Two Day All Highlights of St Petersburg Tour
This Two Day All Highlights of St Petersburg Tour is a comprehensive itinerary of all the must-see museums in St Petersburg. It includes all TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet top 10 attractions. Among them are the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace, Peterhof Gardens, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Our Savior on Blood Cathedral.
Day 1 of Two Day All Highlights Itinerary
Our Two Day All Highlights tour starts with a hotel or cruise port pickup. Please note, if you are a cruise traveler, you need to send an application for a blanket visa via our contacts . You will be met by our guide with a Red Sun Tours or your name sign. In a comfortable mini-van or car you will drive to the Tsars’ Village.
Catherine Palace and the Amber Room in the Tsars’ Village is a true travelers magnet. It attracts millions of tourists from all over the world and now you have a chance to visit it as well. Catherine Palace works till late in the evening and it is advisory to visit the palace and gardens in the afternoon so you will have enough time to walk around.
As soon as we get to Peterhof, we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Peterhof Fountains.
Peterhof Palace and Fountains – a true Wonder of the World You will visit the Oak library in the Peterhof Palace and walk in the Fountain gardens. It is a breathtaking experience. You can also book the Peterhof Tour separately.
When the Peterhof tour ends, we’ll drive to the Faberge Museum – a collection of fine jewelry and exquisite eggs embroidered with gold and diamonds. Faberge Eggs are incredibly rare and expensive. They were made as a gift to the royal Romanov family but after the 1917 revolution scattered all over the world. These days the biggest part of Faberge collection is back in St Petersburg. We highly recommend visiting it.
Day 2 of Two Day All Museums itinerary
The second day of our Two Day All Highlights program will be fully dedicated to the St Petersburg Cathedrals and the city center including a local metro ride.
The city center tour starts with a general overview including a visit to Peter and Paul fortress.
Peter and Paul fortress.
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul fortress is the cradle of St Petersburg. This is where it all started. Eventually the fortress became a political prison and now it’s surrounded with multiple exciting legends.
There you will also see the Peter and Paul Cathedral. It is 122 meters high, so you can see it from almost every point in the city. The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a burial vault of the Royal Romanov family. You can see there the remains of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Nicholas II and many more. You can also book the St Peter and Paul Cathedral Tour separately. (the cathedral visit is optional).
Our Savior on Blood Cathedral
The tour continues with a visit to Our Savior on Blood Cathedral – a fascinating example of “Russian Style” architecture. It is so unusual and attractive most pictures and postcards you buy include this gorgeous cathedral.
Sadly the story of Our Savior on Blood is tragic. It was built on the spot of Alexander II assassination. During the Soviet Period it became a vegetable warehouse.
The Hermitage Museum
When the Our Savior on Blood cathedral is covered you will visit the Hermitage Museum. Going to the Hermitage in the afternoon is very comfortable, since the majority of travelers visit it in the morning. You don’t have to queue then. Hermitage is a #1 attraction in Russia. It is a museum of millions paintings. Some of them date back thousands of years. Others are relatively new but no less valuable. We are thrilled to show you the paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and the famous Danae by Rembrandt.
Yusupov Palace Tour
Finally, you will visit the Yusupov Palace. Yousupov Palace is probably the best example of noble family lifestyle in Russia. It is unbelievably rich with decorations and no less with legends and mysterious stories. One of the biggest mysteries was Rasputin. Visit the Yousupov Palace and learn what actually happened the night of Rasputin’s death.
In the evening you will have a chance visit one of the best folk shows in St Petersburg – Bagatitsa (it is optional and not included in the regular price). You can book it separately on RUSSIAN FOLK SHOW BAGATITSA but in a tour combination it will be cheaper because you won’t need a separate transfer.
Welcome to St Petersburg!
This tour includes
- Catherine Palace
- Peterhof Palace and Gardens
- Faberge Museum
- Our Savior on Blood Cathedral
- Hermitage Museum
- Yusupov Palace
The itinerary of the tour
Day 109:00 Meeting at the ship09:00 : 10:00 Drive to Tsars’ Village (Tsarskoye Selo)10:00 : 12:00 Tour of Catherine Palace including the Amber Room; a walk in the park12:00 : 13:00 Drive to Peterhof13:00 : 15:00 Lunch. Walk in the Peterhof Lower fountain park and the Upper gardens15:00 : 16:00 Drive back to St. Petersburg16.00 : 17.00 Faberge Museum Tour18:00 Return to the ship/hotel19.00 Evening options
Day 208.30 -meeting at the ship08.30 – 10.15 – City sightseeing tour. Subway ride.10.30 – 11.00 – Church on Spilled Blood11:15 : 13:15 Walk on the Palace Square. Tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace13:15 : 14:15 coffee/tea break14:30 : 16:00 Tour of Yusupov Palace17:00 On board the ship.
Tour price includes
- Professional guide
- Private Transfer
- Second day lunch
- All museums tickets
- Photo permissions