17 Best St Petersburg Activities 2020 - Best Tours in St Petersburg

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St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Tour ∙ 20 hrs
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299 EUR

St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion

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This small group (max 16 people) St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will give you an opportunity to see all highlights of St. Petersburg in just two days for only $325 per person.
From
299 EUR
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
 ∙ From 
225 EUR

Complete St Petersburg one-day tour

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This tour itinerary was designed for those visitors who would like see major highlights of St Petersburg and its' environs in just one day.
From
225 EUR
Matryoshka Doll-Painting Lesson in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 USD

Matryoshka Doll-Painting Lesson in St Petersburg

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Use your imagination and create a truly unique masterpiece to cherish forever! Paint your own matryoshka doll under the guidance of a professional artist in art-center "Matryoshka". Treat your kids and family to an exciting hands-on experience!
From
55 USD
Moscow one-day shore tour
Tour ∙ 18 hrs
 ∙ From 
475 EUR

Moscow one-day shore tour

Enlarge your experience of Russian Culture by visiting its' capital - Moscow! The tour includes round trip to Moscow, city tour with a metro ride, a walking tour of Red Square and the Kremlin museums, time for lunch and shopping, all needed transfers and a full day guide's assistance.
From
475 EUR
Vodka Tasting and Evening Canal Cruise
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
40 USD

Vodka Tasting and Evening Canal Cruise

Done with museums? Unwind and relax with vodka-tasting like-a-local and then take it easy on a private canal boat tour that will become a perfect ending for the day. If you feel like it, do some bar-hopping afterwards or just roam evening streets of St Petersburg.
From
40 USD
Sightseeing tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
51 USD

Sightseeing tour

The most complete city tour ever! Comfortable, entertaining and educating. All sights, history of the city, photos and understanding of city planning included.
From
51 USD
Tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

See the ornate baroque cathedral, the burial place of Russian Emperors, a grim, former high-security prison for political prisoners (including Dostoyevsky and Tito), and the mighty star fortress – all in one place!
From
20 EUR
Private Tour to Peterhof Park and Catherine's Palace
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
 ∙ From 
130 USD

Private Tour to Peterhof Park and Catherine's Palace

This full-day tour will cover 2 summer residencies of the Russian emperors. You will see the Lower Park of Peterhof famous for its fountains and Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room.
From
130 USD
Best of St Petersburg - Private 1-Day Tour with Hermitage & Peterhof
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
 ∙ From 
120 USD

Best of St Petersburg - Private 1-Day Tour with Hermitage & Peterhof

Choose this private tour of St Petersburg to enjoy the main highlights of St Petersburg, including the Park & Palace of Peterhof, the Hermitage Museum, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. If you only have a couple of days in the city, use your time wisely to get the maximum of your stay.
From
120 USD
1-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg - the History of the Tsars
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
95 USD

1-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg - the History of the Tsars

This private tour will make you familiar with the most important attractions of Saint Petersburg - the Hermitage, St Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood. You will have a detailed sightseeing tour to enjoy the best panoramic views and the hidden monuments.
From
95 USD
Tour to Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
110 USD

Tour to Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk

Visit two summer estates in one day: Tsarskoye Selo, the extravagant Village of the Tzars and Pavlovsk, a family nest of Paul I. Your private knowledgeable guide will tell you many interesting facts about the history of this place and lives of its owners.
From
110 USD
Exclusive Faberge Egg Painting Class in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 USD

Exclusive Faberge Egg Painting Class in St Petersburg

Create your own pendant in the form of a small Faberge egg! A great way to take home a unique souvenir to remind your trip.
From
55 USD
Gifts or Fashion Shopping with a Local in St.Petersburg
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
60 USD

Gifts or Fashion Shopping with a Local in St.Petersburg

Enjoy a fashion shopping getaway with a local to the most popular shopping destinations of St Petersburg.
From
60 USD
Private Photowalk in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
20 USD

Private Photowalk in St Petersburg

Treat yourself to unforgettable photo memories of your stay in St Petersburg.
From
20 USD
Saviour on the Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedrals
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
16 EUR

Saviour on the Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedrals

You'll see two of the most interesting, massive and rich religious buildings ever constructed. On our way from one to another you'll have an opportunity to see the best part of Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of St. Petersburg, and a few picturesque streets adjoining it.
From
16 EUR

Customer feedback about Activities in St Petersburg

Rating 4.9 based on 9 reviews

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From the very start on meeting Alexei in the morning and our guide Diana the service was exemplary. We had a simply fantastic 2 days in their company and it is difficult to know how we could have fitted more in. Diana was knowledgeable friendly and happy to amend the day to accommodate any of the groups needs. Our group tour consisted of 10 people from 3 different families, with a variety of interests but we found something for everyone. We arrived in St Petersburg on Brilliance of the Seas with Royal Carribean and despite the caution in their Royal Carribean's literature the visa-free process through border control was easy with just a passport, sea pass card (from the ship) and our maxibalt tour ticket. There was absolutely no problems - this had been our one concern prior to arrival but it absolutely wasn't an issue. Being in a small group was the best, as in busy museums such as the Hermitage we could use our "sneaking skills" as Diana put it to by pass any queues and maximise our use of the time available. During the two days we had lunch at two local restaurants (included in the tour price) where the service and welcome was on a par with Alexei and Diana's. Gift shopping whilst not imperative was made easier and cheaper by their knowledge of good shops off the beaten track where prices were much lower than the peak tourist areas, but quality was fantastic.

