Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

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

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


Choose this essential visa-free shore excursion of St Petersburg to see the main highlights of the city without hurry. The tour is conducted in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus with a maximum group size of only 16-18 persons. You will visit the Hermitage, the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peterhof Park and Catherine's Palace with a professional guide. All the admissions are special entries that allow skipping the lines. You will discover St Petersburg from water, take a sightseeing boat cruise on the rivers and canals of the city and enjoy spectacular views. This is the perfect nice & easy tour that you need to enjoy your stay in St Petersburg. Don't worry about the visa, it is already covered.


Day 1: The Suburban Gems of St Petersburg (8 hours)

Stop At: City Break Tours St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia
8:45-9:00 - Meeting in the port terminal. The guide will be holding a City Break Tours sign.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Metro Station Pushkinskaya, Zagorodny ave., St. Petersburg Russia
9:00-10:30 - Drive through the city center to the suburban town of Peterhof. On the way, we will take a short metro ride to see the most beautiful subway stations.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
10:30-12:00 - Walking in the Lower Park of Peterhof. You will see the Grand Cascade and the fountains, numerous statues, small palaces, pavilions.
12:00-13:00 - Transfer to Tsarskoye Selo (the city of Pushkin).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
13:00-14:00 - Time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included).

14:00-16:00 - Tour to Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room, the extraordinary example of Russian baroque style.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
Pass by the most famous monument to Peter the Great, the founder of the city

Stop At: St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
16:00-17:00 - Transfer back to the city, return to the port.

Optional: let us know if you are interested to book an evening activity such as ballet, folk show, a night boat cruise, a classical music concert, a tour to Vodka Museum with tasking, etc.
Duration: 10 minutes

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

Day 2: St Petersburg Must-Sees (8 hours)

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
8:30-10:30 - meet the guide in the port terminal and have a city tour with picture stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, the Summer Garden, Arts Square, and many other sights.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Take a look at the principal Orthodox Cathedral of the city (from outside)

Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
Take a dozen pictures of glorious St Isaac's Cathedral (from outside)
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
10:30-11:00 - Tour of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the iconic church in Russian style (inside visit).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
11:15-13:15 - Tour to the Hermitage Museum, including the Winter Palace. You will see the unique interiors of the palace and the vast collections of the best European art.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
13:30-14:30 - Time for lunch at a local cafe (own expense).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
15:00-16:00 - Taking a relaxing canal cruise on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg by boat.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Enjoy the views of the first construction of the city from the water

16:00-16:30 - Return back to the cruise ship.

The order of the sightseeing will be adjusted to the days of the week, the museums' availability, time-slots, and traffic.

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

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide your full names at booking)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
  • Professional & friendly English speaking guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off each day
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
  • All admission fees per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Bottled water and ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Port
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Lunches
  • Entry/Admission - Nevsky Prospekt
  • 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
  • Not accessible for people with any mobility restrictions. Please, book a private tour if you are using a wheelchair, a scooter or a walking frame.
  • 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 out to you. Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • Minimum age of participant is 4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will have a boat ride with an audio guide or a live guide depending on your group size
  • The tour is only available for the cruise ships that are docked in St Petersburg for 2 days
  • No refund will be provided in case of the cruise ship 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. You will be advised if that happens via email and the group will visit the Pavlovsk Palace instead. No refunds are provided.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please, do not forget to bring with you printed out TOUR TICKETS to present them at the passport control. The guide/company representative will be waiting in the port terminal with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURS.


  • 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 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 25 Nov 2019 -

Carolin V

It was my first trip to Russia and it was amazing. The tour company organized the visas and the control passed faster than expected.
Our guide Maria was excellent at bringing history to life but it did not seem like a history lecture. She was sharing lots of useful details about everyday life and her opinion honestly whenever we asked her a question. Maria was very gracious and patient with us.
The driver, Nicholay, was very pleasant and knew the best parking spots to cut the walking distance.
Thanks to their great team play we got to see as much as we could in this short time and it was definitely worth taking this cruise voyage in the first place.

Image - 21 Nov 2019 -

David Embrey

This tour is the must-do on your Baltic Sea cruise. Don’t doubt in booking this tour this team knows what they are doing and so far it was one of the best tours I ve ever taken . The guide was brilliant and the driver very professional it’s a pity I ve forgotten their names. Saying goodbye to these nice people I actually thought that on this tour I got even more than what I paid for or expected . 

Image - 12 Nov 2019 -

Aiden H

thank you so much for being the best tour guide Olga!!!!!!
My mind was blown away by her in-depth knowledge of every stone in saint petersburg... it was really amazing to see the city in the present and imagine it in the past listening to the stories about the russian revolutions and the tsars
go ahead to pick this tour with city break tours!!!

Image - 05 Nov 2019 -

April I

I have to say the tour was fantastic with a brilliant and positive guide ((Alyona)). She was hilarious and highly professional from the other hand. The Hermitage was busy with a lot of tour groups and also the Blood Churh - BEWARE OF THE PICKPOCKETS!!!
Ignore the rumors and information from the cruise excursions and book this tour better for 50% the price and smaller group!

Image - 29 Oct 2019 -

Norma P

I had really a great experience me and my group of friends. we had a knowledgeable and professional Paulina as our guide on both days. her information was enought to satisfy all our questions as she really knows everything about russia. we visited all that was planned thoughout this program with city break tours

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