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

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2 days (16 hour)

Duration

Visa free Shore Excursion

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 12

Group Size

Overview

You are an eager traveler but do not want to be overloaded with too many museums and want to see everything taking your time? You like local atmosphere and real feel of the city? Than “Like a local” tour  is definitely your choice. All the main sights are included: Peterhof with its wonderful fountains, metro ride showing you the most beautiful stations, Catherine palace with its splendid and mysterious Amber Room, lunch with vodka tasting (you haven’t really visited out country if you don’t try the most traditional alcoholic drink) – all of it is day 1. On day 2 you will see farmers market where locals buy the best food,The State Hermitage Museum (in early hours to make it less crowded) and 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. This tour lets you know the official city and get acquainted with its soul as well.

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).

Highlights:

  • Catherine Palace with Amber Room
  • Petrgof lower park with fountains and upper garden
  • Metro stations
  • The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood
  • The Hermitage early hours entrance ( no impressionists department ; let us know if you are interested)
  • Russian Cuisine lunch with trying vodka
  • Farmers market

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

10:00 am-12:30 pm the State Hermitage Museum early hours entrance ( before official opening hours ).

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm-2:00 pm Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood inside guided excursion.

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

4:30 pm Return to your ship.

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.

  • 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

Activity's Location

Ico_maps Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia

FAQs

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Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
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Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
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Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.

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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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