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Itinerary
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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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.
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
  • All-in port pickup and drop-off, entry fees, lunches, canal and metro trips
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Important history neglected

If you come by a cruise ship to visit St Petersburg you need to use an organised tour to see the city properly, or to go through an enormous amount of Russian bureaucratic minefields. For those on the cruise, I would recommend Alla Tours, especially...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 2 days ago
An excellent tour.

I would thoroughly recommend Alla Tours. They were professional and friendly from start to finish. The driver was skilled at getting us very close to all the attractions, and the tour guide Anya was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The restaurant lunch on day 1 was...More

1  Thank Stevven07
Reviewed 2 days ago
Take this tour! You'll be happy you did.

My husband and I recently took a Viking Baltic Cruise and had the great luck to book a 2-day tour with Alla. We had been rather disappointed with the Viking included tours and had very high hopes for our visit to St. Petersburg. Our every...More

1  Thank AuntFifi
Reviewed 3 days ago
Brilliant guide

If you want to really see the best of this amazing city and also find out more about the Russians and their way of life, you really should use Alla. Cost much less than the tour offered by our cruise line, and could not fault...More

1  Thank timbloom
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear timbloom, Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement - I am very pleased that you enjoyed a memorable tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our incomparable Alex! It is an absolute joy to host guests like you...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Petersburg and Alla Tours - WOW!

Everyone must visit Saint Petersburg at least once in their lives - it is an incredible city with the most beautiful places. Alla Tours were brilliant from start to finish, good communication and our guide, Alexandra, was excellent. We were a group of 14 from...More

Thank Candida C
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Candida C, Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation - I am delighted that you enjoyed an exceptional experience whilst visiting our fascinating city with your guide, our incomparable Alexandra, and I am delighted to know that everything went off without...More

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There were 12 of us on a new mini bus that seated 16.
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I would contact Alla as I'm sure they could sort something for you. They speak perfect English.The 2 day tour we did in St Petersburg was listed as strenuous BUT that was largely due to the long days and early starts rather... More
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