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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 USD 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!
USD 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!
USD 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!
USD 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.
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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic 2 day Grand Tour. You must use this company!

We are a family of three and went on the 2 Day Grand Tour a few days ago. Everything about it was perfect, our tour guide was Alex and the driver Vadim, they provided us with a first class service throughout the 2 days. The...More

Thank accidentprone
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear accidentprone, Thank you so very much for your wonderful, detailed 5 star review and generous endorsement - I am very pleased that you enjoyed a "fantastic" 2 day Grand tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our incomparable Alex! I am also delighted to...More

Reviewed 4 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
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Bruce F, I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour with us whilst on your recent cruise. Thank you for your endorsement. I am also pleased that you enjoyed visiting all the must see sights that our lovely Baltic city has to offer. For...More

Reviewed 4 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

Thank Stevven07
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Stevven07, Thank you so much for sharing your 5 star review and thank you for choosing Alla Tours! I am delighted that you enjoyed visiting all the “must see’ sights in our fascinating city with our incomparable Anya. It is an absolute joy to...More

Reviewed 4 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

Thank AuntFifi
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear AuntFifi, Thank you so very much for your generous recommendation and 5 star review of your 2 day tour of St. Petersburg with us! I was beyond delighted to read that you enjoyed a memorable visit to our fascinating city with your guide, our...More

Reviewed 5 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

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AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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

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russellhart2018
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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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never was here
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