Three-day Standard Shore Tour
This Three-day Standard Shore tour is for those who want to see the city and explore it leisurely.
On the sightseeing tour, you will see the most beautiful part of the city, learn more about its history, see the cradle of St Petersburg and all its famous palaces. On the tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber room and Catherine Park (can be replaced by the tour of Oranienbaum or the tour of Kronstadt), you will see the royal summer residence, its parks, and unforgettable architecture.
Catherine Palace is a rather challenging museum to get into and Red Sun Tours has exclusive access to the museum!
You can also read more about the Catherine Palace following the link to the Catherine Palace Tour.
Touring to Peterhof Lower Gardens and amazing Grand Cascade you will see a unique fountain system which remains the same as it was designed hundreds of years ago.
Peterhof Fountains are also called one of the Wonders of the World.
The fountain complex is designed entirely on natural water pressure so the pipe system can’t be broken. For centuries it brought joy and fascination to millions of people. Become one of them!
The Hermitage museum (can be replaced with the tour of the Russian museum) is a precious pearl of Russia. It stores more art exhibits than any museum in the world and attracts millions of tourists every year. Of all the places in Russia, this is the first one to visit.
On the third day in the afternoon, you may have some free time in the city. You may go for a walk in the city center, drink a cup of Russian tea with “pirogi”, go to the farmer’s market or do some shopping. Our experienced guide and driver will accompany you and advise the places.
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This tour includes
- City sightseeing tour.
- Tour of Catherine’s palace with the Amber room and Catherine’s Park.
- Tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens including amazing Grand Cascade.
- Hermitage Museum.
- Church on Spilled Blood.
- St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral.
- St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
- Kazansky cathedral.
- Subway ride and tour of an opulent metro station
The itinerary of the tour
9.00 — Meeting at the ship.
9.00 — 12.00 — city sightseeing tour with the visits to St. Peter&Paul fortress and cathedral, Kazansky Cathedral.
12.00 — 13.00 — drive to Peterhof.
13:00 — 14. 30 — Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade.
14:30 — 15:00 Drive back to the city.
15.00 — 15.30- Subway ride and a tour of the 2 opulent metro stations.
16.00 — return to the ship.
09:00 — Meet at the ship.
09.00 — 10.00 — Drive to the Tsars’ Village.
10. 00 — 12. 30 — a visit to the Catherine’s Palace, including the famous Amber room. A walk in the park.
12.30 — 13: 30 — lunch stop at a local Russian food restaurant (optional).
13. 30 — 14. 30 — Drive to the city
14. 30 — 15.30 — a visit to the Church on Spilled Blood
16:00 — return to the ship
10. 00 — Meeting by the ship
10:30 — 13. 30 — Tour of the Hermitage Museum
13:30 — 14. 00 — a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral
14.00 — 16.30 — free time in the city center with your guide and driver 17. 00 — return to the ship
Tour price includes
- all port fees for 3 days and all local Russian taxes
- visa support
- professional English-speaking guide for 3 days (other languages available for private tours upon request)
- A/C vehicle for 3 days with this timing
- admission tickets to the museums shown in the itinerary
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.