• Free Back to Ship Guarantee &
    Free Last Minute Cancellations!
  • Simply the Best Deal Guarantee,
    Or we refund 115% of Difference!
  • 79,000+ Customer Reviews,
    4.8 / 5 Booking Satisfaction Record!
  • 24/7 Personal Traveler Assistance,
    365 Days & Around the World!

St. Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Highlights, Yusupov Palace with Lunch Excursion

St. Petersburg, Russia (Excursion ID S3460)

From USD
$32699
Regular $335.00
Lowest Price Guarantee
5.0
2 Reviews
%
Recommended
  5
2
  4
0
  3
0
  2
0
  1
0
Write a Review
Select Participants
BOOK EXCURSION
Marked as favorite
Add to favorites
  • Free Cancellation Until 24 hours Before Excursion
  • No port - No Pay: Money Back Guarantee
  • Free Unlimited Booking Changes: 100% flexibility!
  • Complimentary Worry Free:Back to ship Insurance!
  • Duration
    18 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Minimum Age
    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN

Description


  • Round trip transportation from your St. Petersburg cruise ship terminal!
  • Professional, licensed driver air-conditioned transportation!
  • 2 day private guided excursion with English speaking and certified shore excursion guide!
  • "Blanket" Visa for Russia is included for the duration of your St. Petersburg sightseeing shore excursion!
  • Visit Fountain Park in Peterhof, Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, Church on the Spilt Blood, Hermitage Museum, Yusupov Palace, and St. Isaac's Cathedral!
  • Entrance fees to all museums in the program and metro visit!
  • Photo and video permissions at museums (except for Yusupov Palace)!
  • A boat ride along the rivers and canals!
  • Traditional Russian Lunch for two days!
  • All port fees and taxes!
  • Small groups only, personalized service - 12 maximum!

Enjoy this 2-day small-group excursion in St. Petersburg. Experience the lavish architecture and its extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions. You will admire places such as Peterhof, the Catherine Palace, entrance to the Yusupov Palace and many more. This experience is something you don't want to miss.

This unique two-day tour begins outside the immigration booth in front of your ship in St. Petersburg where you will meet your professional, knowledgeable guide and driver. With this unique excursion, you will receive a blanket visa that is included in the cost. You just provide us the information and your local operator arranges everything!

You will travel in style as you step into your air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle for the duration of your trip of this small-group excursion. The first leg of your journey is the scenic ride to Peterhof, a series of palaces and gardens established by Peter the Great. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will tour the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park. Following your guided tour you will jump back in your vehicles for the short drive to Pushkin, just south of the city. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a mouthwatering lunch consisting of traditional Russian favorites (your lunch includes soup, chicken/turkey, bread, dessert, and coffee or tea). Following your meal, you will visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in St Petersburg. Catherine Palace was originally constructed by the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein for Catherine I in 1718. The original 2-story building had 16 rooms and the original staircase is still visible today inside the palace. A designated Amber Room was originally created for the palace and was reconstructed for the 300th anniversary of the city. Amber, described as the "Tears of God", has been used for healing, jewelry, and even money over thousands of years.

While making your way back to your St. Petersburg cruise port, you will stop to explore a stunningly beautiful subway station and do some souvenir shopping along the way. Lastly, you will pay a visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral, towering majestically above the rooftops, and one of the city's premier tourist attractions. Its opulent interior with fourteen kinds of marble, gilded stucco, malachite, jasper, mosaics, and frescoes are just as impressive as its exterior. The view from its colonnade offers an unsurpassed vista of the city, featuring 360 degrees of history visible below you. At this point, day one is over and your friendly guide would take you back to your St. Petersburg cruise terminal.

After meeting at your St. Petersburg cruise terminal again for day two of your excursion, it will start with a unique shared boat ride along the rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg, traveling under the famed drawbridges viewing old palaces and mansions along the way. The boat ride is about one hour, don't forget to have your camera ready, there would be plenty of photo opportunities. Arriving at the State Hermitage Museum, prior to opening for the public, you will view amazing examples of Italian High Renaissance art, as well as unrivaled collections of paintings by Rembrandt, the extensive collection of Dutch and Flemish masters, treasures from Siberia and Central Asia, Egyptian and classical antiquities, and Persian and Chinese artworks, among many others. In addition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sheer opulence of the Winter Palace where the Tsars once held court. Visiting all of its' 350 exhibition rooms would entail a walk of over 6 miles (10 km) while glancing at every item, even just momentarily, would take over 9 years to accomplish.

