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Two-Day “All St Petersurg in 2 days” Visa Free St Petersburg Shore Excursion (Public)

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2 days (19 hours)


Visa free Shore Excursion

Type of the tour

Public Tour

Tour category

min 1; max 12

Group Size


Important: we start this  tour having 4 people minimum and reserve the right to increase the number of participants to 12 people maximum

– we do not change the program of this tour – if  you want  some changes/ additions you may book  one of our private tours
– the price of the tour doesn’t depend on number of participants

Can you take in our city in 2 days? Yes, if you decide to join this tour. It covers all the major sights and  is quite strenuous. If you are active and want to see as much as possible, this tour is especially for you.

On the first day you visit St Petersburg metro (to mix with locals and feel the local atmosphere), unique baroque style Catherine Palace with its world famous Amber Room;  have traditional Russian lunch to help you understand our cuisine, then drive to Peterhof Lower park with its wonderful fountains , after that we return you   to the city by hydrofoil (amazing  pictures of the city center guaranteed) where you enjoy 30’ tour of  St Isaac Cathedral (the biggest Orthodox church of our city, now a museum and a church at the same time).

Early in the morning of Day 2 you see again familiar  face of your guide  which will be with the whole day : you will  visit local farmer’s market with its fresh produce, the Hermitage museum where your guide will show you the most important exhibits of the over 3mln pieces collection, Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood with its wonderful mosaic made in Russia and world class Faberge Museum with unrivalled collection of Royal Easter Eggs, enamels and silver.

Activity level:
High (not recommended  for children under 6 y.o. and guests with mobility issues)

Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c ; Wi-Fi ( upon request )

Local, experienced and licensed English – speaking  guide.


  • Catherine Palace with Amber Room
  • Peterhof lower park with fountains and upper garden
  • Metro stations
  • The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood
  • The Hermitage ( no impressionists department ; let us know if you are interested)
  • Faberge Museum
  • St Isaac Cathedral
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral

Day 1

8:30 am Meet by your ship. City tour

9:30 am-11:00 am Drive to Tsar’s Village. St Petersburg Metro ride on the way there.

11:00 am-12:30 pm Inside guided excursion of Catherine Palace featuring the Amber Room

12:45 pm-1:30 pm Traditional Russian lunch

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Scenic drive to Peterhof

2:30 pm-4:00 pm Peterhof with Lower park and fountains and Upper Garden

4:00 pm-4:30 pm return back to the city along new high speed road or by Hydrofoil across the Neva River

4:50 pm-5:30 pm Guided excursion of St Isaac’s Cathedral

6:30 pm- Return to your ship

Day 2

8:00 am Meeting by your ship

8:00 am-10:00 am Visit to a local farmer’s market. Second part of the city tour. Nevsky Prospect, shopping

10:00 am-12:00 pm Early admission and guided excursion of the State Hermitage Museum

12:30 pm-1:00 pm guided excursion of Peter and Paul Cathedral inside Peter and Paul Fortress

1:30 pm-2:30 pm lunch (optional)

2:30 pm-3:00 pm Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood inside guided excursion

3:30 pm-4:30 pm Inside guided excursion of Yusupov Palace

5:00 pm Return to your ship

Number of people in your group 4 5 6 7 8 9 10-12
Price Per Person US $ 280

Children of 6-18 y.o. and students with ISIC  get discounts: $20 off the cost of the tour.

  • Guide services for 2days
  • Driver services for 2 days
  • Admittance fees to all museums highlighted in blue
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Visa waiver for the shore excursions
  • Hydrofoil ride ( if weather permits or driving along high speed road)
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of rain while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Headphones for groups of 6 or more
  • Special memory gift
  • А lunch on the first day
  • The cost of lunch on the second day
  • The cost of possible evening program


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Dearest Julia, We are now back home in Australia and also back at work.Firstly I need to thank you with all my heart for putting our 2 day private tour together and making it the best days ever. Our guide Svetlana was amazing, she told us so much and with so much enthusiasm. She looked beautiful too. Our driver Anatole was also excellent. His car was polished and he was very much a gentleman. You personally met us outside immigration which I thought was just a wonderful start to our 2 day adventure in St Petersburg. What an amazing city! Thank you again Julia for looking after us in a country so far from home. And I will keep on reading about the history of your country. Kind regards


Hi Julia: we all made it OK back home after the unbelievable beautiful cruise. The main highlight of the trip was St. Petersburg. Enjoyed every minute of the trip thru you. You are an amazing guide and moreover amazing person. I just go around sharing the beauty of St. Petersburg to my coworkers and very proudly show your picture to everyone. If ever we visit your side of the world we will contact you. Good luck on your marriage proposal. Keep in touch.

