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2-day Russian Treasures Tour with FABERGÉ Museum

16 person max or private | 17.5hrs. with guide and driver | Medium activity

Our 2-day Russian Treasures Tour offers a very comprehensive overview of the magic of St. Petersburg while adding a unique opportunity to see the exquisit displays at the Fabergé museum. In addition to the main points of interest, there will be the chance for some free time in the heart of the city to relax for either shopping, a coffee or a vodka in a local restaurant. 

Guided Visits:

Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) – Enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s most famous halls, including major highlights such as the Jordan Staircase, the Raphael Loggias, the Pavilion Hall with the famous Peacock clock, and many others, along with the world class collection of artworks. Our tour is designed to give you a thorough introduction to truly one of the greatest museums in the world.

Fabergé Museum – Located in the Shuvalov Palace, this museum showcases a private collection of over 4,000 Faberge items, including nine of the world-famous Faberge Imperial Easter eggs. 

Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral – First established in 1703, the original timber fortress was one of the first structures erected in the city. This area has since played an important role in the history of the city and the country, not only for its military significance but also as a political prison, as well as the burial site of the Russian Tzars. 

Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood – The iconic Orthodox church where Alexander II was fatally wounded, the richly decorated exterior and the exquisite mosaic interior are a must-see for any visitor to St. Petersburg. 

**Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room – This Rococo palace was once the summer residence of the Russian Tzars and represents the peak of imperial opulence. A visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Amber Room, which has been completed reconstructed in great detail, some say even more exquisitely than the original.  

Peterhof Fountain Park – The summer residence of Peter the Great, this estate features meticulously maintained gardens and a collection of gold statued fountains that is unlike anywhere else in the world. The Grand Cascade (the park’s centrepiece) contains 64 fountains alone, with the Samson statue at its centre shooting a powerful jet 20 meters into the sky.  

This tour has limited availability and may not be available on very busy days in port!

Very young children (6 y.o. or younger are NOT permitted in the Faberge Museum).  Parents of such children will need to wait for them with the driver during this part of the tour. 

Visa Free Excursion:

This tour is Visa-free for cruise ship passengers docking in St. Petersburg for less than 72 hours who arrive and depart from a cruise ship. SPB-Tours is a licensed Tour Operator in the Russian federation and has the legal right to offer Visa-free excursions to cruise ship passengers.

The flat-rate group tour is only available to ships docking in St. Petersburg for two days. 

This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites. At certain locations a wheelchair  person may not be able to exit the bus, and may have to stay inside the bus.


Activity level:
starting at $ 239 USD pp
(flat-rate max. group size 16)
DAY 1 | 08:30 - 18:00
Time Description
08:30 : 09:00

Meet and greet at the ship. Settle payment (if not fully prepaid).

09:00 : 10:00

City Sightseeing Tour

10:00 : 11:00

Drive to Peterhof Summer Residence

11:00 : 12:30

Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.

12:30 : 13:30

Stop for lunch (optional)

13:30 : 14:30

Drive to Pushkin a.k.a. Tsars' Village, location of Catherine's Palace

14:30 : 16:00

Guided Tour inside of **Catherine's Palace, including the Amber Room

**Please note: On extremely busy days this year (2019), Catherine’s Palace tickets may be sold out. On these days we will take our guests to an alternative site such as the Faberge Museum, Russian Museum, Monplaisir Palace, Pavlovsk Palace or another popular site in the city. If this is the case we will also refund you the difference.  2019 has seen increasing numbers of guests to Catherine’s Palace and the site has not been able to supply tickets to meet demand on some days.

16:00 : 17:00 Drive Back to the City
17:00 : 18:00 "Feel Yourself Russian"**: Time to slow down and sit in a downtown open-air cafe, drink a local beer while people watching in the main shopping district. Stroll along Nevsky Prospekt (the Main Street of St. Petersburg). The exact amount of free time will vary depending on local traffic conditions and crowding at the venues. The tour guide will be accompanying you during this time. (You will need Rubles or credit card for any purchases you make). 
18:00 On board the Ship
Evening options
DAY 2 | 08:45 - 17:00
Time Description
08:45 : 09:00

Meet at the ship. 

09:00 : 10:00

Continuation of the City Sightseeing Tour. Time to shop for souvenir shoppiong. 

10:30 : 12:00

Guided visit to the Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace

12:00 : 13:00

Stop for lunch (optional)

13:00 : 14:00

Guided excursion inside the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood

14:00 : 15:00

Guided Visit of The Faberge Museum. (For this portion fo the tour your group may join with others, up to 18 people).

15:30 : 16:30 A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the burial place of the Tsars.
17:00 On Board the Ship
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Tour price includes the following services:

  1. all port fees for two days and all local Russian taxes
  2. professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days. (Other languages available  for private tours upon request for +$60 USD per day). 
  3. A/C vehicle for two days with this timing
  4. admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary.
  5. photo passes for all museums per person.
  6. subway ride
  7. one bottle of water per person per day, ponchos in case of rain
  8. audio head-sets for groups of 10 or more

Additional Notes:

Tour price does not include the following services: Lunches, gratuities for the guide (10%) and driver (5%) (to be given separately)

Children 6 y.o. or younger are NOT permitted in the Faberge Museum and are therefore not permitted on this tour. 

This is a sample itinerary. Actual start/end times are coordinated with your ship's arrival/departure time and day of the week. Sequence will vary based on days of the week. 

You will not miss any sights due to closing days! We always rearrange the itinerary accordingly so that all venues can be visited. 

The flat-rate group tour is only available to ships docking in St. Petersburg for two days.