Natalie was super knowledgeable and kept our group together so we'll, that we weren't wasring time "finding people". It was definitely a highlights, there is no way you could see everything in just 2 days. The reason why I am struggling...More

    Thank Susan O
    lutivka, Owner at Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

    Dear Susan , thank you for the kind words about Natalie, Victoria and the fantastic tour. We wish we could hear about your feelings that it was not the tour that you had booked before you left . We thought that you had chosen ballet...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

    We had the pleasure of booking the two day highlights of St Petetsberg tour with Ludmilla in May. Our guide was the informative, cheerful, interesting and personable Jane! We honestly couldn’t find fault with her, nothing was too much and her vast array of knowledge...More

    1  Thank lucyb3a
    Reviewed 10 June 2019

    Saw absolutely everything we wanted to in St Petersburg and so much more. Our guide Tatiana was amazing, and although there was quite a lot of walking she always arranged an end-of-visit meeting point for those who couldn't walk round the whole itinerary at any...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank linedancer7Hertford
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