2 days
Tour category
Shore excursion
Tour type

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? – Yes! The answer is our 2-day Premium tour in St. Petersburg. And although your two-day stop-over is not made of rubber, Premium 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.

We provide Premium tour in St. Petersburg to Baltic cruise passengers on a visa-free basis.

TOUR DURATION Day 1 – about 10 hours, day 2 – about 9 hours.
TOUR TYPE Public. Visa-free small group shore excursion.
GROUP SIZE 14-15 persons max (on average groups are around 8-10 persons). Minimal number of people for the tour to take place: 4 persons.
ACTIVITY LEVEL Active. The tour is not suitable for physically challenged customers.
TRANSPORTATION Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size.
TOUR GUIDE Professional English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg.
INSIDE VISITS State Hermitage museum (incl. Winter Palace, Small, Old and New Hermitages), Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder),
Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral, St.Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Blood, Catherine Palace & Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo (=Pushkin),
Peterhof — famous Upper and Lower fountain gardens.
ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  Local taxes & port access fees, blanket visa (= cruise passenger visa = tour tickets), 3-course Russian traditional lunches on both days, photo-permits inside the museums (where necessary) – 1 per person, metro (=subway) ride, river and canal boat tour (privately for your group – separate boat), headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 6 persons), bottled water supply.
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.

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 - 8:30 – 09.00

Disembarkation, going through the passport control, gathering the group.

NOTE: if you have a later arrival e.g. at 8 a.m. the group gathers in half an hour after the cruise ship’s arrival. Please do not be late for the tour. Your tour starts directly at the cruise terminal, after the passport control stalls. Your guide will meet you at the arrivals area.


09:00 – 10:00

St. Petersburg city tour by car.

10:00 - 10.45

Peter & Paul Fortress & Cathedral inside visit.

11:00 - 11.30

Church on the Blood inside visit.

11.45 - 13.45


14.15 - 15.15

Russian traditional lunch (included in the price).

15.30 – 16.30

Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder tour).

17.00 - 17.30



Time for walking and/or shopping.


Return on board the ship.

Day 2 - 08.00


08.00 - 10.30

Continue the city tours. River & canal boat tour.

Drive outside the city to Peterhof, metro (=subway) tour on the way.


10.30 - 12.00

Tour of the famous fountain gardens in Peterhof.

12.30 - 13.30

Traditional Russian lunch (included in the price).

14.00 - 15.30

Tour of the Catherine Palace & Park (incl. the Amber room)

16.30 - 17.00

Return on board the ship
Premium tour in St. Petersburg

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews

I wanted to let you know that we are so grateful for everything you and the company did for our time in St. Petersburg. It was the most amazing experience. My head is still trying to recall all of the information that Katya provided. Alex was awesome as our driver and I hope he enjoyed us as much as we appreciated him. Kate, as she said we could call her, was so charming and delightful. She answered our questions I think almost before we could ask them. Her knowledge and caring for our needs throughout the 2 days was above and beyond excellence. And we really enjoyed our boat ride with Captain Andrew, though I almost got him in trouble with the police since I was standing up taking pictures of almost everything I could see. The lunch locations were absolutely fantastic.
Thank you again, Anna, Katya and Alex fo all of your time to make our trip a memorable experience.
Tour dates: Aug. 1-2 2011 NCL Sun


Our time in St Petersburg was the highlight of our recent Baltic Cruise. Our guide, Kseniia was so knowledgeable about her country and it’s history. Maxim was our safe & capable driver. They both were very friendly and were keen to make our 2 days very special for us. It was so nice to be in a small group, and we were able to see so many magnificent places. The traditional lunches with Kseniia were very nice. It was great to meet Anna at the end of our tour. We would love to return to St.Petersburg one day. We highly recommend this company and the 2-day tour


I’d like to thank you for the very well organized schedules so that we didn’t have to queue up in the winter and summer palaces. Maria, our tour guide was very good in terms of her English, her knowledge on the schedule, details of the exhibits and all the information she imparted on us. She also shared some personal life stories, thoughts and aspirations. Both Maria and the driver were accommodating and did their best to make our visit so special and memorable!


I have used Anna many times since 2006 and she always provides thorough and great service. I have used her for both my family (small number of people) as well as large groups from our church on three different occasions over the years, most recently this past month. I can recommend her without hesitation.


Our driver was fantastic. He was very safe and skilled. Our guide
Katya was fantastic also. She was very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of great sights and gained a lot of knowledge about St Petersburg.
We will surely tell anyone who might travel there to contact you.

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