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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

By: SPB Tours
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this St. Petersburg tour
  • No visa needed—take this 2-day tour while your cruise ship is docked 
  • Bypass the long lines at main attractions, including the Hermitage
St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride
It’s easy to explore St. Petersburg while your cruise ship is docked in the city’s port with this 2-day shore excursion. This experience saves you time and money by combining skip-the-line admission tickets to main attractions—including the Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and Yusupov and Catherine’s palaces—transportation to and from attractions, a canal boat ride, and authentic Russian lunches each day.
What to Expect
This St. Petersburg tour takes off when your cruise ship docks at the St. Petersburg Cruise Port. Please note that crowding at the port can affect the actual departure time of this tour. Your bus will depart once all passengers are present.

Some of the main highlights of this 2-day guided tour include the Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, and Catherine’s Palace and Park. You’ll get admission tickets and skip-the-line access.

Don’t worry about navigation, as the tour includes round-trip transportation from your cruise ship to the sights. On the way, your guide will tell you historical facts and other interesting information about St. Petersburg. Each day, enjoy a traditional Russian lunch in between activities.
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Reviewed yesterday
Was able to see an amazing number of sites, great information and a little bit of free time!

There were 8 of us that book this private 2 day tour and we had Irina as our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and personal. Being a smaller group, we were able to see many sights and Irina had information for each one. She...More

1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 days ago
Our guide Maria for the two day tour was just excellent and very intelligent.

We were in a small group of only 14 persons in a very comfortable newer bus. Our guide was well versed on not only the buildings we visited but the history of St. Petersburg and the royal families that once ruled the kingdom. The earphones...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide was Julia. She was amazing. Very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about her country and it's history. We loved every minute. The boat ride was the best one we went on during our 6 weeks in Europe. I would highly recommend Julia and...More

1  Thank Lorraine V
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic time in St. Petersburg

We have a group of 15 and booked a private tour with SPB during our Baltic cruise in Aug. Irina was our tour guide for the 2 days we spent in St. Petersburg. She is very nice and know a lot about the history of...More

1  Thank pingu_family
Reviewed 6 days ago
Two day Deluxe tour of St Petersburg

Wow, wow and wow! What an amazing experience with our guide Olga and driver Dimitry! Visiting this beautiful city was an experience never to be forgotten! Olga is super friendly, very knowledgable and an absolute asset for your company. We can certainly highly recommend her....More

2  Thank sandrarogers2018
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16 August 2018|
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Response from clyde13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two lunches were provided
Gelarah A
2 August 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up from your hotel. Contact SPB, they have great customer service. No it is not for cruise ship passengers only.
19 June 2018|
Response from Jim d | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 3 hours at the Hermitage. Remember it has about 300 rooms so you won’t see everything. All fees were included. Peter the Great and Catherine Palaces were also included. It was a great two days.