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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour provided by TJ Travel

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour
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About
Spend your shore day in St. Petersburg seeing the major sights in and around the city on this full-day guided tour. Visit the Hermitage before opening hours and stroll the gardens at Peterhof. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned car or minivan and enjoy a packed lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Explore the Hermitage before official opening hours
  • Enjoy lunch at Peterhof
  • Learn about St. Petersburg from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your guide near your ship and embark on a city tour of St. Petersburg. Travel by car and take photo stops at various places, including Nevsky Prospect, the National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Ethnographical Museum, Michael’s Castle, Aurora Battleship, the Spit of Basil Island, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty, and more. Learn the history of the places from your guide. Go on a guided tour of The Hermitage before the museum’s official opening hours. Continue on to Pushkin and take a guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Return to St. Petersburg and explore the park and gardens of Peterhof. Stroll through the Fountain Park and admire picturesque palaces. At the end of the tour, return to your ship.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Explore the Hermitage before official opening hours
  • Enjoy lunch at Peterhof
  • Learn about St. Petersburg from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your guide near your ship and embark on a city tour of St. Petersburg. Travel by car and take photo stops at various places, including Nevsky Prospect, the National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Ethnographical Museum, Michael’s Castle, Aurora Battleship, the Spit of Basil Island, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty, and more. Learn the history of the places from your guide. Go on a guided tour of The Hermitage before the museum’s official opening hours. Continue on to Pushkin and take a guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room. Return to St. Petersburg and explore the park and gardens of Peterhof. Stroll through the Fountain Park and admire picturesque palaces. At the end of the tour, return to your ship.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21901P4
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (comfortable car (Mercedes/VW)/mini van with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per couple
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Marine Facade
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • On Mondays the Hermitage is replaced with Yusupov palace. (Photo and video permissions at the Yusupov palace can be purchased on the spot, photo permission – 3 USD per person, video – 6 USD per person.)
  • 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.
  • This tour is rather active and not recommended for children under 7 y.o. If you are travelling with small children, please consider taking a private tour.
  • Itinerary may change depending on the day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-Friday).
  • 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
  • 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
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
  • On Wednesdays the Church on the Spilled Blood is replaced with Kazan Cathedral
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (comfortable car (Mercedes/VW)/mini van with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per couple
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Marine Facade
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • On Mondays the Hermitage is replaced with Yusupov palace. (Photo and video permissions at the Yusupov palace can be purchased on the spot, photo permission – 3 USD per person, video – 6 USD per person.)
  • 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.
  • This tour is rather active and not recommended for children under 7 y.o. If you are travelling with small children, please consider taking a private tour.
  • Itinerary may change depending on the day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-Friday).
  • 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
  • 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
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
  • On Wednesdays the Church on the Spilled Blood is replaced with Kazan Cathedral
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lburchard
Solon, OH46 contributions
Great MSC Poesia One Day Small Group Excursion
Jul 2019
Many of the one day excursions visited similar sites so we selected this one based on the high ratings and a few of the itinerary details (Hermitage early entry, hydrofoil to Peterhof). We were not disappointed as we enjoyed a whirlwind day in St. Petersburg seeing as much as possible during our port stop: city tour by van, Hermitage, Church of the Spilt blood, included restaurant lunch, Peterhof gardens, subway ride, souvenir shopping stop. We had some apprehension about being able to get off the ship without one of their tours but had no difficulty. We were in line early and off and through passport control with the tickets/visas TJ Travel before any of the ship groups. The information provided was very clear, and a TJ Travel Representative was waiting as soon as we were into the port facility. Those who had booked with TJ Travel had been organized into small groups each with their own guide, driver, and van. Our tour group had only 10, smaller than the promised maximum group, and it looked like most were a similar small size. Our guide, Helen, had perfect English and was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. Her commentary while travelling in the van and at the various sites with an earphone speaker system added to our sightseeing. The organization of TJ Travel (representative with tickets waiting when we arrived at the Hermitage) and Helen's knowledge (winding through busy rooms at the Hermitage) helped us to navigate crowded sites with relative ease. We saw so much more than we could have on our own and gained a better understanding. The driver would often drop us off at the entrance and be waiting on the other side at the exit so it was very efficient. We would have liked more time in this large and interesting city but could not have kept up the pace for much longer!
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

