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Two-day All Palaces & Faberge Museum Shore Tour

Two-day All Palaces & Faberge Museum Shore Tour

Two-day All Palaces & Faberge Museum Shore Tour

This Two-day All Palaces & Faberge Museum Shore 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.

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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
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  • 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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