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Readymade Tours

Visa, hotel, and transportation as required. Contact us for any help you require in preparing your trip to St Petersburg.

For your private party you can choose one of our readymade tours, which include the major attractions of the city. However, if you do not find the tour that suits you best, we can always arrange a custom private tour for you.

1. One day St Petersburg Tour

A tour for first-time visitors to St Petersburg with limited time; you can book it even if you are a transit passenger — we will pick you up at the airport, show you the city (with two museum tours) and bring you back to the airport.

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Choose our One-Day St Petersburg Tour if:You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane. You are planning to spend one day in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg. You want to have a quick glimpse of the city. You are interested in try authentic Russian food in non-tourist places.
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
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Duration: 8 hours
One-Day St Petersburg Tour Itinerary This itinerary will be adjusted for museum off days
DAY 1
9:00 am — 9:30 am Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel or at the airport (or at the Sea Port if you have arrived by ferry or at the Railway Terminal): Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it
9:00 am — 12:00 pm City tour: driving along the embankments of the Neva River with stops at the Egyptian Sphinxes and the Vasilyevsky Island, 3 main squares — Art Square, Palace Square and St Isaac’s Square. Tour of Nevsky Prospekt
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Lunch (optional, we can continue the tour instead)
1:30 pm — 2:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
2:30 pm — 5:00 pm Expert guided tour of the Hermitage Museum: This includes the Gala Rooms and the European Department. We leave you in the museum to continue exploring on your own
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Letter of invitation for your VISA — You can receive it at a Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country — if you need it
  • Guide services for the day
  • Driver services for one day with a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. The vehicle type depends on the number of participants in your group
  • Fees to the museums listed in the itinerary
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one per person per day)
  • All local taxes
  • Headphones for tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8+
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunch (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
Prices
Private One-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Price Per Person US $ 155 110 90 80 70 65 Upon Request
Note: Children under 7 travel for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $ 10 off the cost of the St. Petersburg tour.

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2. Royal Dachas 1-Day Tour

These Royal Palaces are known as “dachas” which means country house, used mainly in the summer time, so a royal dacha = royal summer palace.

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These Royal Palaces are known as “dachas” which means country house, used mainly in the summer time, so a royal dacha = royal summer palace.
Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You are in St Petersburg and want to spend one full day touring with a guide and a driver
  • You would like to cover, in one day, the world-famous summer residences of the Russian tsars, which are remote from the city center and not so easy to see on your own
The Royal Palaces Tour includes both Catherine Palace (with the famous Amber Room) in Pushkin and Peterhof, also known as the Russian Capital of Fountains. You can visit both residences in one day, saving not only time - but also money!
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
  • Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • Catherine Royal Park
  • Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
  • Optional: Agate Rooms and 1 small pavilion in the Lower Garden
Activity level: Medium (this tour can be adjusted for handicapped visitors and very small children)
Excursion Duration: 9.5 hours

Royal Palaces Tour Itinerary

Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off

DAY 1

8:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 amTravel to Pushkin. the town is located some 25 km to the soutd of St Petersburg.
10:00 am - 12:00 pmGuided tour of Catherine Palace featuring Amber room.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Walk in the Royal Park and (optional) visit to Agate Rooms, one of the finest creations of Charles Cameron in St Petersburg.

In beauty, they can be compared to Amber room.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pmQuick coffee break in a nearby cafe.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmDriving to Peterhof.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Walk in the Lower Garden - enjoy all the fountains!

An optional visit to a smaller pavilion in the garden (Catherine Block, Mon Plaisir or Batd Block).

4:30 pm - 5:15 pmTo the city by hydrofoil.
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmReturn to the ship or to the hotel.

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 1 day
  • Driver services for one day 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 parties from 6 people
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of a coffee break (about $10-15 per person per day)
  • Cost of entrance fees to Agate rooms and 1 small pavilion in the Lower garden

 
Prices

St Petersburg One-Day  Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $245185155145130120Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are traveling for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of the tour

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3. St Petersburg Two-Day Basic Tour

This is a basic private tour that includes the most popular attractions in St Petersburg.

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:

You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train, or plane.

— You are planning to spend three relaxed days in St Petersburg, and would like to see some of the most popular attractions in the «Cultural Capital of Russia.» These attractions (such as the Hermitage) are better to see with a local, experienced, English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg, Russia.

