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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg provided by TJ Travel

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Unless you speak Russian, St. Petersburg can be a difficult city to navigate on your own. Make the most of your time in Russia’s second city during a 2-day tour that provides an ideal introduction to first-time visitors. Plus, hotel or port pickup and drop-off on each day ensures you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Delve deeper into Russian culture and history on a tour
Get a more intimate glimpse into St. Petersburg with a guide
Travel between sights in air-conditioned comfort
A great introduction for first-time visitors
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21901P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Services of a professional guide for two days • Driver’s services for two days (comfortable (Mercedes) mini van with A/C) • Photo and video permissions (except Yusupov Palace) • All port fees • All local taxes • Bottled water for each day • Earphones • Two lunches included • Shared boat ride • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is $3 per person, video pass is $6 per person)
Duration
18h 30m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Ports:
Marine Facade
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Services of a professional guide for two days • Driver’s services for two days (comfortable (Mercedes) mini van with A/C) • Photo and video permissions (except Yusupov Palace) • All port fees • All local taxes • Bottled water for each day • Earphones • Two lunches included • Shared boat ride • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is $3 per person, video pass is $6 per person)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Ports:
Marine Facade
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
18h 30m
Additional information
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, incl your middle names. 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
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
Not recommended for guests with back problems
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
Infant meals not included
To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
The Hermitage reserves the right to adjust the entrance time slot
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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christinaf982
Orlando, FL45 contributions
Great two day tour of St. Petersburg
Jun 2019
This was the highlight of our cruise!! Dina was FANTASTIC. So glad we did this over the tours offered from the cruise ship. It was way cheaper and from what I heard from other passengers who opted for the ship tour- ours was way better. TJ Travel told us not to worry about getting through customs in Russia because they know the ship makes you wait until all of the passengers who purchased cruise tours leave first. It did take quite and while but our bus driver and tour guide were waiting. It is a small group and a very comfortable van. We loved every minute! I think we really lucked out getting Dina as our tour guide. I couldn't imagine a better guide. One of the best tours we have ever taken.
Written December 28, 2019
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Norbert M
1 contribution
I had a wonderful time in St Pertersburg
May 2019
Thanks to TJ travel I had a wonderful time in St Petersburg. Svetlana was a wonderful guide and the drivers and the office staff were excellent. They all went out of their way to make this an unforgettable experience. My guide took me to the best restaurants, they accompanied me on a river cruise, they were with me the whole day and shared the most interesting stories with me.
Written December 27, 2019
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Karen K
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
Dimitri excellent guide
Oct 2019 • Friends
I truly was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this 2 day tour. Dimitri was so smart & informative on the history of St Petersburg and it’s incredible palaces & museums. He made Every place we visited so interesting. The river tour, the subway, the gardens, palaces, museums and the restaurants he picked for us were amazing.
A must do!!
Written October 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marinegirlLeeds_UK
Leeds, UK5 contributions
St Petersburg highlights
Sep 2019
Good , clear communication via e mail throughout from TJ travel. Booked this tour as it was much cheaper than the NCL alternative. Easy pick up from the port, our guide and driver were helpful , knowldgeable and professional throughout. One lunch included in a local restaurant which was tasty and hot. We were taken to a bakery / cafe for day 2 and enjoyed a local "pie".

We got a discount on our Stockholm trip from TJ travel due to booking the St Petersburg excursion . This was excellent.
Written October 30, 2019
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Kimberly D
Tel Aviv, Israel4 contributions
Great tour!
Aug 2019
Booking this tour was super simple! We were on a cruise and booked this tour in lieu of booking an excursion from the ship. We saved almost 50%.

TJTravel has very knowledgeable tour guides and they have an excellent system for picking up and dropping off at the cruise terminal. It was very easy.

The lunches provided were good; nothing to write home about but good (mostly tourists in the restaurants). We saw all of the highlights that we wanted to see. We were also able to skip the lines to get in at all our stops, which was great as there were long lines everywhere (almost a 6 hour wait at the Hermitage!). It is a very busy two days, so we were glad we didn't book any night time events. We went back to the ship for the evening to rest!