Sikandar and the Group

Dear Julia, Sorry for being late to thank you for your Excellent services.. First of all, our entire group want to thank you for providing us Tania as a Tour guide. She is very knowledgeable, kind and helpful, a people's person. We definitely will recommend your services to all our friends. Please check with Tania if she received her pictures, which I send her few days back. Give our regards to Tania. All the best.Regards
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The Faberge Museumhas the world-class collection of Faberge Masterpieces (including 14 Easter Eggs), gift boxes, Russian enamels etc.The collection is situated in 9 beautiful rooms of Shuvalov Palace. It was opened in November 2013 and was founded by the “Link of Times” Cultural Historical Foundation, established by Russian entrepreneur Viktor Vekselbergto repatriate lost cultural treasures to Russia.

The fourth tallest dome construction in the world. St Isaac’s Cathedral used to be the main Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Empire. The enormous decoration of the interior of the cathedral, was created in the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.Gilded bronze, malachite and lapis lazuli together with countless paintings, columns, mosaics, will take your breath away.

One of the best private palaces in the Europe .Its real gem is a home theater. Outstanding Russian singers and dancers performed there.In this palace young Felix Yusupov, the heir of the family, and other conspirators assassinated Grigory Rasputin.  During a visit to the palace you will learn about the plot of Felix and how it was brought to life.

Peter and Paul Fortress here our city was founded in 1703.Peter the Great started a fortress to protect the lands won back from Sweden. Now it is one of the most important 18th century fortresses in Russia and Europe.St Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial place of almost all Russian Tsars from Peter the Great up to the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

Many metro station vestibules and platforms are adorned with marble, granite, bas-reliefs and mosaics which makes them look like underground palaces. The very first 10 stations appeared after WWII and have various military and Soviet symbols reminding visitors about the glorious victory over Nazi Germany. Owing to the city’s swampy subsoil, most of the lines were built extremely deep underground.

Peterhof is definitely “a must-see” for any first-time visitor to St Petersburg.It is often called the “Russian Versailles”: it is a real “kingdom of fountains” and true paradise for little children (as well as adults) with amazing cascades, a variety of unique and playful fountains, Grand Peterhof Palace, and other small ones.

Catherine Palace Is a must to visit. Inside you will find a succession of interconnecting rooms in Baroque style and somewhere in the middle of that enfilade is the famous Amber Room which was called by contemporaries “the eighth wonder of the world”. The palace was badly damaged during WWII and amber panels were stolen by the Nazi. But they started restoration in 1979 and finished it in 2003.

St Petersburg Siege Memorialcommemorates the hardship that Leningrad‘s (the soviet name of our city) citizens endured during the siege which lasted 900 days (1941-1943) and took away about 1.5 mln lives. The most striking part of the memorial are the tableaux of soviet citizens facing south towards the enemy. It was designed to be viewed from a distance. In the subterranean memorial hall are relics from the siege.

Offers fresh food from all over the former Soviet Union: melons, tomatoes, farmhouse honey, pickles, sour cream, ham and gherkins, not to mention imports such as kiwi fruit. Most vendors offer the chance to taste a sliver before buying. Outside the market are “babushkas” (pensioners) who sell things they have grown at their dacha (summer cottage) or gathered in the forest.

Hermitage Museum one of the most important and oldest museums in the world. It has one of the largest collections of paintings. If you spent one minute viewing each exhibit of the Museum it would take you11 years to see everything. The collection of the French Impressionists is exhibited in the General staff building which is located opposite the Winter Palace.

Most famous for almost 21,000m² of mosaics that cover both the interior and the façade of the building. The mosaics were created in Russia, which makes them even more valuable. It is the only building in our citybuilt in the style of Moscow churches. The church was built on the place where Alexander II was assassinated, hence the name.

St Petersburg boat tours offer a perfect way to see the city under a bit different angle – sailing under numerous bridges along rivers and canals, and listening to curious stories from your guide. St Petersburg boat tours are especially majestic during the White Nights season in St Petersburg.

Alexander Palace was commissioned by Catherine II for her grandson, future Russian tsar Alexander I and later became the summer home of a succession of Imperial heirs, each of whom left their mark on the building.