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2 Day Saint Petersburg Highlights, Feel Like a Local (Visas Included)

Price: $189.00
Children (Ages 2 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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2 Day Saint Petersburg Highlights, Feel Like a Local (Visas Included)

St. Petersburg was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic "Bronze Horseman" statue. Today, it remains Russia's cultural center with a multitude of iconic venues.

Throughout this tour your local, knowledgeable guide will take you to some of the city's major attractions and landmarks as well as less celebrated areas that will give you a deeper understanding of the history and culture of this vibrant city. Your city tour will also include photo stops along the way for excellent opportunities to capture the many landmarks.

Your excursion into St. Petersburg begins with a boat tour exploring rivers and channels of the Northern Venice. Head to the Hermitage, a former residential Winter Palace of the Romanov rulers that today houses one of the world's most prestigious museums. You will explore the Palace and view artworks from the masters including DaVinci and Rembrandt hanging on the walls of the Hermitage display rooms.

At Peterhoff Fountain Gardens you will take a stroll around the park grounds dotted with fountains and charming pavilions. This place served as the summer residence for the Tsar and is reminiscent of France's Versailles. A walk down Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's central avenue, is like a walk through the history books as you are flanked by the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, several 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, the Russian National Library, the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues, the Singer House and more.

Stop for photos of the colorful onion domes on the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, built on the site of the 1881 assassination (spilled blood) of Tsar Alexander II, then go inside to view colorful religious mosaics. You will also visit one of the landmarks of the city, the Elisseev Emporium; this large retail and entertainment complex was constructed in 1903 for the ambitious Elisseev Brothers and is a must-see when in the city.

During the tour you will take the infamous Subway whose stations are fondly referred to as the "palaces" of the Soviet Union. No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without a visit to the downtown local market with its beautiful architecture, exotic atmosphere and colorful locals.

This 2-day tour experience is the next best thing to living in St. Petersburg, Book now!

Please Note: The order of sites visited can vary day by day based on traffic and can be substituted depending on availability. The tour duration is adjusted to fit your ship's time in port each day, for a total of approximately 20 hours of touring split between the two days..

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Days
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Infants 2 and under are free of charge; however, they must be accounted for at the time of booking. Passport information is required for ALL guests including infants.
5 Stars5Based On 14 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsSt. PetersburgDecember 07, 2019

Reviewer: Helen Xue
We really enjoyed the excursion. Everything was well-organized and we had a wonderful experience in St. Petersburg, indeed. We would like to purchase products from Shore Excursions again.

5 Stars2 Day Saint Petersburg High LightsNovember 06, 2019

Reviewer: Ivor Thomas, Patricia Thomas
I was very pleased with my Tour Guide could not ask for more, her selection of places was Appropriate for sight seeing and her explanation at every place we have visited was excellent, Would highly recommend this tour to any one who would like to visit St Petersburg.

5 StarsAn excellent small group excursionOctober 14, 2019

Reviewer: Raymond Cheal
Our guide was Igor. There were four of us in the two mornings, and only ourselves in the afternoon. We had a wonderful time, although cold, on the first day. We went to Peterhof in the morning, and the Hermitage in the afternoon, missing most of the crowd because of Igor. Day 2, we toured St. Petersburg, driven by Igor. It was excellent, his knowledge was exceptional, visiting a market. souvenir shop and an extremely 'posh shop. A thoroughly wonderful experience, thank you Igor and your excursion.

4 StarsSt. PetersburgOctober 04, 2019

Reviewer: John M Sherwood
Good way to see a lot in a short time. The Hermitage is good, but very crowded. The Peterhof Palace is the highlight for me. I wish we could have seen the upper gardens. The subway is a must see. The only part I didn't like was the afternoon of the second day. Nevsky Blvd. is crowded, ugly, has pickpockets, and not that much to do. Our tour guide (Elena? Ellen?) was good.

5 Starslots of informationSeptember 22, 2019

Reviewer: JOANNA AND ROB KIM
Great tour. First day almost 9 hours and the next day about 8 hours. Elena was so full of information it was almost overwhelming. Thanks to her for making Russia so comfortable and welcoming.

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