The tour we had included the Hermitage, Yusopov's palace, Catherines palace (inc the amber room), the fountains at Peterhof, St Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral, a hydrofoil trip, a metro trip, plus my personal highlight "The Church of the Spilled Blood" which is an iconic building. Diana was always on the lookout for things to make our visit even more memorable - for example we had a short stop at one of the summer houses at Catherines Palace to listen to a 6 man choir sing a traditional Russian folk song which was unbelievably good and would have been missed by all the larger group tours.

My sister is going to St Petersburg next year and I have already told her there is no option but to contact Alexei!

The message is quite simple, if you go to St Petersburg, then you must go MaxiBalt!
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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My wife and I had an excellent two-day visit to St. Petersburg, thanks to Alexei and Maria. (Note for disclosure purposes: This was a private tour rather than one of the group itineraries. Our time was limited because we were on a cruise.) The proprietor (Alexei) listened to our priorities in advance, made great suggestions, and then drove or walked us around with insightful and enjoyable (but not overbearing) commentary. Alexei clearly loves his home city and conveyed that to us. The fact that he had spent a year as a grad student in the US made his remarks and responses all that much more meaningful. The only times Alexei did not stay with us was when he turned the job over to Maria for Catherine’s Palace on the first day and the Hermitage on the second. Maria’s tours were wonderful. She asked about our main interests before we walked into the Hermitage. We knew this could only be an introduction to the museum’s amazing holdings, so we had picked out our points of focus rather than follow someone else’s “top ten”. We wanted to spend our time on two of the major collections, combined with an architectural overview of the palace. Without knowing in advance about our interests, Maria quickly calculated the best walking paths including temporary shows that were in different wings from the permanent exhibits. The walking paths alone would have been worth the admission but there was much more. No matter what the painting, Maria had well-informed answers to our constant and unscripted questions. It was a memorable experience. After the Hermitage, we had a great time celebrating with Alexei and Maria over traditional dumplings. Until the next time!
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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We,a group of 7 people of friends and relatives, had an excellent two-day visit to St. Petersburg. We were on a cruise and instead of using the excursion arranged by Royal Caribbean, we booked our own from MaxiBaltTours. This was a private tour with a van and a driver. The owner Alexei gave us great suggestions in advance to choose the best way to see as much as possible the city within our limited time, yet everything run smoothly. The guide Elena was so nice and patient to help everybody. She was well prepared and spoke excellent English. She was very knowledgeable and well informed about the all historical events and the great art works. Thanks to Alexei and Elena, we experienced a most enjoyable and unforgettable tour in St. Petersburg.
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Great experience
Christina’s commentary was knowledgeable and informative. She actually got our tour into a couple of extra special little performances. Obviously she knew her way around and how to beat the lines. Very professional. Max greeted us prior to taking off on the first day and was there to greet us on the last day. He cares about the client’s experience. The driver was super. Highly recommend this company.
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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Strongly recommend
Hard to put in words this positive feelings.
From first steps in shop you feel yourself welcome. Painting lesson is must to do. You get a lot information about the art of matryoshka doll.
At last but not least - you have selfmade souvenir from St.Petersburg.
Shop assistants do their work with all the heart and with high knowledge.
Seeing is believing.
Спассибо!!!
Tiiu from Tallinn
Matryoshka Doll-Painting Lesson in St Petersburg
Wonderful
Tour guide Sylvia is very warm and passionate, professional as well, guiding us detaily thru majors sites of St Petersburg
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Great to experience Romanov Legacy
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
comprehensive one day tour allowing to see all highlights
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
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Very Good Coverage
Advantages: I do not need to wait for long queue. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly Guide and driver. Very good coverage. I have seen the best places in one day. Pick up from hotel and bringing me back was good for me. I liked that I would see only the specific best arts or spots but I need good pictures which I was not able to achieve so much. Wasted the first hour at 0900 going around I do not need to wait for the opening of Spilled Blood Church at 10. Should be 10 hours tour including the driving to and from but it was only more than 8 hours spent. I should have seen more inside Catherine Palace. I was not able to take better pictures due to fast forward because it was too rush. I have very few good pictures. However I should have told the Guide but I thought she would show me more but we went out earlier and did not see more inside the Catherine Palace which was the last destination. And I was returned to the wrong address because it has similar gate as my actual hotel.

But definitely, I am impressed with local guide. I recommend this type of tour.
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour

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