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


On this 2-day cultural tour of St. Petersburg, disembark from your cruise ship and explore the city’s most impressive sights and splendors. Visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum, explore Russian Imperial palaces, venture to the Versailles-rivaling Peterhof Fountain Park, and go for a canal cruise – it’s no accident that St. Petersburg is also known as the “Venice of the North.” Guides will ensure your tour of the city goes smoothly during this 17-hour excursion. You can also sign on for an additional, 3-hour extension, during which you can experience St. Petersburg's various nighttime attractions, from the theatre to folklore performances.

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  • Min price: $210.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 20 hours
  • Departure Point: Cruise passenger terminal

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • All entrance fees included
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Small group ensures personal service
    • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
    • Comprehensive tour of the city
    • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
    • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Russian visa-free entry for cruise passengers
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G high-speed internet
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entrance fees
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Sightseeing cruise
    • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
    • Umbrellas, if needed
    • Guide radio and headsets for groups of seven or larger
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
    • 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
  • Return Details: Cruise passenger terminal
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 5
    - 29 November 2017 -

    This tour was fantastic. So lucky with 2 days of sunshine. Our tour guide amazing. Her knowledge and English superb. Great value compared to the same tour on offer from our ship. A small group of 12 allowed us more time at sites and freedom not enjoyed by fellow ship passengers on bus tours with 50 people. St Petersburg an amazing City. No issue with visas getting off the ship. No doubt the small group the way togo. Personalized service the best. Thank you Viator.

  • 5
    - 27 October 2017 -

    Excellent and thorough way to see the beautiful city of St Petersburg and it's culture. Guide was very knowledgeable of St Petersburg and its history and the driver as great as well. Small tour group size was also a plus.

  • 5
    - 10 October 2017 -

    This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Anna, was so knowledgeable which which was the key to a great two days seeing the sights and learning the history of places we visited. The price of this tour was exceptional. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 4
    - 05 October 2017 -

    Great tour...we were met by tour guide on Day One after we passed thru Customs. Tour was fine both days. Weather could have been a little nicer on Day Two but our trip was in late September. Guide and Driver were both nice and she spoke exceptionally good English and was very knowledgeable about all of the sites and exhibits. Would highly recommend a tour like this over the more expensive Cruise Ship offerings.

  • 5
    - 27 September 2017 -

    A most memorable 2 day trip. We felt taking this tour this was the only way to see St. Petersburg in a short time and we were right. It was superb. A wonderful and knowledgeable guide made all the difference in the world.

  • 5
    - 22 September 2017 -

    We took this tour in August, an it was the highlight of our Baltic cruise. Before we even arrived at St Petersburg we had misplaced our invitations essential for getting through Russian border control, and phoned Viktoria who was very helpful in e-mailing replacements. We were met by Tickets and Tours staff after clearing border control, and our guide Yelena apologies if spelling isn't correct shepherded our small group of 11 to the mini-bus, and Yelena and driver Alexander gave us an excellent 2-day tour of St. Petersburg. First day we saw the Hermitage and other sights / cathedrals in the city itself including a river cruise, and a trip on the Underground, and second day we visited Catherine's palace and the amazing gardens and fountains at Peterhof. The trip was good value, our guide excellent and knowledgeable, we were given plenty of opportunity to shop at souvenir shops that had variety and were reasonably priced, and Yelena found good lunch venues for us which weren't crowded or expensive. The commentary sound individual units with earphones was good quality, and there was wi-fi on the minibus. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • 5
    - 19 September 2017 -

    This was a fabulous tour highly recommend it. Our guide, Marsha, was very experienced in the history of Russia, the politics and socio-economics of the country. She spoke several languages and answered all questions. We only had 4 in our group which was perfect. these sites are not to be missed and a lot was crammed in to two days. I was concerned that it would be exhausting and there was some walking involved but as we were a small group we could pick and choose our itinerary to some degree.

  • 3
    - 19 September 2017 -

    Elena muy muy buena guía muy profesional el primer día fue muy bueno y todo estuvo perfecto fuera de que salimos con mucho atraso se perdió mucho tiempo en las dos paradas en los negocios que uno obligatorio tiene que parar El Segundo día fue bastante malo no alcanzamos a ver ni la mitad del programa las fontanas no funcionaban o eso por lo menos es lo que nos dijieron y perdimos más de una hora y media en el trafico que dio mucho stress porque teníamos miedo de no llegar a tiempo se perdió demasiado tiempo en el almuerzo es muy lamentable porqe había mucho para ver y no alcanzamos

  • 5
    - 16 September 2017 -

    Wow... what a trip!! The tour guide, Elena, was amazing - there wasn't anything she didn't know about St. Petersburg and was friendly and engaging. There was free wifi and water on the minibus, we saw all the sights and were taken to some excellent restaurants for lunch on both days. Great value for money, we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • 5
    - 16 September 2017 -

    Hi..we did the 2day st petersburg city and local cultral shore tour in a small group. Our tour was to start approx 8oc but it was after 9.0c by the time we got through passport controlwe were in the queue from before 7.oc and we were the first of our group..But our guide Irenie from Ticket and Tourswas waiting for us...It was 11oc before the last of our group arrived.After all that i can say the tour was excellent wel worth the money and our guide Irenie was outstanding her knowledge of her beautiful city was endless she could not do enough for us..we also got two beautful dry sunny days...would recommend this trip..excellent..

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