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3 day-tour Russia's Imperial Heritage in St. Petersburg *COMFY*

Winter Palace, The Hermitage
Winter Palace, The Hermitage
Canal cruise
Canal cruise
The Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood
The Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood
The Murder of Rasputin, The Yusupovs' Palace
The Murder of Rasputin, The Yusupovs' Palace
The Dance Hall, The Yusupovs' Palace
The Dance Hall, The Yusupovs' Palace
Catherine Palace, The Church
Catherine Palace, The Church
Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace
Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace
Peterhof
Peterhof
Lunch break
Lunch break


Summer season (May-mid October)

HAPPY MEDIUM.      COMFY.       BEST VALUE.

Small Group Tour - MAX 10-12 people - only $349USpp*
Check availability

 Essential
 Seasonal discounts
 Finding tour mates to reduce expenses 
 Canal cruise

 

Small Group 1 2 3 4 5 6-12 Lunch Flat rate
$US /
Person
349 349 349 349 349 349 included Join

Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10* 11* 12* 13* 14* 15* 16*
$US / Person 875 549 459 397 375 349 329 319 309 299 295 287 279 279 273 269

Flat rate group tours: lunch included. * Private tours: lunch & headsets are from 10 people.

*Are you 2-4 people and wish to reduce the costs? Then book our 'SMALL GROUP TOUR' for up to 10-12 people and enjoy the lower rate. We find tour mates. Look up more info in the FAQ section below. The offer is seasonal. Check availability. 

 21 hours 30 minutes

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:
9:30am - meet your tour guide, payment.
9:30am-12:00pm - introductory City tour, visit Grand Synagogue (optional), take a metro ride (optional). Visit inside Spilled Blood church.
12:00-12:30pm - lunch time.
12:30-2:30pm - tour The Hermitage and The Winter Palace
3:00-4:00pm - Canal cruise.
5:00pm - end of the tour in the city center.

DAY 2:
9:30am - 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.
1:30-3:00pm - tour Pavlovsk Palace & Park.
3:00-4:00pm - transfer to St. Petersburg.
4:15-4:45pm - visit St. Isaac's cathedral.
5:00pm - end of the tour in the city center.

DAY 3:
10:00am - meet your guide.
10:00-11:00am - transfer to Peterhof.
11:00am-12:30pm - tour Peterhof Fountain Park.
1:00-1:30pm  - transfer to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil.
1:30-2:30pm - lunch time.
3:00-4:30pm - visit the Yusupovs' Palace or Faberge Museum tour (need to choose at the moment of booking).
5:00pm - end of the tour in the city center.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours. Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new building of General Staff. You can request it additionally when booking a tour. The extra fee of $15US/person will apply. The visit takes 1 hour.

INCLUDED:

private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-up entry), hydrofoil, lunch & headsets (for groups larger than 10), photo/video permits, bottled water, bank fees.

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 


itchee1: We spent 3 days touring with Maria. She was very knowledgeable and really interesting to listen to. We learnt so much and saw more than we would've seen had we tried to go alone. If you're English speaking it can be difficult to navigate St Petersburg due to the different alphabet so having a guide solved that . Also we slipped past large tour groups and covered things in a shorter time. We would thoroughly recommend this company. All emails prior to arrival were answered promptly and nothing was too much trouble. 
d_ofrecioOur visit to magnificent St Petersburg was an awesome and enriching experience, made more memorable by a professional, knowledgeable, fluent-English speaking guide. Ada was superb. Iconic cathedrals, museums, and palaces were jaw-dropping, and spoke of the rich heritage that we've read and heard about the Russian empire, all from a historical, ideological, and cultural perspective. Sampling the metro, the canal tours, and the hydrofoil gave us glimpses on what a typical, everyday Russian goes through each day...  Read more reviews
 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
Yes, the Russian visa is required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators) and can provide visa support (Tourist Voucher and The Tourist Confirmation) upon request at no charge.
 Where do we meet our guide?
You meet the guide at the centrally located hotel unless agreed differently. 
 What time do we meet our guide?
The meeting time will be confirmed. 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.
 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 12-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 12-people group at the moment of booking. The offer is seasonal. Ask us when making a booking. This condition applies only to English-speaking groups. 
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking.
2. Receive our Confirmation.

Payment:
50% deposit is required by bank card through our secure online platform. The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). 
Cancellation: 50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date. 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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