Would you like to spend a fantastic day in St. Petersburg? Are you wondering how best to arrange your 1 day tour of St.Petersburg, considering the timetable of each museum, location, the working hours?
Our tours are tailored to the best of what is offered for each day of the week. Select your day and discover an unforgettable tour of St Petersburg with a guide who will provide as much history and sightseeing as is possible in the time available. Our tours have been created from input of past satisfied customers and your enjoyment is our highest priority.
However, these tours always remain flexible, just like all the services that K Joy Travel provides! Please let us know of you personal preferences and we will customize a tour specially for you.

Monday

St. Petersburg Enigma

St. Petersburg has always been known as the most enigmatic Russian city - city, steeped in legends and wrapped in a shroud of mystery! During this tour you will get involved into the intricate history of this amazing city, you  will visit all the most famous and beautiful places of interest of St.Petersburg, while our expert guide will share all the most interesting legends, folk stories and myths of St. Petersburg with you!

So what’s included?

You will take an extended and so exciting sightseeing city tour by luxury coach, visiting such highlights of St. Petersburg, as Peter and Paul’s Fortress and Peter and Paul’s Cathedral within its territory! Both, the cathedral and the fortress are historically significant  because the fortress is the “birthplace” of St. Petersburg and a former Russian political prison, while the cathedral is the last resting place of the Romanovs, including Tsar Nicholas II and his family, brutally slaughtered in Siberia at the end of the Communist revolution at the turn of the last Century. This place is truly steeped in history and it will not fail to move you.

Another sight you will enjoy during this tour is the ornate gem of St. Petersburg -  the breathtaking and lavish Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, covered in inlaid mosaic and decorated with multi colored enamel onion domes. We  assure  you  that  you  will  remember this cathedral forever!

Then we will take you to the fourth tallest domed cathedral In the world – the incomparable St. Isaac’s. You will also be impressed by this stunning church, decorated with gigantic one-piece granite columns weighing over 100 tons each!

Though it always stays optional, but to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry we also include a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets and a metro ride into the tour. St. Petersburg metro will surprise you! You will never see such a majestic, extraordinary subway as here anywhere else. It is the deepest and the most ornate and beautiful in the world. It is sometimes referred to as Underground Palace, or the Palace for the People. 

Finally, we will take you to the most controversial museum In St. Petersburg - Yusupov Palace!

Initially built for Russia’s richest aristocratic dynasty - the Yusupovs, the palace is most notorious as the site of Gregory Rasputin’s murder!!! We will make sure that you, our valued guests, become totally immersed in the intricate mystery that surrounds the assassination of Rasputin - the “spiritual mentor” and friend of the last Tsar of Imperial Russia - Nicolas II, and his beloved wife Alexandra. You will hear first hand how the plot was hatched to kill Rasputin - by the last owner of the palace - Prince Felix Yusupov, and the bizarre manner in which it was carried out! Indeed, the assassination of “the mad monk of Russia” is still as shocking and hair raising an event today, as it was when it shocked the country a hundred years ago!  You will not be disappointed – that is our guarantee!

We assure you, that by the end of our city tour, you will get an excellent overview of this fantastic city! You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well may interesting myths and legends! 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!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  •  9.00 - Meet your guide at the ship
  •  9.00-13.00 - Classic Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a metro  ride and a visit to the local farmer’s market and inside visits to:
  • Peter and Paul’s Cathedral (in the territory of Peter and Paul’s Fortress)
  • Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral 
  • 13.00-14.00 - Lunch
  •  14.20-16.00 - Inside visit to Yusupov Palace 
  •  17.00- Drive back to the ship
N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 260 180 150 135 125 115
Price per person, EUR 225 150 120 110 100 95

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for the groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Monday

Monday best

We begin our Monday Tour by taking a journey in an air-conditioned coach to orient you to this rather large city.  Your personal guide will explain to you the layout of St Petersburg's diverse precincts and provide you with a historical overview that will be useful to you throughout the day.

We will visit the Russian style Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, with it's inlaid mosaics and gold onion domes; St Isaac's Cathedral, the fourth tallest domed cathedral in the world; wander through two of the Tzar's summer residences - Peter the Great's "Great Russian Versailles" and Catherine the Great's uniquely opulent Catherine Palace.

At the "Tsar's Village", or Tsarskoye Selo, you will see the Catherine Palace, a preferred residence of the Tsaritsa Catherine the Great.  The Palace features an abundance of gold in every room but it is the Amber Room that is sure to impress.  Peterhof is an architectural marvel, so often compared to Versailles of France.  You will walk through the fountain park along the banks of the Gulf of Finland and visit the Peterhof Summer Palace, European in it's Grand Style - but undoubtedly Russian.

Traveling on a speedy hydrofoil boat, you will see St Petersburg's city center and also the city's modern residential areas.  To experience the life of the people, we will take you to a local farmer's market and experience the Metro.  Our Metro is built with marble and lit by chandeliers and referred to as "The People's Palace" by the Soviets.

On our Monday Tour, you will experience as much beauty, opulence and history as we can pack in one day!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 8.30 - 10.00 - Meet your guide at the ship. Classic Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city and a visit to the local farmer’s market (optional) and a Metro (subway) ride.
  • 10.00-10.30- Inside visit to Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood Cat edral
  • 10.30-11.30 - Drive to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) to see Catherine Palace
  • 11.30-13.00 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 13.00-14.00 - Drive to Peterhof
  • 14.00-15.00 - break for lunch (can be shorter)
  • 15.00-16.30 - Walk in the Upper and Lower Parks of Peterhof
  • 16.30-17.00 - Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 17.30-18.00 - Inside visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • 18.00-19.00 - Drive back to the ship with optional shopping on the way

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 315 225 195 175 165 155
Price per person, EUR 265 195 165 145 135 130

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for the group with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Monday

Royal summer

Are you tired of a bustling city? Would you like to change your environment and hide away in the country? Then join our «Royal Summer Residences» tour!

