2-day Baltic Discovery in St. Petersburg *Jewish Heritage*

Grand Synagogue
Grand Synagogue
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
The Hermitage & General Staff Building
The Hermitage & General Staff Building


THOUGHTFUL.      LIGHT.       MEMORABLE.

Book online with 5% discount.

 Visa-free
 Slow pace
 Only main attractions
 A Welcome gift included 

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The price in red is indicated for cash payments. Lunch & headsets included for groups of larger than 10 people

 17 hours 30 minutes

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:
7:30-8:30am - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment.
8:30-9:30am - introductory city tour featuring the Jewish sites, visit Grand Synagogue, take a metro ride (optional).
9:30-10:15am - transfer to Pushkin town.
10:15-10:30am - stop at Holocaust memorial near Alexander Palace.
10:30am-12:00pm - tour Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, walk in the Park.
12:30-1:30pm  - lunch break.
1:30-2:30pm  - transfer to Peterhof.
2:30-4:00pm - tour Peterhof Fountain Park.
4:00-4:45pm - transfer to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil.
5:00-5:40pm - visit YESOD Jewish community center
6:00pm - onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options as well.

DAY 2:
8:30am - meet your guide.
9:30amearly entry to the Hermitage.
9:30-11:30am - tour The Hermitage and Winter Palace.
11:30am-12:30pm - view Impressionists and Post-Impressionists collections in General Staff building.
12:30-1:30pm -  lunch time (optionally Stolle Pie restaurant or Le Haim Jewish restaurant).
1:30-2:15pm - visit St. Isaac's cathedral.
2:30-3:30pm - visit Spilled Blood church.
4:00pm - onboard the ship.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.

INCLUDED:

private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-ups), hydrofoil blanket visa, photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, bank fees, a Welcome gift,  headsets (for groups larger than 10 people).

NOT INCLUDED:

lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

Find out more about our St. Petersburg Excursions For Cruise Ship Passengers


 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
No, Russian visa is not required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators). There is a decree permitting visa-free stay in Russia for cruise passengers who take tours of the local authorized tour operators. Our tour ticket is your blanket visa.
 Where do we meet our guide?
Major cruise ships dock at the St Petersburg Cruise Terminal 'Marine Facade'. Our guide and tour leader meet the groups inside the terminal in front of the passport control area. Smaller ships dock in the city center and the guide will be meeting you on the pier in front of the passport control area.
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable for private groups.
 What happens if the ship is delayed?
We will be informed of this circumstance and the guide will be waiting for you until you disembark. If the ship arrives in time and you do not show up, the waiting time will be maximum 1,5 hours. Please disembark according to the time specified on your tour ticket.
 What time do we meet our guide?
The meeting time will be confirmed and mentioned in your tour tickets. The time shifts are possible to match your ship's docking time. The time can also be customized if you are a private group.
 What if we miss the ship?
We do not plan distant afternoon trips on the day of your ship's departure. Our excursion programs are designed to make sure you stay close to your cruise ship on the sailing date. Our excursions normally bring you to the ship 1,5 hours before the ship's departure. 
 Can you give us some helpful tips while doing tours in Russia. Is it easier to bring Russian Ruble to buy snacks , or use restrooms or eat at restaurant while you are taking us on tours? Any suggestions for us to be aware of?
You can withdraw some cash rubles from any ATM in the city (there are many). Many stores and restaurants take bank cards (Visa, Mastercard). The guide will help you with money exchange on the day of the tour.
 
 Small group tour - what does it mean?
If you would like to reduce the tour costs, you are welcome to reserve a seat in our 6-people group. We will be forming a group ourselves and you don't have to worry about finding tour mates. You are guaranteed the rate in a 6-people group at the moment of booking. If you are less than 6 people by the tour beginning, you will be anyway paying the guaranteed fixed rate. This condition applies only to English-speaking groups. You have to book for 6 people if you require the tour in any other language. 
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking and passport information.
2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

Payment:
No deposit or prepayment is required. Payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). No extra bank fees.
 Cash.
 
Cancellation: there is no cancellation fee. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail info@guide-guru.com or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
 
Discounts:
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
 
Tour mates:
You must be fit to participate in our small group tours. If you have any mobility issues, it is necessary to book a private tour.

Other:
If hydrofoil is cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions, the fare will be non-refundable.



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