This is an excellent tour and we would highly recommend, especially if you have limited time in the city.
Written October 29, 2019
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SuzanneSydney
Sydney3 contributions
Knowledgeable guide and driver
Sep 2019
Victoria (tour guide) and Ivan the bus driver were very professional. Victoria's English and history knowledge was first class. No difficult question could stump her! She was able to adapt her tour program depending on traffic, tourist queues, the weather and even where the best toilets were.The local quiet cafes for lunch were delightful. Her history lessons were so full of information about past and present life in St Petersburg. The guide met us at the port and the use of a headset made the touring from museums.churches and Metro train ride easy to walk and listen as a group. HIghly recommended.
Written October 29, 2019
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Donna M
Harrisburg, PA6 contributions
Fast Tour of St Petersburg
Sep 2019
We had a great two-day tour of St Petersburg. Our tour guide (Dina) was extremely knowledgeable. We learned a whole lot of history in two days. The early admission to the Hermitage was fantastic. It was very nice not to have hoards of people trying to see the artwork at the same time. The small group allowed for great interaction with the guide (only 16 people). This tour requires extensive walking (well over 12,000 steps per day) at a very quick pace. Everyone gets a headset to hear the tour guide even if she gets a little ahead of you.
Written October 27, 2019
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Jennifer C
8 contributions
Fabulous
Jul 2019
We saw everything, the tour guide was knowledgeable and her english was excellent, would highly recommend this company for anyone wanting to see St. Petersburg.
They came recommended by a friend and did not disappoint, met us from the ship (even though private tours were let off the boat later they were there waiting for us) and both days were filled with lots to see. On time, well organized and a must if ever you are visiting anywhere these people go.
Written October 20, 2019
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Keith B
Birmingham, UK163 contributions
Amazing tour guide half the price of the same ship excursion highly recommended.
Sep 2019
TJ Travel came highly recommended by two friends who had recently been on the same Baltic cruise as I was doing. I was not disappointed, the tour was very well run and structured, our guide Helena was fabulous, her knowledge was astounding and she took us to the best parts of the Hermitage. We got to see all the key places that you need to see in St Petersburg on a well structured and organised tour, there was only 12 of us on the tour and we went in ahead of all the queues, the best pArt being we went into the hermitage before it opened so had no crowds to deal with. I also visited the Faberge museum in the evening which was well worth the visit, had a driver and guide all to myself. TJ are simply brilliant I can’t praise them enough and highly recommend them. The price for my tour was half the price of that I would have paid doing the ship based tours and I saw more than I could have done had I taken up the ship version of the tours, and i wasn’t on coaches of 60 people. TJ cover most of the ports in the Baltic so I would say check them out if you are on a Baltic Cruise.
Written October 19, 2019
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yeap
2 contributions
Talia Berlin Saint Petersburg
Jun 2019 • Friends
Definitely will recommend this tour company when visiting these places. Well organized and on time. Friendly guide and speak perfect English and knowledgeable.highly recommend to use the travel
Written October 16, 2019
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"Superb Experience"
We had the most remarkable tour with TJ Travel. Not only everything was perfect, but we felt, in every instance, th
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We had to cancel a 3 day tour through St. Petersburg with TJ Travel because of Covid-19. Although their business wa
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We booked a Tour with T J Travel for May 2020 to see St Petersburg. Unfortunately our cruise was suspended and we
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Good Company to book with
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Used Shore Excursions 5 years ago (2015) while on a Celebrity Cruise to the Baltic. Our cruise rep suggested Shor
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The Best Way to see St.Petersburg
We did the two day tour, booking on our Royal Caribbean ship. Tour takes care of visa requirements. Busy schedule
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Fantastic 2 day tour from a cruise. Highly recommended! By - passed all of the lines ... everything, including Visa
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Tour was well organized!!
Wonderful 2 day tour of a beautiful city. We had a great time visiting some amazing and opulent sites.
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So Incredibly Edifying!
Daria and her driver were prompt, professional, and courteous. Daria has a background in art education and thus was
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Great Guide and So Much History Shared
We would use TJ Travel over and over, our guide was so informed, and were lucky as she was an older guide who lived
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Great Tour
We had a great experience with TJ tours. They picked us up from the cruise port soon after our ship arrived and we
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A wonderful city
Day 2 of our tour was just as full as the first day taking in shopping and a river cruise among lots of other sight
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Brilliant two days
My wife and I had a fantastic two day tour, and while the group was slightly larger than we anticipated the guide a
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Two sight-filled days with a knowledgeable and friendly guide in a new Mercedes mini van.
The cruise lines begin warning you as soon as you book your cruise to St. Petersburg, that ship excursions include
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