Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Russia, 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, Peter & Paul Fortress and Peterhof Fountain park. 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.


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: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Embankment 21 Shuvalov Palace, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
A shared boat ride
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Guided tour of the Hermitage
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
Highlights of Nevsky prospekt
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 2x Lunch
  • 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 visit
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for groups of 5 and more
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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
  • Please note the sequence of the sights is subject to change
  • The Hermitage reserves the right to adjust the entrance time slot
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not available for travelers with mobility issues
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021

Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 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 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

David C

14 Nov, 2019

Our tour guide, Roman was excellent. He told us the history of St. Petersburg and was very enthusiastic about his work. He answered all our questions. He was proud of his country. A wonderful experience.

Susan V

25 Oct, 2019

This was a fantastic tour! Our guide Lisa (really the Russian version of Elizabeth which I don't know how to spell) was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke better English than I do and was very funny. She was solicitous of all our needs. The sights were amazing.

Terry R

14 Oct, 2019

La Vacanza Travel really knows what they are doing. They know how to maneuver around crowds. Our tour guide Svetlana was superb in her knowledge about St. Petersburg and was very engaging.

I talked to several people who took the cruise arranged tours and no doubt ours was much better and less expensive.

Neil H

26 Sep, 2019

This was a busy but very interesting and thorough 2-day tour. We found the Mercedes Benz mini-bus and small group to be an advantage in many ways and the tour leader (Daria) was excellent and very helpful and her knowledge of St Petersburg and the attractions was first-rate. I would like to also say that she showed a very practical approach which minimised a lot of the frustrations of travel that you can have with large crowds. She ensured our safety and comfort throughout the tour. Our driver (Constantine) was also excellent and always on time. He was able to park the van at the most convenient places and looked after our belongings whilst we were sightseeing which was very helpful. We are a group of 4 and give this tour full marks. We thought at first that it was expensive but it was worth every cent and if we ever returned we would use TJ Travel again. The administration and organisation of booking tours was simple with every question answered promptly beforehand and we felt confident throughout. Thank-you from the Harveys and Wallaces.


16 Sep, 2019

Olga did an amazing job leading us around all the top spots in St Petersburg, including the Winter Palace, Peterhof Gardens, Catherine's Palace, the Church of Spilt Blood, and more. Her knowledge was seemingly endless as she shared amazing history as well as personal anecdotes. The small group was really good, as we had personal attention throughout the trip.

Because you're visiting so many places in such a short time period, the only drawback is that you wish you could have more time in each - Peterhof Gardens could easily be a full day in itself, for example. But if you're visiting for the first time and really want to get a taste of everything the city has to offer, this is a great tour.

Please note there is a lot of walking, and because of the small group size there is not a bathroom on the bus, as its a small van size. That wasn't a problem for us, but for many of the older folks on the tour we needed more frequent stops for bathroom breaks (which Olga was happy to accommodate).

A wonderful tour that I'd recommend to anyone. TJ Travel is a good, well-trusted company to use.

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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