2-Day Private City Tour of St Petersburg

Duration: 17 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 17 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This highly personal private tour was created to include more personal interaction with the city and culture as well as including all of the most popular attractions: Hermitage/Winter Palace, General Staff, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, a Metro ride, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The private guide will introduce you to locals too, so that you can share thoughts and experiences. As a bonus, you'll have the choice of returning to the ship for the night or to continue exploring the city more on the first night.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Exclusive to Viator

This personal private tour is perfect for either cruise passengers as a Visa-Free shore excursion, or as a land tour with pick up from your centrally located hotel. It was created to include more interaction with the city and culture as well as all of the most popular attractions: Hermitage/Winter Palace, General Staff, Church on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, a Metro ride, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The private guide will introduce you to locals too so that you can share thoughts and experiences.
Day 1:
Pick-up from the port or your centrally located hotel. Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg and a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Visit the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Break for lunch (own expense). Visit the Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise. At the end of the first day tour you have your choice of returning to the ship for the night or stay with us and explore the city more, visit a fine restaurant, shop or just sit in an outdoor cafe people watching, attending the optional "Feel Yourself Russia" famous folkloric show, Ballet, Jazz Club, Faberge Museum, visit one of the popular English style pubs to chat with locals...it is your time to do as you please. When you are ready to return, we transport you to your ship for the night.
Day 2:
Pick up from the port or your centrally located hotel.
Start the day with a city tour to the South. See the major sites of the palace estates including statues, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, cathedrals and palaces, memorial squares and parks. Visit Catherine Palace and view the stunning palace facade which is 1000 feet long. The tour will visit all of the major halls and private rooms. A particular highlight is the Amber Room.
Enjoy free time in Pushkin in the delightful, small town of Pushkin. Dine (own expense), explore, take photos, shop, or stroll its manicured parks.
Drive to Peterhof and visit Peterhof Fountain Park – built to rival Versailles in France, Peter the Great helped design the 300 acre park and fountains. Stroll through the lower park, and its 150 fountains. Please note that Peterhof is not included from October 1 to April 15 due to the Fountains being turned off for the winter, another palace will be substituted.
Return to St Petersburg and take the Metro (subway system) – which is an attraction in itself – find out why they are known as the magnificent "Palaces of the People" .
Return to your ship or centrally located hotel.

Inclusions
  • Visa Free cruise passengers
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Expert professional guide, licensed for all destinations
  • Port pickup and drop-off at your ship (if applicable)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if applicable)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • If arriving by cruise ship; you will be issued a visa invitation letter after booking which you will need to show at customs upon disembarkation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Sea Port of St Petersburg or your centrally located hotel


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Cruise passengers will be returned to your ship and land visitors with visas will be returned to the hotel

Voucher info

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

Duration

17 hours

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.

User's Reviews

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Alan H

Maria was our tour guide and without question she was the most knowledgeable of Russian history we have ever had. We truly loved the tour and would highly recommend it. The company is very professional.

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jkenned1

Tatiana was an amazing tour guide! Everyone in our group (6 people) was so pleased with this tour, they couldn't say enough good things about the experience. Tatiana was very informative, very knowledgeable, spoke very good English and addressed all of our crazy questions easily. We visited everything mentioned in the tour, skipped all the lines and got a good history lesson at the same time. We told her up front that we were not that interested in museums so she was good at keeping it basic enough to keep our interest in the Hermitage and let us linger in the palaces where we had more interest. She even hunted down a Starbucks to get one of our group members her souvenir St. Petersburg cup. The restaurants she took us to were great and she was helpful in recommending some Russian dishes for us to try. We loved them all! Some of us opted for the evening add on where she was able to acquire us tickets to the Folk Show which was performed in a Palace and we were able to visit the nearby Vodka Museum and restaurant beforehand. She arranged for the others to be returned to the ship at the same time. It was a perfect 2 days in St. Petersburg!

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TERRENCE

Amazing. Got to the front of the queue at most locations and squeezed in an afternoon at peterhof.

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susanronan

This tour was amazing. our guide was a young girl can't remember her name now but she was amazing. Her knowledge was fantastic and she was young and full of life, very refreshing.
The places she took us to eat were fantastic local and very reasonably priced.
We were a private group of 6 friends. It was great to be a small group getting through those crowds.
Our friends who were with us had done the trip before with a bus and said they didn't see halve as much then as they saw this time so they were very happy.

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yvette

My husband and I booked this tour for two of the three days that our cruise ship was in St Petersburg. We were so happy that we made the decision to do this private tour. We were able to do things that larger groups just don't do. In addition, because there were only two of us, we spent far less time standing in lines - and no waiting on buses for everyone to show up.
Because it took longer to get off the ship on the first day than we had anticipated, our wonderful guide Irena was able to modify the itinerary and shift a couple of things to the following day. So we did not miss anything that was planned.
What really made this trip so special was the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with Irena. Her enthusiasm, hospitality and command of history and context made our two days very rewarding. In addition, the insights she gave us into her life and family gave us a much better understanding of life in Russia.

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Church of the spilt blood - a must see.

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My son and our guide, Tatyana Kanaeva from Ludmila tours

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Catherine's Palace

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Ball Room inside Catherine's Palace

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Church of Spilled Blood

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St Petersburg Catherines Palace

Margaret with tour guide Veronica at Catherine's Palace.

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