Art and Architecture (2 day tour)

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Art and Architecture (2 day tour)

When booked before February 1st, 2018 you will get 5 % discount 

 Choose this private shore excursion if:

  • You are fond of  art and architecture;
  • wish to spend more time in The Hermitage( including impressionists and postimpressionists department)  and enjoy treasures of Faberge Museum;
  • would like to see some off the beaten track  small museums ( like Tsar Pavilion and Agate Rooms) which are not included in regular tours;
  • Prefer to be accompanied by our art and architecture expert guide.

This tour is specially designed for art lovers and suites for both cruise passengers and on-land ones. St. Petersburg is known as the Cultural Capital of Russia. Its numerous architectural ensembles are so beautiful, that city is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky. And the largest museum in Russia, the Hermitage, famous for its art collection, which includes works by Da Vinci and Rembrandt is also in St. Petersburg! So if you are fond of art, this tour is definitely for you.

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here

 Group Size

  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group (the price does depend on the number of people in your private party).

 Included Attractions

  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Russian museum
  • Catherine Palace (with Amber room)
  • Catherine II ‘Agate Rooms in Catherine Park
  • Faberge Museum
  • Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
  • Tsar Pavilion
  • Metro ride
  • Hydrofoil ride

Activity level: High

(the tour can be adjusted for handicapped visitors, but we do not recommend it for very small children)

Excursion Duration: 19 hours

Art and Architecture Tour Itinerary 
Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off

Day 1
 9:oo am (depending on your ship’s arrival) Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. Beautiful Vitebsky Railway Terminal( Art Neauveau style) ; short stop (without going inside) near Chesma Church( Pseudo Gothic style).
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace featuring the Amber room. Agate rooms. Panoramic view of Catherine Park from Cameron Gallery.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Driving back to the city with lunch on the way there.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ensemble of Art Square. “From icons to Avant Garde paintings” -  Russian and Soviet Art in the world famous Russian Museum.
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Guided tour of the Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Walking along Nevsky Prospect - main street of St. Petersburg with its architectural masterpieces: Kazan Cathedral, Singer Sewing Company Building, Eliseev Emporium, etc.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Faberge Museum - The biggest  collection of Faberge Royal Easter Eggs in the world ,   collection of silver ,enamels, precious icons and much more..
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Return to the ship/hotel.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the city tour
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (we start before official opening hours)
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm By hydrofoil to the Russian Versailles - Peterhof (with lunch boxes)
1:40 pm - 3:30 pm Walk through the Lower Park with fountains. Guided tour of the Tsar Pavilion.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Driving back to the city with visit to some stations of St Petersburg metro (if time permits). 
5:00 pm Return to the ship.

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C
    Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of a lunch and lunch boxes (about $10-15 per person, per day)


Wnen booked before Decemeber 31, 2017 you will get 10% discount

ART and ARCHITECTURE ( 2day tour) 
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
Price per person in US$  545  415  345  315  285  265  255  240  230  225  215

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