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This city tour is the perfect way to explore St. Petersburg in 2 days. During this comprehensive group tour you will see the major attractions of St. Petersburg including the Hermitage and Peterhof summer residence with the Fountain park, and Catherine Palace (upon availability). If Catherine Palace is not available, you will see Alexandria Palace. You will pay a visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood which is beautifully decorated with mosaics and enjoy a stroll along the main city's street - Nevsky prospect. The tour won't be complete without a relaxing boat ride along the legendary Neva river. Finally, you'll be able to visit one of the most beautiful subways in the world! During the tour you will hear stories about the city, its foundation, emperors and empresses that changed its appearance through centuries, interesting facts about the Soviet period and learn a lot about modern life in Russia: housing, transportation, health care system, family life and much more.
See the highlights of St. Petersburg in two days while your ship is docked
Hear informative guide commentary about the city and its landmarks
Early morning access to the popular Hermitage lets you avoid crowds
All transportation in St. Petersburg provided
Entrance fees to all attractions included
What to Expect
When your cruise ship pulls into St. Petersburg's port, disembark and meet your guide. On the first day, you’ll head to Peterhof for a tour of the Upper Gardens and the Lower Fountain Park, where you’ll hear about the history of this impressive landmark.
Spend the afternoon in Pushkin exploring Catherine Palace (dependent on availability) and Park. Return to St. Petersburg for a subway station and farmers market visit, which gives you a window into the life of locals. Return to the ship or opt for an evening program of a folk show and boat trip.
On the second day, enjoy convenient pickup and head directly to the Hermitage Museum, where you’ll enjoy the privilege of early-morning admission. Move on to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood before stopping for lunch (at your expense), and then take off for a boat ride on the city's canals. In the late afternoon, take a walking tour with your guide along Nevsky Prospect, where you can take in the ambiance of the city and do some shopping at Gostiny Dvor and the Eliseyev Emporium food hall.
End the day with included transportation back to the cruise port.
Cruise port of St. Petersburg
Your arrival time
Returns to original departure point
Port pick-up and drop-off
Guide’s services for 2 days
Driver’s services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes)/minivan with A/C)
A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
All port fees
All local taxes
Headsets for groups of 10 and more
Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
BLANKET VISA will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
Visa-free tour available only for cruise passengers
Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passports 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame, please consider taking a private tour
Not recommended for guests with back problems
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
No special dress code
Infant meals not included
To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have: 1. Valid passport 2. Printed blanket visa provided by local operator
Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Please note the sequence of the sights is subject to change
If Catherine Palace is not available, you will see Alexandria Palace instead
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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I just returned from a Viking cruise to the Baltics ("Homelands"). A group of 6 friends (2 of whom had spent a few days in St. Petersburg on a prior trip and one of whom was a Russian history major) booked a 2-day private tour of...More
This was our 3rd cruise 2-day ship visit to St. Petersburg. Each time we did a 2 day tour (once with the cruiseline, once with another operator and this time with TJ). All the tours were enjoyable but the TJ experience was exceptional. Our guide,...More
Kudos to Edward our very competent driver, keeping us safe. Aitan, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. St. Petersburg has lots to see and not much time to visit. Having said that, we had a great time visiting all the places that we toured....More
Two days is nowhere near enough, of course, but TJ Travel provide the very best in the short time available.
At a really keen price, we had the services of a brilliant guide, Alex, and only eight members of the tour party (it is never...More
We have just completed a two day tour with TJ Travel and it was excellent. We covered all the key sites which were magnificent and were taken from place to place in a small luxury minibus. There were just eight of us on the tour...More
Hi there, I just attended a 2 day tour organized by TJ Travel in St. Petersburg this June. Our group had 12 persons from four different countries and regions. We did not know each before, but we all felt we had spent a... More
Hi there, I just attended a 2 day tour organized by TJ Travel in St. Petersburg this June. Our group had 12 persons from four different countries and regions. We did not know each before, but we all felt we had spent a worthy and satisfied 2 day tour because our Chinese guide were very nice and knowledgeable of the city as well as the art museums there. You can google TJ Travel and find their different tour plans in different languages. And if you view the Chinese page, you may also find the way to contact their Chinese representative. Through a good talk with him, maybe you may get a good discount for a private tour.
Of course how long it takes to get off the ship depends varies with each cruise ship. But for experienced and highly rated tour operators (and you can see the top rated ones are very good indeed), they have a pretty... More
Of course how long it takes to get off the ship depends varies with each cruise ship. But for experienced and highly rated tour operators (and you can see the top rated ones are very good indeed), they have a pretty flexible system in which they have a list of passengers initially assigned for each van but will make changes depends on who actually gets off the ship first. And they are very careful about return time.
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The group is up to 16 passengers. The two days standard tour with TJ is not including the Fabergé museum. However they can add evening tour for you to visit the Fabergé museum, the blanket visa they issue to you will cover... More
The group is up to 16 passengers. The two days standard tour with TJ is not including the Fabergé museum. However they can add evening tour for you to visit the Fabergé museum, the blanket visa they issue to you will cover the night out again on the first night. They bring you back to the ship around 5-5:30ish and will pick you up later again to visit the museum. TJ will arrange everything for you, make the shore excursion easy and smooth. I think only about 60usd per person, double check with them when you book the trip, it will be a lot cheaper than book thru the ship anyway.