St. Petersburg two-day visa-free tour shore excursion
Day trips & excursions

St. Petersburg two-day visa-free tour shore excursion

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily (but subject to availability)
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 48 hours
Do this because
  • See all of St Petersburg's highlights in two days
  • Enjoy the views, shop and take photos without rushing
  • Visit magnificent castles outside the city
  • Visa paperwork included for cruise passengers
What to expect

During your Petersburg Shore excursion, you'll enjoy a two-day small group tour that visits all the city's essential needs with no need to apply for a visa yourself.

In just two days, you'll see Saint Petersburg's top sights including St Isaac's Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood, Hermitage, Peterhof and more. The tour is available for cruise ship passengers as well as for hotel guests. Cruise ship passengers do not need apply for visa - all visa-paperwork is included in the tour price.

The tour moves at an easy pace so you will have enough time for shopping, taking pictures, walking and enjoying the magnificent city on the Neva River.

Your guide will greet you and you will be driven around the city in a Mercedes mini-bus. Your schedule might change depending on the day and arrival time, but a basic itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: 8.30am - 5.30pm:

  • 8.30am - Meet your guide and driver by the ship
  • 8.30am to 10.00am - Panoramic City Tour around St. Petersburg's most popular sights including a great panoramic view of Peter and Paul Fortress, Eliseyev Emporium and many other sights
  • 10.00am to 11.00am - Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains
  • 11.00am to 1.00pm - Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof
  • 1.15pm to 2.15pm - Traditional Russian Lunch in the park cafe (*if relevant option booked)
  • 2.15pm to 3.15pm - Return back to St. Petersburg, Subway Tour on the way
  • 3.15pm to 3.45pm - Visit the Russian food market. Shopping
  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm - Rivers and Canals Boat Tour
  • 5.00pm to 5.30pm - Return back to the ship

Day 2: 8.30am to 4.00pm:

  • 8.30am - Meet your guide and driver by the ship
  • 8.30am to 10.00am - Continue Panoramic City Tour around St. Petersburg's most popular sights
  • 10.10am to 12.00pm - Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum
  • 12.15pm to 12.45pm - Guided tour of the Church on the Spilled Blood
  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Traditional Russian Lunch in a local restaurant/cafe. (*if relevant option booked)
  • 2.15pm to 3.15pm - Continue of Panoramic City Tour including Kazansky Cathedral and St. Isaac's Cathedral (outside)
  • 3.15pm to 4.00pm - Return back to the ship

Worry-free Shore Excursion: Your tour operator ensures your timely return to the St Petersburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, your tour operator will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.

Note: This is a general tour program and that it will be adjusted according to the days of the week and cruise ship's arrival/departure time. Tour order might vary, but inclusions will stay the same.

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • VISA-FREE paperwork (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • 2 lunches (*if relevant option booked)
  • Guaranteed to skip-the-lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 2 Lunches (*if relevant option is not booked)

The meeting point for your tour is either at your ship's terminal 90 minutes after the ship docks or in the hall of your hotel; please specify when booking

What to remember
  • Infants are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for childred 5 years-old and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos
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  • Tours are available from 23 April to 7 October
  • Your tour starts 90 minutes after ship docks (or if other time is specified by your tour operator)
  • The tour availability depends on the sea port's schedule
  • Please CHECK your emails - we send the important information there, including tour tickets for cruise ship passengers and the time when the tour begins
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 21 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 15 hours before, you can still receive a 70% refund. If you cancel up to 10 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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