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Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours
Founded by Peter the Great in order to create Russia’s “Window to Europe” this elegant city is home to some of the world’s finest architecture, palaces and grand estates. As you exit immigration control at St. Petersburg Port, you will receive a warm greeting from your private guide and driver.
 
Begin with a drive through the historical centre of St. Petersburg, where you will see the city’s incredible landmarks; Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. The impressive Peter & Paul Fortress is one of the highlights of your tour and its Cathedral is the final resting place for many of Russia's Tsars, including Peter the Great himself.
 
Continue to the awe-inspiring Hermitage in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it houses an astounding 3 million pieces of art. After your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise ship.
 
Highlights:
  • Admire the city’s incredible landmarks; Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island
  • Visit the impressive Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Marvel at the astounding 3 million pieces of art at the awe-inspring Hermitage
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, a 6 seater
  • minibus for 3 and 4 passengers, and a 20 seater minibus for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local English-speaking guide for stated sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
  • 24 hour emergency contact service
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St. Petersburg City Tour - 7 hours

Highlights:
  •  Peter & Paul Fortress
  • - The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
  • - Faberge Museum

St Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia after Moscow, its population is about 4,8 m. people. As European cities go, St Petersburg is a young city. It was founded 300 years ago in 1703 by Peter the Great. 65 rivers and canals, spanned by 360 ridges, crisscross the city, which is located on 42 islands. It is not accidental that St Petersburg, is also called as the Venice of the North. A general sightseeing tour will highlight the most interesting buildings and world famous architectural ensembles of the city and understand its rich background and historical, events. 
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier. Morning only.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress, The Church of Our Savior on The Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
St. Petersburg - Pushkin - 7 hours
Catherine Palace

Highlights: 
  • Pushkin
  • St. Catherines Palace
  • Catherine Park

Pushkin, a small Russian town, is located 25 km south of St. Petersburg. Historically, the estate was called "Saarskaya Myza". Later, in 1724, when the Russian Empress Catherine I commissioned a palace to be built on the estate with a surrounding park, the estate was renamed, "Tsarskoe Selo" (Royal Village). The unique architectural ensemble of Pushkin is famously evident in elegant palaces and pavilions, landscaped parks and ponds. Many highly-talented Russian architects, like Rastrelli, Rinaldi, Cameron, Zemtsov, Chevakinskiy and Neelov were invited to showcase their work here.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier. In the morning.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Catherine Palace & Catherine Park
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours
Overview
Born out of Peter the Great’ solitary vision of a new capital that would rival the splendor and sophistication of grand European cities, St.-Petersburg’s ethereal beauty belies a turbulent, yet mesmerizing past. This itinerary includes visits to some of the most important sites in St.-Petersburg, visits that should not be missed. 
 
Highlights:
  • Major highlights of St.-Petersburg (outside): Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Castle, Field of Mars, Admiralty, Spit of the Basil Island, Nevsky Avenue, Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Tour Duration: 1 full day (8 hours)

Tour can operate: order of the visits may be modified acc. to the dates (taking into account museum’s days off)

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical activity level: Moderate
 
Included: 

Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees as per the itinerary, bottled water in the vehicle, port fees, blanket visas, VAT 

Not included: meals and gratuities



 
St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

Overview
This tour includes the most famous sights of St. Petersburg as well as a visit to the Hermitage Museum which ranks right along with the Louvre, Metropolitan and British museums. It holds one of the largest art collections in the world, including paintings of such great masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir, Manet, Matisse, etc. It is housed in five buildings, one of them - the Winter Palace - was formerly the imperial residence.
 
Highlights:

  • Major highlights of St.-Petersburg (outside): Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Castle, Field of Mars, Admiralty, Spit of the Basil Island, Nevsky Avenue, Church on the Spilled Blood

Tour Duration: extended half-day tour (6 hours)

Tour can operate: any day of the week except Monday which is a regular day-off

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical activity level: Moderate

Included:
Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees as per the itinerary, bottled water in the vehicle, port fees, blanket visas, VAT

Not included: meals and gratuities
 

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences
Overview
This excursion will introduce you into ways of life of Russian Czars, taking you on most exciting tours of the Grand Palace and Lower Park famous for its numerous beautiful fountains in Peterhof and Catherine Palace with its legendary Amber Room
 
Highlights:
Grand Palace of Peter the Great in Peterhof
Upper and Lower Parks (numerous beautiful fountains) in Peterhof and Catherine Palace with Amber Room in Pushkin

Tour Duration: Full Day (8 hours)

Tour can operate: any day of the week except Tuesday and last Monday of each month  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, partly in the sense the Catherine Palace is fitted with an elevator, Parks of Peterhof are doable in a wheel-chair, while Grand Palace has no elevator and there are 32 steps to climb up and down (services of specially trained wheel-chair pushers will be a benefit)

