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Private visa-free 2-day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg

Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 days
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
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  • See the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Park, Catherine Palace and more
  • Enjoy a romantic boat ride on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg
  • Taste a traditional lunch in a Russian restaurant
  • All tickets are included in the price of the excursion
What to expect

On the first morning, you will start with a panoramic city tour of St. Petersburg in a comfortable vehicle. Later, discover the birthplace of the city – St. Peter and Paul Fortress and the cathedral. Your next stop will be at the famous Hermitage Museum, where you will see the most important halls of the Winter Palace and the masterpieces of world-known painters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, and others. After a relaxing lunch with a traditional Russian meal, continue discovering St. Petersburg by visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The last activity of the day will be a relaxing boat cruise on the rivers and canals of the northern Venice. You will also enjoy the magnificent views of the romantic bridges, granite embankments and church cupolas drifting by.

On the second day, visit the suburban residence of the Russian Tsars – Peterhof. Along the way, your guide will take you down to the subway for a short ride to see the most beautiful metro stations. In Peterhof, if you are lucky, you watch the magnificent ceremony of opening the fountains. After taking pictures of the impressive Grand Cascade, continue your tour with a break for lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant. The last point of your program will be another imperial residence – the Tsar's Village (modern Pushkin). During the excursion to the Catherine Palace, see the Amber Room, which is considered to be the eighth wonder of the world.

The itinerary of your private 2-day shore excursion:

Day 1 (10 hours)

  • Meeting at the port
  • Sightseeing city tour of St Petersburg with a subway ride
  • Tour of St Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Visiting the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral
  • Lunch in a Russian cuisine restaurant
  • Excursion to the Hermitage Museum
  • Sightseeing boat tour of the rivers and canals
  • Returning to the port

Day 2 (9 hours)

  • Meeting at the port
  • Short subway ride
  • Transfer to Peterhof
  • Walk in the Park of Peterhof
  • Lunch in a Russian cuisine restaurant
  • Excursion to the Catherine Palace in Pushkin
  • Returning to the city
  • Back to the port

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a tourist visa for this excursion. After providing your passport information during booking you will receive a Blanket visa. This is also your tour ticket - a touristic voucher of a specific type that allows the cruise ship passengers to disembark without a Russian visa for 72 hours when they book excursions from a local tour operator.

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What's included
  • Blanket visa (tour ticket)
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional private guide speaking English, Spanish, German, Italian or French
  • All tickets needed to visit the sights on the itinerary
  • All port fees
  • 2 traditional Russian meals
  • Welcome gifts
  • Chocolate snacks
  • Unlimited water and juice
  • City maps
  • Ponchos in case of rain
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  • Children under 6: free
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Your guide will be waiting for you at the cruise port terminal after the passport control.

What to remember
  • Please note that the booking must be made at least two weeks prior to the cruise ship arrival
  • All tourists are required to provide their passport data: full name, sex, nationality, date of birth, passport number and expiration date in order to obtain the blanket visa (tour ticket) after the booking is confirmed. You will receive your tour ticket by email from the local supplier
  • You do not need a tourist visa for this excursion. Do not forget to take your valid PASSPORT and printed out TOUR TICKET (blanket visa) to the passport control with you
  • Children under 18 can only participate if accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum number of travelers for this activity is 2 persons
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  • After landing and custom controls
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