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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

By: TJ Travel
  • Sample traditional Russian lunches

  • Learn about St. Petersburg from your guide
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg
From USD 285.00
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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg
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While your cruise ship is docked, see the highlights of St. Petersburg with ease on this 2-day excursion. Accompanied by a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, stroll through the gardens at Peterhof, and visit the Hermitage before the opening hours to skip the crowds. Take a boat ride along the canals and taste traditional Russian lunches.

What to Expect
Your 2-day group tour begins with a pick-up from your cruise ship between 8.30 am and 9:00 am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and embark on your city tour.

Highlights of the first day include a visit to Peterhof Palace, the Tsars' Village, and a guided tour of the rococo Catherine Palace, including a visit to the gilded Amber Room.

Day 1: 

10:00-10:30 am Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil
10:30 am-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park and the Upper Gardens
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00-2:00 pm Driving to Tsars’ Village
2:00-3:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30 pm Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station
4:30-5:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
5:15-6:00 pm Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2:

The second day begins with an 7:30 am pick-up from your cruise ship. Highlights of day two include before-hours access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the site of Grigori Rasputin's murder.

8:30-9:30 am Boat ride along the rivers and canals
9:45-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30-1:15 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac Cathedral. Shopping
3:00-4:30 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm Return to the ship

Please note:
  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week.
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed.
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot.
  • Not accessible for people with mobility issues. In case you are travelling with a wheelchair, mobile scooter or a walking frame please consider taking a private tour.
Reviews (121)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before going on a cruise in the Baltic I checked tripadvisor and as the reviews for TJ travel were good I booked with them online. Could not have had a better time or better tour guide while there. I can highly recommend that company, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Experience Organised in a Professional Way

A number of friends recommended TJ Travel before we set sail on our Baltic cruise . I booked online and all the details we required including a detailed itinerary were contained in the email for our 2 day tour of St Petersburg. The tour ticket,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Journey541058
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour, professional guide, perfect experience!

If you have only 2-3 days to visit St. Petersburg you definitely have to chose TJ Travel 2 Day City Highlights Tour! The easiest way to see this beautiful city. TJ Travel took care of everything: obtaining visa, admission tickets, skip the line, travel by...More

Thank simani
Reviewed 3 November 2018
The Best Excursion Ever for Us

My wife and I have been lucky enough to take several cruises and over 30 excursions. The two-day St. Petersburg Highlights excursion we took with TJ Travel on 28-29 Sep 18 is THE BEST excursion we’ve ever had. Thank you, TJ Travel. I arranged this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Albert P
Reviewed 1 November 2018
Superlative - after breaking out of the port!

Seriously, this was a tour of two days taken around the 16th September. We had arrived on the Viking Sun. Getting thru' Russian security on day 1 was fascinating and a little long winded. All those wonderfully made hats that anyone of any importance seems...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ann c
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Celeste D
20 September 2018|
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Response from anushreesaxena18 | Reviewed this property |
No, the trip to Faberge Museum is not included in the standard tour. However, the evenings are free. Most people who are interested in visiting the Faberge Museum do so after the group sightseeing of Day-1 gets over. The... More
Paula F
8 September 2018|
Response from twinstars616 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no but I am not sure if they may be able to accommodate if you requested it. Best to contact tj travel and inquire about it.