Hermitage (Winter Palace) & Guided City Drive

Hermitage (Winter Palace) & Guided City Drive

Hermitage (Winter Palace) & Guided City Drive

Experience the city's highlights on a pleasant drive through St Petersburg.

You will pass the Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg's most famous street, the vast Palace Square, the University Embankment that is lined with buildings of the 18th century, an much more.

Your visit to St Petersburg would not be complete without a visit to the marvelous Hermitage Museum. With the possible exception of the Louvre, there is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety. The collection is displayed in four buildings built in the 18th-19th centuries, the home of the Russian Tsars.

Your guide will focus your attention on the highlights of the collection. The museum is especially strong in Italian Renaissance and French Impressionist paintings, as well as possessing outstanding collections of works by Rembrandt, Picasso and Matisse.

The splendor of the museum is epitomized by the grandeur of numerous reception halls, such as the Throne, Ball, Malachite and Gold Rooms.

You will be required to provide your passport details at least ten days prior to your cruise departure date to assure you receive the required visa support documents which are necessary for you to participate in this tour and will be presented to the Customs/Immigration Authorities in Russia.

Departures (Local Time)

8:30 AM (Hours: 5)


  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Museum fees


Remember to bring your camera. As an officially registered company our tour operator, provides you with visa free excursions and will meet you near your ship. According to the Russian Federation law, visas are not required for the shore excursions if you book the tour through the company officially licensed and authorized by the Russian government to receive foreign cruise passengers and to operate inside St Petersburg port area. As they are officially authorized by the Russian government they will supply you with the proper documentation: a Tour Ticket that you will present along with your passport to the customs/ immigration offices. You will need to provide your passport information for this paperwork to be completed 10 days prior to sail date.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from info@portpromotions.com which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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