St. Petersburg, Russia
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Disney Magic Cruise Ship
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA*
Discover St. Petersburg, Russia—a city built on the marshlands of the Neva River delta, interlaced with tributaries and canals and boasting over 800 bridges! The western jewel of Russia, St. Petersburg is often referred to as the country's cultural capital. With its incredible natural and architectural beauty and deep historic roots, it remains one of the most impressive cities in the world, with its city center named a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Encounter a level of luxury fit for king on a privately guided tour of Peterhof Palace—known as the “Russian Versailles”! Built by Peter the Great, Peterhof Palace is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a spectacular array of fountains. Inside, be awestruck by the opulent art and furnishings. At the conclusion of the tour, head for the pier and board a hydrofoil boat for your return trip across the Gulf of Finland to St. Petersburg.
LUNCH IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Savor your day in St. Petersburg with an authentic Russian lunch in the heart of this historic metropolis.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON SPILLED BLOOD
Explore this Russian-style church built at the site where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated by revolutionaries in 1881 when a bomb was thrown into his royal carriage. In 1883, Emperor Alexander III dedicated the construction of this church to the memory of his father and brought in leading artists of the day to design the exterior and the interior with beautiful, intricately detailed mosaics—an incredible sight to behold!
CANAL BOAT RIDE
Cruise along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg and see some of this historic city’s splendid buildings as your local guide provides the story behind them.
EVENING TEA BREAK
Enjoy chatting with your fellow Adventurers at a local eatery. Snack on the popular Russian blinis—thin pancakes served with various fillings—before heading to the Hermitage Museum.
EVENING VISIT TO THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
View some of the rarest and most incredible antiquities and art as you walk the halls of the Hermitage Museum, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764. The Hermitage Museum offers over 3 million items and boasts the largest collection of paintings in the world. Whether you’re interested in Stone Age artifacts, knights’ armor, thousands of years of jewelry and art—including 20th-century masterpieces by artists such as Renoir, Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh and Picasso—you'll see art and items available nowhere else on earth!
*In order to maximize time in St. Petersburg, we will not return to the ship for the Disney Magic dinner seatings. However, the buffet will be available upon arrival back to the ship.