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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

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
St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
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Standard tour 8:30amMost Popular
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From $285.00
Standard tour 9:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From $285.00
Standard tour 10:00
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From $285.00
Overview
Seeing St. Petersburg independently on a cruise stop means covering a vast amount of ground and history. This 2-day visa-free tour does the work for you with two daylong itineraries that leave you to concentrate on the sights as a guide provides historical commentary. Plus, it features benefits such as early access to the Hermitage Museum, tours of the Catherine and Yusupov palaces, lunches, and included canal, and subway rides. Cruise passengers generally require a visa for independent travel so this tour saves the hassle with its visa waiver.
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.
Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trust worthy and professional

As part of our Baltic Cruise in September, we booked five tours at Berlin, Tallinn, 2 days St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm with Alla. All the tours and our guides were excellent - reliable, trust worthy, professional and they speak excellent English. We had Oxana...More

2  Thank Journey14823986915
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Journey14823986915, Thank you so very much for your much appreciated 5 star review and warm endorsement of your Baltic tours with us! I am very pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful time with your St. Petersburg guide, our lovely Oxana! It is always so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alla Tours. 2 day St. Petersburg tour

Excellent tour. 12 people on the tour in a 16 seater minibus. Our guide Svetlana was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke perfect English. Saw all the sights and missed the queues. Packed lunch day 1. Lovely meal in the Metropole Hotel day 2. All included....More

Thank David E
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear David E, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed a memorable St. Petersburg tour with our amazing Svetlana. Thank you very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement. We work very hard at providing an outstanding touring experience for our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Outstanding in every way!

We booked 3 tours for 3 ports in the Baltic with Alla tours. St. Petersburg with Svetlana and driver Dimitri was excellent. Did everything, saw everything, so professional and knowledgeable. Could not have been better. The other tours in Stockholm and Tallinn were awesome as...More

1  Thank Susan M
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Susan M, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed a memorable St. Petersburg tour with our amazing Svetlana. Thank you very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement. We work very hard at providing an outstanding touring experience for our...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018
SIMPLY WONDERFUL

St. Petersburg was a 2-day stop on our Viking cruise and at the recommendation of a friend, we opted to use Alla Tours instead of what Viking offered as an excursion. My group of 8 couldn't have been happier. We saw all the highlights and...More

Thank BeHappy2009
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear BeHappy2009, Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation of your tour with us during your recent Viking Baltic cruise. I am delighted that you enjoyed a “wonderful” 2 day experience (glad you liked the borscht) whilst visiting our fascinating city with...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018
NO VISA NEEDED - GREAT INDEPENDENT TOUR

I contacted 5 tour operators by email to find out about a 2 day tour when my cruise arrived in St Petersburg. ALLA TOURS came up top at enquiry stage and continued to be great throughout. Sona was extremely helpful, checking my requirements several times...More

Thank jmdcat
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear jmdcat, I was pleased to read your glowing review and hear that you found your 2 day St. Petersburg Grand tour with us a memorable experience. Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation - I am delighted that you enjoyed an...More

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hambo61
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I’m not aware of the answer but some of the stops on the 2 day grand tour would be difficult for a wheel chair bound person
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russellhart2018
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Annie S | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 of us on a new mini bus that seated 16.
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Grannylynne53
July 21, 2018|
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Response from datravel2016 |
never was here
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