3 Day Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum

St. Petersburg Shore Excursions

3 days in St. Petersburg are ideal to se all significant sights and museums without a hurry. The 3 day shore excursion I offer you includes the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Peterhof palace and parks and famous churches of St Petersburg. Besides you’ll get to visit the exquisite collection of works by the world’s most famous jeweler in Faberge Museum.

St Petersburg Tour Itinerary

Day 1

9 a.m. – meet your guide and driver by the ship side straight behind passport control stalls.

Meeting time on your first day will be adjusted according to your cruise arrival time.

You’ll start your 3 day shore excursion with St Petersburg city sightseeing tour by car. You’ll have stops for short walks and taking pictures by the famous St. Petersburg landmarks.

10:30-11:00 – Church on the Blood inside visit.

11:30-12:30 – Peter and Paul Fortress tour including an inside visit to St. Apostles Peter and Paul Cathedral which served as a burial vault to the Russian tsars.

13:00-14:00 – Russian traditional lunch (a sit-down lunch of 3 changes + drinks in a local place is included in the price)

14:30-16:00 – Hermitage Museum tour. Besides the Winter Palace of the Russian tsars, the tour includes highlights of West European art collections located in Small, Old and New Hermitage buildings.

16:30-17:30 – River and canal boat tour along the waterways of the Russian Amsterdam (as our city is frequently referred to) is a must. You will see St. Petersburg from a totally different angle.

At around 18:00-18:30 – return on board the ship.

Day 2

9 a.m. – meet your guide and driver at the port.

The second St Petersburg tour day will start with a trip outside the city to a satellite town to St. Petersburg called Pushkin, formerly known as Village of the Tsars (Tsarskoye Selo in Russian).

10:00-12:30 – tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room, followed by a walk in the Catherine garden.

13:00-14:00 – Russian traditional lunch (a sit-down lunch of 3 changes + drinks in a local place is included in the price)

Transfer back to St. Petersburg city centre.

15:00-15:30 – visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

15:45-17:00 – Yusupov Palace tour will take you to the exquisite parlours, dining rooms, ball rooms and the amazing private theatre of the Yusupovs, who happened to be one of the wealthiest and most influential noble families of old Russia. You will also see the sinister basement where mysterious Grigory Rasputin was murdered.

Time for shopping.

At around 18:00-18:30 – return on board the ship.

Day 3

9 a.m. – meet your guide and driver at the port.

On the final day of your 3 day shore excursion you’ll have another trip outside St Petersburg – to Peterhof.

10:00-10:30 – hydrofoil ride to Peterhof across the Gulf of Finland is the most beautiful way to access the fountain capital of Russia.

Hydrofoils are weather dependent and might be cancelled in case of storm or fog in the Gulf of Finland. In case of cancellation you will get to Peterhof by car/van and have a metro tour on the way.

10:30 – tour of Peterhof Lower Fountain Park, including the ceremony of launching the Grand Cascade at 11 a.m.

11:15-12:00 – tour of the Grand Peterhof Palace.

Continue the tour of the fountain gardens.

13:00-14:00 – Russian traditional lunch (a sit-down lunch of 3 changes + drinks in a local place is included in the price)

Transfer to St. Petersburg city centre.

15:00-16:00 – Faberge Museum tour.

At around 16:30-17:00 – return on board the ship.

Price

Number of peoplePrice per person
2 pax689 USD
4 pax499 USD
8 pax419 USD
10 pax389 USD
12 pax369 USD
14 pax339 USD
16 pax319 USD

3 Day St Petersburg Tour Inclusions:

  • port access fees for your guide and transport to pick you up by the ship side;
  • visa-free arrangements (complimentary for our customers);
  • local English-speaking tour guide for 3 days (timing as per program);
  • head-sets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 6 persons);
  • transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size (timing as per program);
  • museum entrance fees to: Hermitage Museum (incl. the Winter Palace), St.Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Blood, Yusupov Palace (main exhibition and Rasputin murder part), Peterhof Grand Palace and parks, Catherine Palace and Amber Room, Faberge Museum;
  • Neva river and canal boat cruise (separate boat — privately for your group);
  • bottled water supply for 3 days;
  • 3-course lunches each day.

3 Day St Petersburg Tour Exclusions:

  • head-sets for groups under 7 persons;
  • gratuities for the guide and drivers.
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