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

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299 EUR

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.

Duration: 20 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Alexei
Local

Native Saint Petersburger. Well travelled around the globe but always came back to my cradle. Now I am happily stuck here with my family. My favourite hobby that also happens to be my business is to help people discover St Petersburg.

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Highlights

  • The State Hermitage museum
  • Peterhoff parks + fountains
  • Catherine Palace + Amber room
  • St Isaak's Cathedral + square
  • Spilled Blood Cathedral + mosaics
  • Yusupoff Palace + Rasputin cellars
  • Boat tour along rivers and canals
  • Metro tour - most beutiful stations

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Description

This St Petersburg Cruise Excursion covers the most of the city and its' environs for a very reasonable price and is limited to 16 people.

Day 1
7:30 – 10:00am Meeting at the terminal (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your ships’ arrival time). City orientation tour
10:00 – 10:30am Drive to Peterhoff
11:00 – 12:00am Parks + fountains tour
12:00 – 1:00pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Travel to Tzar's Village
2:00 – 3:30pm Catherine Palace + Amber room tour
3:30 – 4:30pm Drive back to the city + metro tour on the way
4:30 – 5:00pm Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood tour
5:30pm Back to the ship or optional evening program

Day 2
8am Meeting at the terminal, continuation of city tour
8:30 – 9:30am Canal tour
9:45 – 12:00am Hermitage guided tour
12:30 – 1:15pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm St. Issac's Cathedral tour
3:00 - 4:00pm Yusupoff Palace + Rasputin cellars tour
4:30pm Back to ship

Please note that actual tour sequence may be re-arranged. Substitutions may apply due to museum's days off

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What’s included & not included

  • Services of a professional licensed tour guide for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (modern Mercedes mini van with A/C)
  • All port fees
  • Cost of blanket visa
  • All local taxes
  • 2 traditional Russian lunches
  • Bottled water for each day
  • Ear phones sets for the group of 10 and up
  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • tips

Meeting point

Meeting is inside port terminal next to your ship. Please look for your guide with MaxiBaltTours sign (Sea Fasade St Petersburg seaport)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

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.
Wonderful
Tour guide Sylvia is very warm and passionate, professional as well, guiding us detaily thru majors sites of St Petersburg
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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!

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

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Alyonia was an excellent guide.
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We did not ‘skip’ the line up: queued for an hour to get in. Otherwise a great tour.
Wonderful private tour
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We had a wonderful private tour with Arina. She was waiting for us at the meeting point and told us a lot of interesting things about the buildings and the art. We had a private entrance, avoiding long waiting lines, so this was really great.
Arina also shared some nice insights in the culture and ways of living of the locals during the coffee break. We loved it!
Great to experience Romanov Legacy
for Alexei’s tour (Complete St Petersburg one-day tour)
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