Two-day Group St Petersburg Shore Excursion «Like a local»

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Two-day Group St Petersburg Shore Excursion «Like a local»

Choose this St Petersburg shore excursion if:

You want to spend time in St Petersburg in a more relaxed way: do not want to be «over-museumed» and «over-palaced»: we will have only two  «must see» places and stops for souvenir shopping and exploring local life in St Petersburg.

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

Evening programs

 Group Size

  • Minimum: Group excursion (4 people) / Private excursion (2 people)
  • Maximum: We can add people to your group, but the final number is never more than 12.

 Included Attractions

Activity level: Light (but we do not recommend this tour as a group tour  for guests with children under 7 y.0 as well as handicapped visitors )

Excursion Duration: 17.5 hours

 St Petersburg Shore Excursion Itinerary

Day 1
8:00 am - 9:00 am Meeting by your ship (depending on the ship arrival time).
9:00 am  - 10:30 am Driving to Peterhof with visit of metro station on the way there.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Watching the ceremony of the fountains opening in Peterhof  lower park ; guided tour of upper and lower parks.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city (Tsars Village).
1:30 pm - 2:30  pm Russian Cuisine lunch with a tasting  vodka.
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room; short walk in the park.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Driving back to the ship.
6:00 pm Return back to the ship or more time in the city (for those who chose an optional evening program) sitting in the open cafe (if weather permits and upon your wish) or/and shopping.
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Optional evening program (either Folk Show, Faberge Museum independent evening tour, or Dinner with Russian family in their apartment up to 6 people).
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting by your ship.
9:00 am - 10:00 am Visit to a local farmer’s market. Souvenir shopping
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Early admission and guided excursion of the State Hermitage Museum (without impressionists department visit).
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (either Russian Pies with different fillings or dumplings with meat or pancakes)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood inside guided excursion.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Strolling along Nevsky Prospect and nearby: secret courtyards, Eliseev Brothers ‘ shop, Russian Porcelain shop, Kazan Cathedral visit and much more ….
4:30 pm Return to your ship.

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Visa waiver for the shore excursion
  • 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
  • Traditional Russian lunch on the first day as well as a  vodka tasting
  • 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 guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of lunch on day 2 (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of evening program( 6:00-9:30 pm the latest)  : $50 p/p ( including either the cost of ticket for the Folk Show or Faberge Museum admittance fee or the cost of Dinner with Russian Family as well as transfer back to the ship not later than 9:30pm)

 Prices. When booked prior Decemeber 31, 2017 as a private tour you will get 10% early bear discount

Two-day Group St Petersburg Shore Excursion “Like a Local”
Number of people in your group  2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Private tour ( US $ per person ) 515 385 320 265 245 235 220 210 upon request
 Group tour ( US $ per person ) US $220( 4-12 people )

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