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2-Day Russian Treasures Tour of St. Petersburg 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 exquisite 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.

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

 

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. *On some dates, the visit to the Hermitage Winter Palace could be replaced for a visit to the Hermitage General Staff Building, which hosts the Impressionist Collection.

Does this tour include "early entrance" to the Hermitage Museum?

Fabergé Museum: Located in the Shuvalov Palace, this private museum showcases the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous 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 and for being the burial site of the Russian Tsars. 

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. 

Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens: The summer residence of Peter the Great, also known as the Russian Versaille. 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 centerpiece) features 64 fountains alone, with the Samson statue at its center shooting a powerful jet 20 meters into the sky.

There will also be time for panoramic city sightseeing (with options for photo stops) including the Bronze Horseman, Kazan Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Neva River, Rostral Columns, and more. A metro ride and a tour of the opulent metro stations are included.

Click here for more information about the city sightseeing 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.

 

Guests with Mobility Issues:

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

Length:
17
hours
Activity level:
Details:
Price:
starting at $ 249 USD pp
(flat-rate max. group size 16)
DAY 1 | 08:30 - 17:00
Time Description
08:30 : 09:00

Meet and greet at the ship right after immigration, at the port.

09:00 : 10:30

City sightseeing tour with photo stops, including a metro ride and a tour of the opulent metro stations.

10:30 : 11:30

Drive to the Peterhof Summer Residence.

11:30 : 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

Lunch at a local restaurant.

13:30 : 14:30

Drive back to St. Petersburg.

14:30 : 15:30

Guided visit of the Fabergé Museum (for this portion of the tour, your group may join up to 18 people).

16:00 : 17:00 Stroll along Nevsky Prospect, the main street of St. Petersburg.
17:00

Return to the ship or optional evening activity.

Evening options
DAY 2 | 08:30 - 17:00
Time Description
08:30

Meet at the ship.

09:00 : 10:00

Canal boat ride.

10:30 : 12:30

A guided tour of the Hermitage Museum.*

*The exact entrance time can vary. Pre-booked time slots to minimize waiting are assigned solely by the management of the Hermitage Museum.

13:00 : 14:00

Lunch at a local restaurant.

14:00 : 15:00

Guided visit inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

15:00 : 16:00

A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Emperors.

17:00 Return to the ship.
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Tour price includes the following services:

  • All port fees and all local Russian taxes for the tour;
  • Professional and personable English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request for private tours for an additional $60 USD per day);
  • Air-conditioned vehicle;
  • WiFi on the bus;
  • Lunches for both days;
  • Canal boat ride;
  • Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary;
  • Pre-booked entry time to the Hermitage Museum;
  • One camera pass per person in the museums;
  • Subway ride;
  • One bottle of water per person per day;
  • Ponchos in case of rain;
  • Audio headsets for groups of +6 guests.

 

Tour price does not include the following services:

  • Gratuities to the guide and driver (suggested tip is 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver given separately).

Additional Notes:

This tour is not available for groups with children under 6 y.o. as they are not allowed in the Fabergé Museum. 

Note: Tour sequence may vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums’ closing days and traffic conditions. The itinerary above is a sample only. If your ship is in port for less time, adjustments will be made. Please contact us for more details.

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

Please note the visit to the Hermitage Winter Palace does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the General Staff building. It's available upon request on private tours at an extra fee of $10 USD per person. The visit takes 1.5 hours including standing in line to get into the museum.

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

We can accommodate dietary restrictions if informed at least 10 days in advance.