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City drive tour & Hermitage - Private Visa-Free Shore Excursion provided by St. Petersburg Guided Tours

City drive tour & Hermitage - Private Visa-Free Shore Excursion

City drive tour & Hermitage - Private Visa-Free Shore Excursion
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A private tour of St. Petersburg with a maximum of comfort. The best choice for hotel guests and cruise passengers to explore the-must-sees of St.Petersburg if they stay for only one day in the city.This is a tour for your group only (no other people will join). Highlights: Private licensed guide, skip-the-line tickets to the Hermitage, flexible itinerary and comfortable AC vehicle with professional driver.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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, English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
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: 105543P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private professional guide
  • Blanket Visa (Tour-Tickets) for cruise passengers
  • Skip-the-line tickets to The Hermitage museum
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your personal guide will meet you at the hotel or seaport terminal just after passport control. We will provide cruise passengers with blanket visas required for easy disembarkation in St.Petersburg. The pick-up time we suggest allows them to skip the early-morning crowds at passport control. We will take you back to your hotel or seaport terminal after the tour.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger port of St. Petersburg (Marine Facade)
  • English Embankment terminal
  • Leutenant Shmidt Embankment terminal
  • Ferry terminal of St. Petersburg
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private professional guide
  • Blanket Visa (Tour-Tickets) for cruise passengers
  • Skip-the-line tickets to The Hermitage museum
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your personal guide will meet you at the hotel or seaport terminal just after passport control. We will provide cruise passengers with blanket visas required for easy disembarkation in St.Petersburg. The pick-up time we suggest allows them to skip the early-morning crowds at passport control. We will take you back to your hotel or seaport terminal after the tour.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger port of St. Petersburg (Marine Facade)
  • English Embankment terminal
  • Leutenant Shmidt Embankment terminal
  • Ferry terminal of St. Petersburg
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb 17, 2021
A note from City drive tour & Hermitage - Private Visa-Free Shore Excursion
We have all necessary certificates and have implemented health and hygiene global standardized protocols against COVID-19. We are a member of #SafeTravels program by WTTC and we do our best to guarantee your safest stay in St.Petersburg!
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    City Tour
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Petersburg Guided Tours
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jeanette M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Our tour guide and driver were amazing friendly And accommodating including Valaria are guide very professional and very knowledgeable and it was the best tour that I’ve ever had thank you for making our experience a unique and wonderful one
Written January 17, 2022
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ETO
1 contribution
Aug 2019
I had a 3-day stop in St Petersburg during a Summer Baltic cruise and the cruise company only offered 2-day tours, so I went shopping for better... and boy this was a great idea! For the same price as the 2-day mass tour of the cruise company I found this gem of a travel agency who tailored this 3-day tour to the need of my 5-person group (with ages spanning 6 to 70 years old). Tour went without a hitch. Valeria was our guide and extremely knowledgeable about everything - including the best time to see the Hermitage empty from tourists!! Her English is perfect and her French is very decent too! We were also transported in good vehicles, a Mercedes mini-van for the group and an Infinity compact SUV for a couples outing to the ballet. I absolutely recommend ToursInStPetersburg.com for your travel needs. Absolute 5-star service!! Hoping to return one day.
Written November 3, 2019
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Dear Emmanuel, It`s been such a pleasure reading your review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to know that truly enjoyed the time that you spent with your family in St.Petersburg, and hope to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for your compliments to our team. We're looking forward to your next visit! Best wishes to you and your family, Valeria G.
Written September 18, 2020
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Susan B
2 contributions
Aug 2019
Excellent company, very helpful. We booked a two day private tour, whilst on a cruise. Our guide Olga and driver Dimitry were very friendly, helpful, and knew their city so well. We learnt so much about the history of such a wonderful and beautiful city. All the visitor sites were amazing, one of the best guided tours we have been on.
I would certainly recommend Valeria and the company to any visitor to St Petersburg
Written October 25, 2019
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David K
Chattanooga, TN1 contribution
Sep 2019
Private 2 day tour was excellent. Valeria and her driver did great job. Was so much better than any group tour thru the cruise line and not really anymore expensive. Could not have done this without a guide and driver due to visa, language, and distance between sites in St. Petersburg. Fascinating city, could easily spend a week there. Would highly recommend.
Written October 2, 2019
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Dear David, thank you for your wonderful review and great feedback! We always try to do our best to provide the most positive experience for our guests and to show the best of the city. It is great to know that your stay in St.Petersburg has become pleasant and memorable. Thank you for your compliments to our team. It would be great to see you again in St.Petersburg! Sincerely, Valeria
Written October 4, 2019
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John/Ang
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We had a wonderful 3 day tour while we were in St Petersburg as part of our cruise stop off. Valeria was excellent with all the pre-arrangements of visa's and itinerary etc and very prompt with email replies and informative suggestions. She was also our guide and was superb, with an excellent understanding of the history and knowledge of details around the places we visited. Her driver Dimitri was a skillful and efficient with getting us safely around and overall it was a very professional and enjoyable tour for us. Being in a private tour compared with the large groups (and skipping the lines) was also a big plus for us. Thanks again for the wonderful experience.
Written September 25, 2019
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Dear johnAngKiwiTravelers, thank you for your kind words, for a wonderful review and for choosing us to be your guide in St.Petersburg. It's been a great pleasure to meet you and to tour you around the city and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip. Private tour is a nice option if you want to be flexible, skip the long lines, see exactly what you want. We hope to see you again in the near future, St Petersburg has so much to offer you! Sincerely, Valeria
Written September 27, 2019
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jeff hamilton
2 contributions
Jun 2019
We had really great time in St Petersburg with our tour Guide Nadia her knowledge or everything was unbelievable and she went out of her way to source a special T Shirt that my son had requested for a present. The car the driver and Nadia made our tour of St Petersburg a very pleasant experience.

