Important Note: You must let us know in advance the name of your cruise ship, your passport number and expiry date, date of birth, citizenship, your full name as it appears on your passport, and your email address. You can do so in the “Additional Information” box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we must have your full pick-up information at least 48 hours before the tour starts. Failure to submit this information means we will not be able to grant you visa-free access into Russia.
Ready to start your St. Petersburg discovery? We are excited to show you the best the city has to offer! After meeting you guide at the port terminal gate, you will take a ride to Palace Square. Home to the azure and white-tinged Winter Palace and the stunning pink pastel-coloured Hermitage (the world’s second-largest art museum), the scale and the beauty of this area will really take your breath away.
We will then amble our way through Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main thoroughfare. There are more cultural gems here than you can shake a stick at! Highlights include the perfectly pink Stroganov Palace, the neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, and the elaborate Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. Your guide will fill you in on all the need-to-know history of the area and you can learn more about the lives of locals in St. Petersburg as well.
We will then stop for a traditional Russian lunch in a spot beloved by locals in a central area. After our meal we'll continue our St. Petersburg discovery by visiting its most beautiful and interesting metro stations.
Using public transport in big cities is often a rather dull affair but riding the Metro in St. Petersburg is, rather unusually, one of the city’s most unmissable attractions. There you might feel as though you have stepped into a palace, as the architecture is so grand. We will visit an old railway station, the first of its kind in the Russian empire with the design inspired by Gustav Eiffel’s famous tower in Paris.
To give you the full picture of the city, we will then take you to an old local market where you'll learn all about local food and snacks and how locals go about their daily shopping.
After the market discovery your tour comes to an end. You can then return to your ship full of memorable moments of the charming city of St. Petersburg!
Please note that this tour will only run with a minimum of two travellers. If you are unable to book your selected date, that’s because there are not yet two travellers booked for that departure. Please select another date or email us at email@example.com to find out which days are guaranteed to depart. We apologise for the inconvenience. If you are booking this tour for more than just one traveller, the minimum rule won’t affect you and you are free to book any date!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, Visa-free ticket, port entrance fee, public transport fare, round-trip transfer from the port to the city centre, lunch.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: For this tour, you must supply the following information at least 48 hours before the tour start time: your passport number; your full name as it appears on your passport; your passport expiry date; your date of birth; your citizenship; the name of your cruise ship; and your email address. You can provide this information in the “Additional Information” box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to submit this information means we will not be able to grant you visa-free access into Russia.
Please note: due to temporary changes to visa requirements initiated by the Government during the FIFA World Cup (14th June - 15th July 2018), this tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance. We will require your passport details and the name of the cruise ship you will be travelling with no less than 7 days prior to your arrival so we can submit the information to the immigration authorities. You can do this by emailing us at email@example.com
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.