Meeting with tour guide at hotel lobby. Departure for the excursion.
A sightseeing tour is a fantastic immersion in the atmosphere of legends and traditions of ancient Moscow! You will find yourself in a fortified city of the 15th century located on 7 hills and guess its landscape in the ring layout of a modern city. You will see patterned palaces and ancient temples and learn how Moscow became the center of the ancient Russian state. You will meet the monuments to the great Russian princes - Vladimir the Red Sun baptized Rus, who founded Moscow Yuri Dolgoruky, who defeated Dmitry Donskoy over the Golden Horde army - and hear their stories. Take a ride along the Boulevard and Garden Ring, where once the medieval fortress walls rose and transported to the unknown "country of boyars and merchants." Admire the swan pond at the white stone walls of the most beautiful Novodevichy Convent and discover the secrets of the life and death of the monastery prisoners - former royal wives, daughters and daughters-in-law. Take a look at the golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and go to the Patriarchal bridge. Once in Kitay Gorod, you will understand how Russian writing, typography and the stock exchange were born. And finally, you will enjoy wonderful views of the main sights of the capital: the grandiose, perhaps one of the most beautiful Red Squares in the world, the “seventh wonder of the world” St. Basil’s Cathedral with its semiprecious onion domes and the magnificent towers of the ancient Kremlin.
Returning to hotel.
Departure Point Pick Up from your Hotel
Departure Time Morning
Return Details Return to your Hotel
What is included
• admission tickets;
• licensed English speaking guide.
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site