This 2-day VISA-FREE tour is customized specially for cruise ship passengers!
Getting into Saint Petersburg is now easy if you are on a Baltic Sea cruise. Be sure to schedule your time before your arrival because Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city you don't want to miss.
This 2-day guided sightseeing tour passes many must-see attractions both in St Petersburg and outside the city with modern, air-conditioned car. The tour is perfect for cruise ship travellers who want to see as much as possible for two days.
We take you to the most famous buidlings and panoramic views over the city, such as St Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Spit of Vasilevsky Island, Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, St Isaacs Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral, and many more. We will visit two summer Imperial residences, Catherine Palace with Amber Room or Pavlovsk Palace and park and Peterhof gardens . It is possible to come back to St Petersburg by hydrofoil to enjoy the views of the Gulf of Finland!
Please note that it is a VISA-FREE shore excursion!
Day 1 (Duration: 8 hours)
Meet with your tour guide and driver at the ship at 9:00am. A scenic drive to Pushkin or Pavlovsk, the former Imperial summer residences (25km away). Private tour of one of the palaces (Catherine Palace OR Pavlovsk Palace). Walk on the grounds of the park. Drive to Peterhof, summer residence of Peter the Great located on the Gulf of Finland. Explore the wonderful gardens with its numerous fountains and cascades, "Russian Versailles". Lunch in the park. Drive back to the city (hydrofoil optional). Return to the ship at 17:00
Evening program (optional)
Day 2 (Duration: 8 hours)
Meet with your tour guide and driver at the ship at 9:00am. Driving city sightseeing tour with several photo stops. Inside visits of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, one of the most beautiful churches in Russia. Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (optional). Private tour of the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world (2 hours). Return to the ship at 17:00
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: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
Duration: 2 days
Duration of the tour is 8 hours each day, but it can be a bit shorter or longer by your request.
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 roubles per person per day - snacks, drinks, WC, etc
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We booked Alexander for a 2 day tour of St. Petersburg during a recent Baltic cruise trip. I can't say enough nice things about him and our tour. He was prompt, pleasant to be with and extremely knowledgeable of Russian history and the sites of St. Petersburg. Although he is an accomplished tour guide, we never got the feeling he was going thru the motions. He put together a great itinerary - museums, palaces, churches, city, shopping etc. - and he explained each visit with enthusiasm. I highly recommend!