One Day Excursion

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Adults/Children price from

116/101 USD pp




10 hours




  • Admire the inimitable design of the Amber Hall inside Catherine Palace
  • Enjoy glowing gilded statues, “trick” fountains, water cascades, flowers in the Lower Park of Peterhof
  • Walk through historical halls of the Winter Palace and see the unique works of art in the Hermitage


  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Top Attractions: Peterhof (Lower Park), Catherine Palace*, Hermitage*, Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral etc.

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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 operate visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notifications of that kind don’t have any legitimate basis.

To join our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from TJ Travel and bring it along with your passports on the 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 

A 20% deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the day of your tour. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg.

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 no-show, no refund is granted.


  • Not available from MSC Poesia and Meraviglia departing at 19:00. If you are traveling on one of these ships, please see our specially developed itineraries. Click here
  • 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.


  • Please note that in case Catherine palace and the Hermitage museums are overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.

Tips and Discounts

  • Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/students get 15 USD off the tour price. Students 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!


8:30 am

Meeting at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time)

 8:30–10:00 am

City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg..

You will see: Nevsky Prospekt, National Library, Kazan Cathedral, the Square of Arts, Michael’s Castle, Summer Gardens of Peter the Great, the Spit of Basil Island, The State St Petersburg University, the Monument of Peter the Great, Admiralty. Shopping, payment for the tour. Photo stop: Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral

 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Inside 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). Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, etc.

12:00–1:00 pm

Drive to Peterhof

1:00–2:00 pm

Lunch (expenses not included)

2:00–3:00 pm

Stroll in the Peterhof Fountain Park

3:00–4:00 pm

Drive to Pushkin

4:00–5:30 pm

Guided tour of the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room*

5:30–6:30 pm

Back to the city by car

6:30 pm

Return to the ship


1. On Mondays the Hermitage is replaced with Yusupov palace. (Photo and video permissions at the Yusupov palace can be purchased on the spot, photo permission – 3 USD per person, video – 6 USD per person.)

2. On Tuesdays the Catherine palace is replaced with one of the smaller palaces in Peterhof (Monplaisir, Catherine Block etc).

*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.

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