All-inclusive 2-day shore excursion for active visitors.
Is it possible to see all the main St. Petersburg highlights in just 2 days? Is it possible to add food tasting and such activities as a canal boat ride or a metro trip? Is it possible not to spend a fortune for such a tour?– Yes! The answer is our 2 day Premium small group tour in St. Petersburg. And although your two-day stop-over is not made of rubber, Premium small group tour includes as much as possible in but such a short stay. The active pace might seem a race across St. Pete, but it’s rather a journey through the history and architecture of our city. Your local tour guide will show Russia’s rich historical tapestry and comment on present-day life and recent events of the contemporary history. One more advantage is the price: in a small group tour (shared tour) the price is much lower then in a private tour.
We provide Premium tour in St. Petersburg to Baltic cruise passengers on a visa-free basis.
Small group tour (shared)
Visa-free shore excursion
2 days of local English-speaking tour guide's services
Transportation by comfortable a/c vehicle of the necessary size
Hermitage Museum (main museum complex inc. Winter Palace)
Yusupov Palace (main museum & Rasputin murder)
Peter & Paul Fortress & Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Resurrection Cathedral (Church on the Blood)
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
Peterhof fountain parks
Photo-permits inside the museums (where necessary)
River and canal boat tour
Russian traditional lunches (3 courses + drinks) on both days
Metro (subway) ride
Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 6 persons)
Min number for the tour to take place: 4 pax
Tour type: active. Not suitable for physically challenged people
Not wheelchair accessible
Gratuities are not included in the price
It may be necessary to see sites in a different order, subject to the museum days-off and entrance time confirmed by the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and the Yussoupov Palace.Your licensed guide WILL accompany you on all the inside visits and provide the commentary and answer your questions.
Premium Saint-Petersburg Small Group Tour is 305 USD per person.
8:30 – 09.00 Disembarkation, going through the passport control, gathering the group.
Your small group tour starts directly at the cruise terminal, after the passport control stalls. Your guide will meet you at the arrivals area. Look for the sign with our company logo
09:00 – 10:00 St. Petersburg city tour by car.
10:00 – 10.45 Peter & Paul Fortress & Cathedral inside visit.
can be called the cradle of St. Petersburg as its founding on May 27, 1703 it considered to mark the founding of our city. It's history is quite gruesome as hundreds of forced labourers died while building the fortress, its bastions were later used to guard and torture many political prisoners and the Cathedral on the territory of the fortress became the last resting place of the Romanov tsars.
11:00 – 11.30 Church on the Blood inside visit.
The Church on Spilt Blood, also known as the Resurrection Cathedral
was built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated (hence the informal name). It was meant as a memorial dedicated to the Liberator Tsar who abolished serfdom in Russia. Nowadays it's an outstanding architectural monument and a world renowned museum of mosaics (inside every inch is covered with mosaics - Roman, Florentine or Russian)
11.45 – 13.45 Hermitage museum tour.
One of the most famous museums of the world, the Hermitage
occupies a grand ensemble of buildings. The most impressive is the Winter Palace, to which Catherine the Great added the Small Hermitage and the Old Hermitage. Later on, during her grandson Nicholas I's reign, the New Hermitage was added to the complex. Nowadays they comprise the main museum complex.
During you general tour of the Hermitage you will get to see all the above mentioned buildings, which house the world famous collections of Old Masters, sculpture and applied art masterpieces.
14.15 – 15.15 Russian traditional lunch (included in the price).
A classic Russian lunch includes hot soup as the first course and meat with potatoes, buckwheat or pasta as the second course. We offer you to have a traditional Russian lunch with drinks and dessert in a local place.
15.30 – 16.30 Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder tour).
One of the few surviving residences of the fabulously wealthy noble family of the Yussupovs
. Amazingly, the palace managed to retain the original interiors throughout the destructive Soviet period. But the real fame to this palace was brought by the grim murder of Rasputin, that happened in the cellars of the elegant nobleman's nest on 17 December 1916.
17.00 – 17.30 St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
The magnificent golden dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral
is visible all across the city. This impressive masterpiece of architecture has been the icon of St. Petersburg skyline for over a century and a half. But inside it is even more impressive. The spacious interior (meant for 11 thousand people attending a service simultaneously) is filled with hundreds of impressive 19th-century works of art.
17.30 Time for walking and/or shopping.
Your guide will be happy to advise on traditional souvenirs and gifts from Russia or alternative things (like chocolate or vodka) to take home.
18.30 Return on board the ship.
Meet your guide inside the terminal after the passport control stalls. Continue the tours.
08.00 – 10.30 Continuation of the city tours. River & canal boat tour.
Today you will continue the city tour and will see such famous sights as the Palace Square, Field fo Mars, Summer Garden, Nevsky Prospect and many more sights.
The river and canal boat tour
will show you our beautiful city from a different prospective.
Drive outside the city to Peterhof, metro (=subway) tour on the way.
A subway (=metro) ride will show you our city from yet a new perspective. St. Petersburg subway dates back to 1955, when the first underground line across the city was opened. The older stations are very elegantly decorated. The newer ones show a more modern and functional design.
10.30 – 12.00 Tour of the famous fountain gardens in Peterhof.
A magnificent palace and park ensemble of Peterhof
includes the Upper, Lower and Alexandria parks, covering an area of around 1500 acres. As well as numerous palaces and fountains, there are tree-lines avenues, wooded paths and the Baltic shore. Dazzling Grand Cascade and ingenious trick fountains are not to be missed.
12.30 – 13.30 Traditional Russian lunch (included in the price).
Traditional Russian lunch, including such Russian dishes as borscht, Russian pancakes, salads and snacks.
14.00 – 15.30 Tour of the Catherine Palace & Park (incl. the Amber room)
The lavish imperial palace at Tsarskoye was designed by Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I. The most famous interiour that attracts crowds of visitors is the Amber Room
. The exact replica of the legendary Amber Room lost during WWII never fails to impress.
16.30 – 17.00 Return on board the ship.