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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

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
  • All-in port pickup and drop-off, entry fees, lunches, canal and metro trips
St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
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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, 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. 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.
Reviews (169)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Best Part of the Cruise...ALLA is a well oiled machine

Experienced professional guides...tell you everything you are seeing...in a small group. They even take into consideration walking distance to and from the van...and bathroom breaks. We had Angie and she was so informative...most importantly we had early entry to many of the museums...which as we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cmfairygodmother
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear cmfairygodmother, I am delighted that we played a part in the enjoyment of your visit to our lovely city and am very gratified to learn that your tour with us “the best part of” your cruise. Thank you so very much for your 5...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Trust worthy and professional

As part of our Baltic Cruise in September, we booked five tours at Berlin, Tallinn, 2 days St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm with Alla. All the tours and our guides were excellent - reliable, trust worthy, professional and they speak excellent English. We had Oxana...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Journey14823986915
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Dear Journey14823986915, Thank you so very much for your much appreciated 5 star review and warm endorsement of your Baltic tours with us! I am very pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful time with your St. Petersburg guide, our lovely Oxana! It is always so...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Alla Tours. 2 day St. Petersburg tour

Excellent tour. 12 people on the tour in a 16 seater minibus. Our guide Svetlana was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke perfect English. Saw all the sights and missed the queues. Packed lunch day 1. Lovely meal in the Metropole Hotel day 2. All included....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DavidE689
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Dear David E, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed a memorable St. Petersburg tour with our amazing Svetlana. Thank you very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement. We work very hard at providing an outstanding touring experience for our...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Outstanding in every way!

We booked 3 tours for 3 ports in the Baltic with Alla tours. St. Petersburg with Svetlana and driver Dimitri was excellent. Did everything, saw everything, so professional and knowledgeable. Could not have been better. The other tours in Stockholm and Tallinn were awesome as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Susan M
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Susan M, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed a memorable St. Petersburg tour with our amazing Svetlana. Thank you very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement. We work very hard at providing an outstanding touring experience for our...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018
SIMPLY WONDERFUL

St. Petersburg was a 2-day stop on our Viking cruise and at the recommendation of a friend, we opted to use Alla Tours instead of what Viking offered as an excursion. My group of 8 couldn't have been happier. We saw all the highlights and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeHappy2009
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear BeHappy2009, Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation of your tour with us during your recent Viking Baltic cruise. I am delighted that you enjoyed a “wonderful” 2 day experience (glad you liked the borscht) whilst visiting our fascinating city with...More

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hambo61
19 August 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I’m not aware of the answer but some of the stops on the 2 day grand tour would be difficult for a wheel chair bound person
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russellhart2018
3 August 2018|
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Response from Annie S | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 of us on a new mini bus that seated 16.
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Grannylynne53
22 July 2018|
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Response from datravel2016 |
never was here
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