Our Introduction city tour + Hermitage is an ideal opportunity to discover Saint-Petersburg for those who come for the first time and are limited in time. After our guide and driver will meet you at the sea port or hotel you will have a rich city tour with multiple photo-stops and inside visit to the most famous attractions in the down town: Peter and Paul Fortress
– is where Saint-Petersburg began. Peter and Paul Cathedral is a famous burial vault where you can see the tombs of Romanovs – the former Russian emperors.
On the tour you will also visit the Church on Spilled Blood, it is worth going inside to marvel at the stunning bejeweled interior.
After city tour have a break for lunch in one of the local restaurants.
After lunch you’ll take a boat ride to see the city from the right angle.
After all have a guided tour visiting the State Hermitage Museum.
Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. The main museum complex includes The Winter Palace, the Hermitage theatre, the Small, Large, and New Hermitage.
The number of halls is truly remarkable: there’s over 400 of them! Tourists from all over the world are eager to visit this unforgettable place.
The Hermitage Museum tour is also available for disabled travelers. The Hermitage Tour includes the European Art collection including the works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo. The tour does not include the Impressionists’ collection. The Impressionists’ collection is located in a separate building called the General Staff building.
Please notice: Each of the sites included in the tour description will be visited sometime during the day. Tour sequence may vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums’ closing days and traffic conditions. The itinerary above is a sample only. If your ship is in port for less time, adjustments will be made. Timing will be adjusted depending on your ship’s departure time! You will never miss your ship touring with Us.
Hermitage Museum is closed on Monday. if museum is closed on the day of your visit you will have a tour at Yusupov palace or Faberge museum instead.
Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building. You can request it additionally when booking a private tour. The extra fee of $20US/person will apply. The visit takes 1,5 hour including standing in line to get into this museum.
Comfortable a/c Van and experienced driver for 1 day
Professional and licensed guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French)
Entrance tickets to the museums as per itinerary
Photo-video permits inside museums
Blanket visa for cruise passengers
All local Taxes
All port fees
1 bottle of still water (0.5L) per person per day
-Special radio-guide equipment for the groups bigger than 6.
Gratuity ( recommended 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver of a total tour cost p/person given separately) .
9:00 Passing the passport control and meeting your guide and driver
9:00 – 12:00 City tour + Tour of Peter and Paul’s Fortress (including Peter & Paul’s Cathedral) + tour of the Church on Spilled blood
12:00 – 13:00 lunch in a local restaurant at Artis Travel choice
13:00 – 14:00 canal boat ride
14:30 – 16:30 Hermitage tour ( or Yusupov Palace on Monday)
16:30 – 17:00 time for shopping
17:30 – return to the ship
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St.-Petersburg “Introduction city tour + Hermitage”