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2-Day St Petersburg Visa-Free Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE

This two-day St. Petersburg shore excursion has been especially designed so that cruise ship passengers can make the most of a short time in the city. It’s hassle free, as you won’t need a visa. Spend two days visiting the highlights in and around the city, and learning about its long history and rich culture. This is an ideal tour for first-time visitors to St. Petersburg who don’t want to miss out on the best bits.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Cultural Tours

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History of three Russian revolutions

You are more than welcome to try my lecture tours in a unique style of infotainment (mixing history and anecdotal storytelling) delivered with my own flair. I offer walking tours around St.Petersburg, that are usually off the beaten paths and could be extremely detailed, but crash/introductory course of main highlights of the city is also available upon request. I am a pedant racountuer, which means I can be both academic and entertaining, yet I promise not to overload you with unnecessary details.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Tours

Sightseeing city tour - Majestic Saint-Petersburg

See the sights of St. Petersburg on a private guided tour. Your guide will share the stories of the majestic city at the most interesting and historically significant spots. See the Winter Palace, cathedrals and churches, and examples of classic St. Petersburg architecture. On this private tour you are free to adjust the itinerary according to your preferences, just ask and your guide will help make the tour perfect for you.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Half Day Excursion to Peterhof with a Grand Palace

The “Russian Versailles” Peterhof is located outside of St. Petersburg, and you can visit easily on your cruise ship stop on this half-day tour. Depart from the port or your hotel in a private van and travel to Peterhof with a guide. Admire the luxurious interiors and stroll through the fountains of the Lower Gardens. Make use of headsets to clearly hear your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

St Petersburg Metro Tour

Delve into St. Petersburg's subterranean art world on a metro station walking tour. Peruse architecturally stunning stations and marvel at their mosaics and bas-relief carvings. Your guide will offer insight into the city's Soviet history and art scene as you go. Stops include Admiralteyskaya—which sits nearly 300 feet underground—and Avtovo, a palatial station known for its marble columns and grand entrance.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Tour of Hermitage Museum and Impressionists exhibition

The Hermitage is an impressive but enormous collection of art and artifacts, and can be a bit overwhelming if traveling independently. Touring with a guide is the easiest way of making sense of the museum. Your guide will show you the highlights, tell you the backstories of the items on display, and navigate through the large building. You’ll also save time by skipping the long lines with this pre-booked ticket.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Catherine Palace & Amber Room Tour

Visit one of the most spectacular palaces in St Petersburg, which lies about an hour’s drive out of town, the easy way. This tour will introduce you to the Catherine Palace, a summer residence of the Russian tsars. Learn all about their extravagant lifestyles from your guide. Don’t worry about transport connections, as you’ll be transferred directly from your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

1-Day St Petersburg Small-Group ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city, from the glorious Winter Palace and stately Nevsky Prospect to its graceful canals and bridges, all from the comfort of a minivan or car. Upgrade to add a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage or all three, along with lunch, after your tour.Numbers are limited to six for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Faberge Museum

You will have a chance to see the second widest and richest collection of Faberge Easter Eggs in the world. Also we will provided with an opportunity to see not only the eggs but also other pieces of art made by Faberge Company and his contemporaries. Don`t forget that everything on display is unique and handmade! That`s so rare case in our modern life.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

Hermitage Museum Tour in St Petersburg

Enter a treasure trove of world-renowned art and cultural artifacts on this 3-hour tour of the Hermitage State Museum. Together with an art-loving guide, you’ll see the highlights of the museum’s vast collection, which at three million pieces is among the largest in the world. Admire original masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Monet, and Michelangelo, and hear little-known facts about the artists and their work.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

4-Hour Walking Tour of Saint Petersburg's Feodor Dostoevsky

Delve into the sinister world of one of St Petersburg's most famous writers with a 4-hour Dostoevsky-based walking tour. Visit Haymarket Square―immortalized in the pages of Dostoevsky's renowned novel, “Crime and Punishment”―peruse the same streets where characters like Raskolnikov once strolled and pay a visit to the author's former home, now a museum. See this 'Venice of the North' through an entirely different lens, as Dostoevsky once did.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Peterhof Park and the Catherine Palace group tour with Amber Room in 1 Day

