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

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • See the city from a different vantage point on a canal boat ride 
  • Enjoy traditional Russian food picked out by locals
  • Round-trip transport from the cruise ship terminal for your convenience
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397

Traveler pickup is offered
With prior notice, we can also arrange a hotel pickup for guests staying in the city of St. Petersburg

Ports
Port of St. Petersburg
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2x Lunch
  • Professional and personable English-speaking guide for two days
  • Photo passes for all museums
  • Subway ride (if time permits)
  • One bottle of water per person per day, ponchos in case of rain
  • Audio head-sets for groups of 10 or more
  • Canal boat ride
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Infant (Baby) meals are not included
  • Photo passes at Yusupov Palace (may be additionally purchased for 5 USD per pass)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Mandatory: Please provide Cruise Ship Name at time of booking
  • Mandatory: The following information for EACH traveler is required to confirm your booking: (1) Full Names (as it appears on Passport), (2) Passport numbers, (3) Country of Citizenship and (4) Date of Birth. (use Special Requirement field)
  • This tour is only available for ships in port for 2 days for most major cruise lines throughout the summer season, not for ships docked for 3 days.
  • A minimum of 10 days are required for visa processing
  • Vegetarian option and other special dietary restrictions available ONLY if requested in advance (at time of booking).
  • Infant meals not included
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The small group helped expedite the experience. Some confusion with paying for meals. Tour guide was wonderful, well-informed and knowledgeable.
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I was meant to write this last year but kept forgetting 🤪 We did our tour last May 2018 with Maria as our guide and Sergei as the driver. Both were informative, knowledgeable and helpful. The two day tour was full on and fabulous . We enjoyed the traditional Russian lunch and
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The two day deluxe tour by SPB is probably the best guided shore excursion we have ever experienced. Our guide, Valery Dmitriev, was very knowledgeable, articulate and humorous and was able to navigate our small group of 13 people through the large crowds of fellow tourists
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We came in on a cruise and were a bit unsure about visa and currency so we decided to play it safe and go with a guided tour. We are SO glad we did! Our guide, Maria, and driver, Ruslan, were fantastic! There was so much to see and do. Maria's energy, her passion for the
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Our first impression of SPB Tours was not great as we were put on the wrong bus and had to taken off and driven into St. Petersburg to meet up with our Tour. However, from the moment we met with Alex all of our concerns were quickly erased. Alex was an amazing guide with a
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