St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

This small-group, visa-free tour of St Petersburg will cover all major sights including the newly opened, unique Faberge Museum.
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  • Min price: $257.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 17.5 hours
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from cruise terminal

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Excellent value for money
    • Small group ensures personal service
    • All entrance fees included
    • Led by a local guide
    • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
    • Small-group tour by minibus
    • Multi-Day Trip
  • Operates: Daily during cruise season. Only for 2-day cruise stays in St Petersburg
  • Inclusions:
    • Russian visa-free ticket arrangements
    • Entrance fees
    • 3-course lunch (Day 1 only. Lunch on Day 2 is an optional extra)
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 10)
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Small-group tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Exclusions:
    • Lunch on day-2
    • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is VISA-FREE for cruise passengers only. Land passengers (traveling by plane or road into Russia) will need to ensure that they have the appropriate visa arrangements made
    • Individual visa-free tour tickets will be issued and emailed to you after booking, and you will have to show this to Russian border control when you go through customs
    • Important, please note: This tour is only suitable for those spending 2 days or more in port
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • 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
    - 08 December 2017 -


  • 5
    - 09 September 2017 -

    OMG- Amazing Tour. Faberge Museum was just breathtaking. The whole 2 days was just so filled with amazing sights and experiences. Our guide Enlena and our Driver Andrew were brilliant. Our Lunch's both days were great. Great Tour, Totally recommend it.

  • 5
    - 07 September 2017 -

    This tour was amazing. Worth the money. AJ travel was touring us with a bunch of Princess cruise passenger. Awesome and great professional tour guide Micheal. I would highly recommend.

  • 3
    - 05 September 2017 -

    The first day was chaotic because two different tours were combined and we didn't easily connect with our tour guide as we left passport control -- which was unnerving given the scrutinity we experienced at passport control. We were told there was an experimental process tried that day but signage would have helped. Then, we were told the tours were combined but not how. Total group was 6. One person on the tour had input into extra stops but no one else was asked and then that person really didn't care about the stop and didn't get out of the van. I had a request that would have made a big difference for us, but didn't feel I could ask. The second day was very rushed and I did mention that I wanted to stop for some souvenirs for my grandchildren. I was told we were not going anywhere where there were souvenirs. Then we went to Peterhof and outside the entrance there were great options but we were not given any time to stop. The first day we were given 15 minutes in the gift shop at the Hermitage. I was in line to pay and the guide rushed me and left. I paid for my purchase but didn't have time to get a receipt for a purchase in cash for over 7000 rupels/ 200.00. Then I spent time trying to locate the guide/group. Not time well spent when a receipt would have been appreciated. I felt anxious during the tour, not relaxed like a small group tour should be. Better communications would have gone a long way to remedy our experience.

  • 2
    - 02 September 2017 -

    Before booking this tour ask which tourguide must be experienced is leading the tour. The company president was fantastic....but the tourguide herself was terrible. This is NOT the right job for her. Due to circumstances beyond his control we couldn't switch to a REAL tour guide for the 2nd day. Very disappointed.

  • 5
    - 31 August 2017 -

    Small group of 7 with a lovely guide Elena and driver Andrew. Saw many sites with excellent information from guide. Boat trip and meal included along with all entry fees paid so nothing to pay for on a full two day guide.

  • 4
    - 21 August 2017 -

    Really liked our tour guide. The two day tour had a few too many sites to view. However what we saw was great!

  • 5
    - 15 August 2017 -

    We absolutely enjoyed this excursion, it meet all our expectations of seeing as much of St Petersburg as possible in two days. Our guide Sonja had a wonderful command of English, was well informed, highly educated and concerned that we fully understood what we were seeing, hearing and learning. We were a perfect size group of eight transported in a luxury van with a great driver, Ivan. We were met by the owner of the tour company Maxi Balt Tours , Alexei Volkov, and taken to the Faberge Museum in his personal car as we were the only two of the eight who were seeing this very worthwhile exhibit. We highly recommend you consider seeing St Petersburg with MaxiBaltTours. There is a great deal of walking involved in this tour, but felt good to get some serious exercise after eating cruise ship meals for 10 days.

  • 5
    - 11 August 2017 -

    Really well organized and very informative. Our guides Anna and Alexi could not have been better. The two days were filled,with the best sights of the city which is very beautiful and the museums were great. The trip to the Peterhof and Catherine's Palace,were very well done. The timing worked really well both days.

  • 5
    - 09 August 2017 -

    Irina our Guide was first rate and the headphones were very helpful to keep track of her. Russia is very strict and we had to stay with her, but I take a lot of photos, so had to walk fast to catch up at times. The Peterhof Gardens are a MUST see, the hydrofoil ride was good, Russian lunch had a good variety - borst soup, cabbage salad, etc. The Catherine Palace was gorgeous and we didn't have to wait in line like the people not in groups. The Faberge Museum was my favorite stop, Hermitage incredible, and the churches good. BE ready to do alot of walking, climbing stairs, and standing.

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Things to Do in this tour

Faberge Museum

If you already saw most of the historic landmarks in St. Petersburg Faberge Museum must be on that list. Faberge Museum is the Luxurious Shuvalov Palace Built in 18th century. The museum now hold the biggest collection of Faberge eggs in the world. Read more for further details.

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