Important: the tour is available for fast walkers. The maximum distance at one venue is approx. 1 mile.
8:30 am – 9:30 am City tour. See the most famous landmarks including: Admiralty, Neva river, Menshikov Palace, Sphinx at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bronze Horseman, English Embankment, Wedding Registration Palace №1, etc.
9:30 am – 10:30 am Drive to Peterhof
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Drive to Pushkin
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Drive back to the city. Subway visit (time permitting)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
6:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continuation of the city tour
8:30 am – 9:30 am Boat ride along the rivers and canals
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
The order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums’ days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.
According to the Russian legislation a licensed tour operator has the right to arrange visa-free tours for cruise passengers arriving to St. Petersburg port. TJ Travel is an officially registered tour operator authorized to issue blanket visas. You will receive your free blanket visas (tour tickets) through email once you book a shore excursion with us. Please ignore warnings from your cruise ship company indicating that only a cruise ship company is allowed to run visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.
Please note you must print your blanket visas received via email from TJ Travel and bring it along with your passports each day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation/embarkation in St. Petersburg.
Payment can be made either upon your arrival to St. Petersburg or any time prior to the date of your tour. In St. Petersburg you can either pay for your package (tour) in cash (only Rubles are accepted) or by credit card.
We don’t require any prepayment for St Petersburg group tours.
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your tour; payments are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your tour. In case of a no-show, no refund is granted.
This tour is available from selected cruise ships with a two-day stop in St. Petersburg. If your ship stays in the city for 3 days, please contact us to get further details.
Please ensure to make your booking at least 4-5 days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance, and the bookings sent in less than 4 days prior to arrival will be rejected.
It's not possible to mix the days from different 2-day group tours.
The tour includes two lunches in a local cafe or restaurant. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions in advance.
Please note that the Hermitage museum and Catherine Palace authorities may lim it the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.
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