Simply The Best of Saint Petersburg 2 day mini-group Shore Excursion

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

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


This easygoing 2-day program includes all musts of St. Petersburg highlights. Our VISA-FREE Shore Excursion in St. Petersburg will be indeed a truly mother-of-pearl of your Baltic Cruise.


Day 1: The best of Saint Petersburg

Stop At: Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia
Start your first day with a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. To get a complete impression of the city in historic perspective, to get acquainted with its most famous sites, take memorable pictures
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
9.30 -10.30 PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
10.30- 11.30 PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS, which is a heart of the city, where the city been started.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
12.00-12.40 Have a break in one of the local cafes to have Russian pancakes testing
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
13.00-15.00 HERMITAGE MUSEUM – Includes the 4 buildings of this ensemble: the Winter Palace, the small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, and the Old Hermitage. Enjoy art collections with over three million works of art, but not only the Arts, private rooms as well.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
15.00- 6.30 BE THE LOCAL TOUR offers a lovely stroll down the glorious streets, visit the local market, do some shopping or simply enjoy a city life with a cup of coffee
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
17:00 Return to the ship.
* After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extension to stay in the city center.
Optional evening activities (available for an extra fee):
The Faberge Museum
Vodka museums and vodka tasting
The ballet
Jazz Club
Folk show
Matrioshka doll master class
Concert of classical music

Duration: 3 hours

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

Day 2: Jewelry Necklace of Saint Petersburg

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
8.30-12.00 JOURNEY TO PUSHKIN (TZARSKOE SELO) - You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
14.00-15.30 JOURNEY TO PETERHOF - Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, the Lower Park with its splendid Fountains
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Metro Station Narvskaya, Stachek Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
16.00-16.30 On the way back to the city you will have a short METRO TRIP, which will remind you palaces, not the underground.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: 12.00-13.00 Traditional Russian lunch (included)
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 1x Lunch
  • Shore Excursion
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Narvskaya

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


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

Departure Time

8:30 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

Curt A

14 Oct, 2019

Recently visited St. Petersburg and had the most wonderful 2-days. We saw all the highlights of this amazing city. The Hermitage (minus the cloak room...that part is no fun) was amazing. Nice boat tour but you have to sit up top to really benefit from the tour. Peterhof, also amazing. The trip on the subway was a huge highlight for us we just wish we could have gone a couple more stops. Lunch on the first day was fine, nothing spectacular but a great representation of traditional Russian lunch. This one was included in our ticket price. Lunch on day 2 was a bit more of a challenge. The restaurant was not prepared for us so it took forever but that was on the restaurant, not the tour operator. The guides for the tours worked hard to get restaurant staff to fix it which slowly got better. By that time, food was cold. This lunch is on your own money which was a bummer. The tour overall was good and I would recommend it to anyone but what made it special was our guide Tatiana! She was amazingly knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, accommodating and flexible. Her calm demeanor and positive nature made for an exceptional experience. Thanks to her, our 2-days in St. Petersburg were very memorable and will remain with us forever.

Weifeng W

10 Jul, 2019

Generally speaking, this shore excursion is good. But there are two problems。

1. According to "What to Expect" on La Vacanza Travel's website, the Hermitage Museum tour should be two hours. But the tour guider cut the time to one and half hour. Hermitage Museum is the most important visiting place, two hours is short already. The tour guider should not cut the time.

2. According to "What to Expect" on La Vacanza Travel's website, we should return to ship at 5 PM on the second day. But the tour guider cut about one hour and drove us back to ship around 4 PM The tour guider should not cut the time.

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