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Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free St Petersburg Highlights Tour

Step back in time on a visa-free port-of-call visit to Russia's 'Venice of the North,' with two days of leisurely touring that's ideal for those who like a little down time and a relaxed pace. Experience some of St Petersburg's top sights and attractions, which depending on the time of year make include a hydrofoil excursion to the stunning Peterhof fountains, Catherine Palace and its exquisite Amber Room, the Hermitage―one of the largest museums on the planet―and the onion-domed Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.
  • Two-day visa-free tour of St Petersburg from port

  • Experience the highlights of Russia's 'Venice of the North' over two relaxed days

  • Ideal for families and those who prefer sightseeing at at a leisurely pace

  • Enjoy the expertise of a knowledgable, local guide

  • Includes entry fees to landmarks such as The Hermitage, Catherine Palace, and Peterhof Gardens

  • Small-group size guarantees individualized attention

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 2 days

Itinerary Hide all details

Day 1:
  •   8am: Meet your guide at the ship

  • 8am-10am: City sightseeing tour. A visit to the local farmers' market. A visit to the Metro

  • 10am - 11am: Hydrofoil boat ride to Peterhof Fountain Park

  • 11am - 12:30pm: Visit Peterhof lower fountain park and upper gardens

  • 12:30pm - 1pm: Lunch at a local blinis place (optional - own expense)

  • 1pm - 2pm: Drive to Tsars' Village

  • 2pm - 4pm: A visit to Catherine's Palace and Amber Room and a walk in the park

  • 4pm - 5pm: Drive back to the city

  • 5pm: Return to the ship

Day 2:
  •   9am: Meet your guide at the ship

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm: Special early-entrance to the Hermitage Museum

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch at Stolle piroggi place (optional - own expense)

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: A visit to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: A visit to Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral

  • 3:30pm - 4pm: Drive back to the ship

  • 4pm: Back on board ship

  • Your guide will accompany you and provide commentary throughout the day.

    Lunch is not included in the price, but your guide can assist you in finding appropriate meal options.

What's included

  • Port fees and all local Russian taxes for duration of the tour

  • Professional guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Entrance fees (as per itinerary)

  • Photography passes for museums (allowing you to take photos on the tours)

  • Metro ride

  • Bottle of water

  • Ponchos in case of rain

  • Audio headset

  • Hydrofoil boat ride

Not included in the price
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

  • This tour is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

  • Vegetarian lunch options are available. Other dietary restrictions can be accommodated but we must know beforehand


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Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Catherine's Palace
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
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Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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