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VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

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    Day 1: City highlights and Suburbs of St Petersburg

    Stop At: Petersburg Metro, Moskovsky Ave, 28, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190013
    Deepest subway in the world. You'll get to see most beautiful stations and take photos.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany, Nikolskaya Sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190068 Russia
    Beautiful church that dates back to mid 1700's, was one of few churches that were not shut down by communist government. Admission is not includes as this is the active church and to enter there is a mandatory donation to be paid at the entrance. A photostop
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Colourful church in the center of St Petersburg. Millions of mosaics, marble and stones. Lots of history. Learn about the most gruesome blood chilling murder that gave name to this church. You'll understand why revolutions happened in Russia after visiting this place.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    One of the first things they have built in this city. Protected St Petersburg in war with Sweden in early 1700's, then Royal government had turned it into prison for political prisoners. A lot of history. You'll have a walk there.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
    First big church constructed in St Petersburg. Closely connected with Peter the Great and the foundation of this city. Russian Emperors are buried there (from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, all Romanovs are there)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    St Petersburg's most sold out palace. Amber Room is one of a kind - you'll never see anything like that anywhere in the world. More gold and opulence.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    Russia's biggest fountain park, a capital of fountains often called "Russian Versailles". Learn the story of construction, never giving up and see beautifully engineered cascades. WWII history is also covered extensively here.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Peterhof Express, Admiralty Embankment, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская область, Russia, 190000
    Hydrofoil ride from/to Peterhof gardens. 30 minutes ride with no traffic to save you time to make the most of your visit to St Petersburg and entertain you. Packed lunch included.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Possibly a packed lunch during a hydrofoil ride. Traditional Russian pies and drinks. Saves time to see gardens.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Day in the city center

    Stop At: Rostral Columns, Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    You'll have an opportunity to take beautiful pictures of this landmark which was part of the old port of St Petersburg serving as lighthouses for 100+ years. One of Top-10 attractions.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia
    Original Egyptian Sphinxes is the oldest landmark in St Petersburg with 3000 years of history behind them. Photostop during the city drive
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Biggest cathedral you'll ever see in Eastern Europe. Columns, marble, granite, golden dome, thousands of mosaics and stained glass. Learn the history of construction and see the engineering achievements of that time (mid 1800's)
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Russia's biggest art museum. Includes a visit to most famous palace. Lots of gold, paintings, history and stories.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    Canal boat ride covering most famous rivers and canals of St Petersburg which it is famous for. Great opportunity to see the city from a different perspective.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Emb., 21, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
    Russia's newest museum exhibiting a great collection of original Faberge eggs and other Jewellery. Audioguide is used.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional Russian lunch in one of the restaurants in the city center.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    We visited St.Petersburg as part of our Baltic Cruise and had booked our tour before leaving Sydney. The pre tour correspondence was excellent so we knew exactly what we had to do when we arrived. We were met at the ship terminal by Eugene, Elena...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Rob T
    tfexcursions, Owner at Travel Family Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Hi Rob & Margaret! So happy to hear from you! There's so much more to see in St Petersburg, next time you're in Europe we have to do St Petersburg LVL2 program to show you things most people never get to see! XX Eugene, Lena...More

    Reviewed 30 May 2018

    I always wanted to visit Russia, so I booked a VISA-Free trip to St. Petersburg, filled with many activities, such as visiting cathedrals, palaces and one great folkshow (also bars and restaurants) or sailing the canals of the city. Our guide Lena took care of...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Slav_Marr
    Reviewed 19 May 2018

    It was a great trip to St Petersburg !!! Lena and Eugene were really nice and helpful ! I have visited so many places during my trip in this city, such as a ballet, a restaurant, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Ermitage Museum...... I will...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Arnaud Z
    Reviewed 7 April 2018

    having Eugene and Elena as our tour guide was really fun and informative. Me as a person who loves traveling and learning new cultures it was an amazing trip. Their English was clear and easy to understand. and when it is mixed with the cool...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank enzel ege s
    Reviewed 31 March 2018

    I had the pleasure of getting Eugene as a travel guide. He was very nice, down to earth and informative. It was easy to keep a conversation with him during the trip. I'd definitely recommend this trip since St. Petersburg is one of the most...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank OzhenK
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