2 day Active Shore Excursion Private Tour of St Petersburg


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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. As long as they are supervised by an adult. Let me know if you have children aged under 12 we will provide them with car seats.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. Unfortunately some of the museums are not equipped for handicaps. Please let me know in advance about your physical limits and we will customize the tour to meet your requirements.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

see the city in its full beauty with a local guide!

Welcome to St. Petersburg and see its best highlights just in 2 days! This tour is specially designed for cruise ship passengers who are on a short stay in the city but are eager to see much.

You will see the Imperial city and will learn more about art by visiting one of the biggest museums in the world - the HERMITAGE (Classical Art department) and GENERAL STAFF BUILDING (collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists) if you wish.

You will see several Orthodox churches including inside visits to ST. ISAAC'S and PETER AND PAUL cathedrals (a burial place of Russian Royal Family) and SPILLED BLOOD CHURCH.

We will go to two summer residences of Russian tzars - PETERHOF and TZARS VILLAGE.

This is VISA FREE tour.

We may visit a museum of Faberge, Russian museum, Grand maket (a model of Russia), very good if you have children.

If you have any special requests I will customize a tour to meet all your interests! I am here to make your trip comfortable!


Day 1
9:30 Meeting at the ship
9:30-13:30 Highlights city tour, with several photo stops at the main sights of the city including visit of St. Isaac's cathedral, Spilled blood church, Peter and Paul's Cathedral
15:00-18:00 visit to the Hermitage museum (visit to the General staff building with Impressionists exhibition can be added upon your request)
* Optional: shorter time in the museum and a canal ride
18:30 back to the ship

Ballet in one of classical theater or a folk show in the evening

Day 2
09:30 Meeting at the ship
10:00-10:30 way to Peterhof (optional by hydrofoil boat) with a metro ride on the way if you wish
10:30-12:30 walk in Peterhof fountain garden (visit to the Grand palace of Peterhof can be added upon your request)
12:30-13:30 way to Tsars village
14:30-16:00 visit of the Catherine palace with Amber room
17:00 back to the ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will be holding a sign with your name

End location: at the cruise ship terminal

Duration: 2 days

the HERMITAGE museum and the Grand palace are closed on Monday
the Church of our Savior on SPILLED BLOOD is closed on Wednesday.


We will mainly use private vehicle, also we will do some walking on short distances and we may use hydrofoil boat to Peterhof if you wish.

What’s Included

- Your personal tour guide's service
- AC vehicle with a driver during the tour
- Blanket visa to pass the customs
- All port fees and taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

115 $ - for no-queue admissions to the museums per person. Most restaurants and shops accept VISA and MASTER cards.

What’s Extra

- Lunch
- No-queue entrance fee to the museums of the program $115
Upon your request:
- visit to the Grand palace ~$15 (can be paid in £ $ €)
- visit to General staff building (~$5)
- Hydrofoil/canal ride (~$15)
- Optional evening program: ballet, opera (price depends on a theater and seats, Feel Yourself Russian show 3900 rub per person)

A Recent Review of this tour

5 out 5. She was amazing and our favorite guide. Extremely knowledgeable yet flexible and fun. We can't wait to host her in the US!!!
Sheila Freed

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