Magnificent St. Petersburg by Van (Pre-Book and Save $20*) Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: St. Petersburg, Russia
Approx. Duration: 9 hours
Adult Pricing: $299*
Child Pricing: $229*
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Take a short drive to the city center while your guide introduces you to the history of St. Petersburg. You'll tour the ornatately decorated St. Isaac's Cathedral. After lunch, you'll visit the historical town of Pushkin and tour Catherine's Palace - the summer residence of the Tsars.
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Magnificent St. Petersburg by Van (Pre-Book and Save $20*)

Take a short drive to the city center while your guide introduces you to the history of St. Petersburg. You’ll stop on the Spit of Vasilievsky Island for an opportunity to take in the views of the Neva River, the Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace and other buildings of the Hermitage Museum, as well as St. Peter and Paul Fortress, situated right across the river. The tour continues with a drive along the Neva River embankments, passing St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Next, take a guided tour inside St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.


The interior of the cathedral is richly decorated with different kinds of marble, malachite and other semiprecious stones. After, you’ll proceed to a dining venue for lunch. In the afternoon your tour takes you outside of the city to the historical town of Pushkin. The drive will take you to the Egyptian Gates, the entrance to the Tsar’s Village. Catherine’s Palace in the Tsar’s Village ranks as one of the masterpieces of world art. From the time the palace was built until the time of the last Russian Tsar, Pushkin was used as the summer residence of the Royal Family.


In 1756, Bartelomeo Rastrelli expanded Catherine’s Palace in Baroque style. Your guided palace tour takes you through a series of magnificent rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery and, of course, the Great Hall. The parks of the estate add to the splendor of the palace, and several of them are embellished with a number of charming pavilions. The town of Pushkin is famous not only for its remarkable palace and parks, but the man it was named after. Since 1937, it has been named after Alexander Pushkin, the most celebrated poet in the country and a resident of this town at the beginning of the 19th century.


*Price reflected on NCL.com is inclusive of the Pre-Book and Save offer.
Note: This tour is done by van. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Tour order may vary. The Russian government charges a nominal fee to use your camera and video inside various palaces and museums of St. Petersburg. Fees are payable to your guide and exact change is required.
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Port: St. Petersburg, Russia
Approx. Duration: 9 hours
Adult Pricing: $299*
Child Pricing: $229*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. 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.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.