This wonderful day you will spend wandering through Tsars’ magnificent summer residences! There are many of such grand residences around St. Petersburg, but the two most spectacular among them are Peterhof and Catherine Palace. During this tour we promise you we will visit both!

First we will take you to the breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. Here, you will be astounded by the wonders of the Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling, while the opulent golden layering in every hall will quite astonish you.

Then we will travel “Great Russian Versailles” - Peterhof- built by the visionary founder of our city, Peter the Great! The grandeur of the Emperor’s favourite garden is unmistakable! 

You will take a serene walk along the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Upper and Lower Parks. You will see why this fabulous architectural marvel has been compared with Versailles, as you wander through spectacular marine landscapes, amazing grounds with lots of flowers and sparkling water trick fountains!

Tour of Peterhof is a not be missed attraction!

We will travel back to the city by a hydrofoil speed boat, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also some of St. Petersburg’s most modern residential areas.

This speedy ride is always much fun! You will enjoy it!

Together will also take a metro (subway) ride that will reveal the unexpected. You will be amazed by the St. Petersburg Metro – it is like no other subway in the world because the stations were built by the Communists as a monument to the people -  spectacular, splendid and over the top ornate! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

Spend a fabulous day with K Joy Travel walking through the Amber and golden rooms of uniquely opulent Catherine palace, spectacular marine landscapes in Peterhof, amazing gardens with lots of flowers and sparkling fountains! Unforgettable experience!

Enjoy your time with K JOY Travel! Contact us soon to arrange this St. Petersburg «Royal Summer Residences» tour!

  • 9.00 - Meet your guide at the ship
  • 9.00-10.50 - Drive to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) to see Catherine Palace with a metro (subway) ride on the way (optional)
  • 11.00-12.30 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 12.30-13.30 - Drive to Peterhof
  • 13.30-14.30 - Lunch
  • 14.30-16.00 - Walk the Upper and Lower Fountain Parks of Peterhof
  • 16.00-16.30 -Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 17.00 - Drive back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 280 195 165 155 145 135
Price per person, EUR 235 165 140 130 120 110

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ), hydrofoil.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

A hydrofoil ride can me eliminated as you request. In this case the price will be reduced.

Monday

Moscow tour

Your day will begin early, with your guide meeting you at your cruise ship in St. Petersburg to take you to the rail way station in an air -conditioned vehicle. This guide will accompany you throughout your journey.  To reach Moscow in 4 hours, you will travel via a comfortable speed train.  After arrival, you will be introduced the amazing city of Moscow with a sightseeing tour by car, and  provided with a local guide who has in-depth knowledge of the culture and history.

The first visit will be to the Armoury.  This is a museum that houses a priceless collection of art from the 5th Century: royal jewels and crowns, diplomatic gifts, Faberge Eggs, imperial thrones and carriages.   It holds a treasure trove of the Tsars and provides an incomparable journey into Russian history, art and culture.

From the Armoury, we will walk into the heart  and soul of the city, the Red Square.  Certainly the most famous site in Russia and where you will see the Kremlin, St Basil's Cathedral and other beautiful examples of  architecture. The Red Square has been a sacred and politically significant landmark for hundreds of years, and is certain to impress.

You will return to St Petersburg by the speed train "Sapsan" and your driver will be waiting to return you to your cruise ship.

  • 6.00 - Meeting at the ship
  • 6.45-10.35 - Travel to Moscow by train
  • 10.40- 13.00 - Meeting the guide. Sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car
  • 13.00-14.00 - break for lunch
  • Walking tour:
  • 14.30- 15.30 - Tour of the Armoury
  • 16.00-17.00 - Tour of Kremlin ground.Visit to Kremlin. Kremlin cathedrals
  • 17.00-18.00 - Tour of the Red square
  • 18.15 - Going back to the railway station by metro
  • 19.25-23.25 - Travel back to St.Petersburg by train
  • 00.00 - back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 615 490 435 400 380 370
Price per person, EUR 525 410 365 340 330 320
  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour
  • Door-to-door service
  • Driver service and transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro (subway )
  • Train tickets - round trip
  • Transfers from the ship to the railway station/from the railway station to the ship
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour  
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people

 

Tuesday

Tuesday best

Basing on our previous customers references and advices as well as on our own experience, we discovered that this the best and most popular tour of St. Petersburg for Tuesday.

All the most interesting and famous sites, that should not be missed in St. Petersburg and possible to visit on Tuesday are included!

During an extended sightseeing city tour by luxury coach you will learn a lot of interesting stories, legends and historical facts of St.Petersburg.

You will visit such three brilliant churches of the city as the classically  Russian, immensely colorful Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood - with its marvelous inlaid mosaics and bright enamel onion domes, marvelous Peter and Paul's Cathedral within Peter and Paul’s Fortress – often referred to as the birthplace of St. Petersburg, while the cathedral is a resting place of Russian royal family of the Romanovs’, and the fourth tallest domed cathedral In the world  decorated with gigantic one-piece granite columns weighing over 100 tons each!

We will of course cover the State Hermitage museum- one of the greatest and most prestigious museums in the world. When you travel with K Joy, we will make sure that you see all of the highlights of the Hermitage, including  the gorgeous state rooms of the Russian royalty, even though it is massive, intimidating, and certainly Russia's largest museum! We guarantee it!

We will wander through the Tsar Peter the Great’s magnificent summer residence -“Great Russian Versailles”. You will take a serene walk along the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Park, replete with fountains, flower gardens, palaces and sculptures. It is a fascinating and grand place to see and relax in! Peterhof is an attraction not be missed! 

We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas.

In addition to visiting the most distinguished and famous sites of St. Petersburg you will also experience a little bit of «modern» busy everyday life St.Petersburg. We will first take you to one of the local farmer’s markets. Then you will take a metro (subway) ride that will reveal the unexpected. You will be amazed by the St. Petersburg Metro – it is like no other subway in the world because the stations were built by the Communists as a monument to the people -  spectacular, splendid and over the top ornate! St.Petersburg metro is quite an experience!

