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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: St. Petersburg

    After pickup from your port, begin with a St. Petersburg orientation. See the major sites and historical attractions with a tour around the city center, and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities; entrance fees are included.

    Visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its colossal dome, see the Winter Palace, and marvel at the rich decor of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Follow your guide inside the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's most prestigious museums, with more than three million works of art. The tour includes the spectacular state and private rooms, with time to grab lunch at one of the nearby cafes.

    Afterward, hop aboard your canal cruise along the picturesque River Neva.

    In the evening, choose to return to your ship or use your 3-hour extension to see the city after dark. Explore or dine out independently, or sign on for optional evening activities (available for an extra fee), including a visit to the Faberge Museum, a pub crawl, a visit to the ballet, or a guided walking tour.

    Day 2: St. Petersburg

    After a morning pickup from the port, venture just beyond the city limits to the delightful, small town of Pushkin. Explore Catherine Palace, admiring the stunning facade and palace grounds. Your tour will visit all the major halls and private rooms, and a particular highlight is the Amber Room.

    After a break for lunch, take a drive to Peterhof, a seafront palace complex that’s famous for its sprawling gardens and many fountains, built to rival Versailles in France. Peter the Great designed the 300-acre landscape, and you'll stroll through the lower park.

    Returning to St. Petersburg, you’ll go for a ride on the Metro, an attraction in itself, famous for its baroque design. The tour concludes when you’re dropped off at your cruise ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    St Petersburg Port Terminal or local hotel
    2 days
    Return Details
    Cruise passenger terminal
    • 1x Lunch
    • Additional, 3-hour extension after the tour
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G high-speed internet
    • Guide radio and headsets for groups of seven or larger
    • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
    • Raincoats, if needed
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Entry/Admission - City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - PORT
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Your own expenses like souvenirs, beverages, snacks, etc
    • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name and arrival date
    • Passport name, number, expiration 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
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not suitable for participants with restricted mobility, and walkers or wheelchairs are not permitted
    • This tour is quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
    • This tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least two days
    • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only and is not suited to land travelers who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
    • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost
    • Three-day advanced booking is required with complete passport details, including date of birth for each member in your party. If you book closer to the time, a Russian visa is required to disembark from your ship.
    • Tour is a guaranteed departure; no minimum booking numbers are required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We were met promptly by our guide Olga at the assigned time and our group (14) left for a wonderful 2 day visit to all of St Petersburg's attractions. Olga always went ahead, picked up the passes and we were admitted without waiting in line...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Travel742205
    Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

    From the moment Svetlana picked us up at the cruise terminal until the moment she dropped us off on our second day, we knew we were in capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy care. She packed an incredible amount in 2 days including a beautiful canal cruise...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Phyllis C
    Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

    We had the most amazing two day tour given by Anna and really enjoyed it. English was great and she provided a detailed and historical analysis of everything

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank yyztor
    Reviewed August 19, 2019

    No need to book via cruise ship despite their warnings for a visa. An independent tour booking works as well! We enjoyed our tour with Tanya. Great guide and wonderful city.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Meridith K
    Reviewed August 16, 2019

    We experienced as much as possible in two days made special by an excellent tour guide, Tanya. She was informed, informative and very efficient. A highly recommended tour.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ron G
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    Pilar B
    September 16, 2019|
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    Response from yyztor | Reviewed this property |
    No it was included but walking or subway but we did not go because we were exhausted and rest for second day
    Blaine G
    September 2, 2019|
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    Response from Ron G | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, Russian Visas are included. There was no problem going through passport control or meeting up with the tour company which is “Tickets and Tours”.
    Blaine G
    September 2, 2019|
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    Response from Rosalid C | Reviewed this property |
    Yes everything taken care of. No need to get visas or pay huge price of cruise ship. Our 2 day tour was fabulous and our guide Svetlana was amazing.
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