Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. But it is also the magnificent Royal Palace with stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now it’s the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, de Goya and many other prominent painters from all over the world.
St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the biggest cathedral of Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the giant structure but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations.
Peterhof is one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces. A complex combination of Baroque and Neo-Classical styles, this palace is a true gem of Russian architecture, and you will surely love it. Hundreds of fountains and golden statues surround Peter's Palace – it is Russia's Versailles.
This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the surrounding gardens. Catherine's Palace and the parks were created through the 18th century and became the home to many Russian empresses, including Catherin the great, so it’s also known as 'village of the tsar's' ( Tsarskoe Selo ). The adjoining Cameron Gallery has a magnificent view of the park and the Agate Room. Closed Tue and the last Mon of the month.
This fortress, built to deflect Swedish raids, was the city’s very first structure. While the view from the fortress ramparts is fantastic, the main attraction is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral. Almost all Romanovs including Nicholas II, are buried here. There are several other museums scattered around the fortress grounds, like the political prison museum or St. Petersburg history exhibition and you can buy a special day ticket which enables access to all.
The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion-domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
- Professional English-speaking tour guide (other languages are available by surcharge)
- Experienced private driver
- Air-conditioned Mercedes Mini-bus
- All admissions as per program
- 1 bottle of water per person per day
- Visa-free paperwork for Russia (No Russian Visa is required for all passengers who book with Shore Excursions Center)
- Radio-headsets for groups exceeding 7 passengers
- Saint-Petersburg Passenger Port fees & taxes
- Optional Evening Program
- Lunches in remarkable local restaurants
In case of weather conditions not permitting hydrofoil ride, the group will return by private vehicle. No refunds are provided.
Extras (Per Person)
2 Short Lunches - $ 38 USD
2 Standard Lunches - $ 50 USD
2 Premium Lunches - $ 60 USD
Catherine's palace (inside visit) - $ 45 USD
Hydrofoil to Peterhof - $ 20 USD
St. Isaac's Cathedral (inside visit) - $ 8 USD
Extras (Per Group)
German guide - $ 45 USD
French in Italian - $ 45 USD
Spanish guide - $ 45 USD
Italian guide - $ 90 USD
Portuguese guide - $ 90 USD
Chinese (Mandarin) guide - $ 90 USD