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2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings provided by Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia

2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings

2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This friendly, very popular, small group shore excursion was created to introduce the best of St Petersburg in a fun and interactive way. The tour includes all the must sees and features the city culture including  all the most requested inside visits in St Petersburg and its surroundings: Hermitage/Winter Palace, St Isaac Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, Metro, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The tour is limited to a maximum of 15 group members.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31968P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
  • Entry/Admission - Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • St Petersburg
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
  • Entry/Admission - Ludmila Tours - Tours in Russia
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • St Petersburg
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
21 stops
Day 1
Splendid St Petersburg
Day 2
Imperial Suburbs
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Ариша И
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Excellent city and the unforgettable tour! We recommend Ludmila tour company. It is the best choice.
Written November 23, 2020
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lutivka
Dear guest, we are happy to know that you liked our service and we hope to welcome you in Saint Petersburg again.
Written November 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alekscat08
Sochi, Russia1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
We are easy going people and our main purpose was to have fun and enjoy the city. Luckily our guide Kristina was top professional with perfect sense of humour. During the tour we were quite flexible. The city is amazing - very beautiful. On the second day we went to Peterhof and Pushkin. Both residencies were fantastic. We were completely satisfied with the service provided by Ludmila tours and can recommend it to anyone.Everything was excellent and we liked reasonable prices.
Written November 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
lutivka
Thank you for your words. Kristina is passion about Saint Petersburg and does her best to make people fall in love with this city.
Written November 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachelle W
Los Angeles, CA1,628 contributions
I booked the 2-day tour directly with Ludmila and enjoyed it so much! Because I’m not a cruise passenger, Ludmila arranged a local pick up for me on both days. She even met me in person on the second day and drove me to the group. I cannot thank her and her team enough! Best customer service possible!

The Tour
The tour includes all the highlights of SPB! On the first day, we did a river cruise, visited the Hermitage and the Winter Palace, and enters the two beautiful cathedrals, Spilled Blood and St. Issac. On the second day, we visited Peterhof garden and Catherine’s Palace. Ludmila tour pre arranged the tickets for everyone, so the group didn’t wait in line. While most tours waited under the heat (it was 104F on the first day), we breezed through :)

The Guide
Our guide, Anna, is the BEST! She is extremely knowledgeable about Russian history and culture! I have learned so much from her! Highly recommend Anna!

Overall, Ludmila tour is just the best! It covers so much in two days and provides the best service possible!

Thank you, Ludmila and Anna!

Written July 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
lutivka
Thank you very much for such a positive review! We hope your visit to Saint Petersburg had sparked more interest in Russia and that you are coming back one day!:) It was a pleasure and joy to work with you. It is truly great that you've enjoyed your tour. Please come back for more!
Written November 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Seanmac44
Scottish Highlands, UK2 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I cannot praise Ludmila tours highly enough. My wife and I were visiting St Petersburg as part of a cruise around the Baltic cities and we hoped that St Petersburg would be a highlight and we were not disappointed. The cruise lines try to make passengers take their own arranged tours due to the visa requirements but an e-mail to ludmila tours reassured us that we would be covered. All e-mails to the company were responded promptly and no query was too small. My wife suffers from travel sickness so small but important details like reserving the front seats on the bus were sorted out. We met a representative at the cruise terminal and did not have to concern ourselves with anything else for 2 days. Each day we were collected from the terminal and returned at the end of the day. We returned in good time for the ship departure on the second day. Sergei the driver got us around the city with minimal fuss and we always felt safe. Free wifi on the mini bus was also a huge bonus as it was extortionate on the ship. Touring around the city in a small group was a great benefit as we did not get lost in a large bus group. The tour packed in a good number of sites but never felt rushed. From a short trip in the amazing metro to the boat trip around stunning buildings fronting the canals we had the best time. My personal highlights were the Church of spilled blood and St Isaacs Cathedral. My jaw literally dropped when I went inside these magnificent buildings to see the awe inspiring craftsmanship and artwork on display. The tour would have been good just seeing these sights but it was made exceptional by our tour guide Arina. I can not praise her highly enough, there is not a fact that she does not know or interesting story that she does not share and her obvious love of her city was shared with us. Walking around with her lovely voice in our headphones helped us get the best of the sites we visited. She also took great care with her group, making sure that none of her wee flock of tourist sheep got lost in the large crowds. If there is a negative to our tour it was probably the meal on the second day, it was quite expensive and I did not like much on the menu, I am a fussy eater but that is my problem. If you are looking for a tour to maximise your stay in St Petersburg then I would highly recommend doing this one. We have taken away memories which will stay with us for the rest of our lives and I thank Arina very much for making it so good.
Written July 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
lutivka
Dear Guests, thank you so much for your kind words! It really means a lot to us. It was a pleasure and joy to work with you. It is truly great that you've enjoyed your tour. We hope you visit our beautiful city again soon!
Written November 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John William P
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK45 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Jane (English) name was an absolute treasure told the history of everything we went to see very knowledgeable and friendly. Took us to all the usual beautiful places including a trip on the underground which was a real eye open opener virtually a Cathedral underground lunches out that were very good.
Written June 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words John. Jane says hello and sends her best wishes to you.
Written June 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claire186346
York, UK5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Maria was a wonderful guide to St Petersburg. Her knowledge of history and culture is second to none and her English is brilliant. She arranged all our entries into the sights and knew all the little tricks for beating the crowds. The tour is jam-packed with interesting places and just the right balance between activities. This trip was a very special time for me, which I will remember forever. Excellent value for money.
Written September 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Fascinating & beautiful
What a fabulous way to see the historic city of St Petersburg! I spent 2 days in the company of Kristina - whose en
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Happy with choice
Our tour guide Olga was very interesting to listen to and was an ensiclopedic source of facts and important informa
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Get the Most
This tour is the must-do on your Saint Petersburg visit. Don’t doubt in booking this tour this company knows what t
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Wonderful 2 Day Trip
We were in St.Petersburg for 2 days in September 2019. This was one of the stops on our cruise. Since this was our
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Recommend the tour
Seeing St Petersburg was well planed. Our guide for the 2 days was excellent. The weather is very changeable, that
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Just Stunning
Our tour was unforgettable. Svietlana was the best tour guide I have ever met. We enjoyed every minute of our tour.
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Never Forget the Tour
Excellent company to choose for your tour in Russia. The tour is good for the first visitors and experienced travel
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Great use of time
Our tour guide was Olga. She was joyful, engaging and gave an outstanding tour of the city! The use of time was g
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Five star tour
The tour was excellent and we recommend this to all. Best in st petersburg Tatiana was very professional and very k
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Excellent tour company
Excellent tour company to choose for your tour in Russia. The guides are very knowledgeable and personable. You avo
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Excellent experience!
I just wanted to share with you what a pleasure it was working with Ludmila tours. I have worked in the travel indu
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Fascinating St.Petersburg with Ludmila tours
This was the most exceptional tour organised by Ludmila Tours, Our guide Inna and driver Vlad have exceeded our exp
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Hands down the best tour we have ever been on!!!
My mum and I joined a 2-day shore tour with Ludmila Tours. It was awesome! Anna, our lovely tour guide had so muc
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Amazing tour!
Our guide Sofia is a beautiful lady with excellent English and an amazing knowledge of her city. We enjoyed her ins
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The best tour
It was a complete delight from the beginning till the last minute. Our guide Maria was the best one we have ever me
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