Your 2-day group tour begins with a pickup from your cruise ship between 8.30 am and 9:00 am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and embark on your city tour.
Highlights of the first day include a a visit to Peterhof Palace. the Tsars' Village, and a guided tour of the rococo Catherine Palace, including a visit to the gilded Amber Room.
10:00-10:30 am Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil
10:30 am-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park and the Upper Gardens
12:00-1:00 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1-2pm Driving to Tsars’ Village
2-3:30pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30 pm Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station
4:30-5:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
5:15-6:00 pm Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program
The second day begins with an 7.30 am pickup from your cruise ship. Highlights of day two include before-hours access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the site Grigori Rasputin's murder.
8:30-9:30 am Boat ride along the rivers and canals
9:45-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30-1:15 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac Cathedral. Time for shopping
3:00-4:30 pm: Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm: Return to the ship
- The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week
- The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed
- In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot