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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion

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Overview
Seeing St. Petersburg independently on a cruise stop means covering a vast amount of ground and history. This 2-day visa-free tour does the work for you with two daylong itineraries that leave you to concentrate on the sights as a guide provides historical commentary. Plus, it features benefits such as early access to the Hermitage Museum, tours of the Catherine and Yusupov palaces, lunches, and included canal, and subway rides. Cruise passengers generally require a visa for independent travel so this tour saves the hassle with its visa waiver.
Highlights
  • Complete 2-day St. Petersburg shore excursion with time-saving visa-waiver
  • See the city on a panoramic tour and beat lines with early Hermitage access
  • All-in port pickup and drop-off, entry fees, lunches, canal and metro trips
What to Expect
The itinerary below is a sample: Your actual schedule will depend on your ship’s arrival and departure times. Sightseeing order and timings may vary according to the day, tourist volumes, and museum capacities. The itinerary content will remain the same unless your specific ship has a shorter time in port than usual. Day One: St. Petersburg Meet your guide after visa-free immigration clearance and enjoy a panoramic city drive, viewing highlights including Vasilyevsky Island, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the Bronze Horseman. Next, visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. Then, after a boxed lunch featuring Stolle’s pies, visit Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, seeing its Amber Room and gardens before returning to your ship. Day Two: St. Petersburg Greet your guide as on Day One and ride St. Petersburg’s metro to see its most beautiful stations. Then, take a boat ride along the city’s canals before enjoying an early-access tour to the Hermitage. After a traditional Russian lunch, explore the Church on the Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Yusupov Palace with its Rasputin exhibition, before ending with a port drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will be waiting for you in the port terminal. Our port manager/guide will meet you just few steps off the passport control zone. They will hold a bright name card 'ALLA TOURS'.

Ports
St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Marine Façade", St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment", St. Petersburg Passenger Port "English Embankment"
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
19h
Return Details
Port of St. Petersburg
Inclusions
  • Restaurant lunch x 1
  • Packed lunch x 1
  • Visa-waivers for cruise ship passengers
  • Expert, professional and personable guide for 2 days
  • Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable A/C vehicle for 2 days
  • All port fees and local Russian taxes
  • 1 bottle of still water (0.5L) per person per day
  • Personal audio receivers with earphones
  • All photo permissions
  • Subway ride
  • Canal cruise (boat ride)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities: Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with any mobility issues or other serious medical conditions
  • We strongly request that you advise us of any special diets at least 7 days prior to your tour and we will do our best to accommodate you. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that your personal needs will be satisfied
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wonderfully organised 2 day Grand Tour, guide was so knowledgeable, small group of 13 visiting Heritage, Peerhof Gardens, subway and canal experience, St Catherines Palace, packed lunch 1st day provided to eat on the move traveliing between sites and lovely lunch at a hotel day
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Linda, We are delighted that you enjoyed a “wonderfully organised” touring experience with us and found your guide knowledgeable and accommodating. Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and gracious review of our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour that you enjoyed with us during your recent Baltic cruise. We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting all the must see sights that our lovely city has to offer. Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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Because our ship did not offer tours with an English speaking guide we booked with Alla tours; based on the reviews. Our guide Svetlana and driver Ilya made the 2-day grand tour an unforgettable experience. She was an expert guide; friendly and very knowledgeable. Ilya, the
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear J0S48, We are simply delighted that you enjoyed an “unforgettable” 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour with us during your recent Baltic cruise. Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting our beautiful city with our amazing Svetlana, and what’s more, chose us as your host! It is always so rewarding to hear from our guests that they had a marvelous time with us and that all of our arrangements worked like clockwork. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! I am simply elated that you found your St. Petersburg guide, Svetlana, to be an excellent hostess. Svetlana’s enthusiasm and dedication to her job has firmly established her as one of our superstars – I am very lucky to have her. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Svetlana. I also thank you for you kind recognition of your driver, Ilya. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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Alex was our guide for the two day grand tour of St Petersburg the beginning of October 2019. He was an amazing guide, extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics.We were very happy with the organization of Alla Tours. Group maximum is 16, the capacity of the bus. Before
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jandb142017, Thank you very much for your generous endorsement and 5 star review of our 2 day St. Petersburg Grrand tour that you enjoyed with us whilst on your recent Baltic cruise. We are very pleased that you had a “fantastic” time visiting all the fascinating city sights with our amazing Alex! It is always so rewarding to hear from our guests that you had a marvelous time with us and that all of our arrangements worked like clockwork. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. We are so happy that you chose Alla Tours as your host in St. Petersburg. You were an absolute joy to host and we loved introducing you to the city we call home. I am simply elated that you found your St. Petersburg guide, Alex, an excellent host. He enjoyed his time spent with you and, on his behalf, I thank you kindly for your words of praise. I am very fortunate to have such a dedicated, passionate staff. I will make sure that I share your kind comments with Alex – he will be delighted. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so I am deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. I hope we have the opportunity to see you again in St. Petersburg! With my warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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My husband and I had a hard time choosing between the Grand Tour and the slightly less intensive Royal Tour (featuring the Fabrege Museum) but I ended up choosing the best of both worlds by booking the Grand Tour with the Fabrege evening add-on. This tour could not have been
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jcr8807, Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and wonderful, detailed review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed a memorable 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour and evening visit to the Faberge Museum with us during your recent Baltic cruise. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting our beautiful city with our amazing Svetlana, and what’s more, chose us as your host! Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! I am simply elated that you found your St. Petersburg guide, Svetlana, to be an excellent hostess. Svetlana’s enthusiasm and dedication to her job has firmly established her as one of our superstars – I am very lucky to have her. I will be sure to share your kind comments with Svetlana. As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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We got to see an awful lot of great things in St. Petersburg in two days. The days are long but the tour is very well organized. The two guides were pleasant and knowledgeable. The meals provided were fair. The downside is that they only allowed 30 minutes for shopping in one
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Response from AllaUshakova, Owner at Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 445edf, Thank you for your 5 star endorsement and gracious review of our 2 day Saint Petersburg tour that you enjoyed with us during your recent Baltic cruise. We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting all the must see sights that our lovely city has to offer. Thank you for choosing Alla Tours – we enjoyed meeting you! As your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, we pride ourselves on treating you like the VIP’s we know you to be. Everything we do at Alla Tours is aimed at providing you with a “trip of a lifetime” so we are deeply gratified to read that our efforts were successful. If you should visit the Baltics in the future, we would love to see you again! With warmest regards, Alla Ushakova Owner/CEO Alla Tours
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