Highlights of this tour
- Hermitage Museum (inside visit)
- Catherine Palace (inside visit)
- Church on the Spilled Blood (closed on Wednesdays)
- St Isaac’s Cathedral
- Peterhof (Lower Park)
If you only have one day to spend in St. Petersburg, this accessible tour is the best for you! It would be impossible to see all the attractions of this historical city in only one day. Therefore, we have picked out the most memorable highlights, so you get the most out of the time you have. Your English-speaking guide picks you up at your accessible accommodation or meet you at the cruise port with private adapted transport, and brings you back again at the end of the day.
Your city tour through St. Petersburg starts with a driving tour. During this tour, you already get to see various sights of this beautiful city. Such as the main street Nevsky Prospekt, followed by the National Library and the Kazan Cathedral, also known as the ‘Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan.’ The cathedral is mostly revered to as an icon of Russia, and is supposed to look like the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
Other monuments that you will come across are the Square of Arts and Michael’s Castle. Micheal’s Castle looks different from each side, because of the various architectural styles such as French Classicism, Italian Renaissance, and Gothic. This Castle is one of the most mysterious places in St. Petersburg.
Furthermore, you see the Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, the Spit of Basil Island, the State St Petersburg University, and the Monument of Peter the Great. During this driving tour, there are two photo stops, one at the Church on the Spilled Blood and one at St Isaac’s Cathedral.
You continue to the world-famous Hermitage museum. The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The buildings of the museum are architectural masterpieces by itself. The collections of the Hermitage consist of over three million items from prehistoric to modern times. Magnificent works of art embrace the ancient culture. Egyptian art, the art of Antiquity, Scythian gold, and significant collections of Western-European paintings and sculptures are on display in the 400 halls of the museum.
It will take you nine years if you want to see every piece of art, spending only one minute per item. Throughout the museum, you find widened elevators and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Next, you visit Peterhof, where it is time for lunch (not included). Your guide can advise some of the best places to eat. After lunch, you will explore the park with its fountains on a private guided tour. The fountains of Peterhof are one of St. Petersburg’s most famous attractions. There are 64 different fountains which you can admire: The Grand Cascade, The Chessboard Hill Cascade, the Sea Canal flanked by 22 marble basins, the joke fountains and many more. Moreover, you find over 200 bronze statues.
For the last visit of the day, you drive approximately 25 kilometers southwards, to Pushkin. Here you visit Catherine Palace, renowned for the extraordinary Amber Room. The Catherine Palace was initially built as a summer residence and is now one of the most famous museums of St. Petersburg.
Sometimes it happens that the most famous museums, Catherine Palace and the Hermitage are overcrowded. Museum authorities may limit the entrance, which may cause some additional waiting time that can run op to 45 minutes. Black wheel wheelchairs and mobility scooters are not allowed in the Palace, however they offer free manual wheelchairs available for use.
At the end of your memorable day trip, your guide will bring you back to your accommodation or the cruise port.
For cruise passengers arriving in St. Petersburg port, and since you are traveling without visas in your passport, you have to be accompanied by your guide everywhere.
You have to show your printed Tour Tickets (blanket visas) and your passport to the customs officers. Without these documents, you will not be able to enter the museums in St. Petersburg. When this occurs, no refund is possible.
When booking a tour and while being under tour guidance, you do not need an individual visa. The tour-tickets will be sufficient and will be emailed prior to your tour date. You will need to show this upon entry, together with your passport.
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