St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Private Tour

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

Overview

2 days is the most popular period for cruise ships to stay in St Petersburg and one of the greatest opportunity to see the most of the city and its environment.

Itinerary

Day 1: St Petersburg shore tour - suburbian palaces and parks

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
9am - meet your guide inside port terminal,
city introduction,
drive to Peterhoff
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
Take a walking tour of the royal gardens located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The fresh air and over 100 fountains make a walk here peaceful and relaxing. All the fountains are supplied with water naturally by gravity without any pumps, which makes the garden unique considering everything you see there was designed in the 18th century. The view from the lower garden to the Grand Palace is one of the most spectacular views in the city, and the hill decorated with the Grand Cascade with its main fountain of St. Sampson is famous all over the globe.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
This summer residence is located 20 km away from the city and is considered to be the most beautiful Palace around Saint Petersburg. The Catherine's Palace consists of 2 wings - the Golden Suite of rooms and the Cameron Gallery, designed for Catherine the Great in the classical style. The golden rooms are adorned with gilded wood carvings decorated with crystal chandeliers and mirrors that provide the impression of a bigger space. The doors are also inlaid with gold and when they are opened, when looking ahead, you have the feeling of walking along a golden corridor. The highlight of the palace is an Amber room that was restored to full glory recently after it was destroyed or removed during the WW2.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Drive back to St Petersburg with quick metro tour on the way.
~5pm back to ship
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 2: St Petersburg shore tour - day in downtown

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
9am - meet your guide. General city introduction tour
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
The birth place of Saint Petersburg is a real fortress of the 18th century that was first built in wood and then partly rebuilt in stone. The wide walls were designed specially to protect the garrison from sieges, but never saw military action. For more than 200 years the fortress became a political prison, where for several years the outstanding Russian writer Fedor Dostoevsky was confined. Inside the fortress is the highest building of the city-center: the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all Russian Emperors starting from Peter the Great are buried (except Peter the Second who died in Moscow).

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
The Church of the Resurrection, more commonly known as the Church on Spilt Blood, commemorates the Russian peacemaker Alexander II. Although he abolished serfdom he was hated by the revolutionaries, who formed different terrorist organizations with the aim of killing the ruler. Inside, the church looks fascinating, 7 000 square meters of mosaics cover the walls. They are made of melted glass and this technique looks simply spectacular and dazzling!
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Take a tour of the Art Gallery that is ranked in the top 5 art museums in the world. The collection is so big that only 13% is ever on display at one time. After the revolution most of the interiors lost their original decor, but 5 gala rooms are still able to demonstrate how sumptuously the Romanov Dynasty lived. While on the tour you will see the cream of the collection: Italian Renaissance art, Spanish Golden Age, Flemish art and French Impressionism.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zimnyaya Kanavka Canal, Zimney Kanavki Emb., St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
What could be more impressive then seeing the beauty of Saint Petersburg leisurely from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals, which makes the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Never miss a chance to take a St Petersburg canal tour while you are here!
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia
The fourth largest cathedral in the world is named after the patron saint of Peter the Great. It was designed by a French architect and until the revolution it was the primary Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Richly decorated with precious stones, marble and mosaics, the cathedral is a real masterpiece of 19th century architecture. It took 40 years to build the cathedral and it is now considered to be a world heritage site.

Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
~4:30pm back to ship

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

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Zimnyaya Kanavka Canal
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is VISA-FREE. We will issue and send you individual tour tickets that you have to show to Russian border control when you go through customs
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required for all members of the group at time of booking for all participants
  • 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
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please note: actual timing and sequence of sites can be changed by your guide due to museum days off, booking availability, traffic and other unexpected circumstances
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

1: Берег Невской Губы ул., 1А, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226
2: St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034

Traveler pickup is offered
Please look for your guide with MaxiBaltTours sign

Ports

  • Marine Facade St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg passenger port



Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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

jschroder

25 Jul, 2016

We were greeted by Mikhael upon arrival, his sense of humor and great knowledge of the city and history was superb

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