During this beautiful sites of St. Petersburg, learn a lot of history and enjoy the benefit of our highly experienced tour guide!

We guarantee you will experience all the highlights of St. Petersburg possible to see on Tuesday.

Come and get your best Tuesday experience with K Joy Travel!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 8.00- 10.00 - Meeting at the ship. Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops and a visit to the local farmer’s market (optional).
  • 10.00-12.00 - Specially prearranged Early Entry to the State Hermitage Museum. Inside guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
  • 12.00-12.20 - Inside tour to Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
  • 12.30-13.00 - short break for lunch
  • 13.30-14.00 - Inside tour of Peter and Paul’s Cathedral within the territory of Peter and Paul’s Fortress
  • 14.30-15.00 - Inside tour of St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • 15.00-16.00 - Driving to Peterhof with a metro (subway) ride on the way
  • 16.00-17.30 - Walk in the Peterhof Upper and Lower Parks
  • 17.30-18.00 - Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 18.00-19.00 - Driving back to the ship with optional shopping on the way.
N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 335 245 210 195 180 170
Price per person, EUR 285 205 180 165 155 145

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged "early entrance" to the Hermitage.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, hydrofoil,metro.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour .
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones if the group exceeds 8 people.
  • Happiness :)

Timing may vary upon your request.

A hydrofoil ride can be eliminated upon your request. In this case the price will be reduced.

Tuesday

Grand tour

Are looking for grand experience? Would you like to spend a fantastic day in St.Petersburg?

Having talked to our previous customers about their best experiences, we’ve found out that the Grand Tour is one of their most enjoyable and amazing experiences. It has become our «top» one day tour of St. Petersburg! 

And you are very welcome to join us on the tour!

So what will you see?

During this tour you will find out a lot interesting facts from Russian history and culture and art. You will learn of common local people’s everyday life, will be able to ask any questions.

Firstly, even before the general opening hours of the museum we will visit “the treasure of St. Petersburg”- the State Hermitage! Even though it is massive, intimidating, and certainly Russia's largest museum, we will make sure that you see all of the highlights of the Hermitage, in a relatively short time, including  the gorgeous state rooms of the Russian royalty! We guarantee it!

During our fabulous sightseeing city tour of St. Petersburg you will experience its most famous sites that are steeped in history and culture! Among them is our metro (subway)! St. Petersburg Metro will reveal the unexpected. You will be amazed! It is like no other subway in the world -  spectacular, splendid and over the top ornate! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

Together with our guide you will visit three most famous churches of the city: Peter and Paul's Cathedral - the last resting place of the Romanovs, including Tsar Nicholas II and his family, magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, famous for the huge granite one-piece columns it is decorated with, and the spectacular, bright enamel, onion-domed Cathedral of Our Savior On Spilled Blood -  an ornate old Russian style church, covered in inlaid mosaic

Our Grand Tour will let you experience all of these beautiful sites of St. Petersburg, while also learning about daily life, as it is lived today, in our city within one day!

Discover St. Petersburg with K Joy Travel and experience a world famous art gallery with one of our expert guides - masters in Art History!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

  • 9.00 - Meet your guide at the ship
  • 9.40- 12.00 - Early entrance to the Hermitage Museum to avoid the crowds, and prior to the opening hours of the museum. Tour of the museum.
  • 12.20-13.20 - break for lunch (can be shorter)
  • 13.30-16.30 - Classic Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city and inside visits to:

-Peter and Paul’s Cathedral (in the territory of Peter and Paul’s Fortress)
-Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
-St. Isaac’s Cathedral
-A metro ride (subway)

  • 17.00 - Back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 275 190 160 145 135 125
Price per person, EUR 235 160 135 125 115 105

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged “early entrance” to the Hermitage.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request. 

Prices reflect early entrance.  If you wish to tour during regular business hours, the cost will be reduced.

 

Tuesday

Imperial residences

We invite you to join us on this majestic tour and enjoy St. Petersburg with K Joy Travel!

This is one of our long-lived tours - very popular, often required! Truly unforgettable experience!

It is a full day tour, that will let you see two of the brilliant and most famous Russian Imperial  residences: a winter residence - the Winter Palace, nowadays included into the ensemble of the State Hermitage museum, and a summer residence in beautiful Peterhof.

Firstly, we will travel to the South -West of St. Petersburg to Peterhof. You will soon see why this eccentric yet fabulous architectural marvel has been compared so often with Versailles, as you walk along the banks of the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Park and visit the magnificent Peterhof Grand Summer Palace. Envisioned and built by the first Russian Emperor – the eccentric  “progressive,” Peter the Great, Peterhof is European in the “grand “ style; and yet, it is unmistakably “Russian!”

You will admire spectacular marine landscapes, shady green alleys, amazing grounds with lots of flowers and sparkling water trick fountains!

It will certainly become one of the highlights of your Russian experience!

We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas.  

Besides, to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry, we will take you on  a “magic” metro (subway) ride.  You will be amazed because the St. Petersburg metro is is like no other subway in the world. It is like a museum with each station architecturally unique. Each one is spectacular, and over the top ornate in the Stalinist style! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

We we will then visit  the world-famous State Hermitage museum! The museum possesses a tremendous collection from Classical to Modern art! Although the Hermitage is enormous and houses priceless Rembrandts and Picassos among its treasure trove, we guarantee we will make sure, that you, our valued guests, see all of its highlights, including the Artistic Masterpieces and the gorgeous state rooms of the Russian royalty! 

The main benefit of this tour is that beside visiting such big landmarks as the Hermitage, the Winter palace and Peterhof, the tour will let you see the old historical area of the city, its modern residential districts and with people’s country houses with gardens around - famous datchas.

