3-day tour Baltic Extravaganza in St. Petersburg *PROFY*

Seven Seas Voyager
Seven Seas Voyager
Our Transport
Our Transport
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
Canal cruise
Canal cruise
Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Peterhof Fountain Park
Peterhof Fountain Park
Grand Peterhof Palace
Grand Peterhof Palace
Pavlovsk Park
Pavlovsk Park
Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace, Parquet
Pavlovsk Palace, Parquet
Restaurant Terrace
Restaurant Terrace
Peter Paul Fortress and Cathedral
Peter Paul Fortress and Cathedral


GRAND.    SUPERIOR.   COMPLETE.

Small Group - MAX 10 people - only $380USpp (includes lunch)
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Book a private tour online with 5% discount.

 Smaller groups, more comfort 
 Visa-free
 Peter Paul cathedral
 Time for shopping
 Hydrofoil included
 On-time return guarantee 
 A Welcome gift included 

Do you wish to reduce the costs? Then book a seat on our 'SMALL GROUP SUPERIOR TOUR' for up to 10 people at a Flat Rate. We build groups ourselves. The tour will depart with any number of people. You can check out our Group Tours Calendar. If you are willing to take a private tour, click 'Book a Private Tour' button.

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Russian lunch is included for flat rate group tours.

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* Lunch & headsets included for groups larger than 10 people.

 26 hours

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:
8:00-8:30am - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment.
8:30am-12:00pm - introductory City tour, take a metro ride (optional). Visit the Farmer's Market (optional). Visit inside Spilled Blood church and Peter Paul Fortress with cathedral.
12:00-12:30pm - lunch time.
12:30-3:30pm - tour The Hermitage and The Winter Palace including Impressionists and Post-Impressionists at the General Staff Building (new).
4:00-5:00pm - Canal cruise.
5:30pm - onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options.

DAY 2:
9:00am - meet your guide.
9:30-10:30am - transfer to Pushkin.
10:30-12:00pm - tour Catherine Palace (Amber Room) and Park.
12:00-1:00pm - lunch time.
1:00-1:30pm - transfer to Pavlovsk.
1:30-2:30pm - tour Pavlovsk Palace & Park.
2:30-3:30pm - transfer to St. Petersburg.
3:30-4:15pm -  visit St. Isaac's cathedral.
5:00pm - back onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options.

DAY 3:
8:30am - meet your guide.
8:30-10:00am - transfer to Peterhof 
10:00am-12:30pm - tour Peterhof Grand Palace (special early admission) and Peterhof Fountain Park.
12:30-1:00pm  - transfer to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil transport.
1:00-2:00pm - lunch time.
2:00-3:30pm - visit the Yusupovs' Palace or Faberge Museum tour (necessary to choose at the moment of booking).
3:30-4:30pm - free time, shopping.
5:00pm - 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, blanket visa, lunch (for groups larger than 10 and flat-rate tours), photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, bank fees, a Welcome gift.

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


Penny C.:  Sometimes people make you very happy. Well, both Julia and Natalia did just that with their knowledge, care, good English, sense of fun etc.
St Petersburg is huge and sprawls forever so a guide is essential to maximise use of time. The driver Dima and his lovely car were also top drawer so that we had a most fulfilling 3 days. 
2 of our days were a group of 4 and we jelled completely with the other couple yet the 3rd day with just the 2 of us was so much better that I would recommend a private tour if possible.
Well done girls!
PS Make sure you see Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, the Hermitage, Yusupov Palace and Church of Spilled Blood.

Go-girl47: My sister and I stayed in St Petersburg in 2009, as an extension of The Captain's Choice Silk Route Tour. In July, 2013, we toured St Petersburg, with our husbands, on a three-day intensive with Guide Guru, off the Oceania Line's "Marina". We had a far more interesting and rewarding experience with Guide Guru. The immigration procedures having been far easier than we were led to believe, we met our guide, Emma, a retired university professor. Added to her accounts of Peter, the Greatest (her view) and Catherine, the not so Great (again, her opinion), were tantalizing stories of Palace intrigues, gleaned from her researches into the archives. The crowds, at all major sites, were horrendous but she managed to get us ahead of them every time. The cost, whilst not inexpensive, was staggeringly cheaper than the tours offered by the ship. Of all the things we did in a six week trip to England and Europe, these three days in St Petersburg are the holiday experience we want to talk about.  Read more reviews
 
 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.
 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.
 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 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. 
 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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