2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 2 days
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day visa-free small-group tour and taste Russian cuisine with traditional 3-course lunches included one each day. See famous landmarks such as Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood, and much more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many popular attractions, a sightseeing boat cruise along the canals and the Neva River, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum with the largest collection of Faberge eggs.


Day 1: The Suburbs of St Petersburg & Canal Cruise

Stop At: Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Day 1 (9,5 hours)

8:45-9:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal (the exact time depends on the cruise ship docking time)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Petersburg Metro, Moskovsky Avenue, 28, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190013
9:00-10:30 am – Transfer to the city of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and a short subway ride to see the most remarkable stations
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
10:30-12:30 am - Excursion to Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room & Park
12:45-1:45 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
1:45-2:30 pm - Transfer to the city of Peterhof
2:30-4:00 pm - Guided tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof (park only). You will enjoy the views of the Grand Cascade and its fountains, gilded decoration and water jets.
4:00-5:00 pm - Return to St Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
5:00-6:00 pm - Sightseeing boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Enjoy the views of St Peter & Paul Fortress from the water during your canal cruise

Pass By: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
6:00-6:30 - return to the cruise ship driving through the historical and residential parts of the city

Optional: You can order an evening activity for an extra charge: Russian ballet, traditional folk show, classical music concert, night boat cruise, visit to the Vodka Museum and other activities. Please let us know your wishes at the time of booking.

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian 3-course lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: City Tour - The Hermitage - Faberge Museum

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
Day 2 (8 hours)

8:30 am - Meeting in the port terminal
8:30-10:30 - City Tour with picture stops at the Kazan Cathedral, the Zinger House and other landmarks
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Pass by the principal Orthodox cathedral of the city

Pass By: St.Peterburg House of Books, Nevskiy ave, 28, St. Petersburg Russia
See Zinger House or House of Books, the building in Art Nouveau style, from the outside.

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
10:30-11:00 am - Excursion to the Church on the Spilled Blood
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
11:15 -1:15 pm - Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace (skip-the-line entry)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Enjoy a picture stop on Palace Square
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Embankment 21 Shuvalov Palace, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Guided visit to the Faberge Museum to see the largest collection of Faberge Eggs
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Picture stop at St Isaac's Cathedral to see the biggest church of the city (from outside).
4:00-4:30 pm - Return back to the cruise ship

The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum availability, and traffic.

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian 3-course lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 2x Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements for cruise ship passengers
  • All admission fees per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • 3-course traditional Russian lunches on both days
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups of 6+)
  • Professional & friendly English guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes minibus, port pickup and drop-off
  • A bottle of water per day per traveler
  • Entry/Admission - Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Palace Square
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that a high amount of walking is involved. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. Not allowed for people with any mobility restrictions including those who use walkers. Please, book a private tour in this case.
  • Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4), passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent to you via email.
  • Minimum age of participant is 7 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will have an audio guide in the Faberge Museum or a live guide depending on your group size
  • The tour is ONLY available for the cruise ships docked in St Petersburg for 2 days
  • No refunds are provided in case of the cruise delay or cancelation
  • On some dates, tickets to Catherine's Palace might not be available due to the high demand and closing days of the museum. The group will visit the Grand Palace of Pavlovsk instead. No refunds are provided.
  • The order of the sightseeing may be changed due to the days of the week, traffic and museums'availability.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
A representative of our company will be waiting for you right after the passport control with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURS. Do not forget to take your valid PASSPORT and PRINTED OUT tour ticket to the passport control with you.


  • St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Marine Facade"

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


24 Dec, 2020

I want to say thanks to City Break Tours for their professional and quick response. I had a shore excursion booked in St Petersburg with them and sadly had to cancel due to COVID-19. Once I sent them a message they replied with very kind words and proceeded with a full refund. I am looking forward to having a future tour with City Break when traveling is safe again.


03 Dec, 2020

This was a great tour to see St Petersburg from land and water. We were very impressed with the preservation of the country’s history in the museums and the pride local people take in it. Wonderful tour guide & very knowledgeable!


20 Sep, 2020

Our 2 day guide was Daria, she took the charge of the group and helped us greatly to avoid crowds in the museums. Same time not rushed. Daria was full of interesting information yet did not give us lecture. The places we visited were awesome the price of the tour also Great. Minibus was comfortable and again the guide was the best!!


27 Aug, 2020

I booked this trip on May 2020 and than changed my plans to travel in September due to the pandemic. Sadly the trip still had to be canceled. I want to express my gratitude to Daria and Elena from City Break Tours who assisted in amending my reservation and than helped to refund it. It was a pleasant experience.


30 Jun, 2020

Our tour and the itinerary was excellent. Victoria our tour guide was more than organized, helpful and attentive. We saw way more than we expected and still I have a feeling we just scratched the surface. There is much more to see and do in this fabulous city. The price was much better than the ship's tour and the meals were included. Should we ever return to the Baltic Sea area we would definitely engage with City Break Tours again.

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walk before the canal cruise


St Isaac's and the main river


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