Russia & Baltics Tours

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

ID 1389, Group tour min 1 person max 16 person

From $130 ($130 per person)

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Small group tours

Excursion options:

  • Canal and river cruise
  • Lunch
  • Admission included
  • Boat / Water tours
  • Evening activities
  • 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

Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. 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 the Faberge Museum and 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

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.

What's Included:

- 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

Constantine Jeff

07 11 2019

This was an outstanding tour. We were collected at the port; the bus was a modern air conditioned Mercedes with free wi-fi. Our guide Svetlana had an encyclopedic knowledge of St P and the tour comprehensively covered all the highlights over 2 full days. Our favorites were the Hernitage, St Isaac’s Cathedral & the Peterhof Gardens which are an hour’s drive outside the city. You couldn’t do a tour of this scale on your own. I recommend it unreservedly.

Mae Wobley

08 10 2019

This was a fun tour. We saw all most of the major landmarks in St. Petersburg. The tour started with a subway ride. They have some really nice murals in the subway system. We went to Catherine the Great's palace, then to the gardens and fountains at Peterhof, which was amazing. We had an authentic Russian lunch at a local restaurant. On Day 2, we toured a beautiful church, St. Isaacs' cathedral, the Hermitage museum, the church of the spilled blood. There was a boat ride in there somewhere also. If you are looking for relaxation, this is not the tour for you. If you want to see all the sites, this will do it. The tour guide, Irena, was very friendly and knew everything about Russia and its history. If you happen to get her you are lucky.

Jess K. Ontario Canada

16 07 2019

This was a fabulous tour. Our guide was informative with out being boring. The small group made going everywhere easier. St Petersburg was spectacular and this tour gave us a well rounded feel for what the city has to offer. Everything was excellent and we recommend this 100% to all. Best in st petersburg Elena was very professional and very knowledgeable, knows the entire history of russia and ready to help us all and took care of each of us. The russian lunch fantastic and iternary was well planned Guys u go to st petersburg then we recommend you to do this tour company

Sima Phelan

02 07 2019

Our tour guide was Anna, and not only was she the opposite of a typical Russian (smiley, joyful, engaging) but she gave an EXCELLENT tour of the city! The lunch that is included was divine, the use of time was great, lots of walking but its expected if you want to see it all. Highly recommend booking this tour. For the price, you get excellent service and unforgettable memories. Small group of about 15 total and Anna's knowledge on the history behind the city is crazy, she was amazing. Again, most tours charge double if not triple for what you get in this tour. Book it!

Stew Whitworth

23 06 2019

This tour was fantastic. So lucky with 2 days of sunshine. Our tour guide amazing. Her knowledge and English superb. Great value compared to the same tour on offer from our ship. A small group of 12 allowed us more time at sites and freedom not enjoyed by fellow ship passengers on bus tours with 50 people. St Petersburg an amazing City. No issue with visas getting off the ship. No doubt the small group the way togo. Personalized service the best. Thank you EXCOOR.

S. H. Michigan

06 05 2019

St. Petersburg is a city rich in culture and nothing better than a professional tour guide to make the most out of it. This is a truly professional company and they care they followed up on our visa, promptly answered our telephone and addressed our concerns. We did not have a hitch passing trough customs. Our guide was well informed answering all our questions about anything Russian history, art and a lot more, especially the best part of the tour, the Hermitage. Our guide was very tolerant and we really appreciate her cool attitude and patience. The bus dropped us at the right place and we did not have to walk much and picked us right on time. Thank you Tickets and Tours

William Golbrook

11 01 2018

What a great tour!! Our tour guide was Elana and she was wonderful! We couldn't believe how knowledgeable she was. She was like a walking history book but so interesting to listen to. We spent out first day at Catherine's Palace and Peterhof Gardens. They were stunning! Our second day was in the city including a boat tour, Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church of Spilled Blood.I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the highlights of the city.

Hanna Curtis

11 01 2018

Svetlana and Michael were the best guide and driver you could ask for. They were waiting for us as we left immigration just like we were told. There were 15 people on the comfortable minibus. WiFi and bottled water on board. We saw so much of St Petersburg in our 2 day tour and lunches were great!

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If you arrive by cruise ship, we will be greeting you with EXCOOR sign next to your ship at the Passport/Immigration Control. Meeting time is 8:30 am, if disembarkation takes longer please do not be concerned we will be waiting for you.  If you arrive by air/rail we will be greeting you at the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am