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  • Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    1. Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    Day 1 Meet your guide at the cruise port in the morning and start the city overview tour. Visit the largest Russian Orthodox church - St Isaac's Cathedral - which will leave a lasting impression with its glory and beauty. Here you will have time to take as many memorable pictures as you can. Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, together with your knowledgeable guide who will surely make the guided tour is entertaining and educating. Then, take a subway tour to see the most impressive metro stations. Before the tour continues you will have a moment to relax and enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Afterwards, pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum to admire amazing art collections of Russian Tsars and to explore its palatial interiors. The tour for the day will end around 17:00 when you will make your way back to the ship. Day 2 On the following day, visit tw...

    Better than that offered by the cruise line. Cheaper, smaller group, superb timing on entrances. Picture book of St. Petersberg was a nice surprise.

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    Spend 2 days exploring beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruise and ferry passengers can easily participate in this tour, all arrangements will be made for them by the tour operator and no visa is required. Enjoy visits to major monuments and sites, including the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Cathedral of Our Savior of Spilled Blood. Tour Russia's cultural capital to see famous artworks and revel in the opulence of St. Petersburg's imperial heritage. This 2-day tour includes a half-day visit to Peterhof, where you'll enjoy tours of the Fountain Park, the Catherine Palace, and Amber Room, before roaming the famous gardens. The 2nd day of the tour includes visits to fortresses and palaces as well as a guided tour of the infamous Hermitage Museum. Lunch is provided on both days, as well as comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and from the port.

    A very busy two days. Our guide, Valeria from Marina Wilson Tours, was very informative and gave us a wonderful experience of St Petersburg. There were only the two of us on the tour so we had the personal attention of our guide and driver. Entry to Catherine's Palace and the Hermitage was very speedy and 'beat the crowds'. Lunches were excellent and in unusual restaurants rather than the usual mass cratering of most tours.

  • St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

    3. St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

    On day 1, meet your guide at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). The city tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A highlight is a photo stop near St Isaac’s Cathedral. During the tour, you will also be driven to Peterhof to see the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park and then have a traditional Russian lunch (included). Returning to St Petersburg city, take a guided metro tour. Then enjoy a boat tour along the river and canals. Next, visit the Faberge Museum (may be arranged at a different time due to booking availability and museum days off), and then around 5:00 - 6:00 PM, will be returned to your ship. On day 2, meet your guide at the ship, and proceed to a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, followed by traditional Russian lunch (included). After ...

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

    4. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

    After meeting with your guide and driver on day one at the pier you will start a city tour. You will be guided through the most breathtaking spots of St. Petersburg including Spit of Basil Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Monument of Peter the Great, Theater Square with the famous Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospekt and more. From the city center proceed to the former summer residence outside the city - Peterhof. This residence is famous for its fountain park decorated with statues and small pavilions. The most exciting part of the garden tour is seeing so called “trick fountains” which were designed to entertain the guests coming to the Peterhof grounds.  Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon your return to the city enjoy a scenic boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg. The tour will finish at your ship. On the second day of your...

    I had a great tour and a very knowledgable kind guide tour Irina. Everything went according to the program and in a friendly way. I really recomend to do this 2 days tour. We cover the main highlights of Saint Petersburgh. Get your guide is a excelent application. Thank you. Isabel

  • Saint Petersburg Two-Day Shore Excursion

    5. Saint Petersburg Two-Day Shore Excursion

    Your group will consist of a maximum of 16-18 people and will follow a set 2-day itinerary. On day one, meet your guide and driver after passport control. Enjoy special early access on your visit to the famous Hermitage Museum (one of the major museums of the world, an important and grand architectural complex which has one of the most important art collections worldwide). Enjoy lunch in a typical Russian restaurant, before heading to the summer palace of the czars in Pushkin city, famous for Catherine Palace and its magnificent interiors. At the end of the day there is an optional evening program. Day two starts with a visit to Peterhof, the summer residence of the czars, and a jewel of Russian art, palaces and fountains. Head back to St. Petersburg to see the tombs of the Romanov dynasty in the cathedral and the famous Savior on Spilled Blood church. At the end of the tour enjoy a ro...

    The activity was exactly as decribe, our guide was exceptionnal and the price was good for two days. We were on a cruise, no problem to meet our guide after the customs. We were only two and still the tour was not cancel. We strongly recommand, our tour was in french with Masha (Maria). Thank you to Masha, you made our visit in Saint-Petersburg memorable.

