Unique shore excursion | St. Petersburg


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes. Please, advise in advance if a car seat for kids is needed.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), German (conversational), Russian (fluent)

2-days visa-free tour for cruise passengers

Enjoy the beauty of St. Petersburg and Russian culture without any hassle of obtaining the Russian visa.

This is a private tour for cruise visitors, who are eager to make the most of their stay in Russia.


Day 1
Meeting at the ship and we will go to Peterhof
• Time permitting we can take a short tour of St. Petersburg subway to see its famous beautiful stations
- Tour of Peterhof Lower Garden
- Lunch (not included in the tour price)
- Way to Catherine Palace
- Tour of Catherine Palace and Garden
- Way back to the ship.

Day 2
- Meeting at the ship
- City tour with photo stops and an inside visit to St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral (or similar)
- Hermitage guided tour
- Lunch (the expenses are not included)
- City tour continues
• Nevsky Prospect
• St. Peter and Paul Fortress
• The Church on the Spilled Blood (inside visit)
• Field of Mars
- More highlights to be decided in agreement with you
- Back to the ship.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The guide will meet you at the terminal of St. Petersburg sea port. You will see the guide with a name sign right after you pass immigration control.

End location: At the end of the tour you will timely be brought back to the ship.

Duration: 2 days

I would recommend an early start time on both days in order to see all the highligths.


During the whole tour you will be provided by a comfortable private vehicle. From time to time, we will make stops to take pictures and walk around.

What’s Included

Private guide, private driver (comfortable A/C vehicle), tour tickets (=blanket visas), museum admissions, bottled water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 Russian Rubles - You might need pocket money for lunch expenses, souvenirs, gifts. If you want to pay cash, Russian Rubles are required. The easiest is to use cards, that are accepted almost everywhere.

What’s Extra

Lunches, extra expenses for public transportation (if you decide to take a subway tour).


I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language.
I am not permitted to guide if the customer does not have a guided tour ticket in such museums as The Hermitage, Peterhof Grand Palace, Catherine Palace, Yusupov Palace.

A Recent Review of this tour

Natalia was very professional, knowledgeable and flexible. Due to her personal approach and commitment to ensuring we got maximum exposure to the City, its history and its people all of us rated her tour as the best of any we experienced over the 3 weeks we travelled. She was a great ambassador for the Company and Russia in general and impressed us with her all round experience and information base. All consider this tour the best that we had anywhere over the three weeks that we travelled.
Denis Grehan

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