2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings

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

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


This friendly, very popular, small group shore excursion was created to introduce the best of St Petersburg in a fun and interactive way. The tour includes all the must sees and features the city culture including  all the most requested inside visits in St Petersburg and its surroundings: Hermitage/Winter Palace, St Isaac Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, Metro, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The tour is limited to a maximum of 15 group members.


Day 1: Splendid St Petersburg

Stop At: Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia, St. Petersburg 192284 Russia
VISA-FREE Shore Excursions/ Tour in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable
Duration: 17 hours

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
8 30 am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship
9 am your guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you in the lobby of your hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Start your day with a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. See the main sights and learn about local life in St. Petersburg on this small-group, guided city tour.
Your small-group friendly guide will tell you details and stories to explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg in fun, informative, and relaxed way.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
9 00 -Have a 1 hour BOAT RIDE sightseeing to see the main city attractions from the waterside and enjoy its architecture
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Be impressed by the monumental structure the oldest fortified fortress of Saint Petersburg

Pass By: English Embankment, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
See palace estates, monuments, beautiful bridges, churches and cathedrals, memorial squares and parks on the marvelous English Embarkment.

Pass By: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
Have a look at the symbolic monument of St Petersburg and listen to the story about the founder of the city

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, awe-inspiring monument which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes.
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
You'll see famous sight, where you can take photos of the stunning facades of the Winter Palace

Stop At: State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Visit the HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art, the spectacular state and private rooms
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
The biggest cupola cathedral of Russia is a significant sight of the city will capture your memory for either
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
5:00pm Return to your ship/ centrally located hotel

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
* After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extention

to stay in the city center to stroll the majestick streets, do some shopping or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant or a café.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Imperial Suburbs

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
8 00 am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship
9 am your guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you in the lobby of your hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pushkin, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Start your day with a overview tour of the suburban city . You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of Tzar's village, get acquainted with the history of the Romanov imperial and family life.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
Visit splendid Catherine Palace to stroll down its breathtaking golden sweet of rooms. After the guided tour in the stunning palace you will be offered to have a walk in Catherine Park
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Drive to PETERHOF , beloved summer residence of the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
Visit Peterhof Fountain Park accurately referred to as the ‘Russian Versailles” which is included into the list of number one tourist attractions. Stroll through the lower park to be impressed by its gorgeous fountains
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Metro Station Pushkinskaya, Zagorodny ave., St. Petersburg Russia
Return to St Petersburg and take the Metro (subway system) to see palace like stations
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
5 00 pm Return to the ship/hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 1x Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
  • Entry/Admission - Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia
  • Entry/Admission - Morskoy Fasad
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • St Petersburg

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

Iveta G

04 Nov, 2019

We had an excellent 2 days seeing St. Petersburg. I booked a long time ahead as we were coming by cruise and was hoping for everything to go smooth. The company kept their promises and we were picked up at the cruise terminal on time. Our guide had a good English and she was very personable. No lines at the attractions as everything was pre-booked. I would definitely recommend this tour if you want to see everything important in 2 days.


13 Aug, 2019

We quite simply had an amazing tour. Our guide and driver were the best and quickly made alterations to suit the itinerary to make the most of the warm weather. From the canal ride, the gorgeous palaces (no queuing), the underground ride and eating traditional Russian lunches both days - it was definitely the best way to get a taste of this wonderful country. We would highly recommend this tour.

Ronald H

19 Jul, 2019

This is the way to visit st petersburg. Tour guide was excellent and the tours were very well done. I will always look to La Vacanza Travel for tours in the future.

James O

18 Oct, 2017

Our 2 days in Saint Petersburg iwere fabulous! The city has very rich history, beautiful architecture and incredible cultural heritage. Our guide Svetlana from Ludmila tours did her best to help us to enjoy maximum of Saint Petersburg for such a short time . The most special for us was the tour to the Hermitage. The company booked special entrance to the museum. It was a surprise for us but what a surprise!!! We also did very pleasant trip to the suburbs of Saint Petersburg to visit former summer residences of royal family. Our driver Boris was very professional, we felt safe in his car which was very important. We have heard that Russian drivers are crazy that is defiantly not about Boris he is top professional. By the way Ludmila from Ludmila tours is a real person. She greeted us and her other tourists in the sea terminal in the morning of the second day. She appeared to be very pleasant. She and her great team guide Svetlana and driver Boris did our journey unforgettable.

Robert B H

05 Oct, 2017

Our tour guide Elaina was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Tour was well organized.

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