Would you like to get to know St. Petersburg sites without any rush? With our Standard tour you will have an opportunity to take a walk along the main street–Nevsky Prospect and feel the city vibe, visit a local food market, enjoy a scenic boat-ride and of course still hit the main sites, such as the Hermitage and Peterhof Fountain Park. The tour is suitable for slow walkers and wheelchair users.
Important: this tour is suitable for slow walkers and people with limited mobility.
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: Peter and Paul Fortress, 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
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Drive to the city
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Visit to a Russian food market/grocery store. Shopping
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Boat ride along the rivers and canals
5:30 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program
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.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (included). You will be served a 3-course meal, including tea/coffee in a restaurant/café.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Highlights of Nevsky prospect including Eliseevsky store and Kazan Cathedral (outside). You will stop at Ostrovsky square and get inside Eliseevsky store where you can indulge in delicacies, chocolate, caviar - all in a splendid art nouveau ambience of the century-old food hall. The next stop is at the Kazan Cathedral that is reminiscent of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome by its monumental colonnade opening up to the main city’s street.
4:00 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.
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.
The tour is suitable for mobility challenged travelers, slow walkers and wheelchair users. Please be aware that it includes a walking tour in Peterhof at a comfortable pace (approx. 0,5 mile). The Hermitage tour requires some walking too (approx. 0.8 mile, with rest stops where possible)
This tour is not available for full-time wheelchair/scooter users as the vans are not adapted with an access ramp or lift. Please be aware that you should be able to negotiate a few steps in and out of the vehicle.
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 authorities may lim it the entrance which causes extra waiting time – up to 45 min.
A wheelchair can be provided upon availability free of charge.
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!