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Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces & Faberge Shore Tour

Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces & Faberge Shore Tour

Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces & Faberge Shore Tour

Our wonderful tour of St. Petersburg  
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e were on a Baltic cruise and wanted a private, in-depth tour of St. petersburg for the 2 days we were there. We try to avoid ship-sponsored excursions, which have 40 and more people. We researched different independent companies and Trip Advisor reviews and decided on red Sun Tours since they were prompt to respond, had a good itinerary and were a good price.
The whole experience was wonderful! The guide Katya and driver Alexey were fantastic. We had a small air-conditioned van that was very comfortable and clean with Wi Fi on board. Katya was very knowledgeable about all the sights on the tour and made our two days very pleasurable. Alexey was friendly, prompt and always could pick us up a few steps from the museum doors.Because our tour was private we could try delicious local food at an authentic (not touristic) restaurant.There were many other tour groups also sightseeing, but we never had problems with entering attractions as we had skip-the-line tickets. it was also much easier to find restroom stops.
We talked to other passengers who had taken the ship's tours and heard about large size groups and lines to the museums.
We were very pleased with Red Sn Tours and would recommend them to everyone.

2-day Tour of St. Petersburg with Red sun Tours  
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This tour was the highlight of our 11-day Princess cruise to the Baltics We had 5 teenagers with us and our guide, Anastasia, tailored it to fit our needs. She even changed a bit of the itinerary during the course of the two days. Like going to a wonderful chocolate shop and we ALL got to make delicious chocolate candies. We had dinner with Anastasia's family the first night and it was so much fun for the kids to live the life of a Russian family if only for a few hours and the food was delicious. Nothing more to say but EXCELLENT and will highly recommend it to friends going to St. Petersburg in the future. I had been to St. Petersburg once before but saw things I did not experience on my first trip. Thanks you Red Sun Tours for a trip/tour to ALWAYS remember.

Incredible, best in St Petersburg  
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Wonderful tour company who go above and beyond. They strive to make sure the tours are best catered to you. They looked after us well very and were very knowledgable. We loved every minute of the tour. A lot of people on the ship stated they wished their tour was as good as ours. The tours are intimate and you come away feeling wowed. I will always recommend them as number 1 to whoever asks.

This Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces Tour gives you a chance to see all the must-see sights of St. Petersburg and learn more about Russian history and culture. It includes practically everything you need to see on a first visit: the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace, Peterhof Fountains, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral, and of course, Faberge Museum.

Day 1 St Petersburg Palaces: Catherine Palace, Peterhof Fountains, Faberge Museum

The first day of the tour is fully devoted to the imperial residencies – the Catherine Palace, Peterhof Park with Fountains and Faberge Museum

Our guide will meet you at the St Petersburg port at 9:00. Together on a private vehicle you will go to the Catherine Palace and Gardens in the Tzar Village. There you will learn more about the Romanov family, the Amber Room and royal lifestyle. During the cruise season the palace looks especially beautiful.  You can also book the Catherine Palace Tour separately.

Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace Tour

Next stop – the Peterhof Fountain Park. Peterhof is probably the only place in the world with so many fountains. What’s more, all the fountains are run with natural pressure. 

You will visit the Peterhof Fountains including the Grand Cascade and Trick Fountains.

The final part of the first day is Faberge Museum. It is a collection of the world-famous jeweler Karl Faberge whose company remains the industry leader to the day. He created the famous Faberge Eggs and you will see many of them live. Faberge Museum tour is a journey to the land of jewels and treasury.

Day 2: St Petersburg City Highlights

The second day of your tour covers three famous city cathedrals 

  • Church on Spilled Blood.
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral

Each cathedral has its significant history and marks a sertain historical period. 

2 Day Palaces Tour
Church on Spilled Blood

Church on Spilled Blood was founded on the place of Alexander II assassination. It is built in the “Neo-Russian” style. During the USSR era it was a warehouse to store farm equipment and vegetables. These days the beauty of the Church on Spilled Blood is restored and you will witness the inside interiors and icons famous all over the world.

St Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the tallest cathedrals in the world. On tour you will have access to the first and second levels and visit the colonnade. The colonnade view is amazing!

St Peter and Paul Cathedral is an official royal burial vault of Russian Emperors. The interior is unforgettable and you have a chance to see where the Romanov Family is buried. You can book the Cathedrals Tour separately.

Before the Hermitage Museum Tour

When the three cathedrals tour ends you will visit the Hermitage Museum – the biggest collection of Western art in the world. Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael – the list of artists whose masterpieces are kept in Hermitage is endless. This two hours tour will be a perfect ending of your St Petersburg overview on our Two Day All Museums Tour. 

Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces Tour visa details

This tour is visa-free for cruise ship passengers docking in St. Petersburg for less than 72 hours. Red Sun Tours is a licensed tour operator in the Russian Federation and has the legal right to offer visa-free shore excursions for cruise ship passengers. As soon as you book we’ll contact you for documents to arrange visa-free stay.

Alternatively you can download this form, fill it in and send whenever you are ready. Please note, the visa-free stay arranges minimum five days prior the tour date. 

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2 day(s)
16 hours
  • This tour includes
    • City sightseeing tour.
    • Catherine’s palace with the famous Amber room and Catherine’s park.
    • Peterhof Lower Gardens.
    • Church on Spilled Blood.
    • Hermitage Museum
    • Faberge museum
    • A subway ride and tour of the Metro stations
    • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • St. Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral
  • The itinerary of the tour

    Day 1

    9.00 — Meeting at the ship.

    9.00 — 10.00 — drive to Catherine’s palace

    10.00 — 12.00 —  a visit to the Catherine’s Palace, including the famous Amber room. A walk in the park.

    12:00 — 12. 45 — drive to Peterhof

    13.00 — 14: 00 – lunch at a local restaurant

    14. 00 — 15. 00 —Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade.

    15:00 –  16:00 – Drive back to the city

    16.00 – 17.00 – a tour of the Faberge museum

    18.00 – return to the ship

    Evening tours ( optional)

     

    Day 2

    8.00 — Meeting by the ship

    8.00 — 09.00 — Subway ride. You will see 2-3  opulent  stations

    09.00 – 11.00 – city sightseeing tour. A visit to St. Peter and Paul fortress and cathedral

    11:00 — 13. 00 — A walk on the Palace square. Tour of the Hermitage museum.

    13:00 — 14. 00 – lunch at a local restaurant

    14. 00 — 15:00 – The inside visit to the Spilled Blood Church 

    15.00 – 16.00 – The inside visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral

    17. 00 — return to the ship

  • Price
    Group size/
    number of people
    24681012141620
    Price per person/
    USD
    570390330310285260245230200

  • Tour price includes
    • all port fees for 2 days
    • visa support
    • professional English-speaking guide for 2 days (other languages available for private tours upon request)
    • A/C comfortable vehicle for 2 days
    • admission tickets to the museums shown in the itinerary
    • subway ride
    • bottled water
    • electronic headsets for groups of 7 or more

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.

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