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9 Day Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic Cruise
From Copenhagen, Denmark
July 13 - 22, 2019

Denmark, Germany, Estonia,
Russia, Finland & Sweden
Norwegian Getaway

St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 6 July 18, 2019, Thursday

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Today's Program

8:00 AM Panoramic St. Petersburg By Double Decker

Estimated Duration: 4 Hours.

Enjoy the amazing views of the most iconic places St. Petersburg has to offer, all from the top of a double decker bus. You'll be on board your own private Hop on Hop off tour. Eleven (11) different languages (Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish) and Five (5+) full stops, will help you discover the city's past and present. Don't wait for the bus, the bus will wait for you! Plus, your tour includes a private professional guide during the whole ride, which will be ready to assist in any questions for a deep understanding of this amazing city. Hop Off at the following Stops, walk around, take some pictures and when you are ready, Get back on board. The bus will be waiting for you:

  1. St Isaac's Cathedral
  2. Spit of Vasilevskiy Island
  3. Church at the Spilled Blood
  4. Neva Embankment
  5. Cruiser Aurora

Note: This Private hop on hop off St. Petersburg tour has been designed for scenic viewing from a private double-decker bus only: no inside visits will be conducted; only photo stops. The group departs from St. Petersburg port and stays together until the end of the tour, on the same private bus with the designated private tour guide.



1:45 PM Spilled Blood Cathedral & Waterways

Estimated Duration: 4-1/4 Hours.

This tour offers you an exciting opportunity to view St. Petersburg from a completely different angle. You'll see the city from the water surrounding its numerous squares, monuments and palaces. Your coach will bring you to the pier in the city center, where you'll start a fascinating journey through the rivers and canals of the 'Venice of the North.' Visit the magnificent Cathedral on Spilled Blood, built in 1907 on the spot where the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. In a strikingly original way, the architect incorporated all the features of old Russian churches, embellishing it in exuberant style with ornate decorations loosely modeled on St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. The area covered by mosaics is about 23,000 square feet, believed to be the largest indoor mosaic work in the world. The best painters, masters of mosaic, stone carving, ceramic and enamel of the 19th-20th centuries, took part in the decoration of the church. An outstanding feature of the interior decor is a variety of Italian colored marble and Russian semi-precious stones. The painstaking restoration of the church started in 1974. The restorers employed only the same type of materials and technology used when the cathedral was built, including 30 kinds of rare marble and about 100 types of precious stones. In August of 1997 the Cathedral of the Savior on Spilled Blood was re-opened to the public in all its original extraordinary appearance. You'll also have some free time for shopping on this tour.

Note: Venues and boats are not wheelchair accessible. The route of your trip will depend on the boat size and traffic conditions of the waterways. Expect congestion and waiting lines at attractions. Boat portion is subject to weather c





NCL Airport Transfer Offer

Strange Island Just Outside The Port

Syd Norman's "Rock The Pour House"


Classic Rock. Never enough seats for everyone.

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