St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

Discover St. Petersburg with your English-speaking guide on this active and comprehensive two-day excursion. You will visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens, the iconic Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace (the site of Rasputin's murder) and more. Your local tour guide will bring the city's fascinating and grandiose history to life with stories and anecdotes. You will ride on the city's River and canals, enjoy two traditional Russian lunches and immerse yourself in this beautiful city on this small-group shore excursion for ships in port for 2 days.

This excursion is visa-free for cruise ship passengers. Please provide passport information at the time of booking so that we may issue the Visa-waiver document prior to your arrival.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
    • Photo passes for all museums
    • Subway ride (if time permits)
    • One bottle of water per person per day, ponchos in case of rain
    • Audio head-sets for groups of 10 or more
    • Canal boat ride
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Infant (Baby) meals are not included
    • Photo passes at Yusupov Palace (may be additionally purchased for 5 USD per pass)

  • Day 1: Day 1

    Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
    Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    An inside visit to *Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and a walk in the park.

    *On extremely busy days, the Palace hasn't been able to meet the demand for tickets. We try our best to secure those tickets, but if we aren't able to, we'll take our guests to a beautiful alternative site such as the Fabergé Museum, Russian Museum, Monplaisir Palace and Pavlovsk Palace.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    A city sightseeing tour with photo stops. A metro ride and a tour of the opulent metro stations is at the group's request and if time permits.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional Russian Lunch at a local café
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Day 2

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Visit and guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Guided visit inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood with time for souvenir shopping.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    A visit inside of Yusupov Palace including the Rasputin Exhibit.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    A visit inside of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
    Canal boat ride
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional Russian Lunch at a local café.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
    Traveler pickup is offered
    With prior notice, we can also arrange a hotel pickup for guests staying in the city of St. PetersburgPorts
    • Port of St. Petersburg
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Mandatory: Please provide Cruise Ship Name at time of booking
    • Mandatory: The following information for EACH traveler is required to confirm your booking: (1) Full Names (as it appears on Passport), (2) Passport numbers, (3) Country of Citizenship and (4) Date of Birth. (use Special Requirement field)
    • This tour is only available for ships in port for 2 days for most major cruise lines throughout the summer season, not for ships docked for 3 days.
    • A minimum of 10 days are required for visa processing
    • Vegetarian option and other special dietary restrictions available ONLY if requested in advance (at time of booking).
    • Infant meals not included
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by SPB-Tours

Activity ID: V-14818P1

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