Like a Local St Petersburg 2 day public shore excursion

St Petersburg shore excursion "Like a local" is a two day group tour for those cruise passengers, which would like to see major attractions of this great city without being "ovemuseumed". You will have enough time for shopping, taking photos, trying Russian cuisine lunch with a shot of Vodka, strolling along main city thoroughfare -Nevsky prospect- and asking your local, experienced guide any questions. This tour is for minimum 4 people-maximum 12 .

Please keep in mind we arrange this tour for the cruise passengers not from all cruise ships .

per adult from




2 days


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Visa waiver for the shore excursion ( not provided by Viator)
    • Professional English-speaking guide for two days
    • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano/Sprinter with A/C . Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group
    • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
    • Permits for video and photos in the museums
    • Traditional Russian Lunch on the first day as well as vodka tasting
    • Bottled water ( one bottle per day)
    • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Petergof Lower park
    • All port fees and all local taxes
    • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums for groups of 8 or more
    • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Avtovo
    • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    What's excluded :
    • The cost of lunch on day 2( about US $ 10-15 per person at a traditional Russian Pancake or pie house)

  • Day 1: After clearing customs and meeting with your guide r we drive you outside ST Petersburg

    Stop At: Metro Station Avtovo, Stachek Ave., St. Petersburg Russia
    We are happy to start the tour by exploring the world of underground stations richly decorated with glass and numerous semi precious stones”-the most overwhelmingly beautiful subway stations decorated on Stalin Empire Style: you will see 3 of them Narvskaya, Kirovsky Zavod and Avtovo .
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Razvodnaya ul., d. 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
    Peterhof - back in time summer residence of Russian Tsars, famous for its unique fountain system; with its 4 cascades and 150 fountains it will impress everybody! We stat exploring the fountain park with enjoying everyday ceremony of Crand Cascade opening ...
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    The tour unfolds by visiting Catherine’s palace- stunning Baroque palace originally erected for the second wife of Peter the Great- Catherine I. The most legendary and mysterious interior of the palace is the Amber room, history of which dates back to early 18 th century. Immerse yourself into a real Russian experience!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Typical 3 course Russian lunch that includes vodka tasting ( included in the cost of the tour)
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: After seeing familiar face of your cheerful guide near your ship you spend the whole day in St Petersburg downtown.

    Stop At: Kuznechny Market, Kuznechny Lane, 3, St. Petersburg 191002 Russia
    The second day starts by driving to see the local farmer’s market full of the best products and Russian produce. You will try( or just look at) some things, which , we are sure, unfamiliar to you!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Next stop is The Hermitage State Museum- world’s gem of art that has multifaceted collection of fine and applied art as well as marvelous Gala Rooms.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    They say The Church on the spilt blood is a must see and we totally agree. It’s amazing architecture and design won’t leave you indifferent for sure! Mosaics that covers both the interior and the façade of the building were created in Russia, which makes them even more valuable. The church was built on the place where Russian Tsar, Alexander II, was assassinated, hence the name.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    You now have two hours for strolling along Russian Broadway -Nevsky prospect : mingling with locals , having a cup of coffee in Eliseev Brorhers Food emporium, finding ( not without help of your guide) a beautiful courtyrad and buying something special for yourself and your nearest and dearest .
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch in some non touristy place ( paying out of your pocket)
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We meet you in the lobby of Port Morskoy Facade with a plaque which has your name on it Ports
    • Cruise Ship Terminal, 199226, Makarova embankment, дом 18, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197198
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • We send your visa waivers (visa substitutes) via e-mail based on your passport info
    • Number of your passport
    • DOB
    • Your full name is it reads in your valid passport
    • Your citizenship
    • Your ship's arrival and departure day
    • Name of your ship
    • Dress code is formal
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to walk in Petergof Lower park( 2 hours tour) and in The Hermitage ( 2 hours tour)
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • We do not recommend this group tour for guests with children under 7 and for handicapped tourists unless this is a tour for your own private party of 12 or more people
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Dancing Bear Tours

Activity ID: V-15873P3

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .