St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

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

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


Discover St. Petersburg with your English-speaking guide on this active and comprehensive two-day excursion. You will visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens, Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral, the iconic Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace (the site of Rasputin's murder) and more. Your local tour guide will bring the city's fascinating and grandiose history to life with stories and anecdotes. You will ride on the city's River and canals, enjoy two traditional Russian lunches and immerse yourself in this beautiful city on this small-group shore excursion for ships in port for 2 days.

This excursion is  Visa-free for cruise ship passengers. Please provide passport information at time of booking so that we may issue the Visa-waiver document prior to your arrival.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water


Day 1: Day 1

Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia
A visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Emperors.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Peterhof Grand Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
An inside visit to *Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and a walk in the park.

*On extremely busy days, the Palace hasn't been able to meet the demand for tickets. We try our best to secure those tickets, but if we aren't able to, we'll take our guests to a beautiful alternative site such as the Fabergé Museum, Russian Museum, Monplaisir Palace and Pavlovsk Palace.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian Lunch at a local café
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Visit and guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
Guided visit inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood with time for souvenir shopping.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
A visit inside of Yusupov Palace including the Rasputin Exhibit.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
A visit inside of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian Lunch at a local café.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 2x Lunch
  • Professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
  • Photo passes for all museums
  • Subway ride (if time permits)
  • One bottle of water per person per day, ponchos in case of rain
  • Audio head-sets for groups of 10 or more
  • Lunch on both days
  • Canal boat ride
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Gratuities
  • Infant (Baby) meals are not included
  • Photo passes at Yusupov Palace (may be additionally purchased for 5 USD per pass)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Mandatory: Please provide Cruise Ship Name at time of booking
  • Mandatory: The following information for EACH traveler is required to confirm your booking: (1) Full Names (as it appears on Passport), (2) Passport numbers, (3) Country of Citizenship and (4) Date of Birth. (use Special Requirement field)
  • This tour is only available for ships in port for 2 days for most major cruise lines throughout the summer season, not for ships docked for 3 days.
  • A minimum of 10 days are required for visa processing
  • Vegetarian option and other special dietary restrictions available ONLY if requested in advance (at time of booking).
  • Infant meals not included
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


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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Norma A

Great 2-day tour st St Petersburg. Our tour guide Ludmila, was very nice and knowledgeable, explained the history of each place in details. Some areas involved lots of walking, not so good for seniors like us. Overall, it was an excellent tour!

Image - 07 Oct 2019 -


Absolutely the best shore excursion we have taken. Kate and the driver were superb. Guided us strategically and we avoided all the queues and crowds. Made the whole experience (intensive though it was) a very memorable 2 days.

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Christine F

Very well organised tour with friendly and knowledgable guide, Katya. Took in most important sites during the 2 days in a small and manageable group. Bonus free wi fi on bus

Image - 16 Sep 2019 -

Alexander O

We had a fantastic 2 day tour in St. Petersburgs. Our tour guide Maria was the best. She was so knowledgeable and friendly and we had a wonderful time. Best tour guide we had on this Baltic Cruise.

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Great tour and Svetlana was knowledgable in history, art and her country. We spent two days together and she kept us on time, answered questions from the group. I would ask for her again when we return to the area. Driver was good and coordinated with the guide.

User's Picture Gallery


Church of the Savior on Spilled Bood


Inside church of Spilled Blood


Great Palace in Peterhof Gardens



Time to say goodbye to our beautiful Tour Guide, Maria...good job!!!





















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