You will even experience a little bit of the hustle, bustle daily life of St. Petersburg while taking a metro ride!

Choose this amazing experience! Spend an amazing day on an amazing tour with K JOY Travel!

Please Contact us for more information. We will do the rest!

 

  • 9.00 - Meet your guide at the ship
  • 9.00-10.00 - Drive to Peterhof with a metro (subway) ride on the way (optional)
  • 10.00-12.00 - Early entrance to the Grand Peterhof Summer Palace to avoid the crowds, and prior to the opening hours of the museum.  Tour the palace.
  • 12.00-13.00 - break for lunch 
  • 13.00-14.30 - Walk the Upper and Lower Fountain Parks of Peterhof
  • 14.30-15.00 - Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 15.15-17.30 - Tour of the State Hermitage Museum
  • 18.00 - back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 285 205 170 155 145 135
Price per person, EUR 240 175 145 130 120 110

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged “early entrance” to the Grand Peterhof Summer Palace.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ), hydrofoil.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones if the group exceeds 8 people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Prices reflect early entrance.  If you wish to tour during regular business hours, the cost will be reduced.

A hydrofoil ride can be eliminated upon your request. In this case the price will be deducted.

Tuesday

St. Petersburg Enigma

St. Petersburg has always been known as the most enigmatic Russian city - city, steeped in legends and wrapped in a shroud of mystery! During this tour you will get involved into the intricate history of this amazing city, you  will visit all the most famous and beautiful places of interest of St.Petersburg, while our expert guide will share all the most interesting legends, folk stories and myths of St. Petersburg with you!

So what’s included?

You will take an extended and so exciting sightseeing city tour by luxury coach, visiting such highlights of St. Petersburg, as Peter and Paul’s Fortress and Peter and Paul’s Cathedral within its territory! Both, the cathedral and the fortress are historically significant  because the fortress is the “birthplace” of St. Petersburg and a former Russian political prison, while the cathedral is the last resting place of the Romanovs, including Tsar Nicholas II and his family, brutally slaughtered in Siberia at the end of the Communist revolution at the turn of the last Century. This place is truly steeped in history and it will not fail to move you.

Another sight you will enjoy during this tour is the ornate gem of St. Petersburg -  the breathtaking and lavish Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, covered in inlaid mosaic and decorated with multi colored enamel onion domes. We  assure  you  that  you  will  remember this cathedral forever!

Then we will take you to the fourth tallest domed cathedral In the world – the incomparable St. Isaac’s. You will also be impressed by this stunning church, decorated with gigantic one-piece granite columns weighing over 100 tons each!

Though it always stays optional, but to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry we also include a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets and a metro ride into the tour. St. Petersburg metro will surprise you! You will never see such a majestic, extraordinary subway as here anywhere else. It is the deepest and the most ornate and beautiful in the world. It is sometimes referred to as Underground Palace, or the Palace for the People. 

Finally, we will take you to the most controversial museum In St. Petersburg - Yusupov Palace!

Initially built for Russia’s richest aristocratic dynasty - the Yusupovs, the palace is most notorious as the site of Gregory Rasputin’s murder!!! We will make sure that you, our valued guests, become totally immersed in the intricate mystery that surrounds the assassination of Rasputin - the “spiritual mentor” and friend of the last Tsar of Imperial Russia - Nicolas II, and his beloved wife Alexandra. You will hear first hand how the plot was hatched to kill Rasputin - by the last owner of the palace - Prince Felix Yusupov, and the bizarre manner in which it was carried out! Indeed, the assassination of “the mad monk of Russia” is still as shocking and hair raising an event today, as it was when it shocked the country a hundred years ago!  You will not be disappointed – that is our guarantee!

We assure you, that by the end of our city tour, you will get an excellent overview of this fantastic city! You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well may interesting myths and legends! 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!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 9.00 - Meet with a guide at the ship
  • 9.00-13.00 - Classic Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a metro ride and a visit to the local farmer’s market and inside visits to:
  • Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in the territory of Peter and Paul’s Fortress
  • Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral 
  • 13.00-14.00 - Lunch
  • 14.20-16.00 - Inside visit to Yusupov Palace 
  • 17.00 - Drive back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 260 180 150 135 125 115
Price per person, EUR 225 150 120 110 100 95

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Tuesday

Moscow tour

Your day starts when early in the morning our guide will meet you right at your cruise ship in St. Petersburg and take you to the railway station by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide will accompany you during the whole trip to Moscow. 

To reach Moscow you will enjoy a comfortable speed train ride. In 4 hours the train will bring you to the brilliant Russian capital!

You will first of all take a wonderful sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car with a local guide and learn a lot of interesting facts and stories of this amazing city, steeped in Russian culture and history.

You will visit the most famous Moscow treasure - the Armoury. The museum houses a priceless collection of art from ancient 5th century till 20th: royal jewelry, diplomatic presents, Faberge eggs, Imperial carriages, thrones and crowns. It is a veritable treasure trove of the Tsars and an incomparable journey into Russian history, culture and art.

And, even though the museum is big and can be intimidating without guidance, with K Joy Travel’s highly knowledgeable guide by your side, we guarantee you will see all of the Armoury's highlights.

You continue the tour walking and admiring the most famous place of interest in Moscow- the Red square -it is certainly impossible to imagine a tour of Moscow without seeing it. Indeed, it is the heart of the city. 

During the tour of the Red square, you will see all of its historically significant buildings, beautiful cathedrals and visit spectacular Kremlin. 

Such a fascinating and grand place to see! This place is truly impressive and it will not fail to move you.

The same day you come back to St.Petersburg by a speed train «Sapsan». 

Your private corteous driver will pick you up in St.Petersburg and bring you back to your cruise ship.

