This relaxed pace tour covers the essential St. Petersburg highlights with relatively short days. It's a perfect choice for families with young children, those with some mobility restrictions, or those who simply want a more relaxed experience. Also included is a hydrofoil ride to the Peterhof fountain park. Not only does this save time, but the boats themselves are Soviet-era icons and a piece of history.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary. Start times and order of sights visited will change depending on the arrival time of your ship and the days of the week you are in port. All sights listed will still be visited, no matter which days you are in port.
Day 1 8am: Meet your guide at the ship 8am-10am: City sightseeing tour. A visit to the local farmers' market. A visit to the Metro 10am - 11am: Hydrofoil boat ride to Peterhof Fountain Park 11am - 12:30pm: Visit Peterhof lower fountain park and upper gardens 12:30pm - 1pm: Lunch at a local blinis place (optional - own expense) 1pm - 2pm: Drive to Tsars' Village 2pm - 4pm: A visit to Catherine's Palace and Amber Roomand a walk in the park 4pm - 5pm: Drive back to the city 5pm: Return to the ship
Day 2 9am: Meet your guide at the ship 9:30am - 12:30pm: Special early-entrance to the Hermitage Museum 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch at Stolle piroggi place (optional - own expense) 1:30pm - 2:30pm: A visit to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood 2:30pm - 3:30pm: A visit to Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral 3:30pm - 4pm: Drive back to the ship 4pm: Back on board ship
Your guide will accompany you and provide commentary throughout the day.
Lunch is not included in the price, but your guide can assist you in finding appropriate meal options.