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2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port provided by Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg

2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port

2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port
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About
This 2-day tour is ideal for those who want to explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg in fun, informative, and relaxed way. The tour takes a look at local culture, cuisine, history, myths, facts and rumors. You'll see famous sights, but also visit more local areas and get tips for local restaurants. Your small-group guide will tell you details and stories, and answer any questions you have. You will also have free time on your own to wander around.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 17h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 17h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32397P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide. Guide radio and headsets for groups of 7 or larger
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
  • Raincoats if needed
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Avtovo
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
17h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour starts 90 minutes after the the ship has been docked.
  • St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and arrival date
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for mobility restricted participants, and walkers or wheel chairs are not permitted.
  • This tour is considered to be quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
  • Please note, this tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least 2 days
  • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only; and is not suited to land travelers, who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost to the guest. This has not happened but the policy is in place in case that if such an event were to happen
  • Tour is a guaranteed departure with no minimums
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide. Guide radio and headsets for groups of 7 or larger
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
  • Raincoats if needed
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Avtovo
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour starts 90 minutes after the the ship has been docked.
  • St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Duration
17h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and arrival date
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for mobility restricted participants, and walkers or wheel chairs are not permitted.
  • This tour is considered to be quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
  • Please note, this tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least 2 days
  • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only; and is not suited to land travelers, who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost to the guest. This has not happened but the policy is in place in case that if such an event were to happen
  • Tour is a guaranteed departure with no minimums
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    St. Petersburg
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Metro Station Avtovo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Julie F
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
From Russia with Love
Aug 2019 • Friends
We did a cruise of the Baltic with two days in St Petersburg as the highlight. Our guide Olga and driver Igor was incredible! I can’t say enough great things about them. Very accommodating of all our requests and delays due to bathroom breaks, shopping, diet restrictions and small kiddos. I’m amazed with knowledge that Olga had about EVERYTHING: buildings, art work, history, statues, food and everything else we asked about. Fantastic trip all around!! Trip was booked through SBP Tours.
Written 7 August 2019
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Kristina_Russia
Dear Julie! Thank you so much for your great words! We are indeed happy to hear that your highlight of the tour was in our incredible city!! Olga is in love what she is doing, that's why it works so great :)) thank youuu!!
Written 8 August 2019
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Julie C
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
Crystalline Travel - Small group 2 day tour. Excellent.
Jun 2018 • Couples
We only had two days in St Petersburg. We were met at the port by Anna who was our tour guide for the two days. The group consisted of 16 cruise passengers and we were driven in a very comfortable minivan.
I can't say enough about the knowledge displayed by Anna during the two days. She is like a walking Encyclopaedia. I can honestly say that the two days were well worth the money.
Everything was organised for us by Crystalline Travel (all required paperwork to enter Russia). All entry fees to the attractions we visited were also taken care of and we didn't have to wait in long queues.
Very punctual, we were picked up and dropped back off at the cruise terminal on time.
Written 11 July 2018
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SCW0rldTraveler
Greenville, SC6 contributions
Crystalline Travel - Treats you like Royalty!
Jun 2015 • Solo
I had only two days in St. Petersburg and wanted to make the most of it. I spoke with Kristina and she had only one plan....to make me happy. She exceeded all of my expectations. I toured all of the major sites....Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, Tsars Bath House, Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral, Swan Lake at The Hermitage, The Hermitage plus many more sites....too many to name. She took me shopping for souvenirs, to lunch where the locals eat, made sure I got to my room and train station plus filled me with stories, historical facts, and lots of history of St. Petersburg. I cannot give her enough praise. She is a wonderful lady and if you want the best experience of your life while in St. Petersburg you should definitely use Crystalline Travel. You will not regret it!
Written 23 June 2015
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moonwolf242
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Not just a tour- an experience
Feb 2015 • Couples
We booked a full day tour with Kristina for our second day in St Petersburg. We were picked up form our hotel by car, and from the moment we met Kristina we were impressed by her warmth, depth of knowledge, and ability to make this remarkable city come alive. The whole day felt like a real conversation, like a discussion with a passionate local person who loves and understands their city intimately and can give personal insights that cover the dry bones of history with warmth and life. You may have had the experience in the past of a tour guide seemingly reciting lines by rote, and even if this is done with a smile, it just never rings true, does it? But with Kristina, it was nothing like that, it was real enthusiasm, real interest, and it made us fall for this incredible city too.

We visited a number of landmarks including St Nicholas, St Peter, Church on Spilled Blood, and a whole afternoon at the Summer Palace on a freezing day in the rarest of sparkling winter sunshine. We never felt rushed. Kristina's university education in History was apparent as she was able to give us detailed explanations of complex historical events, but without sounding like a text book... I kept wanting to know what happened next!

We had a fabulous day with Kristina, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to really try and get an insight into the city of St Petersburg, not to just "see" it, but try to know and understand it. It's magic when you do. Thanks Kristina!
Written 4 March 2015
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Dear moonwolf242, thank you for all your words! It means so much to us! We appreciate your review. Hope to see you again!
Written 6 March 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

skidaway1
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Private Tour, Crystalline Travel, Kristina Markina
Jul 2014 • Friends
Seeing the sights in St Petersburg, Russia with private tour guide Kristina Markina (owner of Crystalline Travel) was an exceptional bonus for our group. In addition to being extremely personable and with a great command of English, Kristina's knowledge of all sites in St Petersburg was most impressive and easy to follow. We ( a group of 8) toured with Kristina for two days in a Mercedes van with a dedicated driver. We were always met on time and Kristina's tour license enabled her to obtain tickets for all venues very quickly. Therefore we were not held up in any visitor lines at any of the tour sites. Her rates were reasonable and she sparkled with enthusiasm always. All would give her a 5 Star rating!!! Kristina tours with individuals and/or groups. Check her web site at Crystalline Tours St Petersburg, Russia. Your won't regret it, but I suggest that you book early. Jeff J, Savannah, GA
Written 2 February 2015
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Dear Jeff, thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad you had such a great time with us! Hope to see you again!!
Written 15 February 2015
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Ali G
3 contributions
Amazing Experience!
Feb 2014 • Family
Kristina was our tour guide back in 2011. She has a wealth full of knowledge about the history of St. Petersburg and made me fall in love with the city. Her passion about the culture and history sure shines through and I was so intrigued by everything she had to share. She did an exceptional job of being a translator for us and advising us of things we should do. She was also very organized and made sure all the day's activities ran smoothly and that we had an enjoyable time.This trip is still my favorite of all the trips I've been on thanks to Kristina!
Written 28 January 2015
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Dear Ali! Thank you for review! We hope to see you soon again to improve your love with Saint Petersburg!
Written 30 January 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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