 

  • 6.00 - Meeting at the ship
  • 6.45-10.35 - Travel to Moscow by train
  • 10.40 - 13.00 - Meeting the guide. Sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car
  • 13.00-14. 00 - break for lunch
  • Walking tour:
  • 14.30- 15.30 - Tour of the Armoury
  • 16.00-17.00 - Tour of Kremlin ground.Visit to Kremlin. Kremlin cathedrals
  • 17.00-18.00 - Tour of the Red square
  • 18.15 - Going back to the railway station by metro
  • 19.25-23.25 - Travel back to St.Petersburg by train
  • 00.00 - back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 620 490 435 400 380 370
Price per person, EUR 525 410 365 340 330 320
  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour
  • Driver service and transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro (subway)
  • Train tickets - round trip
  • Transfers from the ship to the railway station/from the railway station to the ship
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour  
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people

 

Wednesday

Wednesday best

Would you like to spend an unforgettable Wednesday in St. Petersburg? Looking for a perfect tour that would include all the highlights of St. Petersburg possible to see on Wednesday? Then this tour is what you need!

This tour is aimed to cover all the most famous sites and attractions of the city, open to visitors on the day.

So, what is included?

To orient you with our rather large and sprawling city we determined from prior experience that it is best to start with a sightseeing city tour by comfortable air-conditioned coach, with your personal guide explaining to you the layout of the city’s diverse precincts, and teaching you interesting historical facts that will be of great use to you later on the tour. 

Among most distinguished places of interest we will cover is the State Hermitage museum - Russia’s largest museum.

This museum houses the greatest collection of historical European artifacts in the world, and is a veritable treasure trove of the Tsars. Arguably, it also holds the greatest collection of European Art in the world from Rembrandt to Picasso. And you will have the opportunity to see all of its highlights! Our guide will show you all of the Hermitage “gems!”

We will then wander through the Tsars’ magnificent summer residences, including Peter the Great’s “Great Russian Versailles,” and Catherine the Great’s uniquely opulent Catherine Palace.

You will take a walk in one of the greatest parks of Russia, and indeed the world, among hand crafted fountains, statuary, and gorgeous trees, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland. It is a place of great serenity and opulence - the best of all we have in St. Petersburg – Peterhof – built by Peter the Great to rival the magnificence of Versailles! You will admire spectacular marine landscapes, amazing grounds with lots of flowers. The grandeur of the Emperor’s favourite park is unmistakable!

Next, you will travel to another famous summer residence of Russian royalty - Tsarskoye Selo - Tsar's Village. The crown jewel of this residence is the fantastic breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. You will be astounded by the wonders of the Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling , while the opulent golden decor in every room will not let you forget this palace ever! Catherine Palace is an unforgettable experience!

We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas. 

To let you experience  a little bit go local everyday life and to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry, we will first take you to one of the local farmer’s markets. Then your guide will take you to a local attraction - St. Petersburg metro. You will be amazed! It is like a museum with each station architecturally unique. Yes, St. Petersburg subway stations resemble the state rooms of a royal palace, opulent with marble, chandeliers and sculptures – bequeathed to the proletariat by the Soviet leadership! Our “Metro” is unique, and we want to make sure you experience this modern attraction – our living link with our Soviet past - that lies beneath our great city!

So, this tour is designed to cover not just the most famous sites and attractions of the city, but also many more less famous but equally majestic places that other tours simply do not include. Indeed, on this tour, we guarantee that you will experience the maximum that St. Petersburg can reasonably offer you on Wednesday and enjoy the benefit of our highly experienced tour guide!

We invite you to join us on Wednesday to get the best Wednesday experience!

Enjoy you precious time with K Joy Travel!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 8.00- Meeting your guide at the ship.
  • 8.00-9.50 - Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a visit to the farmer’s market and a metro ride.
  • 9.55- 11.30 - Inside visit to the Hermitage Museum - Specially prearranged "Early entrance" to the Hermitage - before general opening hours, to avoid big crowds.
  • 12.00-12.30 - short break for lunch.
  • 13.00-13.30 - Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil.
  • 13.30-15.00 - Walk in Peterhof Upper and Lower Parks.
  • 15.00-16.00 - Driving to Tsarskoye Selo.
  • 16.00-17.30 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room).
  • 17.30-19.00 - Driving back to the ship with optional shopping on the way.
N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 325 240 205 185 175 165
Price per person, EUR 275 200 170 155 145 135

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged "early entrance" to the Hermitage.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, hydrofoil,metro (subway).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour .
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa.
  • All local taxes and port fees.
  • Headphones if the group exceeds 8 people.
  • Enthusiasm :)

Timing may vary upon your request.

A hydrofoil ride can be eliminated upon your request. In this case the price will be reduced.

Wednesday

Royal summer

Are you tired of a bustling city? Would you like to change your environment and hide away in the country? Then join our «Royal Summer Residences» tour!

This wonderful day you will spend wandering through Tsars’ magnificent summer residences! There are many of such grand residences around St. Petersburg, but the two most spectacular among them are Peterhof and Catherine Palace. During this tour we promise you we will visit both!

First we will take you to the breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. Here, you will be astounded by the wonders of the Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling, while the opulent golden layering in every hall will quite astonish you.

Then we will travel “Great Russian Versailles” - Peterhof- built by the visionary founder of our city, Peter the Great! The grandeur of the Emperor’s favourite garden is unmistakable! 

You will take a serene walk along the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Upper and Lower Parks. You will see why this fabulous architectural marvel has been compared with Versailles, as you wander through spectacular marine landscapes, amazing grounds with lots of flowers and sparkling water trick fountains!

Tour of Peterhof is a not be missed attraction!

We will travel back to the city by a hydrofoil speed boat, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also some of St. Petersburg’s most modern residential areas.

This speedy ride is always much fun! You will enjoy it!

Together will also take a metro (subway) ride that will reveal the unexpected. You will be amazed by the St. Petersburg Metro – it is like no other subway in the world because the stations were built by the Communists as a monument to the people -  spectacular, splendid and over the top ornate! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

Spend a fabulous day with K Joy Travel walking through the Amber and golden rooms of uniquely opulent Catherine palace, spectacular marine landscapes in Peterhof, amazing gardens with lots of flowers and sparkling fountains! Unforgettable experience!

