Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

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

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


This city tour is the perfect way to explore St. Petersburg in 2 days. During this comprehensive group tour you will see the major attractions of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage, Peterhof summer residence with the Fountain park, and Catherine Palace with the Amber room. You will pay a visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood which is beautifully decorated with mosaics and enjoy a stroll along the main city's street - Nevsky prospect. The tour won't be complete without a relaxing boat ride along the legendary Neva river. Finally, you'll be able to visit one of the most beautiful subways in the world!  During the tour you will hear stories about the city, its foundation, emperors and empresses that changed its appearance through centuries, interesting facts about the Soviet period and learn a lot about modern life in Russia: housing, transportation, health care system, family life and much more.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour


Day 1: Day 1

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
Walk along Peterhof Fountain Park
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
Guided tour of Catherine Palace
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 2: Day 2

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
Shared boat ride along rivers of St Petersburg
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Guided tour of the Hermitage
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Guided tour of the Church on Spilled Blood
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
Walk along Nevsky prospect
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
Guided tour of St Isaac's Cathedral
Duration: 30 minutes

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

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes)/minivan with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
  • Boat ride
  • Metro ride
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for groups of 10 and more
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Gratuities
  • Lunches
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • BLANKET VISA will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
  • Visa-free tour available only for cruise passengers
  • Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passports 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
  • Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour
  • Not recommended for guests with back problems
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • No special dress code
  • Infant meals not included
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have: 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
  • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note the sequence of the sights is subject to change
Departure Point

Cruise port of St. Petersburg

Departure Time

Your arrival time

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


2 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Image - 13 May 2019 -

daniel r

The guide was knowlegabe and covered all the ground. She kept us together not losing time looking for people. She got in and out of places without wasting time. overall the tour covered what we wanted to see.

Image - 06 May 2019 -


No words that I know could describe the FANTASTIC 2 Day St Petersburg, Russia tour that my wife and I experienced. Our guide furnished thanks to TJ Tours, was Maria and she was absolutely "The BEST"!! Coupled with her great driver, Edward, we were treated like ROYALTY when it came to "Zero Waiting in Lines", positioning the shuttle with the least distance to walk, and just outstanding knowledge displayed by both. This was by far the best Shore Excursion either by the cruise line or Independent-wise we have ever taken. We will definitly schedule again through VIATOR....

The Handleys
Thew Villages, FL

Image - 22 Oct 2018 -

Michael Patrick D

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, for a wonderful tour. Our group will remember St Petersburg for a very long time and we will recommend your excellent service to everyone we know. We were so very lucky to have Dimitri as our driver and Irene as our guide. Irene is a magnificent ambassador for you and your beautiful city – we all felt that we had made a new friend and we were genuinely sad to say goodbye

Image - 14 Oct 2018 -

timothy l

We loved St. Petersburg, Russia. The weather was great and the tour was amazing. the beauty and the thought that went into the decor and architecture was spectacular.

Image - 08 Oct 2018 -

Judy C

Highly recommended. Operated by TJ travel. Was able to communicate well with the company's representative to ensure shore excursion was still available even when the cruise arrived a day late. Agree that all logistics visa, pick up from the cruise terminal, car, tickets were very well organized. Our guide was Eugene and driver Constantine was able to ensure our group of 14 people was able to visit the packed 2 day shore excursion itinerary. Eugene was extremely knowledgeable about the culture and history to ensure we had an excellent experience. We were also given the opportunity to try traditional Russian foods for lunch.

User's Picture Gallery




St. Isaac's cathedral


Our Russian Subway experience



Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood, At Catherine's Palace


A view of the hermitage museum from the water


Our group at the Hermitage museum


Fountain at Peterhof





St. Petersburg Tour


Our group in front of the spilled blood cathedral


Spilled Blood Cathedral


Peter and Paul Cathedral



The first course to one of our lunches!


Our tour group in the Peterhof Gardens


Peterhof Gardens


Peterhof Grand Palace


Catherine's Palace







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