2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 2 days
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' , have the inside visits to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral Tour, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and choose to upgrade your experience with a 3-hour tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo). Your small group is limited to just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. The included 3 courses lunch in one of the dated will complete your delight of the comprehensive tour of the city.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: St Petersburg many charms, from palaces and parks to canal trips and cultural evenings out

Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
8:30-9:00 am -Meeting at the port terminal (the exact time depends on the cruise ship docking time)

9:00 am -Meeting in the lobby of centrally located hotel
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise, Izmaylovskiy Prospekt, 15, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190005
9:00-10:00 am - Take an hour-long cruise on the River Neva and several of the picturesque canals for a view of the city as it was intended, from the water.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
10:00-11:20 am Head straight out on a city orientation tour - the most requested destinations in the historic city center.

Stop At: Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor, Nikol'skaya Ploshchad', 1/3, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190068
The church which has never been closed in its history even in the Soviet time
Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
See the cradle of the city

Pass By: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia
The main and one of the most beautiful squares of St Petersburg

Pass By: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Kazansky Sobor was modelled after St Peter Cathedral in Rom

Pass By: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
The former ship building factory

Pass By: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
One of the symbols of St Petersburg

Pass By: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
The square wich has witnessed many historical events

Pass By: Summer Garden, Dvortsovaya Emb., 2D, St. Petersburg 191028 Russia
The oldest part of St Petersburg

Pass By: Mikhaylovskiy Dvorets, Inzhenernaya St, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
The most mysterious palace of St Petersburg

Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
11:20-12:00 am - Guided tour inside and out of the stunning Church on Spilled Blood, one of the most requested iconic sights of St Petersburg
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
13:00-15:30 pm -Interior tour of the opulent Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum and its best collections in one of the greatest museums in the world
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
15:30-16:10 pm -St. Isaac’s Cathedral - enjoy at the enormous mountain-like edifice of Saint Isaac Cathedral full of local and European marble and semi precious stones
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Emb., 21, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
Optional
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: PORT, 5 5-Y Predportovyy Proyezd, 12 Корпус 2, помещение 8-Н, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196240
17:30 pm -Return to your ship or centrally located hotel
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: 12:00-13:00 pm -Traditional Russian lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Venture just beyond the city limits

Stop At: PORT, 5 5-Y Predportovyy Proyezd, 12 Корпус 2, помещение 8-Н, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196240
8:00 am -Meeting at the port

8:30 am -Meeting in the lobby of centrally located hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
8:00-8:30 am - 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.

8:30-9:30 am –Drive to Peterhof

9:30-12:00 am 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.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
13:00-14:0 am –Drive to Pushkin

14:00-16:00pm - 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. Enjoy the time in Pushkin in the delightful, small town of Pushkin. Dine (own expense), explore, take photos, shop, or stroll its manicured parks.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg Russia
16:00 17:30 pm -Drive to St Petersburg and the Metro ride (subway system) – which is an attraction in itself – find out why they are known as the magnificent "Palaces of the People"
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: PORT, 5 5-Y Predportovyy Proyezd, 12 Корпус 2, помещение 8-Н, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196240
17:30 pm -Return to your ship or centrally located hotel
Duration: 10 minutes

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

Inclusions
  • 1x Lunch
  • Additional, 3-hour extension after the tour
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G high-speed internet
  • Guide radio and headsets for groups of seven or larger
  • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
  • Raincoats, if needed
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - PORT
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Your own expenses like souvenirs, beverages, snacks, etc
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name and arrival date
  • Passport name, number, expiration 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
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for participants with restricted mobility, and walkers or wheelchairs are not permitted
  • This tour is quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least two days
  • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only and is not suited to land travelers who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost
  • Three-day advanced booking is required with complete passport details, including date of birth for each member in your party. If you book closer to the time, a Russian visa is required to disembark from your ship.
  • Tour is a guaranteed departure; no minimum booking numbers are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports
St Petersburg Port Terminal or local hotel


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Cruise passenger terminal

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Sam M

I honestly do not know how to explain how wonderful it was to do our tour with Ludmila. Over the course of planning this trip I realized Ludmila is a very genuine and honest person. The tour was really great, they even helped us plan a visit to see a folklore show the first evening of the St. Petersburg tour and transportation back to the ship. Our guide in St.Petersburg Xenia was the best of all. She went out of her way to make sure we were able to see everything on our itinerary. Even though circumstances on that particular day made other tour companies have to skip Catherine's Place, we did not have to. We also loved that we saw more than our ship tours, and with a smaller group. We did not opt for a private tour, however still felt like our group of 15 people was pretty private compared to the numbers we saw with the ship tour. When we left the ship there was a sign with our last names (along with the names of others on the tour) on it, not a sign with a tour company name that was waiting for lots of people and then were dividing them up in groups.

That was a nice personal touch.

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travel

Svetlana and Michael were the best guide and driver you could ask for. They were waiting for us as we left immigration just like we were told. There were 15 people on the comfortable minibus. WiFi and bottled water on board. We saw so much of St Petersburg in our 2 day tour and lunches were great!

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David V

St Petersburg is awesome. Our guide Marsha was very caring and informative. Always jumped the queue. Recommended.

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Jiin W

My wife and I both enjoyed this tour immensely. The small group of 14 was ideal. Our beautiful guide Svetlana and skillful driver Andrew were outstanding. Svetlana speaks perfect English and very knowledgeable about the history of St. Petersburg. We enjoyed every minute in this two-day tour.

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Leona R

Our tour was wonderful. Tatiana was a beautiful person. We enjoyed her insights and humor. We had about 14 in our group and I thought it was a great size. St Petersburg was amazing and we saw so much in our two days there. When at the beginning of our tour the guide realized that our earbuds weren’t receiving her words she called and was delivered a new one quickly. I would highly recommend this tour.

User's Picture Gallery

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Touring Churches

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Touring Museums

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Souvenir Shop

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Sightseeing on the Neeva river, a passing hydroplane

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Catherine's palace complete extravagance

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Monument at bottom of underground tube station

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Fountains at Peterhof

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Queueing at border control took about an hour to get through

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Our guide Yelena spelling ? was excellent

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Church of the Savior on Blood absolutely amazing

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Peterhof

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Catherine's Palace

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Catherine's Palace

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Church on Spilled Blood

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