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ST. PETERSBURG CLASSIC 1 DAY SHORE EXCURSION

Per Person (Based on 9 passengers) $200 USD
Per Person (Based on 10 passengers) $196 USD
Per Person (Based on 11 passengers) $191 USD
Per Person (Based on 12 passengers) $186 USD
Per Person (Based on 13 passengers) $183 USD
Per Person (Based on 14 passengers) $181 USD
Per Person (Based on 15 passengers) $177 USD
Per Person (Based on 16 passengers) $167 USD
Per Person (Based on 17 passengers) $166 USD
Per Person (Based on 18 passengers) $165 USD
Per Person (Based on 19 passengers) $164 USD
Per Person (Based on 20 passengers) $163 USD
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ST. PETERSBURG CLASSIC 1 DAY SHORE EXCURSION

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In a city like this, there is never enough time, but we feel this itinerary will satisfy any visitor. If you desire to see something that is not a part of this day, please contact ShoreTrips and we will see if we can make it happen.

This excursion is a non-visa tour for cruise ship passengers. According to Russian Federation law, visas are not required for shore excursions if you book through companies that are officially licensed and authorized by the Russian government to receive foreign cruise passengers and to operate inside St. Petersburg port areas. We will supply you with the tour ticket, which is called a blanket visa or booking confirmation, and you will pass the customs/immigration offices.

Your pickup at the ship will bring you into St. Petersburg for an introductory tour of the city. You can expect to see the most beautiful, historical sites in St. Petersburg, with photo stops along the way. Your English-speaking guide is well-acquainted with his/her native city and will prove to be an excellent escort as you see Nevsky Prospekt; the National Library; Kazan Cathedral; the Square of Arts, including the Russian Museum, the Ethnographical Museum, and Michael's Castle; Monument, Summer Garden, and Log Cabin of Peter the Great; Aurora Battleship; Spit of Basil Island; St. Petersburg University; the Admirality; Theatre Square with the famous Mariinsky Theatre; and St. Nicholas Cathedral.

If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the brides and grooms dressed in full regalia and lined up at the government building for their weddings, as marriages take place all day long, almost every day.

Next we'll tour Catherine Palace and then drive to Peterhof and stop for lunch, which is not included in the price of this tour. At the suggestion of your guide, you can select what sounds appealing, but we promise you that this lunch will be quick and reasonably priced, as we want to get you back on the touring trail!

After a walk through Fountain Park, we'll travel back to the city, then tour the must-see Hermitage Museum.

We'll return you to your cruise ship after an exhilarating day in this magnificent Russian city.

All in all, a perfect day efficiently planned.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Blanket visa
  • Standard admission to all museums listed in the itinerary
  • Permit for photo and/or video use in palaces and museums
  • Metro (subway) ride
  • You will take an inside, guided tour of:
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral--monument of Russian naval glory
  • Catherine Palace--home of the legendary Amber Room
  • Fountain Park--also known as "the Russian Versailles"
  • Hermitage Museum--one of the largest museums of art and culture in the world
  • You will drive by/see the outside of:
  • Nevsky Prospekt--main street filled with cathedrals and boutiques
  • National Library
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Square of Arts
  • Russian Museum
  • Ethnographical Museum
  • Michael's Castle
  • Monument, Summer Garden, and Log Cabin of Peter the Great
  • Spit of Basil Island
  • St. Petersburg University
  • The Admiralty
  • Theater Square-Mariinksky Theatre

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Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7:30 AM (10.5 hrs) The departure time may be adjusted to coincide with your ship's itinerary.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• There is a discount for one child per two adult spaces. If you are traveling with a child 17 years and younger, contact ShoreTrips for a discounted rate.
• This excursion is a non-visa tour for cruise ship passengers. According to Russian Federation law, visas are not required for shore excursions if you book through companies that are officially licensed and authorized by the Russian government to receive foreign cruise passengers and to operate inside St. Petersburg port areas. We will supply you with the tour ticket, called a blanket visa or booking confirmation, which you will pass to the customs/immigration offices.
We will need the following information at the time of booking: Each passenger's full name as it appears in their passport; Citizenship; Date of birth; Passport number; Passport issue date; Passport expiration date; Arrival date into St. Petersburg; Departure date from St. Petersburg.
Any information forwarded to ShoreTrips that is necessary to obtain a visa must be exact. We will pass on a $10 processing fee if corrections are necessary after we receive the visa. This is a per person fee, charged for each visa that requires changes.
• This tour includes standard admission to all museums listed in the itinerary, guide's services for 1 day, driver's services for 1 day, car or minivan (Mercedes), permit for photo and/or video use in palaces and museums, and all port fees.
• Cost of food and beverage is not included. Suggestions will be supplied by your guide for lunch that will be quick and typical.
• Gratuity is not included. We suggest a 10% gratuity to your guide and 5% to your driver.
• If your cruise ship departs at 7 PM or earlier your itinerary will be adjusted. Some locations, depending on the day, will have to be skipped. This is due to the working hours of local museums.

Restrictions

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BRING YOUR RUSSIAN TOURIST TICKETS (BLANKET VISA) WITH YOU AS WELL AS YOUR SHORETRIPS TRAVEL VOUCHER OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM. IF YOU FAIL TO BRING THESE THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
• PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU OPEN YOUR RUSSIAN TOURIST TICKETS ON A LAPTOP OR REGULAR COMPUTER AS MOST SMART PHONES OR TABLETS DO NOT SUPPORT PDF FORMAT AND YOU WILL SEE THEM BLANK.
• Some of the museums may be closed on certain days. We will substitute another appropriate venue when this happens. The Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays, Catherine Palace and the Amber Room are closed on Tuesdays, and The Church of Spilt Blood is closed on Wednesdays.
You are not able to move around St. Petersburg alone. Your blanket visa requires you to travel only with a guide.
• SHORETRIPS WILL SEND YOUR BLANKET VISA AFTER THE BOOKING IS CONFIRMED. THIS IS A DIFFERENT DOCUMENT THAN YOUR PRE-PAID VOUCHER, AND YOU MUST HAVE A PRINTOUT OF YOUR TRAVEL TICKET/BLANKET VISA BEFORE YOU DEPART. If you cancel your trip after the travel tickets have been issued, a $75 per person fee will be charged.

• If you arrive late for the tour, you will need to be transferred to meet your group. By the time you meet up with them, you will most likely have missed a portion of the tour.
• Guests with pacemakers might be asked to show a pacemaker ID card for security purposes at the entrances to museums. Please bring your card along if applicable.