Enjoy your time with K JOY Travel! Contact us soon to arrange this St. Petersburg “«Royal Summer Residences» tour!

  • 9.00 - Meet your guide at the ship
  •  9.00-10.50 - Drive to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) to see Catherine Palace with a metro (subway) ride on the way (optional)
  • 11.00-12.30 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 12.30-13.30 - Drivie to Peterhof
  • 13.30-14.30 - Lunch
  • 14.30-16.00 - Walk the Upper and Lower Fountain Parks of Peterhof
  • 16.00-16.30 - Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 17.00 - Drive back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 280 195 165 155 145 135
Price per person, EUR 235 165 140 130 120 110

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ), hydrofoil.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request. A hydrofoil ride can me eliminated as you request. In this case the price will be reduced.

Wednesday

Imperial residences

We invite you to join us on this majestic tour and enjoy St. Petersburg with K Joy Travel!

This is one of our long-lived tours - very popular, often required! Truly unforgettable experience!

It is a full day tour, that will let you see two of the brilliant and most famous Russian Imperial  residences: a winter residence - the Winter Palace, nowadays included into the ensemble of the State Hermitage museum, and a summer residence in beautiful Peterhof.

Firstly, we will travel to the South -West of St. Petersburg to Peterhof. You will soon see why this fabulous architectural marvel has been compared so often with Versailles, as you walk along the banks of the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Park and visit the magnificent Peterhof Grand Summer Palace. Envisioned and built by the first Russian Emperor – the eccentric  “progressive,” Peter the Great, Peterhof is European in the “grand “ style; and yet, it is unmistakably “Russian!”

You will admire spectacular marine landscapes, shady green alleys, amazing grounds with lots of flowers and sparkling water trick fountains!

It will certainly become one of the highlights of your Russian experience!

We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas.  

Besides, to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry, we will take you on  a “magic” metro (subway) ride.  You will be amazed because the St. Petersburg metro is is like no other subway in the world. It is like a museum with each station architecturally unique. Each one is spectacular, and over the top ornate in the Stalinist style! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

We we will then visit  the world-famous State Hermitage museum! The museum possesses a tremendous collection from Classical to Modern art! Although the Hermitage is enormous and houses priceless Rembrandts and Picassos among its treasure trove, we guarantee we will make sure, that you, our valued guests, see all of its highlights, including the Artistic Masterpieces and the gorgeous state rooms of the Russian royalty! 

The tour will let you visit such big landmarks as the Hermitage, the Winter palace and Peterhof, as well as see the old historical area of the city, its modern residential districts and with people’s country houses with gardens around - famous datchas. You will even experience a little bit of the hustle, bustle daily life of St. Petersburg while taking a metro ride!

Choose this amazing experience! Spend an amazing day on an amazing tour with K JOY Travel!

Please Contact us for more information. We will do the rest!

  • 9.00-Meet your guide at the ship
  • 9.00-10.00-Drive to Peterhof with a metro (subway) ride on the way (optional)
  • 10.00-12.00- Early entrance to the Grand Peterhof Summer Palace to avoid the crowds, and prior to the opening hours of the museum.  Tour the palace. 
  • 12.00-13.00-break for lunch
  • 13.00-14.30-Walk in the Peterhof Fountain Upper and Lower Parks
  • 14.30-15.00- Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 15.15-17.30- Tour of the State Hermitage Museum
  • 18.00- back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 285 205 170 155 145 135
Price per person, EUR 240 175 145 130 120 110

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged “early entrance” to the Grand Peterhof Summer Palace.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ), hydrofoil.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Prices reflect early entrance.  If you wish to tour during regular business hours, the cost will be reduced. A hydrofoil ride can be eliminated upon your request. In this case the price will be deducted.

Wednesday

Moscow tour

Your day starts when early in the morning our guide will meet you right at your cruise ship in St. Petersburg and take you to the railway station by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide will accompany you during the whole trip to Moscow. 

To reach Moscow you will enjoy a comfortable speed train ride. In 4 hours the train will bring you to the brilliant Russian capital!

You will first of all take a wonderful sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car with a local guide and learn a lot of interesting facts and stories of this amazing city, steeped in Russian culture and history.

You will visit the most famous Moscow treasure - the Armoury. The museum houses a priceless collection of art from ancient 5th century till 20th: royal jewelry, diplomatic presents, Faberge eggs, Imperial carriages, thrones and crowns. It is a veritable treasure trove of the Tsars and an incomparable journey into Russian history, culture and art.

And, even though the museum is big and can be intimidating without guidance, with K Joy Travel’s highly knowledgeable guide by your side, we guarantee you will see all of the Armoury's highlights.

You continue the tour walking and admiring the most famous place of interest in Moscow- the Red square -it is certainly impossible to imagine a tour of Moscow without seeing it. Indeed, it is the heart of the city. 

During the tour of the Red square, you will see all of its historically significant buildings, beautiful cathedrals and visit spectacular Kremlin. 

Such a fascinating and grand place to see! This place is truly impressive and it will not fail to move you.

The same day you come back to St.Petersburg by a speed train «Sapsan». 

Your private corteous driver will pick you up in St.Petersburg and bring you back to your cruise ship.

