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Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg provided by TJ Travel

Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg

Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg
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from $650.00 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21901P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Services of a professional guide for two days • Driver’s services for two days (comfortable (Mercedes) minivan with A/C) • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace, camera pass is 5$ pp, video pass is 12$ pp) • All port fees • All local taxes • Bottled water for each day • Earphones • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch expenses
Duration
20h
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) minivan with A/C) • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace, camera pass is 5$ pp, video pass is 12$ pp) • All port fees • All local taxes • Bottled water for each day • Earphones • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch expenses
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
20h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
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 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
Not recommended for guests with back problems
No special dress code
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 by a guide at all times
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Please note the boat ride is not private
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 6
    The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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kemty
Stamford, CT7 contributions
Fantastic Tour with T.J. Travel
Jul 2019
I decided to book a private tour in St. Petersburg because there were 6 (2 parents and 4 young adults) of us and so it was actually less expensive then doing a shore excursion with ship. It was the best decision I made on our trip! I had several questions while booking, and TJ Travel got back to me very quickly. It was easy to meet up with our fantastic guide- Irina- once we arrived in port. She escorted us to our van - which was nice and clean. We then drove around St. Petersburg, and its environs, while she explained what we were seeing, and also patiently answered all of our questions. At the stops we did not have to wait in line - and were whisked through the crowds- which saved much time. We also went to two restaurants - both of which were good. We had a fabulous two-day visit to St. Petersburg - thanks to Irina and TJ Travels! The only thing that I wish we had done was also sign up for an evening excursion. Highly Recommend.
Written November 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

43nhuff
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
2 day tour St. Petersburg
Jul 2019
On a Baltic cruise we chose to do all six city port excursions with tj travel very reasonable price.the guides on all tours were very good. St Petersburg tour was very busy but excellent guide with very nice lunch on both days included.paid for all excursions on second day in st p.over all we visited Tallin,Berlin ,St Petersburg ,Helsinki,Stockholm and Copenhagen from Amsterdam and return.only Helsinki was slightly disappointing
Written October 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee485680
1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Sep 2019
We booked the 2 day comprehensive tour. From our first interaction with TJ Tours at the cruise port, we were pleasantly surprised. Our Tour guide, Alex, is a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide who speaks excellent English. Alex was a delight to be around. The tour delivered on all promised highlights. TJ Travel used local knowledge to beat the queues for a number of attractions. We were driven around in a new Mercedes Benz people mover. The tour size of 16 was excellent as we were abls to get around easily.
I cannot fault this tour and woukd recommend it to anyone looking to book a St Petersburg tour.
Written September 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SkippyR21
Beith, UK1 contribution
Excellent way to see SPB
Aug 2019
Our tour guide Nadia was fantastic, this is the best way to see SPB. The tour itinerary was change to allow us to get the maximum out of this experience due to the number of cruise ships in port on the second day. We covered everything listed and had plenty time to take in the culture of the city. Very slick operation and TJ Travel had organised entry into a lot of the Palaces before public and large tour group opening times.

Tip for cruise passengers on private tours, find out where the ships tours disembark and get off with these passengers. Security try to stop you but they are not allowed once the ship has docked.
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mlnate
Plainsboro, NJ106 contributions
Our 2-Day Private Tour: The Highlight of our Baltic Sea Cruise
Aug 2019
Hats off both to TJ Travel and to our terrific guide, Nadia Smotkin, for a 2-day private tour of Saint Petersburg. Without question it was the highlight of our glorious Baltic Sea cruise.

First, over the many months of planning this trip, TJ communicated exceptionally well, responding to my questions and emailing substantive replies promptly. The result was a comprehensive itinerary that was customized to our interests. The logistics were carefully planned and included all the most important attractions, as well as some that allowed us to view daily life among the locals, including tasty Russian lunch venues and a visit to the amazing Saint Petersburg subway during rush hour.

Second, and most importantly, I give thanks to our guide, Nadia, and our driver, Igor, for making this such a fun and memorable visit. Aside from Nadia's wealth of knowledge about Russian history, artwork and culture, she is such a delightful person to get to know, always smiling and laughing with funny stories, but at the same time always conscious of time and logistics so that we stayed right on schedule with our 2-day itinerary.

We learned so much in the two days about the land of Russia and the people who live there. Nadia gave us personal examples of daily life in Russia today, as well as during the Soviet period and the Pestroika decade following the collapse of the Soviet Union. So much we didn't know beforehand, but we leave with the impression of a hard-working, but not materialistic people, who have a distinct pride in their country and its legacy of artistic beauty and excellence.

