2 days shore excursion in St Petersburg

cruise tour st petersburg

Below are 3 sample programs of  visa-free shore excursions in St Petersburg for 2 days.
Option 1 includes the most famous sites in St Petersburg and a visit to the Catherine palace in Tsarskoe Selo. You spend more time in museums rather than rush from one place to another  and get some local experience.
Option 2 includes famous city sites and a tour of Peterhof fountain park.
Option 3 is the most “packed” as it includes city attractions, the Catherine palace in Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof fountain park. Really busy schedule, but you will see all the most famous sites.

Please note that cruise  programs below are sample. Real order of visiting sites may be different. Programs can be adjusted to your interests fo free. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at stpetetrip@gmail.com 

What makes our shore excursions of Saint-Petersburg different:

  • We  include a walking tour and a public transport ride in our tours. That gives you a deeper understanding of the city& more local experience. If you prefer  a private vehicle, it can be arranged upon agreement.
  • We spend more time in the most interesting palces rather than rush from one place to another
  • our rates are especially good for bigger parties of 4-6 people. In fact, you get a private tour for the price of a group tour in many other companies. Don’t hesitate to post a roll call on Cruise critic if you want to add more people!

2 day private shore excursion  #1 . Best of the city and the Catherine palace

Day 1

08:30 – meeting at the ship
08:45-10:00 – getting to the city center by public transport. Tour of the most beautiful metro stations (a private car can be arranged upon agreement for this tour)
10:00 – 11:30 – walking city tour with visit to the Savior on Spilt blood church
11:30 – 14:00 – Hermitage museum tour
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 –  walking city tour continues. Visit to St Isaac’s cathedral
16:00 – 18:00 – getting to the Peter and Paul fortress and tour of the fortress (including visit to the Peter and Paul’s cathedral (burial place of Russian tsars and Trubetskoy bastion prison museum which was infamously known as Russian Bastille)
19:00 – return to the ship or evening options

Day 2 – private vehicle

08:30 meeting at the ship. Driving to Tsarskoe Selo. On the way we’ll make a photo stop to take photos of the beautiful Chesma church and monument to the Heroic defenders of Leningrad.
10:30 – 12:30 – tour of the Catherine palace and park (including visit to the famous Amber room)
12:30 – 14:30 – driving back to the city. You can choose between a visit to the farmer’s market or a visit to a supermarket where you can find some local products (the guide will help to find them among international brands)  and learn more about everyday life of the citizens.
14:30 – 15:00 – quick lunch break if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 15:30 – free time for souvenir shopping if needed or a visit to the Summer garden.
16:00 – back to the ship

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Price per group,
rub/ (USD)
34 200 rub
(600 USD)
41 000 rub
(720 USD)
46 700 rub
(820 USD)
52 400 rub
(920 USD)
55 900 rub
(980 USD)
upon agreement

The prices include blanket visas, a private guide, museum tickets according to the program, a private car with driver on day 2, public transportation costs. Personal expenses such as lunches are payed extra. You pay cash upon arrival.

2 day private cruise tour #2 .  “Best of the city” and Peterhof option

Day 1

08:30 – meeting at the ship
08:45-10:00 – getting to the city center by public transport. Tour of the most beautiful metro stations ( a private car can be arranged upon agreement).
10:00 – 11:30 – walking city tour with visit to the Savior on Spilt blood church
11:30 – 14:00 – Hermitage museum tour
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 –  walking city tour continues. Visit to St Isaac’s cathedral
16:00 – 18:00 – getting to the Peter and Paul fortress and tour of the fortress (including visit to the Peter and Paul’s cathedral (burial place of Russian tsars and Trubetskoy bastion prison museum which was infamously known as Russian Bastille)
19:00 – return to the ship or evening options

Day 2 – private vehicle

08:30meeting at the ship, departure for Peterhof.  On the way there  you can choose between a visit  to farmer’s grocery market or a supermarket where you can find some typical Russian products (the guide will help to find them among international brands)  and learn more about everyday life of the citizens.
10:30 – 12:30 – tour of Peterhof  fountain park.  Please note that visit to the Grand palace of Peterhof can be included upon agreement ( it’s usually too  packed  in summer to be enjoyable).
12:30-13:15 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
13:30-14:45 – driving back to the city center
14:45 – 15:30– time for shopping or a visit to the Summer garden
16:00 – return to the ship

Nr of people in a group23456>6
Price per group,
rub/(USD)
33 000 rub
(580 USD)
40 000 rub
(700 USD)
45 500 rub
(800 USD)
51 000 rub
(900 USD)
55 000 rub
(960 USD)
upon agreement

Private 2 day shore excursion  #3 – Best of the city + Peterhof + the Catherine palace

Day 1

08:30 – meeting at the ship
08:45-10:00 – getting to the city center by public transport. Tour of the most beautiful metro stations ( a private car can be arranged upon agreement).
10:00 – 11:30 – walking city tour with visit to the Savior on Spilt blood church
11:30 – 14:00 – Hermitage museum tour
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
15:00 – 16:00 –  walking city tour continues. Visit to St Isaac’s cathedral
16:00 – 18:00 – getting to the Peter and Paul’s fortress and tour of the fortress (including visit to the Peter and Paul’s cathedral (burial place of Russian tsars and Trubetskoy bastion prison museum which was infamously known as Russian Bastille)
19:00 – return to the ship or evening options

Day 2 – private vehicle

08:30 – meeting at the ship, departure for Peterhof. On the way there  you can choose between a visit  to the farmer’s grocery market or a supermarket where you can find some local products (the guide will help to find them among international brands J)  and learn more about everyday life of the citizens.
10:30-12:00 – tour of Peterhof fountain park. Visit to the Grand palace is not included .
12:00 – 13:00 – driving to Tsarskoe Selo
13:30 – 14:30 – tour of the Catherine palace
16:00 – return to the ship

Nr of people in a group23456>6
Price per group,
rub/(USD)
36 500 rub
(640 USD)
44 500 rub
(780 USD)
51 300 rub
(900 USD)
55 900 rub
(980 USD)
60 000
(1050 USD)
upon agreement

The prices include blanket visas, a private guide, museum tickets according to the program, a private car with driver on day 2, public transportation costs. Personal expenses such as lunches are payed extra. You pay cash upon arrival.

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