 

  • 6.00 - Meeting at the ship
  • 6.45-10.35 - Travel to Moscow by train
  • 10.40- 13.00 - Meeting the guide. Sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car
  • 13.00-14.00 - break for lunch
  • Walking tour:
  • 14.30- 15.30 - Tour of the Armoury
  • 16.00-17.00 - Tour of Kremlin ground.Visit to Kremlin. Kremlin cathedrals
  • 17.00-18.00 - Tour of the Red square
  • 18.15-Going back to the railway station by metro
  • 19.25-23.25 - Travel back to St.Petersburg by train
  • 00.00 - back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 620 490 435 400 380 370
Price per person, EUR 525 410 365 340 330 320
  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour
  • Driver service and transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro (subway)
  • Train tickets - round trip
  • Transfers from the ship to the railway station/from the railway station to the ship
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour  
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people

 

Thursday to Sunday

St. Petersburg Enigma

St. Petersburg has always been known as the most enigmatic Russian city - city, steeped in legends and wrapped in a shroud of mystery! During this tour you will get involved into the intricate history of this amazing city, you  will visit all the most famous and beautiful places of interest of St.Petersburg, while our expert guide will share all the most interesting legends, folk stories and myths of St. Petersburg with you!

So what’s included?

You will take an extended and so exciting sightseeing city tour by luxury coach, visiting such highlights of St. Petersburg, as Peter and Paul’s Fortress and Peter and Paul’s Cathedral within its territory! Both, the cathedral and the fortress are historically significant  because the fortress is the “birthplace” of St. Petersburg and a former Russian political prison, while the cathedral is the last resting place of the Romanovs, including Tsar Nicholas II and his family, brutally slaughtered in Siberia at the end of the Communist revolution at the turn of the last Century. This place is truly steeped in history and it will not fail to move you.

Another sight you will enjoy during this tour is the ornate gem of St. Petersburg -  the breathtaking and lavish Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, covered in inlaid mosaic and decorated with multi colored enamel onion domes. We  assure  you  that  you  will  remember this cathedral forever!

Then we will take you to the fourth tallest domed cathedral In the world – the incomparable St. Isaac’s. You will also be impressed by this stunning church, decorated with gigantic one-piece granite columns weighing over 100 tons each!

Though it always stays optional, but to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry we also include a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets and a metro ride into the tour. St. Petersburg metro will surprise you! You will never see such a majestic, extraordinary subway as here anywhere else. It is the deepest and the most ornate and beautiful in the world. It is sometimes referred to as Underground Palace, or the Palace for the People. 

Finally, we will take you to the most controversial museum In St. Petersburg - Yusupov Palace!

Initially built for Russia’s richest aristocratic dynasty - the Yusupovs, the palace is most notorious as the site of Gregory Rasputin’s murder!!! We will make sure that you, our valued guests, become totally immersed in the intricate mystery that surrounds the assassination of Rasputin - the “spiritual mentor” and friend of the last Tsar of Imperial Russia - Nicolas II, and his beloved wife Alexandra. You will hear first hand how the plot was hatched to kill Rasputin - by the last owner of the palace - Prince Felix Yusupov, and the bizarre manner in which it was carried out! Indeed, the assassination of “the mad monk of Russia” is still as shocking and hair raising an event today, as it was when it shocked the country a hundred years ago!  You will not be disappointed – that is our guarantee!

We assure you, that by the end of our city tour, you will get an excellent overview of this fantastic city! You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well may interesting myths and legends! 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!

Please Contact us for further information and with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 9.00 - Meet with a guide at the ship
  • 9.00-13.00 - Classic Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a metro ride and a visit to the local farmer’s market and inside visits to:
  • Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in the territory of Peter and Paul’s Fortress 
  • Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral 
  • 13.00-14.00 - Lunch
  • 14.20-16.00 - Inside visit to Yusupov Palace
  • 17.00 - Drive back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 260 180 150 135 125 115
Price per person, EUR 225 150 120 110 100 95

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ).
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Thursday to Sunday

To See the Best

You can spend months in St. Petersburg and still not experience all of this grand city’s storied history, but we assure you, that by the end of this tour, you will have seen all of St. Petersburg «treasures»! 

One of the first stops you will make during this tour is the largest museum in Russia and one of the largest and most prestigious in the world - the State Hermitage. The museum houses an amazing collection of art from Leonardo da Vinci to Picasso. It is also the treasure trove of the Tsars and an incomparable journey into Russian history, culture and art. And, even though the museum is enormous and can be intimidating without guidance, with K Joy Travel’s highly knowledgeable guide by your side, we guarantee you will see all of the Hermitage’s highlights, including the gorgeous state rooms of Russian royalty!

We will then take a sightseeing city tour, in the course of which we will travel to  the breathtaking and lavish Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, covered in inlaid mosaic and decorated with multi colored enamel onion domes. We  assure  you  that  you  will  remember  this cathedral forever!

We will then travel to the breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. Here, you will be astounded by the wonders of the Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling, while the opulent golden layering in every hall will quite astonish you.

The afternoon we will spend at the “Russian Versailles,” admiring Peter the Great’s precious gift to the Russian people - Peterhof.  The grandeur of the Emperor’s favorite residence is simply breathtaking. Situated on the banks of the Gulf of Finland,  Peterhof,  with its spectacular marine landscapes, its fantastic palace, and manicured lawns, trees, flowers and fountains, is an experience like no other. It is not to be missed!

On this tour you will also enjoy a fantastic speed hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas!

To give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg and the life of its citizenry, we will also take you to one of the local farmer’s markets and then to a modern attraction – the St. Petersburg Metro! You will be amazed because the St. Petersburg metro is like a museum with each station architecturally unique. Each one is spectacular, and over the top ornate in the Stalinist style! Some of them resemble the state rooms of a royal palace! That is why we heartily recommend this extraordinary experience!

This tour will let you see both old historic and modern residential St. Petersburg and enjoy all the most famous landmarks of this brilliant city.

So we invite you to our treasure tour of St.Petersburg and to enjoy your precious time with K JOY Travel!

For more information please Contact us by phone or email!

