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St. Petersburg in a Day w/ Fabergé – 1 Day Tour

Code: ERQSR
One Day: 11 Hours
  • The domes of the church on the spilled blood during a one day tour of St. Petersburg
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Experience the city’s best sights in this one day tour of St. Petersburg featuring a tour of the Fabergé Museum; with the second largest collection of Faberge eggs in the world. Don’t miss out on your chance to make the most of your limited time in St. Petersburg with a visa-free shore excursion!

What’s included in this 1 day tour of St. Petersburg?

This tour has been carefully crafted to make the most of your day in St. Petersburg, while still being comfortable. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the recently opened and coveted Fabergé Museum- the largest collection of the prized imperial eggs outside of Moscow.

The package price includes a professional tour guide and bus driver- who you’ll meet right after you’ve passed through passport control, a comfortable air conditioned minibus, a satisfying lunch, and admission to all of the churches, museums, and parks listed in the sample itinerary.

Please note that we might need to make some changes to your itinerary depending on the day of your tour because of scheduled closures.

 

Your Experience at a Glance*:

  • Nevsky Prospekt
  • Eliseyev Emporium
  • Some of the world’s most beautiful and unique Metro stations
  • The Faberge Museum
  • Canal Cruise
  • Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace (or The State Russian Museum)
  • Palace Square
  • Hydrofoil Ride
  • Peterhoff Fountain Park
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (or Kazan Cathedral)

*Note:  Your actual itinerary may differ from the one on this page, both in content and ordering, depending on the day you arrive and local conditions. Itineraries on this website are  . Sites contained in parentheses are substitutes in the event that the original museum will be inaccessible.  If the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is closed, your group will still visit the church to see its gorgeous exterior.

 

Details

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONSt. Petersburg Seaport (dockside) or Your Hotel (if not arriving by ship)
DEPARTURE TIME7:00 AM- Please arrive promptly
INCLUDED
Tour guideComfortable mini-bus and driver
LunchAdmission to all sites visited
TOUR AVAILABILITY7 days a week, though actual itinerary may vary. Please check the itinerary tab for details.
NOTESIf you’d like us to design a custom itinerary for you and your group, please contact us about our Custom Private Tour, and we’ll help you get started.

 

What will your day be like?

Morning

After disembarking the ship and going through the passport check, you’ll immediately see your smiling guide. Then, you and your party will be shown to a clean air-conditioned minibus.

Your tour will begin in St. Petersburg’s historical artery, Nevsky Prospect where you’ll have the opportunity to visit The Eliseyev Emporium.  This ornate and kitschy food hall was one of the only places that was permitted to sell imported goods during the Soviet Union and still offers delicacies from around the world to this day. We will then continue our tour at some of the world most beautiful metro stops in the world (trust us, you won’t want to miss these!)

After a brief drive, we will arrive at the Peterhoff Fountain Park, there you will see the Grand cascade, the Samson fountain, secret “trick” fountains, Roman fountains, rotating “sun” fountain, and many more. During our tour of the Fountain park you will learn about the history of creation of Peterhoff and discover Peter the Great’s playful side.

Next, we will board a Hydrofoil, which will whisk us away to the dock in front of the royal family’s Winter Palace, on the Neva River.

From there, we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant, which is one of the most adored restaurants in the country, by locals and tourists alike.

Afternoon

After lunch, we’ll head over to recently opened Faberge Museum, where you will be able to appreciate the museum’s collection featuring the largest Faberge Easter egg collection outside of Moscow. You will be able to move around the museum independently and at your leisure with the help of an audio-guide- though your tour guide will still be available if you have any questions.

We will then move on to The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood*, where you’ll be in awe from its staggering mosaic-lined interior and dreamlike exterior.

A boat will be waiting for us just around the corner, where we will board and get to relax while enjoying the city’s architecture and its many unique bridges on a canal cruise.

By then, the midday rush at The Hermitage Museum will have subsided, and we will conclude our day with one of the largest and oldest museums in the world located inside The Winter Palace. Inside, we’ll tour incredible palace rooms and impressive galleries featuring world-famous masterpieces by da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and others.

Walking across the gangway back to your ship, you’ll regret that you didn’t have more time to spend in St. Petersburg, but you’ll rest assured that you made the most of your time in port.

Note:

* Actual itinerary is contingent upon your day of arrival and the sites’ hours of operation. Substitutions will made only as necessary and your itinerary will be confirmed at least two weeks before your tour begins. These substitutions will be made as follows, due to the museums’ scheduled closures :

  • On Mondays, The Hermitage Museum will be substituted with State Russian Museum.
  • On Wednesdays, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (interior) will be substituted with Kazan Cathedral, though you will still get to visit its exterior.

 

Sample Itinerary

Actual itinerary is subject to change depending on museum closures and time constraints. Please see notes listed below the itinerary.

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Day 1

  • As soon as ship clears: Meet your tour guide and driver dockside.
  • 07:30-09:00 Drive through the city (with photo stops) with visits to Nevsky Prospekt and  some of the world’s most beautiful Metro stations, continue to Peterhoff
  • 09:00-11:00 Enjoy Peterhoff Park and its many “trick” fountains
  • 11:00-11:40 Ride the hydrofoil back to the city’s center
  • 11:40-12:30 Lunch in a local cafe
  • 12:30-14:00 Revel in the royal families’ most prized possessions at the Faberge museum
  • 14:00-15:00 Tour inside the Church on the Spilled Blood*
  • 15:00-16:00 Soak in the city’s grand architecture and get up close and personal with its unique bridges on a canal cruise
  • 16:00-18:00 Tour the Hermitage Museum  inside the Winter Palace after the mid-day rush has subsided
  • 18:00-18:30 Drive back to the seaport
  • 18:30- Guaranteed On-Time All aboard
  • 19:00 Evening tours begin (only available if your ship is staying least two days)

 

  • The Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays. If your ship arrives on a Monday, instead of visiting the Hermitage museum, you will instead visit the State Russian Museum and enjoy the fine works of art housed there.
  • The Church on The Spilled Blood is closed to visitors on Wednesdays. If your ship arrives on a Wednesday, instead of visiting the interior of The Church on The Spilled Blood you will visit Kazan Cathedral.

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