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Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion

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    Day 1: Day 1: splendid suburbs of St. Petersburg

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    You will enjoy numerous fountains, cascades, pavilions and sculptures. The fantastic view of the Gulf of Finland will add even more charm to the walk.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum, Nizhniy Park, 4, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198510 Russia
    It’s a unique palace which saved the atmosphere and the design from the time of Peter the Grate. It reflects private taste of Peter the Great and It’s very much different from all other palaces you will see in Russia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    You will walk through a magnificent gallery of gilded rooms where balls, receptions, and official dinners took place to the famous Amber room. It’s a room , where the whole surface of the walls is covered with natural amber. This interior is unique - nowhere in the world one can see anything like that. After visiting the Palace you will walk around the beautiful gardens.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Russian style lunch: salat, soup & main course. After it coffee/tee with a small desert will be served.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Day 2: Heart of the City

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    You will enter the museum before the official opening (early admission) to avoid the crowd. During the tour you will walk through the 4 buildings of the 5 joint in one complex. You will enjoy luxuries rooms and see the most famous masterpieces.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    You will see a fantastic cathedral designed in an old Russian stile. The interior is unique: mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings. The cathedral was built as a memorial church in the place where the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated hence it’s name - the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood, or just the Spilled Blood Church.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    You will walk along the main street of the city and enjoy fantastic architecture and unique atmosphere of the street. You also will enjoy one hour boat ride along our rivers and canals.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Russian style lunch: salat, soup & main course. After it coffee/tee with a small desert will be served.

    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will meet you in the port terminal right after you pass the immigration office/passport control.
    The exact meeting time will be indicated in your tour tickets.

    Ports
    St. Petersburg Passanger port
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Our guide and drive will see you to the port. If you stay at a hotel they will drop you off at the hotel or in the city center.
    Inclusions
    • 2x Lunch
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Minivan (air-conditioned) with a driver
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Headsets for groups of 6 and more
    • Bottled water
    • 2 authentic Russian lunches
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Nevsky Prospekt
    Exclusions
    • Evening program (optional)
    • Gratuities (recomended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Your TOUR TICKETS ( BLANKET VISAS) will be provided separatly from the tour voucher. It will take 1-2 business days to provide them. Please make sure to print them and to show at the pasport controll together with your valid pasport.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our Guide Edward exceeded all our expectations on our two day St Petersburg tour His knowledge and attention to detail was impecable and highlighted by lunch in a typical Russian resturant was wonderful The Palace Tours Summer , Winter and St Catherines were breathtaking and
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    Response from MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion
    Responded 27 Oct. 2019
    Dear Explore I’m so glad to hear good words about Edvard! He is a combatively new member of our team and I’m very pleased to know our guests like him. Thank you for the feedback. Masha Vankova, Best Guides
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    Irina and the driver were extremely helpful with my wheelchair. Irina made the sights so special with her explanations.
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    Response from MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion
    Responded 28 Oct. 2019
    Dear Kenbuysit! Thank you for taking time to post the review. Special thanks for the good words about Irina. Masha Vankova & Best Guides Team
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    We had a great tour of St. Petersburg over our 2 day visit. Svetlana was a great tour guide. We were fortunate to have warm weather and blue skies on both days of our visit at the end of August, 2019. Everything ran on time and even though we saw a lot of things we never felt
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    Response from MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion
    Responded 17 Oct. 2019
    Dear gfk214! Thank you for taking time to write this review. I really appreciate it. Svetlana is an excellent guide, more over she is one of the very best guides in entire city but each time I read good words about her I feel happy 😊 Thank you! Masha Vankova, Best Guides
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    Before you read further, make sure you buy the tickets directly from Best Guides Group. We ended up paying 33% more than another couple. This said, we had Inna as a guide who was absolutely wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and lovely. We so enjoyed our discussion with her. It
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    Response from MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion
    Responded 20 Oct. 2019
    Dear Caroline J P, Thank you so much for the review. First of all I have to clarify the issue with the price. Occasionally we make sales. Sales could be on Tripadvisor/Viatour as well. Moreover we always have quite good early-bird discounts. So some people are just lucky as they manage to buy the same tours cheaper then standard cost. Thank you for the good words about Inna. She works for us for many years and we all are very proud to have such a guide in our team. Thank you for recommendations. Just in case you decide to return back to St. Petersburg please get in touch with us directly as we always provide discounts for our permanent clients 😊 Masha Vankova & Best Guides Team
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    Spent 2 days touring St. Petersburg, guided by Oksana, Director of Grazioso Travel. Tour included the winter palace, and summer homes, the Hermitage, and canal and metro rides! Oksana is passionate about Russian history and art. She is extremely knowledgeable, most
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    Response from MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best of the Best 2-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion
    Responded 30 Oct. 2019
    Dear Extraordinary787660, I think you booked with a different company… But I still pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. We have quite a few excellent guides in St. Petersburg and I’m sure Oksana is one of them. Best regards, Masha Vankova & Best Guides Team
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