— To have enough time to spend in the city on your own (following your guide’s recommendations if needed)

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Group Size
  • Minimum: 2 people If you are traveling alone let us know and we can try to pair you up with another small party or compose a special custom tour so you can stay within the limits of your budget.
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group
Included Attractions
  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • Peterhof Lower Park
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral & Peter and Paul Fortress
Activity level: Light
Tour Duration: 12.5 hours

St Petersburg Two-Day Basic Tour Itinerary
Itinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed

DAY 1
9:30 amMeet in the lobby of your hotel.
9:30 am - 10:40 amDrive to Peterhof (by car).
11:00 am - 12:30 pmWalking tour of Lower park with fountains.
12:30 pm- 1:30 pmDrive by car back to the city. Say goodbye to our driver.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmOrientation guided tour of the Hermitage Museum - Gala rooms and masterpieces  of Europe Department.
We'll leave you in the museum to keep exploring on your own.

 

DAY 2
10:00 amMeet near your hotel.
10:00 am - 12:00  pmDriving city tour (with numerous photo stops).
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmTravel to Tsar Village by car.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Catherine Palace with Amber Room excursion.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmDrive  back to St Petersburg . Drop you of on Nevsky Prospect near the Church of our Savour on the Spilt Blood for an independent tour.

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for 1,5 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 local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of coffee breaks (if there is need for a coffee break)

 
Prices

St Petersburg Two-Day  Basic Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $275210175160145135Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $10 off the cost of the tour

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4. St Peterburg Two-Day Standard Tour

This is our standard tour for small groups where you will spend two days with an experienced English-speaking guide and driver asking as many questions as you wish and following an itinerary which you can change as you wish

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:

-You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane.

-You are planning to spend two full days in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.

-You are interested to try authentic Russian food in non tourist places while still having enough time to spend in the city on your own.

-​Move at your own pace to make sure you spend enough time in each museum and to ask questions and learn more about local life in St Petersburg.

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Group Size
  • Minimum: 2 people If you are traveling alone let us know and we can try to pair you up with another small party, or create a special custom tour so you will stay within the limits of your budget.
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group
Included Attractions
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Duration: 16.5 hours

Two-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour Itinerary
Ltinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed

Day 1
9:00 amMeet 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 amFirst part of the city tour: drive along the embankments of the Neva River with stops near Egyptian Sphixes and on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, 3 main squares - Art Square, Palace Square and St Isaac’s Square. Tour of Nevsky Prospekt.
10:30 am - 11:00 amIndoor tour of the Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood.
11:30 am - 1:30 pmGuided tour of the Hermitage Museum: Gala Rooms and masterpieces of the European Department.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmLunch (optional) or skip lunch to spend more time in the Hermitage Museum.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPublic boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg or a private boat ride (for groups of 6 or more).
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmStroll on Nevsky Prospekt (on your own) or Faberge Museum tour (also on your own) or return to your hotel.
Day 2
9:00 amMeet in the lobby of your hotel.
9:00 am - 11:00 amTravel to the Tsar’s Village (25 km from the center of St Petersburg) with a visit to the Farmer’s  Market, a stop near Chesme Church and guided tour of the St Petersburg Siege Memorial (closed on Wednesday).
11:00 am - 12:30 pmIndoor guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room and a leisurely stroll in the Royal Park.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmDrive to Peterhof, Russian Versailles.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmLunch (optional).
2:30 pm - 4:00 pmWalking tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Park with fountains; optional: visit to the famous Bath Block.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDrive back to St Petersburg with a visit inside the most beautiful St Petersburg Metro stations.
7:00 pmOptional evening program (Theatre, Folk Show, dinner in a restaurant, dinner with a Russian family in their apartment, evening walking tour, etc.).

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • 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 local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house) 

 

Prices

Private Two-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $460340280250225210Upon Request

 
Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of this St Petersburg tour.

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5. Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour

This is an active tour for small groups where you will spend two days with an experienced English-speaking guide and driver asking as many questions as you wish and following an itinerary which you can change as you wish.

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Choose our 2-Day Active St Petersburg Tour if:

— Choose our two-day active St Petersburg tour if you have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane. You are planning to spend two full days in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.

— You are interested in trying traditional Russian food at local spots while and still having enough time to spend in the city on your own. You are fit and active adults wishing to see as much as possible, without spending much time at each attraction.

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed
Day 1
8:00 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it. City tour of St Petersburg by car with numerous stops at the most beautiful places in the city (drive along The Neva River Embankment).
9:30 am - 11:00 am Travel to Pushkin (25 km from St Petersburg).Visit the St Petersburg Metro and local Farmer’s Market.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Indoor tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Drive to Peterhof
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Traditional Russian Lunch (optional)
2:30 - 4:00 pm Guided tour of the Lower park with fountains.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm By hydrofoil (a boat with underwater wings) back to the city.
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
6:00 pm Return to your hotel or explore on your own with a stroll down Nevsky Prospekt, Faberge Museum tour (Friday is an off day), Ballet / Folk Show performance, or dinner with a Russian family in their apartment.
Day 2
9:00 am Meet with your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel
9:00 am - 10:00 am Second part of the city tour
10:00 am - 10:45 am Indoor guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral inside Peter and Paul Fortress - the birthplace of St Petersburg
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Guided tour of the famous Hermitage Museum (no impressionists department visit).
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Quick Lunch (optional)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tour of the mysterious and beautiful Yusupov Palace (with Rasputin assassination exhibit)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of the “icon of St Petersburg” - The Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
6:00 pm Return to your hotel or optional evening program of your choice
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • 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 local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace -$5 per person
  Prices
Private Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Price Per Person US $ 500 370 315 290 265 245 Upon Request
Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $20 off the cost of the this St Petersburg tour.

