Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Celebrity Cruises
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
Has anyone taken the shore excursion that the cruise line offers?If so,where did it go,how long were you at each place,were you on a bus,how was the guide,etc.Was it worth the price,did it seem comprehensive,did you stop for food,and how was that?On the flip-side,has anyone gotten a private tour guide for a sightseeing tour?How was it-where did you go,they speak fluent English,etc.Did you stop for food,and how was it?
I will be on Celebrity Century,stopping in St.Petersburg on June 20th-21st.Thanks Tina
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2009, 02:14 AM
janfred's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 1,000
Welcome Tina, first the Century is beautiful, we loved our balcony cabin. I worked with Denrus from home via the web before we went. With thier help we planned a 2 day private tour to all the places we wanted to see. The ship even had a meeting place for all passengers using DenRus to meet in one of the Bars and they took us off the ship to meet our guides, they were waiting with a sign with our name on it. We had an english speaking guide, driver and private car.
If you do this you will see so much more and go to places the ship does not. We had lunch both days where we saw no tourist, loved the food, we had to try borscht and authintic chicken kiev, our guide told to try a shot of vodka too!
We went to Church of the spilled blood, Catherine's Palace,Hermatige,Peterhof Palace,took a hydrofoil ride back to the city center, took a tour of the Metro, Yusopov Palace, St Isaacs Cathedral the Fortress. Our guide took us to a few non tourist shops. She was wonderful and new so much history it was fantastic. We would drive up to a place the Peterhof Palace and see lines and lines of people and she would get us in the back door in front of the lines. We felt this way how often are we going to go to St. Petersburg, so let's do it right. Worth every dime if you can do it. We ran from 8am until 6PM both days. Wished I was going again. You will have such a wonderful time. Let me know about your trip and the beautiful Century!
Cruise Countdown Tickers

Cruise Countdown Tickers
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2009, 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,043
I have done the Baltic cruise twice on the Century. I also did the two-day Denrus tour. It was an excellent tour and hit all the high spots in St Petersburg. I would recommend it to anyone.
Closed Thread

celebrity, century, cruise, cruises, excursion, excursions, line, petersburg, private, review, reviews, shore, st, tour, tours

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St. Petersburg private tour Aug. 28-30 DonWSU Europe Port Chat 0 07-16-2010 03:19 PM
Take a private tour in St.Petersburg CathyCruiser Europe Port Chat 9 06-15-2007 01:04 AM
Constellation, St Petersburg private tour, May 26/27 Au Yeong Europe Port Chat 2 06-03-2007 09:32 AM
St. Petersburg private tour 9/5 & 6 -- join us? golfngirl Europe Port Chat 1 04-19-2007 10:01 PM
St Petersburg, Private shore excursions birthdaygirl Norwegian Cruise Line 1 08-07-2006 04:30 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:11 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2