St. Petersburg Imperial Splendors and Faberge Museum 2-Day Tour

Duration: 18 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 18 hours 30 minutes
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including lunches and a canal boat ride. The 2 day Imperial Splendours and Faberge Museum tour covers all of the most dazzling must-see sights of St. Petersburg — including the newly opened Faberge Museum — with our dedicated, friendly, hand-picked guides who bring to life the fascinating sights and history of the city.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Skip the line

Please note: The itinerary below is a sample. The actual itineraries are adjusted to coordinate with your ship's arrival and departure.
8:30 a.m. —  Meet your guide in the cruise terminal right after clearing immigration.
City Highlights tour, including the city's most famous and beautiful buildings and historic monuments: the tip of Vasilyevsky Island, the log house of Peter the Great, the battleship Aurora, Nevsky Prospect, Arts Square, Ostrovsky Square, the monument to Catherine the Great, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Yeliseyevsky grocery store, the National Library, the Russian Museum, the Gostiny Dvor department store, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky theatre, and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. The tour gives a comprehensive view of the historic city centre and acquaints you well with the city. On the way to some suburban estates you will drive through residential areas where the majority of St. Petersburg's residents live.
10 a.m. — Travel to Peterhof Summer Residence.
11 a.m. — Tour of the Lower Fountain Park and Upper gardens.
12:30 p.m. —  Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant.
1:30 p.m. —  Travel to Tsars Village (Tsarskoe Selo).
2:30 p.m. —  Guided tour of Catherine palace (including the famous Amber room) and walk through the park.
4:00 p.m. — Travel back to the city.
5:30 p.m. — Onboard or Optional Evening Program
7:30 a.m. — Meet in the cruise terminal right after immigration.
8:00 a.m. — Subway ride and tour of the most beautiful Metro stations.
9:00 a.m. — Boat ride (picturesque canal and river tour by boat, passing famous palaces, bridges, churches and parks).
10:00 a.m. — Excursion in the Hermitage Museum (early entry).
12:30 p.m. — Guided tour of Church on the Spilled Blood.
1:30 p.m. — Traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant.
2:30 p.m. — Guided tour of the Faberge Museum
3:30 p.m. — Shopping experience on Nevsky prospect incl. visit to Eliseyev Emporium
5:00 p.m. — Onboard

  • Expert, professional and personable guide for two days
  • Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for two days
  • All port fees & local Russian taxes
  • Lunch on both days
  • Subway ride
  • Canal cruise (boat ride)
  • Bottled still water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Electronic headsets for groups of 7 and more
  • Photo permissions inside museums (NOTE: photos are prohibited in the Faberge Museum.

  • Gratuity: Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visa-free tours available for cruise ship passengers. In order to qualify for the visa-waiver (tour ticket), please provide the following at time of booking for all participants: your name as shown on passport, passport number, country of citizenship, and your date of birth. Additionally, please inform us of your ship name
  • On both days of your tour, the following 2 items are required: a current valid passport and your visa-waiver (tour ticket). You will need both of these documents to clear Russian immigration
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible and is not recommended for clients with significant mobility issues
  • Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted in the Faberge Museum per museum regulations
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
Departure Point

Port of St. Petersburg

Departure Time

8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am
The actual start and end times of the tour are shown in the tour ticket.

Return Details

Port of St. Petersburg

Voucher info

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


18 hours 30 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 22 Jul 2018 -

Richard N

Alexandria was absolutely wonderful probably one of the best 2 or guys we ever had bus was wonderful very clean we got in all the museums very easily everything went very well would definitely give it a five stars

Image - 24 May 2018 -

Marivic R

Our tour guide Oksana is very knowledgeable. Our group is just small, there is 18 of us so were able to
visit all the highlights of the tour. The museums, the boat tour, Metro Subway tour and the lunch were
delicious. Ii is highly recommended.

Image - 12 Feb 2018 -

Samuel T

Incredible! Wow! The magic of the historical palaces and museums...a historian's dream

Image - 16 Oct 2017 -

Maureen A

This was a wonderful two day tour, our guide Elena was very good. We saw everything as advertised except for the shopping on Nevsky Prospekt. Instead we were taken to an expensive souvenir shop which was very disappointing. That aside though this is a great tour especially as you do not need to get a visa for it.

Image - 30 Sep 2017 -

John G

Definitely exceeded our expectations. Our guide spoke better English than we did and was very knowledgeable on her history of the city and her country. Van was in excellent condition and the driver was safe. Van had free Wi-Fi that was super fast.

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