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


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.


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

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.

Day 1:

Your  fully licensed guide and professional driver of a comfortable air conditioned vehicle will greet you at passport immigration control next to your ship.

8 30  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.

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.

Traditional Russian lunch  (included)

PETERHOF TOUR - 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.

On the way back to the city you will have a short METRO TRIP the interiors recall palaces not subways.

17:30 Return to the ship.
* After your tour program you may have your choice of returning to the ship or having 3-hour extention

to stay in the city center to stroll the majestick  streets, do some shopping  or simply enjoy a dinner at a good( not so touristy) Russian restaurant or a café.

Optional evening activities  (available for an extra fee): 
• The Faberge Museum
• The ballet
• Folk show
• Concert of classical music
• Matrioshka doll master class
• Jazz Club
• Vodka museums and  vodka tasting

Day 2:

8 00 Meet your guide.

PRIVATE CANAL CRUISE along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North".

SAVIOR ON THE SPILT BLOOD CATHEDRAL, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects.

Have free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes (own expense).

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.

ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL TOUR 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.

17 00 Return to your ship.

Note: Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.

  • 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 - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
St Petersburg port or centrally located hotel

St Petersburg Marine Facade

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.


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 - 19 Aug 2019 -

Michelle H

Tour guide Olga was fantastic! Personable and knowledgeable she showed us an overview of St Petersburg and suburbs Peterhof and Pushkin. Our driver Andre maneuvered well through traffic and parking difficulties. Included lunch was filling and delicious. Highly recommend this tour!

Image - 07 Aug 2019 -

Larry A

My husband and I booked this tour for our visit to St. Petersburg. Once we processed through customs at the cruise port, we easily found the tour operators waiting for us. The two days were well organized,
Anna was our guide, she spoke English fluently, had in-depth knowledge of every location we visited during our two day visit. The tour was exceptional, the locations amazing, St. Petersburg a highlight of the many cities we visited.
We were so pleased that we chose this small group tour through La Vacanza Travel. In the future we will look at small group tours vs cruise ship tours....there is no comparison.
Thank you Anna for a fantastic time!

Image - 22 Jul 2019 -


The 2 day tour with Natalya was wonderful. The pace was fine. The sites were impressive. The Metro tour was surprisingly most worthwhile. Natalya was engaging and informative. We were very pleased with our experience.

Image - 22 Jul 2019 -

David P

Best tour have every been on
Great value
Svetlana our guide had so much knowledge
Henry our driver was a delight

Image - 19 Jul 2019 -


An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend this. Managed to see everything possible within the time limits of our visit.

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Mural on the wall at a subway train station.


Visited the Church on the Spilled Blood.


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