Explore breathtaking churches and magnificent museums as your English speaking tour guide provides you with detailed descriptions of each. Your guide will make sure to point out all of the important highlights as he drives you around in an air conditioned vehicle.
This St. Petersburg excursion is filled with lots of good stops and visits including the jaw dropping Church on Spilled Blood. The astounding, romantic-styled Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood was erected in 1883, following the assassination of Emperor Alexander III (on this exact location), the grand church (with its 7500 beautiful mosaics) was finally completed in 1907.
Next on your St. Petersburg tour, you'll visit the Winter tsar residence, home of the Hermitage collection of world art. The Hermitage is epitomized by the grandeur of numerous reception halls, such as the Throne, Ball, Malachite and Gold Rooms.
Aside from Paris' Louvre, no other collection rivals the size and quality of the Hermitage Museum. Founded by Catherine the Great upon purchasing 255 paintings from Berlin, the Hermitage now has over 2.7 million displays. With masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir it is widely treasured, both inside and out.
Driving around St. Petersburg is an experience in itself. Enjoy site seeing all types of landmarks including the famous street, Nevsky Prospect. This impressive street is lined with spectacular palaces and churches. You will see buildings from the 18th and 19th century all around as you ride comfortably in your air conditioned vehicle. Your journey continues with more splendid landmarks like the Palace Square, the University Embankment the famous Peter the Great bronze monument and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Book this unforgettable St. Petersburg tour now.
Tour includes: English speaking guide; Air-conditioned vehicle; Entry fees as per program; Welcome gift pack; Bottle of water daily; Earpiece set (for groups larger than 6 pax); Photo permits; Visas Included visit; Port fees; Local taxes
Note that all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.
Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.