  • 8.30 - Meet your guide at the ship
  • 8.00-9.50 - Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a visit to the farmer’s market and a metro ride
  • 9.55- 11.30 - Early entrance to the Hermitage to avoid the crowds, and prior to the opening hours of the museum.  Tour the museum.
  • 12.00-12.30 - Inside visit to Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral
  • 12.30-13.00 - short break for lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 - Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
  • 14.30-15.30 - Walk in Peterhof Upper and Lower Fountain Parks
  • 15.30-16.30 - Drive to Tsarskoye Selo
  • 16.30-18.00 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 18.00-19.00 - Drive back to the ship with optional shopping on the way if the time permits

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 345 260 225 205 195 185
Price per person, EUR 290 220 190 175 165 155

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour, including specially prearranged “early entrance” to the Hermitage.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, hydrofoil,metro.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.

Prices reflect early entrance.  If you wish to tour during regular business hours, the cost will be reduced. 

A hydrofoil ride can be eliminated upon your request. In this case the price will be reduced.

 

Thursday to Sunday

Royal summer

Are you tired of a bustling city? Would you like to change your environment and hide away in the country? Then join our «Royal Summer Residences» tour!

This wonderful day you will spend wandering through Tsars’ magnificent summer residences! There are many of such grand residences around St. Petersburg, but the two most spectacular among them are Peterhof and Catherine Palace. During this tour we promise you we will visit both!

First we will take you to the breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. Here, you will be astounded by the wonders of the Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling, while the opulent golden layering in every hall will quite astonish you.

Then we will travel “Great Russian Versailles” - Peterhof- built by the visionary founder of our city, Peter the Great! The grandeur of the Emperor’s favourite garden is unmistakable! 

You will take a serene walk along the Gulf of Finland in the spectacular Peterhof Fountain Upper and Lower Parks. You will see why this fabulous architectural marvel has been compared with Versailles, as you wander through spectacular marine landscapes, amazing grounds with lots of flowers and sparkling water trick fountains!

Tour of Peterhof is a not be missed attraction!

We will travel back to the city by a hydrofoil speed boat, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also some of St. Petersburg’s most modern residential areas.

This speedy ride is always much fun! You will enjoy it!

Together will also take a metro (subway) ride that will reveal the unexpected. You will be amazed by the St. Petersburg Metro – it is like no other subway in the world because the stations were built by the Communists as a monument to the people -  spectacular, splendid and over the top ornate! You will never see such ostentatious metro stations anywhere else!

Spend a fabulous day with K Joy Travel walking through the Amber and golden rooms of uniquely opulent Catherine palace, spectacular marine landscapes in Peterhof, amazing gardens with lots of flowers and sparkling fountains! Unforgettable experience!

Enjoy your time with K JOY Travel! Contact us soon to arrange this St. Petersburg “«Royal Summer Residences» tour!

  • 9.00-Meet your guide at the ship
  • 9.00-10.50-Drive to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) to see Catherine Palace with a metro (subway) ride on the way (optional)
  • 11.00-12.30- Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 12.30-13.30- Drive to Peterhof
  • 13.30-14.30- Lunch
  • 14.30-16.00- Walk the Upper and Lower Fountain Parks of Peterhof
  • 16.00-16.30-Travel back to the city by hydrofoil
  • 17.00- Drive back to the ship

 

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 280 195 165 155 145 135
Price per person, EUR 235 165 140 130 120 110

The price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour.
  • Transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro ( subway ), hydrofoil.
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Private Driver for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations.
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Timing may vary as you request.  

If you wish to eliminate a hydrofoil ride, the cost will be reduced.

Thursday to Sunday

Moscow tour

Your day starts when early in the morning our guide will meet you right at your cruise ship in St. Petersburg and take you to the railway station by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide will accompany you during the whole trip to Moscow. 

To reach Moscow you will enjoy a comfortable speed train ride. In 4 hours the train will bring you to the brilliant Russian capital!

You will first of all take a wonderful sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car with a local guide and learn a lot of interesting facts and stories of this amazing city, steeped in Russian culture and history.

You will visit the most famous Moscow treasure - the Armoury. The museum houses a priceless collection of art from ancient 5th century till 20th: royal jewelry, diplomatic presents, Faberge eggs, Imperial carriages, thrones and crowns. It is a veritable treasure trove of the Tsars and an incomparable journey into Russian history, culture and art.

And, even though the museum is big and can be intimidating without guidance, with K Joy Travel’s highly knowledgeable guide by your side, we guarantee you will see all of the Armoury's highlights.

You continue the tour walking and admiring the most famous place of interest in Moscow- the Red square -it is certainly impossible to imagine a tour of Moscow without seeing it. Indeed, it is the heart of the city. 

During the tour of the Red square, you will see all of its historically significant buildings, beautiful cathedrals and visit spectacular Kremlin. 

Such a fascinating and grand place to see! This place is truly impressive and it will not fail to move you.

The same day you come back to St.Petersburg by a speed train «Sapsan». 

Your private corteous driver will pick you up in St.Petersburg and bring you back to your cruise ship.

 

  • 6.00 - Meeting at the ship
  • 6.45-10.35 - Travel to Moscow by train
  • 10.40- 13.00 - Meeting the guide. Sightseeing city tour of Moscow by car
  • 13.00-14.00 - break for lunch
  • Walking tour:
  • 14.30- 15.30 - Tour of the Armoury
  • 16.00-17.00 - Tour of Kremlin ground.Visit to Kremlin. Kremlin cathedrals
  • 17.00-18.00 - Tour of the Red square
  • 18.15 - Going back to the railway station by metro
  • 19.25-23.25 - Travel back to St.Petersburg by train
  • 00.00 - back to the ship

 

N of people 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person, US $ 620 490 435 400 380 370
Price per person, EUR 525 410 365 340 330 320
  • Admission fees to all museums in the tour
  • Driver service and transport by private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, metro (subway )
  • Train tickets - round trip
  • Transfers from the ship to the railway station/from the railway station to the ship
  • Personal Licensed Expert Guide for the entire duration of the tour  
  • Photo and video licenses for all the tour locations
  • A prepaid blanket visa
  • All local taxes and port fees
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people

 


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