2-day city highlights private tour of Saint Petersburg


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

All-cost Inclusive tour for cruise passengers

This 2-day guided sightseeing tour with must-see attractions both in St Petersburg and outside the city is the best way to explore the former capital of Russia. The tour is perfect for cruisers who want to enjoy their time in Saint Petersburg in informative and relaxing way, with no rush.

You will explore the Hermitage museum with one of the greatest art collection in the world and also the Winter Palace the official residence of Russian Royal Family, walk along magnificent park of Peterhof with fountains (Russian Versailles), admire famous Amber room in Catherine's palace and visit St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Cathedral, feel yourself like locals tasting the tradition cuisine, and many more.

It is a VISA-FREE shore excursion!
Please, book the tour no later than 2 weeks before the arrival.

If you have any special requests I will customize a tour for you.
Extra evening program (ballet, folk show, and restaurant) can be added if you wish


DAY 1 City tour visiting cathedrals and the Hermitage museum (8 hours)

After meeting with you at the port, we will have a city tour with some photo stops.

Then we will go the Hermitage Museum. We will explore state rooms of the Winter Palace and one of the world's greatest art collections and see art treasures by Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, and more.

After a three-hours tour of Hermitage we can have a break for a lunch and then visit St. Isaac's Cathedral with its impressive facades and interiors and the Church on Spilled Blood, the symbol of Saint Petersburg, after which we will go back to the port.

DAY 2 Peterhof park and Catherine's palace with Amber room (8 hours)

After meeting with you at the port, we will go to Tsar's village to visit the Catherine's palace with famous Amber room.

Then we will head to Peterhof and have a walk in the Lower Park with Fountain ensembles.

On the way back to the port we can take a subway and see one of the most beautiful undergrounds in the world.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal (outside customs) with a sign with your name.

End location: At the port

Duration: 2 days

The order of the visits to the museums and palaces may be different according to the days-off at the museums.


Rental car/ minivan

What’s Included

Other: Private Guide Service
Private Transportation
Museum tickets
Bottled water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 Russian Rubles - Lunch in the cafe / restaurant (USD 15-25), but it also can be paid by credit card (except American Express)

What’s Extra

Other: Food and Shopping costs


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Irina spent 2 days with us. She was young and fresh. We could not have asked for a better guide. She knew her city and related history. We can't thank her enough. Thank you so much Irina for making our brief stay special.
Lorraine Skoda

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Private tour guide Irene K.

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