Meeting with tour guide at hotel lobby. Departure to Kolomenskoye.
Kolomenskoye is the Tsar's yard or the summer estate of Russian tsars, especially beloved by the father of Peter the Great - Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, who built a wooden palace here, recognized as the "eighth wonder of the world" and the pinnacle of Russian wooden architecture. On the excursion you will be transported to the 17th century, you will see the ancient walls of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, the Sytny courtyard, the house of Peter I, the Temple of John the Baptist. You will visit the reconstructed palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, see the magnificent royal mansions, learn how people of royal blood lived during the late Russian Middle Ages, plunge into the world of court ceremonies and ambassadorial receptions, visit the grandiose royal feast, examine the male and closed to prying eyes the female half of the palace. Finally, you will join the mystical stories of this place, where traces of the legendary library of Ivan the Terrible are lost, and according to legend, a real-time portal is hiding in the ravine of the park, which once transferred the soldiers of the Golden Horde fifty years ahead.
Returning to hotel.
Departure Point Pick Up from your Hotel
Departure Time Morning
Return Details Return to your Hotel
What is included
• admission tickets;
• licensed English speaking guide.
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