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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

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
  • Ride a hydrofoil to the Peterhof and visit the Catherine and Yusupov palaces
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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
From US$285.00
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Standard tour 8:30amMost Popular
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 9:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 10:00
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
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, hydrofoil, and subway rides. Cruise passengers generally require a visa for independent travel so this tour saves the hassle with its visa waiver.
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, and ride a hydrofoil to Peterhof Palace to explore its Lower Fountain Park and Upper Gardens. 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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing

Best tour ever with Alla Tours. Saw so much in two days that would have taken us 3 or 4 days on our own. We got so much information from our tour guide who was great, thanks Angie. An amazing place!

1  Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Absolutely Alla!

This was an excellent choice for an excursion. Our tour guide was outstanding. There was a total of six in our party. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and personable. Her vast knowledge in an array of subject matters was so beneficial. I would highly recommend...More

1  Thank covingtonLouisiana
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear covingtonLouisiana, Thank you very much for your gracious endorsement and 5 star review of your St. Petersburg tour with us. I am delighted that you found your tour with us a memorable experience. I am pleased that you had a wonderful visit to our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Don't miss St. Petersburg with Alla Tours

My husband and I were on a Baltic cruise and booked the 2-Day Grand Tour of St. Petersburg through Alla Tours, it was incredible from start to finish! This was our first time in St. Petersburg and it was seriously off the charts great. The...More

1  Thank lindalynn2018
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear lindalynn2018, I was simply delighted to read that you found your 2 day Grand Tour with us “off the charts great” – very high praise, indeed, and exactly what we strive to accomplish. Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour

We booked this tour while we were cruising in the Baltics on Princess Cruises. Our tour guide and driver were very efficient managing to get everything into our tour despite the traffic and parade that was going on in the middle of St Petersburg. Our...More

Thank Kitty1024
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Kitty1024, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your St. Petersburg tour with the TripAdvisor community! I am happy to read that you enjoyed visiting with us, found your tour guide and driver efficient and enjoyed seeing all the must see sights...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour

I booked the two day St. Petersburg Grand Tour with Alla based on the reviews I read on Trip Advisor. The online booking was easy and efficient. The tour was everything I expected and more. Our guide, Dimitri, was wonderful. He met us at the...More

Thank PeskyMom
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear PeskyMom, I am delighted that your St. Petersburg 2 day Grand tour with us was “great” and that you enjoyed your guide, Dimitri – your kind comments are very generous and sincerely warmed my heart. Thank you so very much for sharing your glowing...More

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It varies. My Husband and I were alone with the guide, and it was awesome. Not sure what the max is.
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