  • 2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

    6. 2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

    Day 1: St. Petersburg Take a complete tour of Saint Petersburg's most famous sites - beginning with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral - the burial vault of the Romanovs. Thereafter the gorgeous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - the second largest mosaic museum in the world. Enjoy a lunch at one of the respected restaurants of the city. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum.  Day 2: Pushkin and Peterhof Unlock the secrets of the world wonder - the Amber Room - during a half-day tour to the magnificent baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The Park surrounding the palace is a wonderful work of the Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, combining the masterpieces of architecture with the nature...

  • St Petersburg: 2-Day Premium Group Shore Excursion

    7. St Petersburg: 2-Day Premium Group Shore Excursion

    Take the most comprehensive two day tour to maximize your time in the city. Your experience will begin with meeting your guide and driver in the terminal next to your ship. After a city tour through the best squares and spots of St. Petersburg, we will take a drive to Peterhof grounds. This former imperial residence was a home to Peter I, who was the founder of St. Petersburg. The Lower garden is not a only a nice and relaxing place for walking but also a great fountain park with some old pavilions dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. Your day outside the city center will continue with a drive towards Catherine palace. Before you will be able to see imposing interiors of the palace with the famous Amber Hall, you’ll have a traditional Russian lunch nearby. Your suburban trip will end with a panoramic drive back to the city. On the way to the city you will have an opportunity...

  • St. Petersburg: Peterhof & Hermitage Full Day Tour

    8. St. Petersburg: Peterhof & Hermitage Full Day Tour

    The Hermitage has more than 3 million art masterpieces. Among them, there are 15 thousand paintings, 12,000 sculptures, drawings, coins, medals and a variety of other masterpieces. The collection at the Treasure Galleries holds a very rich selection of jewelry masterpieces owned by the Russian Imperial family. Two magnificent halls present their visitors with many masterworks of jewelry from various countries, and from ancient times to the early 20th century. The first gallery, called the Golden Rooms has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries, from the third millennium B.C. to the...

    The guide Lydia Nerobova gave us a very good tour in the fantastic Hermitage. She was really devoted. It is really an overwhelming building and collection.

  • St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day Shore Excursion

    9. St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day Shore Excursion

    This 2-day shore excursion takes you on a discovery of St. Petersburg and the important places in the surrounding area. On your first day of the tour you will explore the famous sights in the city of St. Petersburg and enjoy a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum. On the second day you visit the Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin before exploring the magnificent Peterhof Palace. Day 1: St. Petersburg The Grand City Tour on your first day offers you the opportunity to see as much as possible of the city with a knowledgeable and experienced guide from the comfort of a car or a minivan. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites including the neo-classical splendor of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the Palace Square, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the gorgeous Church on the Spilled Blood – the second largest mosaic museum in the ...

  • Saint Petersburg: Two-Day Visa-Free Cruise Shore Tour

    10. Saint Petersburg: Two-Day Visa-Free Cruise Shore Tour

    A two-day visa-free tour of St. Petersburg for cruise ship passengers. Day 1 8:30 AM Passport control and group meeting with the guide and the driver. 9:00 - 10:00 AM Sightseeing tour including stops by sphinxes near the spit of Vasilevsky Island. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Special early entrance to the Hermitage Museum, one of the major museums of the world, an important and grandiose architectural complex that has one of the most important art collections. 12:00 - 1:00 PM The Savior of Spilled Blood, the Church of the Russian styled domes with its dazzling and colorful facades and interiors. 1:00 - 2:00 PM Boat trip by the rivers and canals. 2:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch in a typical Russian restaurant. 3:00 - 4:00 PM Travel to Peterhof, the summer residence of the czars called the Russian Versailles. Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a jewel of Russian art, a city of parks, palaces and fou...

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A very busy two days. Our guide, Valeria from Marina Wilson Tours, was very informative and gave us a wonderful experience of St Petersburg. There were only the two of us on the tour so we had the personal attention of our guide and driver. Entry to Catherine's Palace and the Hermitage was very speedy and 'beat the crowds'. Lunches were excellent and in unusual restaurants rather than the usual mass cratering of most tours.

I had a great tour and a very knowledgable kind guide tour Irina. Everything went according to the program and in a friendly way. I really recomend to do this 2 days tour. We cover the main highlights of Saint Petersburgh. Get your guide is a excelent application. Thank you. Isabel

An excellent experience, a tour knowing not only the imperial of St. Petersburg, but with the guide we were able to discover particular details that enriched the visit, well managed times and a great sample of knowledge of our guide Varda, pleasantly satisfied, greetings

Very competent and individual guidance. We saw a lot and arrived very well and quickly everywhere. It was perfectly organized. Many thanks to both of them.

Very beautiful !!

Our guide Elena very good and prepared .... we have seen many things despite having little time .... to be redone !!