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6. Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour

This is a great relaxed tour over the course of three days that covers the most popular attractions in St Petersburg

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Choose a Three-Day St Petersburg Tour if:

-You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane.

-You are planning to spend three relaxed days in St Petersburg and would like to see some basic attractions in St Petersburg that are better to see with a local, experienced. English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg, have enough time to spend in the city on your own( following your guide’s recommendations if needed)

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour Itinerary This itinerary will be adjusted to accomodatethe days museums are closed
Day 1
9:00 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Driving /walking city tour with visit of Peter and Paul cathedral in the Fortress.
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum .We will leave you in the museum to keep exploring it on your own.
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/ lunch with Russian family in their apartment, Faberge Museum.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting near your hotel.
9:00 am - 10:00 am Travel to Peterhof, Russian Versailles, by car.
10:30 am - 1:00 pm Tour of Fountain Park in Peterhof with a visit to the Bath Block (or Catherine Block or Mon Plaisir ).
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Drive back to St Petersburg with visit of Metro (subway) Stations
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Visit of St Isaac's Cathedral. Drop you off near Cathedral.
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/lunch with a Russian family in their apartment.
Day 3
10 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel.
10:00 am - 11:00 am Travel to Tsar Village.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine palace with Amber Room.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Driving back to the City.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Church of Our Savior on The Spilt Blood guided tour leaving you near the Church (not far from Nevsky Prospect).
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/lunch with Russian family in their apartment.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 3 days
  • Driver services for 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 local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace - $5 per person
Prices
Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9+
Price Per Person US $ 440 335 280 255 235 215 210 upon request

Note: Children under 7 are travelling for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of the tour.

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7. Three-Day St Petersburg Tour

Perfect variant for first time visitors — Enjoy St Petersburg during 3 days — you will see all the main attractions following your own pace, trying authentic Russian food, and being guided by our expert guides.

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Choose a Three-Day St Petersburg Tour if:
  • you have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane and you have three full days in St Petersburg.
  • you would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.
  • you are interested to trying authentic Russian food at local spots and still having enough time to spend in the city on your own.
  • You want to move at your own pace spending enough time in each museum and to ask questions and learn more about local life in St Petersburg.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Three-Day St Petersburg Tour Itinerary This itinerary will be adjusted to accomodate the days museums are closed and your arrival time to St Petersburg ( if you are ferry passengers)
Day 1
9:00 am Your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it
9:00 am - 11:00 am Driving /walking city tour with a boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Guided excursion of the Hermitage Museum
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch (optional). There will be a chance to try traditional Russian dumplings with meat (pelmeni) as an option
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Second part of the city tour with a visit of the Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood with a great photo stop
5:00 pm Explore on your own with a stroll on Nevsky Prospekt or a possible tour of the Faberge Museum (after 6:00 pm), or return to your hotel
Day 2
9:00 am Meet your guide near your hotel
9:00 am - 10:30 am Travel to Peterhof, the famous "Russian Versailles", by car. Visit several Stalin Era St Petersburg Metro stations
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Tour of Fountain Park in Peterhof with a visit to the Bath Block and Upper Garden
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (optional) with a chance traditional Russian borscht soup or beef stroganoff
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Travel to the Tsar’s Village
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Guided Tour of the opulent Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Drive back to St Petersburg with visits to a local Farmer’s Market and the somber St Petersburg Siege Memorial
Day 3
9:30 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel
10:00 am - 11:00 am Guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral inside Peter and Paul Fortress - burial place of Romanov dynasty, including famous Anastasia and her sisters and parents killed by the Bolsheviks
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tour of Yusupov Palace - this is the private palatial mansion of the richest family in Russia and the assassination place of the notorious Grigori Rasputin
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch (optional) at a traditional Russian pie cafe
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm St Isaac’s Cathedral guided tour
4:00 pm Return to your hotel or possibly climb the colonnade of St Isaac’s Cathedral
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 3 days
  • Driver services for 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 local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace - $5 per person
Prices
Three-Day St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9+
Price per person in US $ 650 475 395 360 325 300 285 Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $20 off the cost of the tour.

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