Russia & Baltics Tours

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

ID 1045, Group tour min 1 person max 15 person

From $199 ($199 per person)

Please enter number of persons:
Children, 8-15yo
Children, 4-7yo
Children, 0-3yo

Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Small group tours

Excursion options:

  • Canal and river cruise
  • Lunch
  • Admission included
  • Shore excursions
2 Days
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Sights included:

  • Palace Square

    Palace Square

  • The State Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum

    * Monday not available
  • Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood

    Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood

  • Catherine Palace

    Catherine Palace

  • Amber Room

    Amber Room

  • St.Isaac's Cathedral

    St.Isaac's Cathedral

  • Canal Cruise

    Canal Cruise

  • Peterhof Parks & Fountains

    Peterhof Parks & Fountains

Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a 3-hour tour extension featuring visits to some of the city's top nighttime attractions. Your small group is limited to just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide.

- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small group ensures personal service
- Separate driver ensures your guide's full attention throughout the day
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Travel by boat and see sights from the water
- Free port pickup and drop-off included

What you can expect?

Day 1:

St Petersburg After pickup from your port, begin with a St Petersburg walking tour. See the major sites and historical attractions with a mini-walking tour around the city center, and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. Then visit St Isaac’s Cathedral with its colossal dome and peruse the local food market. Afterward, soak up some free time with lunch in one of the nearby cafes. Then see the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's most prestigious museums, with over three million works of art.

After a tour of the spectacular state and private rooms, you will be given free time to choose which areas you would like to explore. Afterward, hop aboard your canal cruise. St. Petersburg is also called 'the Venice of the North,' and the tour includes a cruise along the River Neva and through picturesque canals. Finish the day with a visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This church is covered in rich, colorful decoration both inside and out. Afterward, return to your ship.

Day 2:

St Petersburg After pickup from the port, start the day with a city tour to the south. See the major sites of the palace estates including statues, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, cathedrals and palaces, memorial squares and parks. Then see Catherine Palace, admiring the stunning, 1000-foot facade.

Your tour will visit all the major halls and private rooms, and a particular highlight is the Amber Room. Enjoy free time in the delightful, small town of Pushkin. Dine (own expense), explore, take photos, shop or stroll its manicured parks. Then drive to Peterhof to visit Peterhof Fountain Park, built to rival Versailles in France. Peter the Great designed the 300-acre landscape, and you'll stroll through the lower park. Return to St Petersburg and take the Metro – which is an attraction in itself – to find out why it is known as the magnificent 'palace of the people.' Afterward, return to your ship.

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Inclusions & Exclusions 
-Russian visa-free entry for cruise passengers 
-Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 
-4G high-speed internet 
-Professional guide 
-All taxes, fees and handling charges 
-Entrance fees 
-Local taxes 
-Bottled water 
-Sightseeing cruise 
-Still photography permits for museums (where applicable) 
-Raincoats, if needed 
-Guide radio and headsets for groups of seven or larger

-Gratuities (optional) 
-Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info 

-Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
-Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults 
-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