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
  • 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 and Peterhof summer residence with the Fountain park, and Catherine Palace (upon availability). If Catherine Palace is not available, you will see Alexandria Palace. 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
UPON AVAILABILITY - 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., 2B/A, 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
  • Please note the sequence of the sights is subject to change
  • If Catherine Palace is not available, you will see Alexandria Palace instead
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 07 Aug 2019 -

Steven S

Great guide! Great driver, very good and accommodating company. Would highly recommend this tour and anything by TJ travel!

Image - 05 Aug 2019 -

Birgitta W

This was a 2 day Shore Excursion, first time with La Vacanza Travel, everything worked out very well, would highly recommend this tour. Small group, great guide, this is the best way to see this wonderful city.
Great value, I would book again with La Vacanza Travel.

Image - 01 Aug 2019 -

Gilda M

St Petersburg has so much to see, and I think this tour covers most of it.
Svetlana, our guide, was very knowledgeable and tried to make sure we saw as much as possible.
She was able to get us into the Hermitage Museum before it opened and that was great because we avoided the crowds and were able to enjoy it. Highly recommend this tour.

Image - 31 Jul 2019 -


Very comprehensive 2 day tour of St Petersburg. Our tour guide Nina went above and beyond to cover important sights to see and she was very detailed and knowledgeable about facts and history of the place.

Image - 29 Jul 2019 -

trevor b

What an awesome experience with a superb guide,fantastic weather and great sites.Every thing ran like clockwork.

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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