6. St. Petersburg 1-Day Shared Coach Tour "Smart"

The Smart Tour is a budget conscious option that offers lots of benefits


The Smart Tour is a budget conscious option that offers the following benefits: a general sightseeing tour that includes flexibility, convenience and an included visit to the Hermitage Museum. Passengers may add tickets for other attractions that include Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral while on this tour. The cost is approximately $8 per attraction.
The Hermitage – The Tsar’s former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world’s premier art collections. Your two hours guided tour visits display rooms with masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael, Rembrandt, and Renoir.
Peter and Paul Fortress – Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia’s Tower of London, a place for political prisoners – including Peter the Great’s own son.
Other visits at optional entry fee:
The Peter and Paul Cathedral – The city’s tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today, only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings, icons – and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
The Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood – It was built on the spot where the Emperor was mortally wounded. The interior of the Church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.
The St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the former principal Orthodox cathedral of the country and one of the most visited city landmarks. The exterior of the Cathedral barely hints on its breathtaking interior adorned with gold, semiprecious stones, mosaics and oil paintings.
Be kindly noticed:
  • During the tour you will be able to buy tickets to the following museums: Peter & Paul Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral
  • The cathedrals are closed on WED
  • Hermitage museum is NOT available on Mon, visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Church on the Spilled Blood will be provided instead
  • This tour can be booked only for the first day of ship’s stay

Important information:
Tour De Force is one of a few Russian companies in St. Petersburg authorized by the city government (in accordance with immigration laws) to arrange services for cruise passengers who do not have Russian visas. You will not need a Russian visa if your stay in St. Petersburg is no longer than 3 days and you book tours through an appropriately licensed company like ours. All you will need to do is provide your passport details at least 5 days before you travel. The details required are as follows: Full Passenger's Name, Date of Birthday, Passport Number, Start Date and End Date of Passport and Nationality.

Cancellation policy:
At any time an Administration Fee of $30 per person will apply for cancellations for your reason. In addition, the company reserves the right to charge 5% of the total cost in relation to bank charges. Less than 15 days before a tour, you will be charged 10% of the cost of your tour. Less than 3 days, you will be charged 100% of the cost of the tour. Cost of theatre, train and airline tickets is not refundable. If you cancel your Private booking while other members of your party remain on the tour you will be refunded the difference in cost based on the revised numbers. This change  should be communicated to the company in writing and not later than 7 days prior the tour date.