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St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

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    What to Expect
    During your Baltic cruise the visit to St Petersburg will certainly become the highlight of you entire trip. This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see  St. Petersburg highlights in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable.

    Day 1:

    Your  fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.

    8 30  Start your day with a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.

    JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) -You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park.

    Traditional Russian lunch  (included)

    PETERHOF TOUR - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains.

    On the way back to the city you will have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.

    17:30 Return to the ship.
    * After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extention

    to stay in the city center to stroll the majestick  streets, do some shopping  or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant or a café.

    Optional evening activities  (available for an extra fee): 
    • The Faberge Museum
    • The ballet
    • Folk show
    • Concert of classical music
    • Matrioshka doll master class
    • Jazz Club
    • Vodka museums and  vodka tasting

    Day 2:

    8 00 Meet your guide.

    PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North".

    SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

    Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).

    HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art,  the spectacular state and private rooms.

    ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration.

    17 00 Return to your ship.

    Note: Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    St Petersburg port or centrally located hotel

    Ports
    St Petersburg Marine Facade
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    The tour returns to your ship's terminal at 5 pm
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • 1 Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
    • Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
    • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Russian Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers
    • Visa-Free entry requires full names, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number for each member of your group, which must be provided to the local operator well in advance of departure
    • Separate visa-free tour ticket will be sent by email after confirmation of your booking
    • Please note: you must have your visa-free tour ticket and your passport with you on the day of travel, and present them to the Passport Control Officer
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    It was thirteen people on our group. Knowledgeable guide, comfortable minivan and flexibility made this tour unforgettable and so pleasant. Thank you so much.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Yelena1969
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Anna our guide was excellent,she made our days there very pleasant and informative.We liked being in a small group,much easier to keep a track of everybody.Would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tony T
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Shore excursions offered by cruise lines are expensive and a hassle. Too many people loaded on a bus, not enough time at photo stops, etc. We had a wonderful tour with our guide, OLGA , Her English was easy to understand and we were provided...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Travel742205
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Guide was fantastic! Everything was well planned, very accommodating to needs. We reccommend this anyone in place of the ship excursion. They meet you right after customs off the ship. The small group size gives it a huge plus.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Steve W
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The first day of our two day tour was made very uncomfortable by a group of five tourists who were very impolite and ruined it for the rest of us. I was surprised at the size of the group that we had to cram into...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank katiehY9253ZH
    Ludmila_Ilyina, General Manager at Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guests, thank you for your positive review. Luckily on the second day we were able to unite you with that party from Marina ship whose manners didn't leave anything to be desired . In general that's the risk of any group tour. Unfortunately we...More

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    orchidjoy
    7 July 2019|
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    Response from aambbrown | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there, we did the two day St Petersberg tour which I reviewed. We booked Ludmila Tours through Trip Advisor. They provided us with tour tickets in advance of our cruise holiday. At the cruise port we presented our tour... More
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    18 June 2019|
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    Response from wwhershey316 |
    We booked this tour through Viator- it was wonderful. Guide Eugenie was exceptional. Picked us up at the port where our ship was docked- all worked out very well. We paid by credit card and tipped she and the driver in... More
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