Physical activity level: Strenuous
 
Included:
Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees as per the itinerary, early admission into the Grand Palace, VIP admission into the Catherine Palace, bottled water in the vehicle, port fees, blanket visas, VAT 

Not included: meals and gratuities
St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours
Find your bearings in St Petersburg on a half-day drive through the historical city centre, taking in highlights such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. Also visit the fascinating Peter & Paul Fortress, built by Peter the Great in 1703 to provide protection from the Swedes. The Fortress Cathedral is the burial place of most of the Russia's Tsars and Tsarinas from the eighteenth century onwards, including Peter the Great himself.

Afterwards visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, whose gilded dome dominates the city skyline. The cathedral's construction began in 1818 and was not completed until 1858. Sculptures and massive red granite columns ornament the façade, while the interior is even more lavishly decorated with mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli
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Highlights:
  • The wonderful sights of St Petersburg including Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace and Vasilevsky Island
  • Visits to the fascinating Peter and Paul Fortress and the impressive St Isaac’s Cathedral
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport luxury car or minivan
  • Expert local guide for stated sightseeing for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours
St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + Russian Museum

Overview
This tour includes the most famous sights of St. Petersburg as well as a visit to the Russian Museum

Highlights:
Major highlights of St.-Petersburg (outside)
Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Castle, Field of Mars, Admiralty, Spit of the Basil Island, Nevsky Avenue, Church on the Spilled Blood Russian Museum

Tour Duration:
Extended half-day tour (6 hours)

Tour can operate:
Any day of the week except Tuesday and Morning of Thursday

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical activity level: Moderate
 
Included:
Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees as per the itinerary, bottled water in the vehicle, port fees, blanket visas, VAT 

Not included:
meals and gratuities
St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours
Experience one of the most famous museums in the world, the awe-inspiring Hermitage in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace. The Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings and houses 3-million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times. The main building, and largest part of the museum, is the rococo-style Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars from 1762 to 1917. The museum was commissioned by Catherine the Great and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection, in large part, with purchases from the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe. The whole museum complex was bombarded during the siege of Leningrad in WWII but re-opened to the public in 1945.

Highlights:
  • Explore the Hermitage, one of the world's most famous museums, which houses 3 million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Not available Mondays)

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Expert local guide for stated sightseeing for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours
Today's sightseeing takes you out of the city to Peterhof - the great summer estate and artistic gem of Peter the Great, nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland (part of the Baltic Sea). After his victory over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709, Peter decided to build a palace "befitting of the very highest of monarchs" and a visit to Versailles in 1717 furthered these ambitions. Over 5000 labourers, serfs and soldiers were employed in the creation of this magnificent estate that was officially opened in 1723. Enjoy an exciting return to St Petersburg later as your journey by hydrofoil.

Highlights:
  • Visit the extravagant Peterhof Grand Palace and Park
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Not available on Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month)

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Hydrofoil tickets from Peterhof to St. Petersburg
  • Expert local guides for stated sightseeing
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours
Today's sightseeing with your local guide takes you out of the city to Tsarskoe Selo ('the Tsar's village'), more commonly known as Pushkin. Explore the beautiful Catherine's Palace, whose formal parks stretch to Rastrelli's blue and white Hermitage building. The palace houses a dazzling opulent interior and the world-famous Amber Room, which has been remarkably and meticulously restored to its original glory.

Highlights:
  • Visit the opulent Catherine's Palace and explore the formal parks and magnificent Amber Room
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Closed on Tuesdays and the last Monday of each month)


Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Expert local guides for stated sightseeing
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers
This excursion is for cruise passengers whose ship is docked in St. Petersburg for 3 days.

Spend three days in St. Petersburg - a city famous for its world renowned museums, get to know some of the most dramatic and inspiring pages in Russian and world history.

Highlights:
  • Major landmarks of St. Petersburg as an Open-Air Museum
  • The Hermitage
  • Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • Catherine Palace and Amber Room in Pushkin
  • Yusupov Palace
  • Grand Palace and Famous Fountains of the Lower Park in Peterhof
  • The Church on the Spilled Blood
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Tour Duration: 3 Full day tours, each 8 hours long, but can be reduced to half day tours

Tour can operate: These are full day tours, but can be split into halfday tours and may operate then Morning and/or Afternoon 

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, but requires then assistance of wheelchair pushers we will arrange for supplement

Physical activity level: Moderate
 
Included: Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees, early admission into the Grand Palace, VIP admission into the Catherine’s Palace, special visit of the Gold Room, VAT


Not included: meals and gratuities, hydrofoil (but recommended)


 
 
 



 

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St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour
Spend a day touring St. Petersburg and visiting some of its most popular museums on a Jewish Heritage quest; get to know how Jewish community fared in St. Petersburg, how some of its members joined the list of most efficient and eminent managers of Russian economy, public figures in its political history, outstanding contributors into Russian culture, in what ways its life in St. Petersburg and Russia differed from what is common for Spain, Poland and Baltic States.