daddioy
Hornchurch, UK15 contributions
Excellent tour
We would totally recommend this company and tour. We did the one day tour with Olga as our guide her local knowledge and history was amazing. We were taken to all the highlights and we had the early entry into the hermitage museum. The day finished with a ride on the metro. Very good value and a great lunch as well.
Written 11 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jalapeno
Ormond Beach, FL5 contributions
Well worth it!!!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic tour guide and driver that took care of the group from the minute we left port until we returned.
TJ travel was easily identified at the time of disembarkation from the ship and highly organized.
The group was small compared to the larger group offered by the cruise line and much more personal and attentive to our needs.
Olga did a fantastic job of being extremely knowledgeable and was able to navigate the group threw the throngs of the larger groups at the. Hermitage, Gardens etc.
Absolutely loved the tour on account of her caring attitude, depth of knowledge and being very timely and staying on schedule.
If we are fortunate to return in the future and able to spend more time in St. Petersburg we would definitely do another tour with TJ and will ask for Olga!
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Val Stockport
Bramhall11 contributions
Exceptional
Jun 2019
Outstanding and exceptional in every way. Prior to our trip we had many queries all of which were answered promptly and efficiently. Our tour guide Olesya and driver Nikolai were the best we have had on any tour. Olesya was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions, of which there were many! The tours are in smaller groups and far more reasonably priced than similar cruise ship excursions. Don't listen to the scaremongering by the cruise ships, our disembarkation in St Peterburg was very straightforward
and took only slightly longer than at other ports. I cannot recommend TJ Travel highly enough and feel lucky to have had them as our tour guides in St Petersburg.
Written 22 June 2019
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Sanjay B
5 contributions
Great tour that covers the highlights
May 2019 • Family
The tour guide was very nice and provided a lot of history. The tour company was responsive but there was some confusion caused by the local US agent. So contact the company directly using the email.

We had a good experience and covered a lot of sighs despite a couple of bad rain showers.
Written 20 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RUBY H
Gloucester, UK335 contributions
Great from start to finesh.
Jun 2019 • Couples
It was just myself and other half for this tour of St Petersburg, collected and deposited at dock area.

She was good in explaining all about area to us and the lunch was very nice with no nasty surprises.

Well worth the money just for exprierance alone.The driver was very good and did not drive like lunatic, being it was only two of us we saw more and it was worth every penny, thank you both for a lovely day and memories that will stay with us for ever.
Written 18 June 2019
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KristaMc79
Sydney, Australia46 contributions
Best tour on our whole trip!
Initially I was a little upset that I paid so much for this tour, but it was worth every cent! Our guide, Alex (Alexandra Belyaeva) was so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about everywhere she took us! We didn’t miss a thing, or wait in a single queue - I saw other tour groups waiting in long lines, but we just went straight in everywhere we went.
Our driver Constantine, was great- he knew every shortcut and back road to get us where we needed to be on time so we didn’t miss out on a thing.
Our traditional Russian lunch was at a great restaurant. All of the sites do not disappoint.
I can’t wait to go back!
Written 28 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JOHNSONWAX
Willington, UK15 contributions
2 day shore excursion
May 2019 • Couples
We have just returned from a cruise to St Petersburg. We booked the 2 day trip there with T J Travel. We are so pleased we did. They were brilliant from start to finish. Very knowledgeable, small group, they answered any queries. Would highly recommend them. The tours from the ship were good, I heard, but much larger groups. Don't hesitate in booking T J Tours. Don't worry about the visa, they will arrange it all.
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L R
Barnegat, NJ83 contributions
TJ Travel was terrific.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide, Elena, an English teacher, has encyclopediac knowledge of the many sites we visited, including the Hermitage and Summer Palace. We came into St Peterburg aboard the NCL Breakaway a day late due to weather conditions in the Baltic region. TJs handled the dislocation beautifully and Elena took care of the rest in what was a full day tour. We were in a small group of 13, using appropriate transport. My only mistake was that we didn’t book two days with TJs. On the second day, we used an excursion offered through the ship.
Written 5 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DCRover
48 contributions
TJ Travel - Exceptional Experience
Aug 2018
We had an unbelievable one-day tour of St Petersburg, Russia with TJ Travel and our guide, Tatiana. Once our ship, Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, came into port Wednesday morning 8-Aug, we found it very easy to go through immigration and locate our TJ Travel group as explained in the instructions.

The nice size group of about a dozen seemed to be very efficient for avoiding long lines, and gaining entry to the sites. This was apparent after leaving the Hermitage when we passed the incredible long line of people waiting with folding seats and umbrellas in the heat.

The sites were truly amazing, and we were astounded at the amount of information she provided at each. Also, giving us the interesting background on the different buildings and statues we passed going to the next site. Since we only had the one day, we wanted to see as much as possible, and she came through with the perfect itinerary. The use of the electronics with earpieces was very necessary to conduct the tours at each place with crowds of people all around which would otherwise be impossible.

The bag lunches were delicious and bottled water when needed was very welcomed. Our driver, Vladimir, was an expert on getting us through traffic, dropping us off and picking us up quickly to get us to the next site.

We had done a great deal of research on different tour groups and chose highly rated TJ Travel. We can say from experience they are very professional and incredibly well organized from the beginning of the booking process through to the end of the tour and getting us back to the ship in plenty of time for boarding. All of the instructions provided after booking the tour were very clear and thoroughly explained everything we needed, and any question very quick response.
Written 6 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great two day tour of St. Petersburg
This was the highlight of our cruise!! Dina was FANTASTIC. So glad we did this over the tours offered from the crui
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I had a wonderful time in St Pertersburg
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