St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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


This group tour will introduce you to the northern capital of Russia. You will see all the main highlights of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage (replaced on Mondays), Church on the Spilled Blood (replaced on Wednesdays) and Peterhof Fountain Park. You will get to know St. Petersburg through the eyes of our professional guide who will tell you about past and present of St. Petersburg, most fascinating facts from Soviet history and revolutionary time of 1917, some unusual stories about the royal family. You will also get to know more about the modern life in Russia including transportation, housing, educational system, health care system, family life. One lunch is included. Please note that the itinerary varies depending on the day of the week according to museums days off.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum

Duration: 2 hours

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: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia

Guided tour of Fountain Park

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (comfortable car (Mercedes/VW)/mini van with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per couple
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • On Mondays the Hermitage is replaced with Yusupov palace. (Photo and video permissions at the Yusupov palace can be purchased on the spot, photo permission – 3 USD per person, video – 6 USD per person.)
  • 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.
  • This tour is rather active and not recommended for children under 7 y.o. If you are travelling with small children, please consider taking a private tour.
  • Itinerary may change depending on the day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-Friday).
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • No special dress code
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
  • On Wednesdays the Church on the Spilled Blood is replaced with Kazan Cathedral
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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


  • Marine Facade

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.


9 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews


19 Sep, 2018

This was an amazing tour and well worth the money. We did this on our first day in St. Petersburg of our cruise. One thing I must tell you that at the beginning of the tour a couple still had to pay. They took us somewhere where there was a gift shop. If you are buying anything to take back with buy there. I found out too late and wished I had bought more but that gift shop was 1/3 of the price of any other gift shop. That gift shop at the port was ridiculous. Such a joke, don't buy there. Anyway Catherine The Great Palace, The Hermitage, and Cathedral of Spilt Blood was amazing but the ultimate of the tour was Petershof Gardens with the fountains. I have never seen anything like this before. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING !!!!!!! Take this tour well worth the money. Next day took the excursion through Norwegian Cruise which was the Neve River Cruise and that was not worth the money.

Nicole R

29 Aug, 2018

We had a one day tour that covered all of the highlights of St. Petersburg. We spent about 2 hours at the Hermitage, went to Catherine's Palace, Peterhoff, The Church of Spilled Blood and had some time for quick shopping. I wish we could have spent more time in this wonderful city, but we are happy that we got to at least see as much as we did.Our tour guide Olga was absolutely amazing and was able to keep us ahead and away from most crowds in the museums and palaces. She was great at giving us the history and information about each place we visited and was super friendly. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a 1 day cruise stop and wants to see it all.


10 Jul, 2018

We did this tour in May 2018 booked through La Vacanza Travel and delivered by TJ Tours and it was amazing. From booking to returning to the ship you knew you were in professional and expert hands. Emails to TJ Tours with queries were answered promptly with helpful info included. Our tour guide Tatiana Ivanova took us through 10 hours plus of the normal highlights of St Petersburgh and then some unexpected extras such as experiencing the incredible subway system of St Petersburgh. It was brilliantly organised to give us maximum access to sights in and around the city as well as giving time to enjoy and take photos. The tour included a basic packed lunch which was more than adequate and helped to keep us nourished and on track for sight seeing. Highly recommend!


22 May, 2018

This one day highlights shore excursion/tour of St. Petersburgh was exceptional! Our tour guide, Vadim, waited patiently for us to get out of the ship in spite of the more than 2 hours wait, as it took a while for Russian immigration to process a big ship of more than 4000 passengers. Our tour was personalized, with only 3 passengers in the comfortable air conditioned van. We enjoyed Vadim's knowledge, passion and candor, quite charming as well. He went out of his way to accompany us to a little souvenir shopping as per our request after the assigned tour. The lunch provided for was adequate and tasty, with good and healthy snacks of yougurt, fruit, juice and water. Had no issues with this company, Ksenia, the customer representative was awesome, she provided detailed information to all my queries. Edward, our driver was very professional and drove us safely around the city. Wifi was even available! I highly recommend this tour! Thanks, Vadim and Ksenia!

Sue S

03 Nov, 2017

Maria was a fun, knowledgeable passionate representative of St. Petersburg. She made our time in Russia more memorable! Our excursion upon comparison with one offered on the ship was far more valuable! We had a small group, perfect transportation and an adaptable schedule. We were able to fit in a quick shop and Vodka tasting to top off the day. The only thing that wasn't top notch was our bagged lunch. But, I have to say it was something I will always remember

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