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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

From US$285.00
Highlights
  • Complete 2-day St. Petersburg shore excursion with time-saving visa-waiver
  • See the city on a panoramic tour and beat lines with early Hermitage access
  • Ride a hydrofoil to the Peterhof and visit the Catherine and Yusupov palaces
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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
From US$285.00
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Standard tour 9:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 8:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 10:00
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Overview
Seeing St. Petersburg independently on a cruise stop means covering a vast amount of ground and history. This 2-day visa-free tour does the work for you with two daylong itineraries that leave you to concentrate on the sights as a guide provides historical commentary. Plus, it features benefits such as early access to the Hermitage Museum, tours of the Catherine and Yusupov palaces, lunches, and included canal, hydrofoil, and subway rides. Cruise passengers generally require a visa for independent travel so this tour saves the hassle with its visa waiver.
What to Expect
The itinerary below is a sample: Your actual schedule will depend on your ship’s arrival and departure times. Sightseeing order and timings may vary according to the day, tourist volumes, and museum capacities. The itinerary content will remain the same unless your specific ship has a shorter time in port than usual.

Day One: St. Petersburg
Meet your guide after visa-free immigration clearance and enjoy a panoramic city drive, viewing highlights including Vasilyevsky Island, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the Bronze Horseman.

Next, visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, and ride a hydrofoil to Peterhof Palace to explore its Lower Fountain Park and Upper Gardens. Then, after a boxed lunch featuring Stolle’s pies, visit Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, seeing its Amber Room and gardens before returning to your ship.

Day Two: St. Petersburg
Greet your guide as on Day One and ride St. Petersburg’s metro to see its most beautiful stations. Then, take a boat ride along the city’s canals before enjoying an early-access tour to the Hermitage. After a traditional Russian lunch, explore the Church on the Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Yusupov Palace with its Rasputin exhibition, before ending with a port drop-off.
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Reviewed 19 March 2018
Wonderful tour

We toured St Petersburg and Poland with Alla Tours. The tours were small group tours (no more than 16 people). Excellent tour guides (big shout out to our tour guide in Poland). Very knowledgable about the sites. Communication with Alla Tours through their website was...More

2  Thank Leanne C
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Leanne C, Thank you very much for your 5 star review and gracious endorsement. I am absolutely delighted that you found your tours in St. Petersburg and Poland with us “wonderful”, were pleased with your knowledgeable guides and enjoyed your small groups. I am...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017
ALLA TOURS Is The Best!

I have been in the travel business for years and have been to many places using various tour companies. Usually when cruising, we use the tours offered by the cruise lines. A few of our friends who have been to Russia suggested ALLA TOURS, and...More

10  Thank cbcrane
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear cbcrane, I am thrilled to read that you found your 2 day St. Petersburg tour with us “first class”! Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation of your tours with us in your Baltic ports of call! I am delighted that...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Great option instead of a pricey cruise ship excursion

We booked a 2 day excursion (Grand Tour) with them while our cruise ship was in port. The booking process is easy, and their pre-trip communication was great. Our guide Anya spoke great English, and we loved being in a small group (14 people). Anya...More

3  Thank ksufan88
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear ksufan88, Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful 5 star review of your 2 day St. Petersburg Grand tour with the TripAdvisor community! I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed visiting St. Petersburg with us and enjoyed seeing all the must...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017
What a tour!

This was our first experience in Russia, and our two day tour of St Petersburg was simply outstanding. Our tour guide, Marina, not only knew her history - she loved it! Her enthusiasm was infectious and her knowledge was exceptional. She was friendly, professional, and...More

2  Thank Angie255060
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Angie255060, I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed a great 2 day Grand Tour of St. Petersburg with us! Thank you so much for your 5 star review of your experience with us on your recent Baltic cruise - I truly appreciate...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Excellent tour

Excellent tour, our guide was Paulina with great knowledge and passion for her city and very good English. Paulina kept us all up to speed and engaged throughout our 2 day tour. well recommended and very competitive prices.More

3  Thank coogansf
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear coogansf, I am very happy that you enjoyed your 2 day Grand Tour of St. Petersburg with us on your recent Baltic cruise and I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with your guide, our wonderful Polina. Thank you very much for your...More

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