Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day visa-free small-group tour. See famous landmarks such as Peterhof, Catherines Palace, the Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral, and much more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many popular attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch on each day, a sightseeing boat cruise along the canals and the Neva River, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum with the largest collection of Faberge eggs.
Meet the guide at the cruise port terminal of St Petersburg and start exploring the best sights of the Venice of the North. Small group size will allow you to enjoy the sightseeing in a friendly atmosphere and visa-free arrangements will save you from the stress of issuing the visa.
Here is a sample itinerary:
Day 1 (10 hours)
8:30-9:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal (the exact time depends on the cruise ship docking time)
9:00 - 10:00 am Panoramic city tour with picture stops at the most remarkable spots.
10:00 - 11:00 am - Transfer to the city of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)
11:00 - 12:45 am - Excursion to Catherine's Palace with the Amber Room & Park
12:45 - 1:45 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch (included for groups 10+)
1:45 - 2:30 pm - Transfer to the city of Peterhof
2:30 - 4:00 pm - Guided tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof (park only)
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Ride back to St Petersburg
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Sightseeing boat ride on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg
6:30 pm - Return back to the cruise ship
Optional: You can order an evening activitiy for an extra charge: Russian ballet, traditional folk show, classical music concert, night boat cruise, visit to the Vodka Museum and other activities. Please let us know your wishes at the time of booking.
Day 2 (8 hours)
8:30 am - Meeting at the port terminal
8:45-10:30 - City Tour with a short subway ride to see the most stunning metro stations (if time permits)
10:30 - 11:00 am - Excursion to the Church on the Spilled Blood
11:15 -1:15 pm- Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace (skip the line entry)
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch (included for groups 10+)
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Guided visit to the Faberge Museum to see the largest collection of Faberge Eggs
3:45 - 4:15 pm - Excursion to St Isaac's Cathedral
4:30-4:45 pm - Return back to the cruise ship
The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted to the cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum availability, and traffic.