Following this tour you will have time to sample local fare, enjoying lunch at one of the many local cafes and restaurants. Your next visual treat, the Yusupov Palace which many people know as the scene of the assassination of Grigory Rasputin. The building started in 1770 by the French architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe and during the years the Palace changed and some additions and alterations were made. Lastly, you'll visit the Church of the Spilled Blood, was erected to commemorate Tsar Alexander II as an outstanding Russian figurehead. The Church is renowned for its architectural design and works as a museum, showcasing rare examples of Russian mosaic art.

At the conclusion of your adventure, you will make your way back to your St. Petersburg cruise terminal.


Book this St. Petersburg Excursion

Item Price Deposit Balance Quantity
Participants (7 years and up): $326.99$81.99$245.00
Children (6 years and under): Free!
10% OFF DEPOSIT
SEE3460
Price: $326.99
Reserve Now: $81.99
Pay Later: $245.00
BOOK EXCURSION

St. Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Highlights, Yusupov Palace with Lunch Excursion Experiences

This excursion is available to everybody and specially designed to accommodate passengers of the following cruise lines


Similar St. Petersburg Excursions

St. Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Highlights, Yusupov Palace with Lunch Excursion Reviews

Join this 2-day St. Petersburg Excursion and discover some of the best attractions in the city. Admire the fountain park in Peterhof and the Amber Room at Catherine Palace. Visit the Hermitage Museum as well as St. Isaac's Cathedral. See it all, you'll love it!

5.0/5

2 Reviews

New York
Exactly what I had expected
     5/5  September 2021
0
This excursion was everything and more I had wanted. Got to see so much of St. Petersburg and more. The boat ride on day 2 was by far my favorite.
Show Management Response

New York
Unbelievable Tour
     5/5  November 2021
0
We got to see a lot of great things in St. Petersburg in two days. The tour is very well organized. The two guides were pleasant and knowledgeable. The meals provided were excellent.
Show Management Response
Share your Experience!
2 Customer Reviews
  • No Port No Pay
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Deposit Payment Only
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Back to Ship Guarantee
  • Packages and Coupons
  • Lowest Price Guarantees
  • Free Last Minute Changes
  • Small Personalized Groups
  • Secure Payment Guarantee
  • Extended Customer Service Hours
  • Most Flexible Cancellation Policies
Need Assistance? Our Excursion Specialists are at your service to assist you with your St. Petersburg Excursions
Customer FAQs
Live Help Ready!
1-866-317-2999
Request CallBack
Send Message
WhatsApp Chat
69,184 Verified Reviews
Easy to use, and have used in Mexico too..!! Great results.. thanks..!!! -Mich...
 Easy to use, and have used in Mexico too..!! Great results.. thanks..!!! -Michael 
Michael C Cookeville, Tennessee, US
 
Michael C Cookeville, Tennessee, US Just Now
Best customer service!!
 Best customer service!! 
Amy K Toledo, Ohio, US
 
Amy K Toledo, Ohio, US Yesterday
Easy and detailed
 Easy and detailed 
Lloyd Q Hamilton, Texas, US
 
Lloyd Q Hamilton, Texas, US Yesterday
really easy to book-- good price If the excursion works out, y'all are my new fa...
 really easy to book-- good price If the excursion works out, y'all are my new favorite 
linda n lovelady, Texas, US
 
linda n lovelady, Texas, US Yesterday
Love that we can cancel anytime, with Covid and going out of country, one never...
 Love that we can cancel anytime, with Covid and going out of country, one never knows what will come up and where we can or can't go (with a cruise) 
Trebis T Bozeman, MT, US
 
Trebis T Bozeman, MT, US Yesterday
All my excursions are only purchased through Shoreexcursioneer. Best prices and...
 All my excursions are only purchased through Shoreexcursioneer. Best prices and easiest cancelation policy! 
Brenda J Riverview, Florida, US
 
Brenda J Riverview, Florida, US Yesterday