2-day Best of St. Petersburg Small Group Tour

Group up to 14
Lunch included
Moderate walking
Price:
250 USD
p/p
If you are looking for a balanced tour that is a great value for time and money, this tour is the best choice! We designed this tour so you can visit all the main sights including the Hermitage, Peterhof Fountain Park, main cathedrals and more. This tour also includes a visit to Faberge Museum, where you can enjoy one of the most impressive jewelry collections in the world.

Important: This tour is available for fast walkers. The maximum walking distance at one venue is approx. 1 mile.
DAY 1

8:30 am Meeting by the ship (please note the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship’s arrival time)

8:30 am - 10:00 am City tour. See the most famous landmarks including: St. Isaac’s Cathedral (photo-stop), Admiralty, Neva river, Menshikov Palace, Sphinx at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bronze Horseman, English Embankment, Wedding Registration Palace №1, etc.

10:00 am - 11:00 am Drive to Peterhof

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided walking tour of Peterhof Fountain Park

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Drive to the city

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Guided tour of the Faberge museum

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm​ ​Boat Ride along the rivers and canals

6.00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program

DAY 2
8:30 am​ ​Meeting by the ship
8:30 am – 10:00 am​ ​Continuation of the city tour. A visit to a Russian food market and a subway station (time permitting)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission). In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Highlights of Nevsky prospect. The central city’s street is the heart of St. Petersburg. You will drive along the main thoroughfare to see its best highlights and stop at the Kazan Cathedral or Gostiny Dvor (Merchant’s yard), if time permits.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral

4:30 pm Return to the ship

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.

Visa/Tour Tickets

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 information

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.


Cancelation policy

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.

Availability

  • 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.

  • Not recommended for people with limited mobility. In case you are traveling with a wheelchair or mobile scooter, please consider taking the “2-Day Standard Saint Petersburg Small Group Tour”.


Notes

  • 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 authorities may lim it the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.


Tips and Discounts

  • Children under 7 y.o. are free of charge. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 30 USD off the tour price. Students of 18+ must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available. 
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason, but it is always up to you!

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Inside visits:
  • Fountain Park in Peterhof
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Hermitage Museum (early admission)
  • Faberge Museum
  • Peter&Paul Cathedral/Fortress
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral (photo-stop)
Price includes:
  • Admission to all museums in the program
  • Professional guide for 2 days
  • A/C vehicle (Mercedes or VW) with driver for 2 days
  • Two lunches
  • Photo/video permit at the museums
  • Subway visit
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Boat ride
  • Headsets for groups of 5+
Price doesn’t include:
  • Tips (recommended tips for the guide: 10% of the tour cost, for the driver: 5% of the tour cost