Saint-Petersburg at day and night are two different cities. The buildings that you see on the banks of its rivers by day look completely different as reflections in the dark waters after dusk. And no trip to Saint-Petersburg is complete without witnessing the bridge raising that happens every night in the summer. The city bursts into life when most of its inhabitants are asleep and offers a unique perspective to its guest, especially in months of June and July – the time of the legendary White Nights.
St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress – see all of those world-famous landmarks coming to life after being illuminated by various colors – some of them look more like spaceship than museums! Some of our tourists even wonder if Russians celebrate Christmas in summer – the city comes alive in a myriad of lights, creating that warm, familiar holiday feeling everyone knows.
The bus part of the tour will end on the Neva river embankment, where the boat will be waiting. You’ll sail up and down the river and witness an unforgettable sight – drawing of the bridges over the Neva. Guests of Saint-Petersburg say that passing under the raised spans is one of the brightest memories of their trip. The bus will take you back to the hotel in the end.
Departure Point Pick up from your hotel
Departure Time Evening
Return Details Return to your hotel
What is included
Services of guide, transport, tickets
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site