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Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Tour

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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cruise port of St. Petersburg
Departure Time
Your arrival time
2 days
Return Details
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
  • Boat ride
  • Metro ride
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
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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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience. Alexander did a great job and was so patient with all of us. Loved that he was so aware of us needing lots of restroom breaks. Beautiful city and a great way to see it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jbmiller48
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank OntheGo630
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hipparchos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Winnie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Philip M
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21 September 2019|
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Response from MChan8678 | Reviewed this property |
They include a blanket visa in their tour price. the tour ticket is the blanket visa. I don't need a separate travel visa. Check with them please.
21 September 2019|
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Response from Russ S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous answer. TJ travel are very helpful
27 August 2019|
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Response from MChan8678 | Reviewed this property |
My tour guide Sergey, who is a Russian, spoke very fluent mandarin and he was much better than this Chinese from Hong Kong.
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