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Two-Day “Like a local” Visa Free Shore Excursion (Private)

ico_maps_add_2 Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia
2 days (16 hour)

Duration

Visa free Shore Excursion

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 12

Group Size

Overview

Please note, this is a private tour. That means you are the only participants on it. The tour price does depend on the number of travelers and the itinerary is fully flexible: press Custom Tour button to see more museums/activities you can add/ replace/ eliminate .

You are an eager traveler but do not want to be overmuseumed and overpalaced ? You like local atmosphere and real feel of the city? Then “Like a local” tour is definitely should be your choice as it  lets you know the official city and get acquainted with its soul as well.

Day one  Meeting with your guide and a driver near your ship after clearing customs; showing you the most beautiful metro stations  on the way to  Peterhof ; Enjoying Russian Versailles’ wonderful fountains;  lunch with vodka tasting (you haven’t really visited out country if you don’t try the most traditional alcoholic drink); driving to  Catherine palace with its splendid and mysterious Amber Room.

On day 2 On the first half of the day,  you will drive to the  farmers market where locals buy the best food, see The State Hermitage Museum during  a short orientation tour and have a guided tour inside The Church of Our Savior on the Spilt blood with its world-famous mosaic. In the afternoon you will walk in the very city center and enjoy the real atmosphere of the city.

Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-12
Price Per Person US $ 480 355 305 265 240 220 205 200 190 185

Children under 6 у.о. will be included for free; children of 6-18 y.o. and students with ISIC  get discounts: $10 off the cost of the tour.

Activity level:
Light

Transportation:
Comfortable sedan ( 1-2 people ) ,Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c ; Wi-Fi ( upon request ).

Guide:
Local, experienced and licensed English- speaking  guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).

Day 1

9:00 am Meeting near your cruise ship in the port

9:00 am-10:30 am Driving to Peterhof with visit of metro station on the way there

10:30 am-12:30pm the ceremony of the fountains opening; 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 vodka tasting

2:45 pm-4:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room; short walk in the park.

4:30 pm-5:30 pm Driving back to the port

5:30pm back to your ship

Day 2

9:00 am Meet near your ship

9:00 am-10:30 am Visit to a local farmer’s market. Souvenir shopping

10:30 am-11:00 pm The church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood inside guided excursion.

11:30 pm-1:30 pm the State Hermitage Museum

1:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch 

2:00 pm-4:00 pm your free time-strolling along Nevsky Prospect and nearby streets

4:30 pm Return to your ship.

  • Guide services for 2days
  • Driver services for 2 days
  • Baby car seats for children under 6 y.o.
  • Admittance fees to all museums listed in the program
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Visa waiver for the shore excursions
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of rain while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Headphones for groups of 6 or more
  • Special memory gift
  • Cost of lunch on the first day
  • The cost of lunch on the second day
  • The cost of possible evening program

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Miya
Hello Julia I’m sorry I didn’t write earlier but wanted to tell you that my Dad was very happy with their driver and guide. They had a wonderful visit. Thank you very much!
Trish and Charles, Crown Princess cruise ship
Dear Julie just catching up on my emails from Christmas. It was lovely to hear from you and such a lovely surprise. I had been meaning to contact you to say how much we enjoyed our tour with you and how special you made our visit to St Petersburg. I have passed your details on to several friends who are interested in coming to St Petersburg so hopefully they will contact you. I hope you and Vladimir had a lovely Christmas and we wish you both a very Happy and successful 2018. Kind regards
Joseph Trum, Seven Seas Navigator
Julia, please pass along our best wishes to Kate and Ed for expert guidance. We had fun and the tour went perfectly. Thanks again Kate and Ed.
Deb Gardiner, Prinsendam
Hello Julia, your guide, Katarina. was an excellent and exceptional guide It was a real pleasure to meet her. We certainly enjoyed using your services and would recommend you to any friend that was coming your way. Good luck and all the best for 2019! Kind regards
Max, Norwegian Star
Dear Julia,I’m just writing to thank you. The tour surpass our expectations. Olga was very kind, always willing to explain everything. I’m sure we will return and then we will call you. Thank you again. Regards
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