Choose our exciting excursions to these two wonderful places that will please your eyes and soul with amazing architecture and nature.Peterhof Gardens and PalaceGorgeous sculptural compositions, stately palaces and well-kept parks - almost all of this was designed by Peter the Great, who decided to found his suburban residence here many years ago but this place manage to astonish its visitors even now.Catherine’s PalaceThe Catherine’s Palace is located in the place called Pushkin. It is a former imperial palace, the official summer residence of three Russian monarchs, a masterpiece of Russian baroque of the XVIII century. Walk through the large park around the Residence and enjoy fresh air and beauty of the nature.A visit to the Amber Room - the “eighth wonder of the world” will become a cherry on the cake. This place has a special historical value, the fate of which is shrouded in thousands of secrets
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Ports of Call Tours

1 day St-Petersburg Private Luxury Shore Excursion

This day tour is especially designed so cruise ship passengers get the most out of their day on land in St. Petersburg. As it’s a private tour you can go at your own pace and make requests. You’ll visit the city’s must-see highlights, including the renowned Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace. Take a scenic boat ride along the Neva River, from which you’ll get a great overview of the cityscape.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Cruise Visa Free Budget Walking Tour

Make the most of your time at shore and take a small-group walking tour through St. Petersburg. This 4-hour tour covers the city’s main landmarks such as the Nevsky Project, Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Learn about the history and culture of the city from your tour guide and enjoy a delicious lunch at the USSR cafe—not included—before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Small-Group Tour of Peterhof: Grand Palace and Park

Enjoy a special early entry into Peterhof's Grand Palace, part of a larger complex that's often referred to as the 'Russian Versailles.' Join a small group (maximum 6) on a skip-the-line guided tour of the former imperial residence, filled with ornate rooms  that were mostly destroyed―and since reconstructed―during WWII. Then embark on a guided stroll through the property's stunning lower gardens, dotted with gold sculptures and mesmerizing fountains throughout. There's also ample time to savor lunch (own expense) at one of the onsite cafes before returning to St Petersburg.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Night Drawbridges Opening Boat trip

Saint Petersburg was supposed to be seen from the point of water. Take advanatge of the evening boat trip to enjoy the best views of the city and drawbridges opening!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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1-Day St Petersburg Small-Group Peterhof with speedboat

Check out the grandeur of Peterhof Grand Palace on a half-day tour from St. Petersburg by high-speed boat. You'll cruise along the Neva River from the city center to reach Peterhof, where you'll explore the Lower Park and the interior of the palace, once home to Peter the Great.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Saint-Petersburg pathfinders 1 day active walking tour

The historic center of Saint Petersburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of Russia’s most magnificent monuments. On this full-day walking tour, benefit from the expertise of a private guide and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance to the State Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Isaac's cathedral, and the Summer garden.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

St.Petersburg Imperial Residences: Tour of Catherine Palace and Peterhoff Gardens

Visit two of St Petersburg’s imperial showpieces — the Catherine Palace and Peterhoff= Gardens — on a guided tour. Uncover Russia’s imperial history on route to Tsarkoe Selo’s Catherine Palace. Explore the lavish palace, named by Elizabeth I after her mother, Catherine I, and behold the world-famous Amber Room and Golden Suite rooms. Later, explore the exquisite Lower Gardens of the Peterhof Palace. Admire the stunning Grand Cascade fountains and other highlights including the Monplaisir Palace, Peter the Great’s favored retreat. Avoid the main lines with priority access at both sights.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private St. Petersburg Food and Culture Tour - with Friendly Local Guide

See the sights and tap into St. Petersburg’s cuisine and lifestyle on this bit-of-everything private food and culture walking tour. Stroll the handsome streets to see attractions including the State Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood, and visit traditional eateries to try popular local dishes. Sample specialties like ‘borscht’ soup, beer-like ‘kvass,’ and more as you hear about Russian culture and customs. