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Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer provided by TJ Travel

Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer

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Explore all the highlights of St. Petersburg hassle-free with a 2-day shore excursion. With admission and visa fees all covered, travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan with a guide to Peterhof Fountain Park; take a Neva River sightseeing boat ride; discover the sacred Church of the Spilled Blood and explore the Hermitage Museum's vast collection of art and artifacts. Take advantage of headsets if your group has more than 10 people.
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  • Enjoy a guided 2-day excursion in and around St. Petersburg
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Indulge in lunch on both days—included in your tour price
  • Cruise along the Neva River on a sightseeing boat ride
What to Expect
Set out on your 2-day shore excursion from your ship. Travel by car to Peterhof and enjoy a guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park. After lunch, embark upon a Neva River sightseeing cruise before returning to your ship in the evening. Begin the second day with a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum before official opening hours. After lunch, explore the sacred Church of the Spilt Blood with your guide and complete your tour with a stroll along Nevsky Prospect. At the end of the tour, return to the ship.
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Important Information
2 days
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes/VW)/minivan with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for the group of 5 and more
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • BLANKET VISA will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
  • Visa-free tour available only for cruise passengers
  • Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passports, including your middle names 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • No special dress code
  • Infant meals not included
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. A valid passport 2. A printed blanket visa provided by the local operator after booking
  • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are given approximately and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-off
  • The tour is specifically designed to avoid long walking distances. However, please be aware that it includes some walking in the Peterhof garden (1.5 h), Catherine palace (1.5 h) and the Hermitage museum (2 h). A wheelchair can be provided upon availability for free.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note in order to join this group tour you must be able to take a few steps, since the van doesn't have a ramp for a wheelchair. Otherwise please consider a private tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ron M wrote a review Sep 2019
Wasaga Beach, Canada2 contributions
A great interesting full two days. We had a group of 13 and our guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and had interesting stories about what we were seeing. This is well worth the $265 USD. Highly recommended
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Trevor M wrote a review Sep 2019
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Our tour guide Alex was great! Don't let the ship scare you as they will attempt to saying you need a travel visa and hinting they are the only ones giving out these travel visas, this is not true. St Petersburg is very easily done by a private or group tour not sponsored by the
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Date of experience: August 2019
Helene E wrote a review Sep 2019
Ardmore, Pennsylvania76 contributions14 helpful votes
TJ Travel was recommended by our travel agent. We had a wonderfully organized 2 day tour of Saint Petersburg. The sights were amazing. Our tour guide, Yevgeny, was incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much from him. The interaction with the office was spot on. They were very
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jonathan J wrote a review Aug 2019
Montreal, Canada113 contributions41 helpful votes
We were on a Cruise stopover in St-Petersburg for 2 days and booked this tour online a few months beforehand. It was great. We had a private tour the 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 teens. Our guide Irina was dedicated to making sure we got a great experience and accommodating our
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Hoa P wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Very exciting the 2-day tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable, clealy explain the history of the events or special places. The transportation very convenience with 18 seat, air conditioner van. Pickup and drop off on time.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Key Details
  • Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Neva Embankments, and 3 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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