Two-Day All St Petersburg Palaces & Faberge Shore Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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
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.