Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
With a brief introduction to the history of St. Petersburg, your coach brings you to the city center, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, where you’ll enjoy the magnificent view of the Neva River and the Rostral Columns. This stop will give you a chance to take pictures of the Winter Palace and other buildings of the Hermitage Museum, as well as the St. Peter and Paul Fortress situated right across the river. The tour continues inside the fortress. Once inside the cathedral, you’ll admire the beauty of its marble columns, glittering chandeliers, and painted decor combined with carved and gilded iconostasis, to create a magnificent setting for the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.
In July 1998 the remains of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his family were also buried in this cathedral. After the guided tour of the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and Fortress grounds, you continue on a drive along the embankments of the Neva River. Continue to St. Isaac’s Cathedral for outside photo opportunity. The tour ends at St. Isaac’s Square from where your coach will take you back to the pier.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods. The terrain may be uneven or steep. It can also indicate a need for swimming in a current. Recommended only for the physically fit and adventurous.