Highlights:
  • Major landmarks of Kolomna neighborhood
  • Grand Choral Synagogue
  • The Church on the Spilled Blood

    Tour Duration: 7,5 hours

  • Tour can operate: Morning and Afternoon (if reduced to a halfday), not doable as presented during Sabbath and holidays  

    Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

    Physical activity level: Moderate
     

    Included: Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees, VAT

    Not included: meals and gratuities

    Net price: EUR 725-00 for 2 travelers

     



 
St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day
For cruise passengers – if the ship stays in St. Petersburg for 3 days, this tour will begin on the second day of its call to port.

One day tour to Moscow by Sapsan
 
Devoting most of your time in Russia to St. Petersburg you may choose and pick a day and take a chance to visit Moscow - capital of Russia, the famous Kremlin grounds - a unique complex of architectural monuments surrounded by ancient red brick walls crowned with 19 towers, The Armoury Chamber - the treasury of Russian Czars with unique collections of gold and silver items of the 12 - 19th centuries, Russian arms and armor of the 12 - 16th centuries, the state regalia, thrones, carriages and coronation dresses of the 16 - 19th centuries, as well as ambassadorial gifts of the 16 - 19th centuries, walk around along the  famous Red Square and enjoy Moscow metro where some of the stations are decorated like palaces.

Highlights:
Kremlin grounds
Kremlin cathedrals
Pre-booked visit to the Armoury Chamber
Red Square
GUM
Metro
City tour

Tour Duration: 18 hours

Tour can operate: any day except Thursday when the Kremlin is closed.



Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, but requires then assistance of wheelchair pushers we will arrange for supplement (unless somebody of the party will assist)

Physical activity level: intensive
 
Included:

 In St. Petersburg: Private transfers from hotel or ship to train station and back (by AC deluxe minivan and driver, escorted by  English -speaking guide); 
In Moscow: private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed local guide, entrance fees,
tickets to speedy train Sapsan (St.-Petersburg – Moscow – St.-Petersburg) business class or premium class, including meals and beverages, VAT
 
Alternate way of travel between the cities will be air, which we will take care of. Sightseeing agenda can be amended to better meet your clients’ expectations (Diamond Fund or any other museum, whose location will allowing doing it between the trains/flights and with due consideration of the local logistics)
 

Not included: Meals and gratuities





 
St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours
St.-Petersburg lies on over 30 islands, amidst rivers, canals and the Gulf of Finland.
During this cruise along rivers and canals, including the majestic Neva, you will pass most of the city’s major sightseeing attractions and take in the breath-taking views in the heart of the historical center of St.-Petersburg.
 
Highlights:
 
Major highlights of St.-Petersburg (outside):
Staff Headquarters, Winter Canal, Basil Island, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Palace embankment, Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and other attractions located in the historical city center

 
Tour Duration: 1 hour tour, but can be arranged for 2 hours or longer
 
Tour can operate: (any time of the day, including the mesmerizing hours the city’s bridges are drawn open) this tour can be arranged with entertainment – refreshment / meal / drink / live music as per the clients’ request
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, but requires then assistance of wheelchair pushers we will arrange for supplement (unless somebody of the party will definitely assist)
 
Physical activity level: low
 
Included: Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed guide, private boat.
 
Not included: gratuities
 
St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers
This excursion is for cruise passengers whose ship is docked in St. Petersburg for at least 2 days. 

Spend two days in St. Petersburg - a city famous for its world renowned museums, get to know some of the most dramatic and inspiring pages in Russian and world history.

Highlights:
  • Catherine Palace and Amber Room in Pushkin
  • Major landmarks of St. Petersburg as an Open-Air Museum
  • The Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Grand Palace and Famous Fountains of the Lower Park in Peterhof
  • The Hermitage and Diamond or Gold Room

Tour Duration: 2 Full day tours, each 8 hours long, but can be reduced to half day tours

Tour can operate: These are full day tours, but can be split into half day tours and may operate then Morning and Afternoon 

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, but requires then assistance of wheelchair pushers we will arrange for supplement

Physical activity level: Moderate
 
Included: Private AC deluxe minivan and driver, services of an experienced, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance fees, early admission into the Grand Palace, VIP admission into the Catherine’s Palace, special visit of the Gold Room, hydrofoil  fare one way, VAT

Not included: meals and gratuities


 
 
 

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