For anyone visiting Saint Petersburg, I highly recommend this company and their terrific guides!
Written September 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Randall N
Wauseon, Ohio7 contributions
Great shore excursions for all Baltic ports
Jul 2019
I recently (July 2019) took a group on a Norwegian Baltic Cruise on the Getaway and arranged all my port excursions thru TJTravel. These were private excursions as we had a group of 19, & TJ's guides in each of the cities were superb. They were all very knowledgable, friendly, & very organized. Our entire group was more than satisfied. The staff in St Petersburg was very prompt in answering email & thorough in instructions for meeting up with guides in each port. I would highly recommend TJ Travel.
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

706laurie
Fallston, MD21 contributions
Amazing two days in St Petersburg
Aug 2019 • Couples
Met our incredible guide Alexandra just past border control and had the best two days touring in St Petersburg. Our van had Wi-fi, and was very comfortable and new. It was just 12 of us who were all traveling together on a Baltic cruise.
The process of obtaining the blanket Visa was all handled by TJ Travel and it was seamless. No issues with getting into Russia.
We rode the hydrofoil, toured the Hermitage, visited the summer and winter palaces of the Tsars. We visited Church of the Spilled Blood and St Isaac’s Russian Orthodox Church and more! All of our tickets were pre-arranged and there was no waiting to enter the museums, palaces , or churches.
Alexandra was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable and organized. Her sense of humor was great and we were never bored.
We included pre-paid and arranged lunches which we ate in authentic Russian restaurants. The food was the local style and very good.
All in all we saw so much more than we could have on any cruise ship tour for a very reasonable price.
I highly recommend TJ Travel, they are well respected and seemed to be given priority b/c they are a local company.
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

djswalter
Tulsa9 contributions
Outstanding private tour of St. Peterburg
Jul 2019
Our family of 7 spent two wonderful days in St. Petersburg with our TJ Travel tour guide, Olga, and driver, Emzar. Our private tour was incredible--definitely the way to see St. Petersburg! Emzar was a pro at navigating the crazy St. Petersburg traffic. We were in good hands with Emzar at the wheel. Olga was the best tour guide! She was so friendly, spoke perfect English, very professional, and knew the answers to all the questions we asked her. We loved listening to the memories she shared about growing up under Communist rule. She knows the museums and sites inside and out! Her wealth of knowledge about St. Petersburg and Russian history is very impressive! My youngest son celebrated his 14th birthday on the second day of our tour, and Olga made his birthday so special. She gave him a birthday card wishing him Happy Birthday in Russian. She also gave him a bird whistle that is the coolest. At lunch, she arranged a birthday cake for him (made by the restaurant's chef) and Olga, Emzar, and the restaurant staff sang a Russian Happy Birthday song. We will always remember my son's 14th birthday!
St. Petersburg is an amazing city, and there's no better way than to see it with TJ Travel and Olga! We hope to come back again in the future!
Written August 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Barry H
West Palm Beach, FL44 contributions
Best Way to See St. Petersburg
Jul 2019
We were on a Baltic Cruise on the Seabourn Ovation. In Russia, you need a Visa, but if you go on a tour, they take care of it for you. The ship did have comprehensive 2 and 3 day tours, but we really wanted to do a private tour to customize and personalize our experience and have more flexibility. I am so glad that we found TJ as the experience was outstanding. The communication before the trip in setting up our itinerary was easy (we toured with them on days 1 and 3 and did a tour to Moscow with the ship on day 2). Our tour guide, Elena, met us outside customs and took us to our private Mercedes mini-van with our driver Alexander and off we went. Elena was outstanding: fun, knowledgeable, interesting, sweet and very willing to answer all of our questions about Russia and life in Russia. We crammed a lot in to 2 days but Elena made it easy and pleasurable. I would highly recommend going to Peterhof in the morning by hydrofoil in time to see the fountains turn on. Also, make sure you get the early access tickets to the Hermitage. In fact, we spent more time there and decided to forgo the Faberge museum as we had seen some eggs at the Armory in Moscow. The canal tour is also a must as you see the city from an entirely different perspective. Elena took us to traditional restaurants for lunch, one in St. Petersburg and another in Pushkin near Catherine's Palace. TJ also arrange amazing tickets with transportation to the ballet one night, something that should not be missed. I cannot speak any more highly of Elena and our experience with TJ. Oh and by the way, we did more that the ship tours and it was much less expensive!
Written August 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

andrea j
North Carolina43 contributions
An enlightening tour with gracious guide and driver
Jul 2019
My husband and I did the private two day tour with Natasha and Igor during our July visit. We were able to visit all of the major historical sights, have a private canal tour and experience the best beef stroganoff we have ever had. However the tour was not just visiting / seeing the sites, it was a walking and driving history, art and cultural education.Our deepest appreciation to TJ Travel, to our remarkable guide, Natasha, and driver extraordinaire, Igor, for a memorable visit. Had we booked excursions through our cruise, we would never have been able to experience this beautiful city as in depth as we did with TJ Travel. For anyone visiting, I cannot recommend highly enough the expertise of this company. We look forward to visiting again for a longer duration, and using TJ Travel for other cities in the Baltic.
Written August 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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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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excellent
Very good customer service and good experience help customer and work very well no long waiting time Thank you
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Honest and trustworthy!
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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Professional, honest Tour Company
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
We were booked with TJ Tours to go on a private 2 day shore excursion in July for 1 day Moscow, 1 day St Petesburg
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Excellent
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 two day tour of St. Petersburg
This was the highlight of our cruise!! Dina was FANTASTIC. So glad we did this over the tours offered from the crui
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I had a wonderful time in St Pertersburg
Thanks to TJ travel I had a wonderful time in St Petersburg. Svetlana was a wonderful guide and the drivers and the
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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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