St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 2 days
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This friendly, very popular, small group shore excursion was created to introduce the best of St Petersburg in a fun and interactive way. The tour includes all the must sees and features the city culture including  all the most requested inside visits in St Petersburg and its surroundings: Hermitage/Winter Palace, St Isaac Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, Metro, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The tour is limited to a maximum of 15 group members.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money

Itinerary

Day 1: Imperial Summer Residences

Stop At: Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia, St. Petersburg 192284 Russia
During your Baltic cruise the visit to St Petersburg will certainly become the highlight of you entire trip. This unique 2-day program is intended for those who want to see St. Petersburg highlights in the most effective way. VISA-FREE Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg takes care of the smallest details to make your Russian trip enjoyable and memorable
Duration: 17 hours

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
8 30 am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship
9 am your guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you in the lobby of your hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Start your day with a CITY OVERVIEW TOUR. You will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
You will visit former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Palace interious and Catherine's Park.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Stop At: Avtovo, Prospekt Stachek, 90 к2, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, 198096
On the way back to the city you will have a short METRO TRIP the most impressive interiors recall palaces not subways
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The National Congress Palace, Berozovaya Alleya, 3, Strelna, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198515
On the way to Saint Petersburg listen to the story about one of the most impressive royal suburban palaces

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
5 30 pm Return to the ship/hotel
* After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extention to explore the city, or sign on for optional evening activities (available for an extra fee), including • the Faberge Museum, • Russian ballet, Folcklore Show, a guided walking tour in the city center ( it could be stop for souvenirs, short walking tour of the center or stop at a city café)

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Cathedral of St. Catherine, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Pushkin St., Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
Have a look at the biggest curch of the city of Tzarskoe Selo

Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Emb., 21, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
At 5:30pm, choose to return to your ship or use your 3-hour optional extension to explore the city, or sign on for optional evening activities (available for an extra fee)
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: 1 Traditional Russian lunch (included)
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Saint Petersburg City tour

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
8:30 am Your fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship/ your centrally located hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North"
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
Be impressed by the monumental structure the oldest fortified fortress of Saint Petersburg

Pass By: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
Have a look at the symbolic monument of St Petersburg and listen to the story about the founder of the city

Pass By: Saint Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb., 5, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
Have a look at the historical building of Russian Academy of science and know the names and stories of the most famous Russian Scientists

Pass By: St. Petersburg University, Mendeleevskaya Liniya Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg Russia
Be impressed by the historical building of the oldest Russian University

Pass By: Masks Of Lions On The Strelka Of Vasilievsky Island, Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg Russia
Have a stop at the most impressive photo sight of the city

Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Enjoy the beauty of SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes.
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
Visit the most famous city avenue

Stop At: State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Visit the 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, the spectacular state and private rooms

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Enjoy the impressive facade of the The General Staff Building
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia
Visit the main square of St Petersburg which has witnessed many historical events
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR is the breath taking visit of the biggest cupola chuch of Russia. The dome is gilded with 100 kilograms of gold. St. Isaac's is ranked as number one in the world for the richness of its interior decoration
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
5:00pm Return to your ship/ centrally located hotel
Duration: 15 minutes

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

Inclusions
  • 1x Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 1 Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
  • Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Morskoy Fasad
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Avtovo
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Morskoy Fasad
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Russian Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers
  • Visa-Free entry requires full names, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number for each member of your group, which must be provided to the local operator well in advance of departure
  • Separate visa-free tour ticket will be sent by email after confirmation of your booking
  • Please note: you must have your visa-free tour ticket and your passport with you on the day of travel, and present them to the Passport Control Officer
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
St Petersburg port or centrally located hotel

Ports
St Petersburg Marine Facade


Departure Time

12/2/2019 - 12/30/2019

Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 10:00 PM


Return Details

The tour returns to your ship's terminal at 5 pm

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Paul K

We enjoyed 2 great days with very friendly staff, especially Tatiana! The palaces were amazing and we didn’t have to wait in huge line ups as we were with a tour. We also saved on the cost of a Russian Visa . We felt very safe at all times and would highly recommend La Vacanza Travel to get a great taste of Saint Petersburg! Thank-you so much!

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John C

Faultless tour of St Petersburg by Ludmila Tours. Met outside immigration on time with no fuss. Our guide, Eleyna (not sure about the spelling) was amazing. Very helpful and knowledgeable with a great depth of local history.
The tour was exceptional value for two days and included all the sights on our list.
No waiting in line for the main attractions. A big plus.
A very good small group two day tour.
Can not recommend it highly enough.

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Teresa R

Our guide was excellent. Amazing tour. Everything was seamless from pick up from ship and tour. We were given plenty of time at each place. St Petersburg wonderful. Highly recommend this.

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ziggieeee

Marvellous two day tour. Eugenias knowledge of the history of St. Petersburg is incredible and fasc inating,, also interesting were the insights into modern life there. So much was crammed into two days and Mikhail the driver was always ready and waiting to take us on to the next delight.Would wholeheartedly recommend this team and hope they enjoyed the english chocolates ! 1

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roland.brewer

This was an excellent tour and our guide Olga was fantastic! There is so much to see and so much history

User's Picture Gallery

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Mural on the wall at a subway train station.

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Visited the Church on the Spilled Blood.

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