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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
2day st Petersburg tour

We had a great time on the two day tour . Our guide Elena Skizdam ( hope spelt correctly) and our driver Vladimir were brilliant . Elena was so knowledgeable ,added bonus was the extra info on life in st Petersburg over the years before...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed yesterday
Everything we saw was fabulous and more than we expected

Our tour leader Yelana was so knowledgeable and friendly as was our driver Alexys who chatted and assisted us when departing the coach at each stop. The tour was great value and included a 3 course lunch each day. Bottled water was also provided for...More

Thank lpud47
Reviewed 2 days ago
2 Day Deluxe St. Petersburg

We had a group of nine and everything went perfectly. Our guide (Diana) and our driver (Igor) were excellent. Diana was so knowledgeable and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better 2 days and were so glad that we booked a private tour to...More

1  Thank _dkinison
Reviewed 5 days ago
Best way to see St Petersburg

This tour was amazing and Katherine our guide looked after us as if we were family. We got to the front of all the queues and her knowledge of all the history was incredible. We had our own Mercedes car with the best driver ever...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
2day deluxe tour

Katya Sh and Sasha were a delight. Sasha was so very careful driving in crazy busy traffic and a gentleman helping us in and out of our van. Katy’s was a true professional! She combined superior knowledge at every site and destination with a wonderful...More

Thank coloradochica8
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17 August 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
Yes lovely lunches in restaurants. All well organised!
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.