Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 8 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy Saint Petersburg at your own pace, with no rushing, having enough time for photo stops, walking, shopping and enjoying lunch! No Russian Visa required! This 1-day Fully Flexible shore excursion is perfect for everyone who wants to be flexible and not feel rushed!


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

At 09:00 your tour guide will meet you in the arrival hall of the cruise terminal, right after passport control. After checking in, you will be seated in your private comfortable a/c sedan or Mercedes mini-bus (depends on the size of the group). After that we will start the tour.
Since this is a Fully Flexible option you are welcome to go where you want and your guide will be happy to make suggestions. You are welcome to set your tour pace and enjoy your day. This program offers great walking opportunity for those keen on exploring the real city, or real foodies who like to experince local foods and bars. It's perfect for families with children or people who have walking difficulties and who want to explore the city from the comfort of their private vehicle.
Please note, that during high tourist summer season in Saint Petersburg it is highly advisable to inform your tour operator of your sightseeing preferences and specific interests because some venues/museums require advance reservation to guarantee your Fast-Track (no waiting) admission, for example: The Hermitage Museum, Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo or Grand Palace in Peterhof, also Yusupov Palace.
Some places, like the churches, can be visited without advance reservations (though still highly recommended because ticket lines can get very long and upsetting).
This is a WORRY-FREE Shore Excursion: Timely delivery back to the ship is guaranteed. If you miss the ship, you will be delivered to the next port of call to catch your ship.

  • Professional tour guide ( 8 hrs)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 8+ people)
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes
  • Visa-Free paperwork

  • Entrance fees (highly recommended to pre-order in advance)
  • Lunch (highly recommended to pre-order for all groups of 8 and more)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants are free of charge. Passport details must be provided for infants like for everyone else. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information : ship name, docking time, passport details.
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos
  • No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.
  • LAST MINUTE bookings (less than 100 hours before the ship arrives) are not available for cruise ship passengers, as all passport details MUST be submitted to the cruise ship authorities 4 days before the ship arrives - this is the way we provide you with the visa-free entry to Russia.
  • No admissions are inlcluded, please contact your tour operator to set up a custom program for you.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Return Details

Returns to the port

Voucher info

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


8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 13 May 2019 -

Duane Williams B

Excellent! Friendly, knowledgeable guide and excellent driver. Had expedited access to venues, away from the maddening crowds. Also, Russia visa was included, which saved us more than the cost of obtaining separate visas. Tour started about 1 hour late due to driver being held up in traffic, but this was understandable.

Image - 08 Oct 2018 -

Dian H

The price for value makes this tour one you should book. Because this was a private tour, we were able to design our own itinerary. The best thing was there was ONLY 6 of us on the tour. We went where we wanted to go, got skip the line tickets and avoided a lot of the crowds. The price of this excursion including the admissions to Catherine Palace, Faberge Museum, Hermitage and the Church on Spilled Blood was over one third the cost of the excursion our cruise was offering. We had to move the tour forward a day because of bad weather on the Baltic Sea. The local tour operator - Ulko Tours - was amazing. Ksenia Manager re-scheduled our excursion one day later at no extra charge. La Vacanza Travel was great to book the excursion through and I like that they were another layer between me and the local tour operator in case something went wrong. It was very easy to book the tour and I got exactly what I purchased. The six of us couldn't ask for a better time. A private tour is definitely the way to go.

Image - 29 Oct 2017 -


Our very own guide and driver and provides flexibility on where we wanted to go.
Booked out own Hermitage tickets and took us to a very nice Russian restaurant
for lunch with wonderful local food, the staff just wouldn't pose for selfies with us
which would have completed the Russian experience.

Image - 30 Sep 2017 -

Richard G

The guide was so professional and the driver they knew what they were talking about nothing was too much trouble

Image - 29 Sep 2017 -

Debra S

This was a wonderful 8 hr tour of St Petersburg with Ksenia as our guide and Archie as our driver. We rode in a clean, beautiful Toyota Camry anywhere we wanted to go. Ksenia was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide who was SO helpful with my husband who uses a wheelchair for tours. They took us to a wonderful Russian restaurant for lunch and showed us the highlights of the city. Very nice tour and very nice guides!

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