Russia & Baltics Tours

Best of Saint-Petersburg Shore Excursion (Small Group)

ID 1129, Group tour min 1 person max 16 person

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Group tours
  • 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

  • Peter & Paul Fortress

    Peter & Paul Fortress

  • Catherine Palace

    Catherine Palace

  • Amber Room

    Amber Room

  • St.Isaac's Cathedral

    St.Isaac's Cathedral

  • Canal Cruise

    Canal Cruise

  • Fabergé Museum

    Fabergé Museum

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of Saint-Petersburg within a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion in the cultural capital of Russia. With a fully licensed guide, discover the most sought-after sights, including the Peterhof Residence and Hermitage, and be inserted into Russian history and culture.
Visit iconic landmarks and recieve personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people

The actual tour sequence will vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums’ closing days, and traffic conditions.

Day 1

08:30am-09:00am Meeting at Saint-Petersburg port
09:00am-11:00am Seeing the sights
visit to the Metro station / ride on the subway (if time allows)
10:00am-10:45am A guided tour in Peter and Paul Cathedral - the burial place of all the Russian Emperors
11:00am-11:45am Drive to Peterhof Fountain Park – Russian “seaside paradise”
11:45am-01:00pm excursion in the Peterhof Fountain park and Lower and Upper Gardens 01:15pm-02:15pm Russian lunch
02:15pm-03:15pm Drive to the most significant summer residence of Russian Royal Family – Tsars’ Village
03:15pm-05:00pm Guided tour in the Catherine's palace with ‘the 8th Wonder of the earth’
05:00pm-06:00pm Drive back to Saint-Petersburg
06:00pm Return to the port

Day 2

08.00 am Meeting in the port
08.30-09.30 am Sightseeing Rivers and Canals tour
10.00-12.00 pm Excursion in the Hermitage Museum (Pre-booked entry time*)
12.00-01.00 pm Typical Russian lunch
01.00-01.30 pm Tour in the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, a place where Alexander II was killed
02.00-03.30 pm An excursion in majestic Faberge Museum
03.45-04.30 pm Enjoying the interiors of St.Isaac's cathedral
05.00 pm Return to the port

Important:
Entry times can be varied as pre-booked time slots are scheduled to minimize waiting are assigned solely by the Hermitage museum.

Molin Sullivan

06 08 2019

We used this tour as our shore excursion on Regal Princess Baltic cruise as recommended by friends who did the same in 2018. Our tour guide, Maria was fabulous! Her love and knowledge of her country and St Peterburg was infectious and inspiring. Very well organised, small group tour was the highlight of our trip. Rest assured, they WILL get you back on board in time. This taste of Russia, has left us craving from more! We had a very good time on the two day excursion. The tour guide was professional a very nice personality. Enjoyed it very much!

L.S.

08 07 2019

We had a very good tour guide for this 2 day tour Elena (hope it is spelled right). It was definitely a packed excursion. Elena was able to get us in to museums, churches, etc ahead of the crowd. She was very informative and organized. She kept our group together through some very crowded area. Definitely had a great first visit and "taste" of Russia. Our tour guide Elena was great. The tour people were waiting for us as soon as we got to port. They were very prompt and organized. I was very impressed . I am looking forward to book with them for my future trips.

Jay and Barb

06 07 2019

Would recomment this excursionhigly. We were a group of 12 and the small size meant we could get around quickly and had a more personal experience. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable with excellent English. Loved St. Petersburg. Our tour guide Maria M. was great and our driver Igor was great as well. So much history and beautiful sites. Highly recommend the tour. Jay and Barb

Gwen

11 06 2018

Tatiana was incredible!! She made our 2 day excursion memorable. We visited Hermitage Museum, Peterof Palace, Catherine Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood and a canal boat ride and a subway ride. Her knowledge, warmth and personable candor made for a 2 day excursion that we will never forget. We would highly recommend this tour.

M Kennefick

11 01 2018

This tour is one of the best we have ever taken. Our tour guide, Maria, was fabulous and spoke perfect English. We saw so much the two days we were in St. Petersburg and Maria gave wonderful explanations regarding all the places we visited. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to St. Petersburg. You will see all the best of St. Petersburg and the small group made it very worthwhile. It is well worth the price and was better than any of the ship excursions that we took on our 12 day cruise. So happy we booked with you small group, outstanding value, friendly knowledgeable guide, it was all it was made out to be. Thank you


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Inclusions :
•	All port fees for two days and all local Russian taxes 
•	Russian visa-waivers (Tour Tickets) 
•	Professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days 
•	Vehicle for two days with this timing 
•	Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary 
•	Pre-booked entry to the Hermitage museum 
•	Subway ride 
•	Bottled water
Departure Point - Cruise Ship Terminal 
Departs - Daily 
Departure Time - 08:00am (in most cases, but depends on arrival time of your cruise ship) Crowding at the port can affect the actual departure time. Your mini-bus will depart once all passengers are present.

Important information:
•	Not wheelchair accessible. Please, book a private tour in this case.  
•	Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4), passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent out to you. Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel. 
•	Due to the port formalities, any booking less than 5 days from the cruise arrival will not be treated  
•	Minimum age of participant is 4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult  
•	You will have a boat ride with an audio guide or a live guide depending on your group size
•	The tour is only available for the cruise ships that are docked in St Petersburg for 2 days

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