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

Duration: 16 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 16 hours
  • 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 airconditioned minibus with maximum group size of only 16 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 to skip 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.

Meet your friendly local guide after the passport control, take your seat in a modern minibus and head to the historical center of St Petersburg to start your adventure.
Here is an approximate itinerary of the tour:
Day 1 (8 hours)
9:00-9:30 meeting in the port terminal
9:30-10:45 transfer to the city of Peterhof + metro excursion
10:45-12:15 tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof where you will see the spectacular fountains and cascades
12:15-13:00 transfer to Tsarskoye Selo (the city of Pushkin)
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
16:00-17:00 transfer back to the city, return to the port
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.
Day 2 (8 hours)
8:30 meeting in the port terminal
8:30-10:30 city tour with picture stops. You will see Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral (from outside), the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress (from outside), the Summer Garden, St Isaac's Cathedral (from outside) and many other sights.
10:30-11:00 tour of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the iconic church in Russian style (inside visit)
11:10-13:30 visiting 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.
13:30-14:30 time for lunch (own expense)
15:00-16:00 taking a relaxing canal cruise on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg
16:30 return back to the cruise ship
Please note, the order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic.
At the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide your full names and passport data at booking)
  • Bottled water, juice and biscuits
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+)
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned minibus
  • Welcome gifts
  • All admission fees per program
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Lunches
  • 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.
  • Due to the port formalities, any booking less than 5 days from the cruise arrival will not be treated
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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


16 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

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