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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
  • 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 8:30amMost Popular
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!
US$285.00
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!
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!
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.
Reviews (165)
1 - 5 of 116 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

Thank BeHappy2009
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NO VISA NEEDED - GREAT INDEPENDENT TOUR

I contacted 5 tour operators by email to find out about a 2 day tour when my cruise arrived in St Petersburg. ALLA TOURS came up top at enquiry stage and continued to be great throughout. Sona was extremely helpful, checking my requirements several times...More

Thank jmdcat
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jmdcat, I was pleased to read your glowing review and hear that you found your 2 day St. Petersburg Grand tour with us a memorable experience. Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation - I am delighted that you enjoyed an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Two Days in St. Petersburg!

From our first contact with Alla Tours to our final drop-off at the Viking Star on the 2nd day, they provided first rate service. Correspondence prior to our tour was timely, straight-forward, and professional. We felt so lucky to have Alexandra as our Guide for...More

1  Thank echoisland
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear echoisland, Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation! I am delighted that you enjoyed a “wonderful” 2 day tour whilst visiting our fascinating city with your guide, our incomparable Alexandra, and I am delighted to know that everything went off without...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ALLA tours are the best

We recently took a tour using ALLA and were completely amazed at the professionalism, knowledge and comfort of the entire tour. The staff really new and breathed information on each site. We were in a very luxurious van with 11 people. This is so much...More

Thank VerbBatonRouge
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear VerbBatonRouge, Thank you very much for your gracious endorsement and 5 star review of your 2 day tour with us in St. Petersburg during your recent Baltic cruise. I am thrilled to read that you found your tour with us “the best”. Your comfort...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand Tour

Alla is a professional tour company that is worth the money spent as you get a great tour with massive amounts of local and intimate knowledge of wherever you are in the city or environs. Elena was brilliant and so personable and knowledgeable, the driver...More

1  Thank Michael A
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael A, Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and generous recommendation – they are sincerely appreciated! I am delighted that you enjoyed a memorable 2 day Grand tour with us in St. Petersburg under the guidance of our incomparable Elena....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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