|Available on:||Any arrival day of the week|
|Highlights:||City Tour, Hermitage, Catherine Palace, Peterhof Fountain Park, Peter and Paul Fortress and Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Canal/River Cruise|
|Duration:||2 Day(s), about 14 hours|
|Description: A special leisurely tour program with late departure staring times, and early return to the ship, however, you shall find that the most important sites of St. Petersburg, both city and the countryside are included. This tour is most suitable for families and elderly persons.|
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Tsarskoe Selo (in English: "The Tsar's Village") is located about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of St. Petersburg and it has a long history connected with generations of Romanov Tsars. Catherine Palace exceeds all the other palaces with its gigantic size and unique decorations. The stunning facade of the palace extends for almost 300 meters (1000 feet), and gives the first impression what to expect inside. Our tour will visit all the major halls and rooms, including the Great Hall, the Blue Room, the Picture Gallery, many of the private studies and bed rooms.
One of the many highlights will be the Amber Room with its walls decorated with real amber of different hues. The palace was practically destroyed during the Second World War, and all the amber from the walls of the Amber Room was taken away from the country by the invaders. After the tour you will also view parts of the surrounding park's and gardens consisting of almost 600 hectares (1.500 acres) and filled with marble statues. Inside visit.
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VALID ON STARTING DAYS: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Tips to your guide and driver, which are subject to their satisfactory performance and paid to them personally at the end of the tour.
SOME SPECIAL POINTS:
Included in Price
THE PRICES INCLUDE:
- Russian Cruise Visa for each participant
- Private transportation in a car, van bus - as the group size requires
- The services of an English speaking guide
- All admission tickets for inside visits to venues as mentioned in the itinerary
- All photo and video permits inside each venue.
- All local Russian taxes
- For parties of minimum of 10 persons a free use of guide’s audio system. If you have less than 10 persons the cost is $ 3.00 per person per day.
- In case of a rainy day use of umbrella.