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Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

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Spend two days exploring St. Petersburg on a guided tour when your ship pulls into port. With a guide handling navigation and transportation, visit landmarks such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peterhof, and the Faberge Museum, hearing in-depth commentary about each place along the way. Enjoy early access to the popular Hermitage, meaning you don’t have to deal with the pesky crowds.
  • See the highlights of St. Petersburg in two days while your ship is docked
  • Hear informative guide commentary about the city and its landmarks
  • Early morning access to the popular Hermitage lets you avoid crowds
  • All transportation in St. Petersburg provided
  • Entrance fees to all attractions included
What to Expect
When your cruise ship pulls into St. Petersburg's port, disembark and meet your guide. On the first day, enjoy a city driving tour of St. Petersburg seeing top sights like the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Neva River, and Menshikov Palace. Continue on for guided tours of the Hermitage Museum, with the privilege of early-morning admission, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. After lunch (included), drive along the Nevsky prospect to see sights like Kazan Cathedral or Gostiny Dvor. Enjoy a mid-afternoon boat ride along the rivers and canals before taking a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum. Return to your ship in the evening or choose an optional evening program. On the second day, enjoy convenient pickup and head directly to St. Petersburg for a subway station and farmers market visit, which gives you a window into the life of locals. Then, head to Peterhof for a tour of the Upper Gardens and the Lower Fountain Park, where you hear about the history of this impressive landmark. Enjoy another included lunch before heading back to the city for a guided tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. End the day with included transportation back to the cruise port.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cruise port of St. Petersburg
Departure Time
Your arrival time
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2x Lunch
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes)/minivan with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
  • Boat ride
  • Metro ride
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for groups of 5 and more
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
  • Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour
  • Not recommended for guests with back problems
  • 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. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
  • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Please note the sequence of the sights is subject to change
  • The Hermitage reserves the right to adjust the entrance time slot
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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The tour guide managed to hit the major attractions and get us through with minimal aggravation, in spite of 9 tour ships with over 26,000 passengers in port. He was able to take us through Russian history, including under the Soviets. In the Hermitage, he was able to redirect
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Everything about this tour was excellent. We were worried that by booking independently, things might go wrong, but everything went smoothly from start to finish. Loved the subway and the highlight was the Hermitage, as we had the place to ourselves for the first hour. Even the
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We booked this while on a cruise and our experience from start to finish was outstanding! Everything including communication -price -value -itinerary -and the tour guide herself was amazing. Tatiana was our guide and she was outstanding. She knew exactly where to be to avoid
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I cannot commend our tour guide Helena enough. She was so knowledgeable of Russian history and spoke perfect English. The tour exceeded my expectations with beat the crowd tours of the Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, St. Isaac's cathedral and the beautiful Peterhof gardens. We
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Our tour was 9/29 - 9/30 2019. As luck would have it weather cooperated. Our guide Victoria and driver Ivan were simply amazing. They adjusted our stops to coincide with the flow of people (best as they could manage). The tour van was nicely appointed and always there when
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