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1 Day Bus Tour St. Petersburg

Highlights

City tour

Peter & Paul Fortress

Hermitage

Peter & Paul Cathedral (optional)

Church on Spilled Blood (optional)

St. Isaac's cathedral (optional)

Description

This tour is a budget conscious option that offers the following benefits: a general sightseeing tour that includes flexibility, convenience and an included visit to the Hermitage Museum, led by a knowledgeable and personable English speaking guide. Passengers may add tickets for other attractions that include Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral while on this tour. The cost is approximately $8 per attraction.
The Hermitage –The Tsar’s former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world’s premier art collections. Your two hours guided tour visits display rooms with masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.Peter and Paul Fortress –Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia’s Tower of London, a place for political prisoners – including Peter the Great’s own son. Other visits at optional entry fee:
The Peter and Paul Cathedral – The city’s tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today, only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings, icons – and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
The Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood – It was built on the spot where the Emperor was mortally wounded. The interior of the Church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.
The St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the former principal Orthodox cathedral of the country and one of the most visited city landmarks. The exterior of the Cathedral barely hints on its breathtaking interior adorned with gold, semiprecious stones, mosaics and oil paintings.

Itinerary

What you see:

- City tour
- Peter & Paul Fortress
- Hermitage
- Peter & Paul Cathedral (optional)
- Church on spilled Blood (optional)
- St. Isaac’s cathedral (optional)

Pictures

Pickup

at the cruise ship terminal.

Dropoff

at the cruise ship terminal.

Things to bring

printed voucher.

photo / video camera.

Inclusions

- English speaking guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry fees as per program
- Welcome gift pack
- Bottle of water daily
- Ear piece set ( for groups larger than 6 pax)
- Photo permits
- Visa-free visit
- Port fees
- Local taxes

Exclusions

- lunch (at your cost).

Cancellation

Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Prices:

Big bus tour: 89 EUR per person (40 pax in a bus maximum).

Duration: 8 hours.

Languages: English.

Please note: 

- This tour is for cruise ship passengers only.

- During the tour you will be able to buy tickets to the following museums: Peter & Paul Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral.
- The cathedrals are closed on WED.
- Hermitage museum is NOT available on Mon, visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Church on the Spilled Blood will be provided instead.
- This tour can be booked only for the first day of ship's stay.

- This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.