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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

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Overview
2-day St. Petersburg Grand Tour is our original signature tour. This value tour has the most comprehensive itinerary with all the notable sights and museums included. It is the best choice for those who wish to see as much as possible and a little bit more!
Running our Grand Tour since 2007 we have gained enough practical experience and knowledge of how to do it and how to turn a very intensive program in a smooth and pleasant experience. A great deal of thought and practical experience has been incorporated into this itinerary!
Highlights
  • Complete 2-day St. Petersburg shore excursion with time-saving visa-waiver
  • See the city on a panoramic tour and beat lines with early Hermitage access
  • All-in port pickup and drop-off, entry fees, lunches, canal and metro trips
What to Expect
The itinerary below is a sample: Your actual schedule will depend on your ship’s arrival and departure times. Sightseeing order and timings may vary according to the day, tourist volumes, and museum capacities. The itinerary content will remain the same unless your specific ship has a shorter time in port than usual. Day One: St. Petersburg Meet your guide after visa-free immigration clearance and enjoy a panoramic city drive, viewing highlights including Vasilyevsky Island, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the Bronze Horseman. Next, visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. Then, after a boxed lunch featuring Stolle’s pies, visit Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, seeing its Amber Room and gardens before returning to your ship. Day Two: St. Petersburg Greet your guide as on Day One and ride St. Petersburg’s metro to see its most beautiful stations. Then, take a boat ride along the city’s canals before enjoying an early-access tour to the Hermitage. After a traditional Russian lunch, explore the Church on the Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Yusupov Palace with its Rasputin exhibition, before ending with a port drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will be waiting for you in the port terminal. Our port manager/guide will meet you just few steps off the passport control zone. They will hold a bright name card 'ALLA TOURS'.

Ports
St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Marine Façade", St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment", St. Petersburg Passenger Port "English Embankment"
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
19h
Return Details
Port of St. Petersburg
Inclusions
  • Restaurant lunch x 1
  • Packed lunch x 1
  • Visa-waivers for cruise ship passengers
  • Expert, professional and personable guide for 2 days
  • Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable A/C vehicle for 2 days
  • All port fees and local Russian taxes
  • 1 bottle of still water (0.5L) per person per day
  • Personal audio receivers with earphones
  • All photo permissions
  • Subway ride
  • Canal cruise (boat ride)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities: Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with any mobility issues or other serious medical conditions
  • We strongly request that you advise us of any special diets at least 7 days prior to your tour and we will do our best to accommodate you. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that your personal needs will be satisfied
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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So glad we booked with this company. Customer Service during sign-up was fantastic. Martina's knowledge of sites was outstanding. It was obvious she knew her subject and loved sharing her knowledge. Pavel is a great driver; he was always present to lend a helping hand and
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An incredibly comprehensive tour of the prime sights around St Petersburg well presented by our guide Svetlana. Cannot recommend Alla Tours more highly having also completed tours with them off our cruise at both Berlin and Tallinn. Ease of contact/ communications and for
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 3 days ago
Dear sandmanGoldCoast, We are delighted that you enjoyed our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand Tour as well as our tours in Tallinn and Berlin. Thank you very much for your warm endorsement and 5 star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting our beautiful Saint Petersburg with our amazing Svetlana, and what’s more, chose us as your host! It is always so rewarding to hear from our guests that you had a marvelous time with us and that all of our arrangements worked like clockwork. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Furthermore, as an experienced traveler and frequent contributor to TripAdvisor, your feedback carries a great deal of credibility and I truly appreciate your effort in taking the time to share your thoughtful insights with the TripAdvisor community - it really means the world to us! Thank you for choosing Alla Tours. You were an absolute joy to host and we loved introducing you to the city we call home. I am simply elated that you found your St. Petersburg guide, Svetlana, to be an excellent hostess. Svetlana’s enthusiasm and dedication to her job has firmly established her as one of our superstars – I am very lucky to have her. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Svetlana. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so I am deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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We enjoyed this tour very much. There is so much to see and this tour was very comprehensive. Our guide was very knowledgeable and touring in a small group made it more pleasant. I would recommend this tour because there is so much history in Russia and you get to see so much
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mary, We are delighted that you enjoyed a memorable 2 day Saint Petersburg tour with us during your recent Baltic cruise and we are happy that you enjoyed visiting all the must see sights that our lovely city has to offer. Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and gracious review. Furthermore, as an experienced traveler and frequent contributor to TripAdvisor, your feedback carries a great deal of credibility and I truly appreciate your effort in taking the time to share your thoughtful insights with the TripAdvisor community - it really means the world to us! Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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We have just returned from a Baltic cruise and can't praise the excursion enough. The sights were stunning and Julia, our guide was excellent. Would recommend Alla tours to anyone visiting St Petersburg.
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Diane, What a pleasure to know that you had a “fabulous” experience with us and enjoyed visiting all the sights that our fascinating city has to offer with your guide, our lovely Julia. Thank you very much for your generous endorsement and 5 star review of our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand Tour that you enjoyed with us during your recent Baltic cruise. It is always so rewarding to hear positive feedback from our guests – it lets us know that we are providing the quality touring experience that our valued guests deserve. It is an absolute joy to host guests like you in the city that we call home. Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! Your St. Petersburg guide, Julia, is one of our superstars. She is very dedicated and passionate and absolutely loved introducing you to the city that she calls home. As we at Alla Tours can proudly boast of having the best guides in St. Petersburg, your kind comments about Julia have 'made' my and Julia's day! As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so I am deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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Booked this through trip advisor was well worth the money guide spoke better English than me and was very knowledgeable and helpful crammed a lot into two days if you go use this company I was a bit worried but they are very organised and soon felt good and safe
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jillian, We are pleased that you enjoyed a “brilliant” time on our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour and we are happy that you enjoyed visiting all the must see sights that our lovely city has to offer. Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and gracious review – we are delighted that you found us very organized and our tour “well worth the money”. Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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