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Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) Tours and Tickets

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Originally named the Decembrists’ Square, after the December 1825 uprising, Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) is one of St. Petersburg’s most famous public squares, encircled by some of the city’s top attractions. Linked to the central hub of Palace Square by the 407 meter-long Admiralty building – the one-time Russian Naval Headquarters – Senate Square is also home to the grand Senate Building and the early 19th-century Cavalry Manege, now home to the Central Exhibition Hall, and backs onto the grounds of the gold-domed St Isaac’s Cathedral.

The unforgettable centerpiece of Senate Square is its Bronze Horseman statue, one of the most iconic symbols of St. Petersburg. Commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1778, the statue is the work of French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet and depicts a horseback Peter the Great atop the “Thunder Stone,” an enormous cliff-like pedestal fashioned from a single piece of red granite and weighing in at around 1,500 tons.

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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.31
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$197.31

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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There’s so much to see and do in St. Petersburg, it’s wise to get your bearings with the help of a local guide. Explore this magnificent city on foot during this completely customizable half-day walking tour. Save the touristy spots for when you’re on your own, and take advantage of having an insider to take you off the beaten track to discover the real St. Petersburg.
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  • 4 hours
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$23.59
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$23.59

St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

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Pack in St. Petersburg sights into two days on this private tour of the city’s main highlights. During your 2-day city visit, see Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus you’ll also explore the Hermitage on a 3-hour guided tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$455.00
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$455.00
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Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

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Experience the best of St Petersburg, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East,’ on a private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private vehicle with an informed guide, pause for photos of landmarks including the spectacular Winter Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Chart the city’s tsarist past as you see highlights such as the Bronze Horseman and Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll along Nevsky Prospekt, the monument-lined main street, planned by Peter the Great. Your itinerary is flexible, so feel free to ask your guide to tailor it around your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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$142.00
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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

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Glide through St Petersburg in a beautiful Soviet-era car on a 4-hour private panoramic tour. Hop inside a gleaming, vintage auto with a private guide and separate driver, and admire the landmarks from the comfort of your head-turning classic. See Palace Square and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great; admire the sights along the River Neva; and enjoy photo stops at must-sees such as Kazan Cathedral and the former KGB headquarters. Tell your guide if you want to tailor your itinerary — it’s customizable to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

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See the best of St Petersburg on a 3-hour private panoramic tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a driver and guide, and admire the landmarks from your comfortable seat. Hear intriguing history from your guide as you pass sights like Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and more. Absorb the city skyline from the riverbanks, drive along Nevsky Prospekt and stop for photos at the prettiest sights. If you wish, let your guide know what you want to see; your itinerary is flexible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67
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Walking tour of St Petersburg

Walking tour of St Petersburg

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• Your personal local licensed guide will introduce you to the layout of the city's diverse precincts. • You will see the most famous and interesting sites of St. Petersburg. • You will go deep into the intricate Russian history and find out a lot interesting facts about Russian culture and art, customs and traditions. • You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well many interesting myths, legends and folk stories St. Petersburg is steeped in. • Your expert guide will have shown you all that is reasonably possible for you to see and enjoy in St. Petersburg in the short time available to you! • By the end of the tour, you will have an appreciation for the rich history and fascinating development of St Petersburg.  
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.59
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$143.59
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A Week in St Petersburg

A Week in St Petersburg

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When you are ready for a real vacation - a week in St Petersburg would be that perfect holiday that will submerge you into the whirlwind of stunning palaces, colorful churches and rich art collections. No secret and mystery will be left undiscovered! Your private guide will keep track of all timings to make this experience smooth and worry-free for you, while you are enjoying everything this city has to offer.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,282.06
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$1,282.06
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St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

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Experience the best overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day Visa-Free shore excursion in a small group. Be amazed by the collection of Faberge Eggs and other masterpieces with your visit to the world renown Fabrge museum. Take a romantic canal cruise through the many rivers and canals that makes 'Venice of the North' St Petersburgs nickname. You will see the stunning mosaics of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, visit the beautiful art and architecture of St Isaac's Cathedral and see the most requests rooms of the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace that features one of most respected art and antiquties collections in the world, in an ornate palace of 1005 rooms. This tour offers a free option of a very popular a 3-hour tour evening extension featuring citizens view walking tour. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces and the Fountain Park of Peterhof and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to visit Catherine Palace, widely considered the most beautiful palace in the world.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.97
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$255.97

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of St. Petersburg in 2 days

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of St. Petersburg in 2 days

Shore excursion for 2 days. 1 day includes a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, as well as a visit to Peterhof and the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Day 2 includes a visit to the Hermitage Museum and the Yusupov Palace with the Rasputin basement, as well as a boat trip along rivers and canals. This tour has two tour options: NO lunches and 2 lunch included *The start time of the tour may be adjusted depending on the arrival time of your ship.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,059.00
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$1,059.00
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Highlights of St. Petersburg from Thursday to Sunday

Highlights of St. Petersburg from Thursday to Sunday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (1 hour) and visit of the Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood (3 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (7 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$634.00
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$634.00
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Saint-Petersburg Must-See Private City Tour with St.Isaac Cathedral

Saint-Petersburg Must-See Private City Tour with St.Isaac Cathedral

Visit the impressive St. Isaac's Cathedral - formerly main and largest Russian Orthodox cathedral. During the Tour of St. Petersburg we show you the most significant sights in the city center close up, giving you some of the historical background and the stories that lie behind the facades of this most fascinating city from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable guide. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
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City tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral

City tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral

Daily regular excursions with guaranteed schedule Best Price Guarantee The most iconic museums Guides in love with St. Petersburg Maximum of 16 people per group Convenient booking system
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.62
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$34.62

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour +Faberge

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour +Faberge

Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' , have the inside visits to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral Tour, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and choose to upgrade your experience with a 3-hour tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo). Your small group is limited to just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. The included 3 courses lunch in one of the dated will complete your delight of the comprehensive tour of the city.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.50
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$264.50

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Wednesday

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Wednesday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (2 hour) and visit of the Hermitage Museum (2 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (6 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$618.00
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$618.00
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Join-in Tour: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Platinum Program)

Join-in Tour: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Platinum Program)

7-day tour with airport transfer and daily hotel pick up and hotel drop off. 1 day includes meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day 2 includes exploring Moscow with a visit to the Kremlin and the Armory, hotel picks up and drop off and a welcome dinner. Day 3 includes a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, a metro transfer and a trip to St. Petersburg on the Sapsan high-speed train with check-in at the hotel. Day 4 includes St. Petersburg city tour and evening folk show in the Nikolaev Palace, hotel pick up and drop off. Day 5 includes a visit to the Hermitage, a boat trip along rivers and canals, hotel pick up and drop off. Day 6 includes a visit to the park and the fountains of the Peterhof, Peterhof Grand Palace, hydrofoil to get to or from Peterhof and Farewell dinner. Day 7 - Private transfer to the airport and depart.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,478.00
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$4,478.00

Saint-Petersburg Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

Saint-Petersburg Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

Explore the most notable places in Saint Petersburg and go inside the Church of the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac’s cathedrals with a private local guide. The tour is perfect for those who have a short time in St. Petersburg, as it will provide the basic understanding and the highlights of the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.70
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$107.70
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Join-in Tour: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Gold Program)

Join-in Tour: Highlights of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Gold Program)

7-day tour with airport transfer and daily hotel pick up and hotel drop off. 1 day includes meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day 2 includes exploring Moscow with a visit to the Kremlin and the Armory, hotel picks up and drop off and a welcome dinner. Day 3 includes a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, a metro transfer and a trip to St. Petersburg on the Sapsan high-speed train with check-in at the hotel. Day 4 includes St. Petersburg city tour, hotel pick up and drop off. Day 5 includes a visit to the Hermitage, hotel pick up and drop off. Day 6 includes a visit to the park and the fountains of the Peterhof, Peterhof Grand Palace, Farewell dinner. Day 7 - Private transfer to the airport and depart.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,731.00
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$3,731.00

St. Petersburg Private Tour with a visit to the Church on the Blood + Peterhof

St. Petersburg Private Tour with a visit to the Church on the Blood + Peterhof

Get to know the highlights of St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Peterhof. During a city tour, you'll see the Nicholas Naval Cathedral, the St. Petersburg State University, the Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospekt, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Menshikov Palace, the Palace Square, etc. *On Wednesday, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is closed for visits, it will be replaced by the Nicholas Naval Cathedral.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$510.00
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$510.00
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Private tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the Faberge Museum

Private tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the Faberge Museum

St. Petersburg sightseeing tour by car with photo stops and a visit to the Faberge Museum. You will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Nevsky Prospekt, the Winter Palace, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, the Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Building of the Admiralty, the Alexander Garden, ect.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00
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St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

St.Petersburg through the eyes of it's real inhabitants and literary characters

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, I might not have particular social graces, when it comes to just small talk, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 6 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more clear it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of tour you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and literary characters to learn not just who, when and for how much but why they act as they did. Being flexible with no downtime, I unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze and educate.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.39
per group
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$615.39
per group

Private Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg Сity Tour + Peterhof & Catherine Palace

Private Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg Сity Tour + Peterhof & Catherine Palace

Shore excursion for 2 days. 1 day includes a visit to Peterhof and Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Day 2 includes a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops anda visit to the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Spilt Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. All the days you will have 1 hour free for lunch. *The start time of the tour may be adjusted depending on the arrival time of your ship.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$883.00
Price varies by group size
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$883.00
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All highlights of St. Petersburg in 5 days (hotel is not included)

All highlights of St. Petersburg in 5 days (hotel is not included)

5-day tour of the best places in St. Petersburg and its environs. You will see the main attractions of the city center and visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage Museum, the St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peterhof Palace and Park, the Catherine’s Palace, the Russian folklore show in the Nikolaev Palace with stand-up meal and a trip to night St. Petersburg.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,240.00
Price varies by group size
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$1,240.00
Price varies by group size

St. Petersburg Join-in Tour: Сity Tour + Peterhof and Catherine’s Palace

St. Petersburg Join-in Tour: Сity Tour + Peterhof and Catherine’s Palace

Shore excursion for 2 days. 1 day includes a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops and a visit to Faberge museum, as well as a visit to Peterhof and Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Day 2 includes a visit to Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral and Church of the Spilt Blood. *The start time of the tour may be adjusted depending on the arrival time of your ship.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$932.00
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$932.00
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What are Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) hours of operation?
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Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) costs USD 23.08. Guided Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) tours start around USD 23.08 per person.
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