2 days
Tour category
Shore excursion
Tour type
Tour type

This 2-day St. Petersburg small group tour is a comfortable way to see the main sights in St. Petersburg. This visa-free shore excursion is an ideal choice for first-time visitors. It includes such famous attractions as the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and Amber Room and Peterhof. 2 famous cathedrals add to the top must-see things, and river and canal boat cruise is like icing on the cake. 2-day St. Petersburg small group tour was designed for anyone who would like to savour the history, art and architecture without rushing around. Each day you will focus on one big museum and have short inside visits or activity. The pace of the tour allows you to also experience some simple local life activities, such as a visit to a farmers’ market or a grocery store.

Price per adult for 2 days: 260 USD

Discount for school and college students (having ISIC) is 30 USD per person

Discount for younger kids under 7 years old is 45 USD per person.

TOUR DURATION Day 1 – about 9 hours, day 2 – about 9 hours.
TOUR TYPE Public (mini-group).
GROUP SIZE 12-14 persons max
TRANSPORTATION Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size.
TOUR GUIDE Professional English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg,

headsets to hear the guide clearly – for groups larger than 6 persons.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE the State Hermitage museum (including the Winter Palace, Old Masters collections in Small, Old and New Hermitage buildings)

Church on the Blood,

Isaac’s Cathedral,

Catherine Palace & Amber Room,

Peterhof – famous Upper and Lower fountain gardens

river and canal boat ride (privately for the group — separate boat)

lunches for groups of 8 persons and bigger,

Blanket visa (= cruise passenger visa = tour tickets) & port access fee for your guide and van to meet you by the ship side,

bottled water

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRCE lunches for groups under 8 persons,

head-sets for groups under 7 persons,

tips and gratuities for the guide and driver.

It may be necessary to see sites in a different order, subject to the museum days-off and entrance time confirmed by the museums listed in the itinerary.
Your licensed guide WILL accompany you on all the inside visits and provide the commentary and answer your questions.

Evening program

Night Boat Trip

Collect memories of fascinating night St. Petersburg and enjoy the most exciting way to see famous raised bridges!
2 hours
River Cruise

Russian Folk Show

Feel the drive of a fiery Russian dance and melody of hart-stirring Russian songs. No translation is needed.    
1 h 45 mins

Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg

Classical Russian ballet evening in one of St. Petersburg leading theatres. Ballet tickets.
starting from 2 hours

Day 1 - 08.00

Disembark, go through the passport control, meet your guide.

Your 2-day St. Petersburg small group tour starts directly at the cruise terminal, after the passport control stall. Your guide will meet you at the terminal. Detailed city sightseeing tour that includes a stroll along Nevsky Avenue and one of pedestrian streets, an inside visit to a local active church and a visit to Yelisseev’s grocery store.


10:30 – 11.00

Visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

11.30 – 12.00

Visit to Resurrection Cathedral (Church on the Blood).

13.15 - 13.45

Time for lunch/snack/coffee-break (traditional Russian lunch, 3 changes, is included in the price for groups of 8 tourists and more.

14.00 – 16.15

Tour of the Hermitage museum (main museum complex including the Winter Palace and Old Masters’ collections).

16.15 - 16.30

Palace square walk.


Return on board the ship.

Day 2 - 08.00


8:30 - 9.30

St. Petersburg canal and Neva River cruise by a private boat

10.30 - 12.15

Tour of the Catherine Palace & Amber Room, followed by a walk in the Catherine gardens

12:30 - 13.30

Time for lunch/snack/coffee-break (traditional Russian lunch, 3 changes, is included in the price for groups of 8 tourists and more.

14.30 - 15.30

Tour of Peterhof fountains and parks.


Return on board the ship with a metro (=subway) ride on the way.
Spotlight St. Petersburg
Griboedov channel
panorama of Saint-Petersburg
Vasilievsky island

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

Dear Olga,
Just wanted to thank you for the two wonderful days in St. Petersburg on July 18 and 19. You have made our trip unforgettable.
Kind regards,
Harry and Marjan Top/The Netherlands

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