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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group provided by Tickets and Tours

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
For travelers with limited time in St. Petersburg, it can be tough to know where to begin, since there's just so much to see and do. Leave the itinerary design to the pros with this sightseeing shore excursion, where you visit top attractions, without planning a thing. Highlights include a river cruise, visits to the Winter Palace and Peterhof Fountain Park, and a tour of Catherine Palace, in nearby Pushkin.
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15 stops
Day 1
St Petersburg many charms, from...
Day 2
Venture just beyond the city...
  • Explore the top attractions in St. Petersburg with a 2-day sightseeing tour
  • Tailor the experience, with optional evening activities, and museum visits
  • Get a great value, with travel, guide, entry fees, and one lunch—included
  • Upgrade to include a visit to the Faberge Museum
Important Information
2 days
  • Lunch
  • Additional, 3-hour extension after the tour
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G high-speed internet
  • Guide radio and headsets for groups of seven or larger
  • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
  • Raincoats, if needed
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - PORT
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Your own expenses like souvenirs, beverages, snacks, etc
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name and arrival date
  • Passport name, number, expiration and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for participants with restricted mobility, and walkers or wheelchairs are not permitted
  • This tour is quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least two days
  • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only and is not suited to land travelers who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost
  • Three-day advanced booking is required with complete passport details, including date of birth for each member in your party. If you book closer to the time, a Russian visa is required to disembark from your ship.
  • Tour is a guaranteed departure; no minimum booking numbers are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Makidi wrote a review May 2020
Greece1 contribution2 helpful votes
A really well organised two day tour. Anna was an absolute gem of a guide with so much knowledge and well supported by Andre the driver. Would highly recommend this tour. With the visits pre-planned there was no waiting in long queues and being part of a small group was really
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Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from alexpimenkov, General Manager at 2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group
Responded 26 Nov. 2020
Thank you for your words. They mean a lot to us. We are very proud of Anna and Andre. They say hello and send you best wishes!
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Ralph P wrote a review Nov. 2019
Bronx, New York8 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was great. i forgot the lady's name, but she was very very knowledgeable. I wished we had spent a bit more time at the fountains. that part was a bit rushed. the shops we visited were kool. someone requested a high end shop for souvenirs. they took us there and it was
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Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from alexpimenkov, General Manager at 2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group
Responded 26 Nov. 2020
Dear guest thank you for your positive comments regarding our services. That means much to us. Best regards from all our team.
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Nadia A wrote a review Oct. 2019
North Vancouver, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
I can’t image a better way to have seen St. Petersburg! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! She did a remarkable job of keeping us on time as well as telling the history and stories of the places we visited. We got so many good photos and memories that will last
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Travel742205 wrote a review Oct. 2019
McFarland, Wisconsin5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were met promptly by our guide Olga at the assigned time and our group (14) left for a wonderful 2 day visit to all of St Petersburg's attractions. Olga always went ahead, picked up the passes and we were admitted without waiting in line (most lines were quite long). Her
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Phyllis C wrote a review Sep. 2019
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina3 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment Svetlana picked us up at the cruise terminal until the moment she dropped us off on our second day, we knew we were in capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy care. She packed an incredible amount in 2 days including a beautiful canal cruise but without question
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
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Great show
Excellent facility, very informative exhibition setting. Our family enjoyed good stingray show with comfortable sea
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Fully automatic
There are the ticket booths and the machines. We made a line behind a user and we were the third in line. English m
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Sergey K
Too old to rock (on the waves), too young to die.
These slightly modified words of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson can easily be applied to this Soviet sea clunker. A lig
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David M
Great customer service!
I have to give a 5 star to them. The ladies in charge were very kind and professional with us. The service was outs
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Really interesting museum if you love space
I really liked this museum, however if u can't read Russian it kinda sucks bc not all their captions are in english
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Must See
Beautiful cathedral. Pretty much center of tourist area. Most main sights within walking area. Interesting facts ab
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Beautiful Tribute
What an amazing church to have built as a tribute. Beautiful on the outside and even more so on the inside. The ico
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Kazan Kremlin
I never did get my ticket for this, so paid £12 for absolutely nothing! As you get to have a look around for free!!
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Sad brutal history but beautiful
Such a wonderful building,tribute to a father by his son. The decor within the church is all mosaic it has to be se
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Beautiful places
These two places were fantastic. The mosaic on the walls and the history we found out through or tour with Red Tour
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kevin W
Excellent museum for anyone interested in the Russian/Soviet involvement in the 'space race'.
A great museum BUT there were some doubts about the authenticity of our tickets. They didn't recognise Trip Advisor
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Anthony Kerim
Tour was great and very informative but would have liked a few personal choices of things to do and places to visit
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This is a scam through Viator No such ticket exists No one sent me a ticket, no one answered my questions, no one
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Must visit with kids in your itinerary to st.petersburg. so huge, lots of variety and shows. Spent 4hrs very relaxe
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Key Details
  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", City Sightseeing Neva. Canal Cruise, and 20 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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