Jeff and Faye Melbourne Australia
Written September 12, 2019
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Dear Jeff and Faye, thank you for your time to write a positive review about your trip to St.Petersburg. We are so pleased to know that your travel experience was very pleasant and that you enjoyed your stay. We will definitely pass your kind words to Nadia. We will be happy to arrange any tour of Russia for you in the future. Sincerely, Valeria
Written September 18, 2019
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Bronwyn P
Adelaide36 contributions
I would not navigate St Petersburg in summer without a guide. Queues at some museums for those without a guide were four hours! Olga was an excellent, knowledgeable guide. Flawless English, and a history buff who patiently explained the complicated Russian royal relationships and history as often as we needed.
She navigated amongst the hundreds of tour groups to make sure we saw all the important bits. A lesser known fact is that she knows where to find the women's loos that no one else knows about. Dimitri was a competent driver. All pick ups were on time and communication was good. Highly recommended.
Written September 9, 2019
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Dear Bronwyn, thank you for your review and for the kind words to Olga and Dmitry. They always do a great job! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation in our beautiful city. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Valeria
Written September 10, 2019
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Trevor P
1 contribution
Jul 2019
The tour was exceptionally well organised and our private guide's knowledge and experience was amazing helped us understand the historic and cultural aspects of St Petersburg.
Written September 4, 2019
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LCL-travels
Chicago, IL429 contributions
Aug 2019
Valeria was a pleasure to work with online as I planned our two-day custom tour. She provided us with two slightly different itinerary options. And when I considered eliminating visiting the Peterhof fountains and gardens, she suggested that we should not miss going there. Of course, she was correct.

Our tour guide Daria was extremely knowledgeable and professional. When I found the Hermitage crowds to be overwhelming, Daria suggested we relax at a nearby restaurant until our next planned activity, which was a canal boat tour. That was a perfect suggestion. She provided us with extensive historical background about the places we visited.

For a personalized, customized tour, I highly recommend St. Petersburg Guided Tours.
Written August 30, 2019
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Chelsea K
15 contributions
Aug 2019
It was easy to book with this company. Not only did they make our day time itinerary happen, they also found us tickets for a ballet in the evening that we were there. The seats were perfect and for much less money than i was able to find on my own.

Now to our guide- Zara!!! She was amazing. She was informative, vibrant, smart and personable. She had the day completely planned out and knew how to move through the crowds. She knew the insides of these places and how to find the best pictures, get to the most popular areas and do it with ease. She had information about everything!!! She really made our trip to Russia one to remember. We packed in both the days and the first day we decided to have her take us to find lunch. It was not a tourist filled place, but a place the locals go. She helped us order and did not disappoint.

Day 1, my son was sick. She took us to a pharmacy and got him all set up with medicine- he was better the next day. I am sure it was due to the magic of Zara.

Do yourself a favor and see if you can book with her being your guide. Michael, our driver was another part of this team. He always seemed to be right where we needed him at exactly the right time. He waited for us outside the theater at the night ballet. Really a great team!!!!
Written August 27, 2019
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Dear Chelsea, thank you for your wonderful review and great feedback! We always try to do our best to provide the most positive experience for our guests and to show the best of the city. It is great to know that your trip to St.Petersburg has become pleasant and memorable. Thank you for your compliments to the team - Zara, Michael and office people. It would be great to see your family again in St.Petersburg! Sincerely, Valeria
Written August 29, 2019
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