Visa Free Shore Excursions
Most of the cruise ships spend two days in St. Petersburg. Usually travelers want to cover the city's main attractions. This is a comprehensive package that allows you to see most of them.
We'll do a sightseeing tour, visit Peterhof, Pushkin (Catherine Palace with Amber Room), Peter and Paul Fortress, Savior on the Blood Church, the Hermitage. This is a tour of 'moderate' activity, neither very relaxed, nor very active, so some things can be included or excluded if your wish.
Extra evening program (ballet, folk show, restaurant) or a private canal tour can be added upon request.
The sights can be rearranged as museums have days off on different days.
Any tour can be customized for you! Contact me with any ideas about your trip to St. Petersburg. I'll be happy to send you some other programs for cruise ship passengers or to make a tour just for you.
8. 00-9. 00 meeting by your ship (depends on how long it will take you to pass the passport control)
City tour with the visit to St Nicholas Naval Cathedral (active Russian Orthodox Church)
Travel by hydrofoil to Peterhof
Tour of the fountain park
Drive to Pushkin
Catherine Palace with Amber Room
Return to the ship by 18. 00
9. 00 meeting by your ship
City tour (second part) with a short subway trip to see very deep and ornate subway (if you wish)
Peter and Paul Fortress
Savior on the Blood Church
canal tour if you decide to add it (extra fee)
The Hermitage (highlights of the collection and state rooms of the Winter Palace)
Return to the ship by 16. 30
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: By your ship. I'll be holding a plaque with your name
End location: By your ship.
Duration: 2 days
Port fees and visa free arrangements
Entrance fees to the museums
photo permits in museums
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 ruble - You can use credit cards in most places
canal tour (if you wish to add it) 12 USD per person
Let me know in advance if you wish to visit one of the palaces in Peterhof
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.
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We spent 2 fabulous days in St Petersburg with Irina who was extremely knowledgeable & pleasant to be with. Communication with Irina was great, We had several emails prior to arriving in St Petersburg & she was very happy to accommodate our requests including purchasing tickets to the ballet. We would thoroughly recommend Irina as your guide & using Tours by Locals.