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Budget Family Tour of St. Petersburg

This is a Private Custom  tour in St Petersburg, the   2 day tour  features the most requested and highly reviewed destinations

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
Activity Level: Leisurely
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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

City Tour -  You'll either see, or  visit the major sites and historical  attractions of St. Petersburg old center, including statues, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, cathedrals and palaces, memorial squares and parks. You shall also enjoy photo opportunities in selected locations.
 
This tour will portion of the tour will give you an overview of the city's layout, history and environment passing through historic neighborhoods, civil buildings, grand homes and current day life environments.
 
Because you are in a small group, you will have plenty of time to ask questions and are encouraged to discuss your thoughts.
 
 


Interior of the Hermitage art section
Hermitage plus Free Time - The former residential palace of the Romanov rulers, called the Winter Palace, and four other buildings together house today one of the world's most prestigious museums, called The Hermitage and one of the premier art collections. Your guided tour includes both the Winter Palace and the Hermitage display rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by DaVinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh - to name a few.
The Baroque style Winter Palace was designed by Italian architect Rastrelli, and boasts huge ceremonial reception rooms, throne rooms, private theatre, gold and marble, irreplaceable state gifts and collections, patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings, and gilded appointments. If nothing else, this is the “must” place in St. Petersburg. – After a tour of the spectacular state and private rooms, you will be given an opportunity no other tour allows, free time to choose which areas of interest you would like to explore from antiquities to art, and everything in between. We will meet up again and continue your tour.



Return to the Ship

Day 2

City Tour -  You'll either see, or  visit the major sites and historical  attractions of St. Petersburg old center, including statues, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, cathedrals and palaces, memorial squares and parks. You shall also enjoy photo opportunities in selected locations.
 
This tour will portion of the tour will give you an overview of the city's layout, history and environment passing through historic neighborhoods, civil buildings, grand homes and current day life environments.
 
Because you are in a small group, you will have plenty of time to ask questions and are encouraged to discuss your thoughts.
 
 


Exterior of Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace in Pushkin – typical of Baroque style, was built for the wife of Peter The Great , Catherine I, in the village of Tsarskoe Selo, or today's Pushkin, and it became known as the Catherine Palace.
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.
 


Peterhof Fountain Park
Peterhof Fountains & Grounds – You will be exceptionally lucky since our tour enters the palace compound through the unbelievable Upper Park, which is very seldom visited by hurried tourists. Built to rival Versailles in France, the palace sits atop of a high hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peter the Great drafted the layout for the 300-hundred acre park and supervised the design of the palace fountains. The Grand Cascade, the most famous fountain group, features gilded Samson prying open lion's jaws as water cascades down the terraced steps, and small spouting fountains anoint smaller sculptures. We shall stroll through the lower parks and gardens, and view and "experience" (be careful!) some of the Peters surprise creations among the many decorative fountains. – No inside visit, only the parks and gardens.
 

Return to ship

Schedule Detail

VALID ON STARTING DAYS:  TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
DAY ONE
09:00 Start of the tour.
09:00-11:00  City Tour with several photo stops at some of the most picturesque spots of the city: the Spit of the Basil Island,  Arts Square , open-air souvenir market next to the Spilt Blood.Cathedral  
11:20-13:50  Inside visit to the State Hermitage Museum (a guided tour of the best collections)
14:00-15:30  Free time for a snack, shopping or walking
16:00  Return to the ship
 
DAY TWO
08:30-09:45  Drive 30 km south of St Petersburg to the imperial summer residence – the Catherine Palace at Pushkin 
10:00-10:50  A guided tour of the Palace
11:00-11:30  Walk through a marvelous park near the Palace
11:30-12:40  Drive to South-West of St Petersburg to visit one of summer residences of Russian Tsars in Peterhof – the Russian Versailles
12:50-14:00  Walk round the world famous fountain park
15:30  Return to the ship

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:

  • Photography inside museums, palaces is allowed only without flash.
  • Photography inside the Peterhof Grand Palace and in the Metro (St. Petersburg underground train system)  is not allowed at all.

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.
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