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VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

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The tour is a 2-day program that offers two full days in St. Petersburg and includes 6 museum visits (each of them features a guided tour), a very popular Hydrofoil ride across The Gulf of Finland, Canal Boat Ride, a Subway Tour, as well as lunch, allowing you the ability to relax and not worry about anything. This tour is the easiest way to see St. Petersburg; with no effort. In this city you need someone who speaks the language and can interact with locals, you need VISA Paperwork done and everything that is worth visiting you have to book in advance. This tour takes care of obtaining your Russian VISA (only for Cruise or Ferry Passengers) and admission tickets. The maximum group size of this tour is 14 people.
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Stop At: Petersburg Metro, Moskovskiy Prospekt, 28, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190013

Deepest subway in the world. You'll get to see most beautiful stations and take photos.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany, Nikolskaya Sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190068 Russia

Beautiful church that dates back to mid 1700's, was one of few churches that were not shut down by communist government. Admission is not includes as this is the active church and to enter there is a mandatory donation to be paid at the entrance. A photostop

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Colourful church in the center of St Petersburg. Millions of mosaics, marble and stones. Lots of history. Learn about the most gruesome blood chilling murder that gave name to this church. You'll understand why revolutions happened in Russia after visiting this place.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

One of the first things they have built in this city. Protected St Petersburg in war with Sweden in early 1700's, then Royal government had turned it into prison for political prisoners. A lot of history. You'll have a walk there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia

First big church constructed in St Petersburg. Closely connected with Peter the Great and the foundation of this city. Russian Emperors are buried there (from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, all Romanovs are there)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia

St Petersburg's most sold out palace. Amber Room is one of a kind - you'll never see anything like that anywhere in the world. More gold and opulence.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia

Russia's biggest fountain park, a capital of fountains often called "Russian Versailles". Learn the story of construction, never giving up and see beautifully engineered cascades. WWII history is also covered extensively here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Peterhof Express, Admiralty Embankment, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская область, Russia, 190000

Hydrofoil ride from/to Peterhof gardens. 30 minutes ride with no traffic to save you time to make the most of your visit to St Petersburg and entertain you. Packed lunch included.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rostral Columns, Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia

You'll have an opportunity to take beautiful pictures of this landmark which was part of the old port of St Petersburg serving as lighthouses for 100+ years. One of Top-10 attractions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia

Original Egyptian Sphinxes is the oldest landmark in St Petersburg with 3000 years of history behind them. Photostop during the city drive

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Biggest cathedral you'll ever see in Eastern Europe. Columns, marble, granite, golden dome, thousands of mosaics and stained glass. Learn the history of construction and see the engineering achievements of that time (mid 1800's)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Russia's biggest art museum. Includes a visit to most famous palace. Lots of gold, paintings, history and stories.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia

Canal boat ride covering most famous rivers and canals of St Petersburg which it is famous for. Great opportunity to see the city from a different perspective.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Embankment 21 Shuvalov Palace, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

Russia's newest museum exhibiting a great collection of original Faberge eggs and other Jewellery. Audioguide is used.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (10+ pax)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Express
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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daisysmith1776 wrote a review 3 Dec.
5 contributions
We booked with Travel Family Excursions because our friends recommended them highly. They are very great with details and from the get go talking things over email was very easy. We wanted a private tour and they said no problem to any request I had. I was very worried about
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Date of experience: June 2019
Rob T wrote a review Jul. 2019
68 contributions16 helpful votes
We visited St.Petersburg as part of our Baltic Cruise and had booked our tour before leaving Sydney. The pre tour correspondence was excellent so we knew exactly what we had to do when we arrived. We were met at the ship terminal by Eugene, Elena and Dimitri. This was the
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from tfexcursions, Owner at VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour
Responded 2 Jul. 2019
Hi Rob & Margaret! So happy to hear from you! There's so much more to see in St Petersburg, next time you're in Europe we have to do St Petersburg LVL2 program to show you things most people never get to see! XX Eugene, Lena & Dmitriy
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Slav_Marr wrote a review May 2018
7 contributions
I always wanted to visit Russia, so I booked a VISA-Free trip to St. Petersburg, filled with many activities, such as visiting cathedrals, palaces and one great folkshow (also bars and restaurants) or sailing the canals of the city. Our guide Lena took care of every business
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Date of experience: May 2018
Arnaud Z wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
It was a great trip to St Petersburg !!! Lena and Eugene were really nice and helpful ! I have visited so many places during my trip in this city, such as a ballet, a restaurant, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Ermitage Museum...... I will keep great memories of my trip!
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Date of experience: April 2018
enzel ege s wrote a review Apr. 2018
1 contribution
having Eugene and Elena as our tour guide was really fun and informative. Me as a person who loves traveling and learning new cultures it was an amazing trip. Their English was clear and easy to understand. and when it is mixed with the cool background stories about places which
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Date of experience: April 2018
Key Details
  • Nicholas Naval Cathedral of The Epiphany, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and 10 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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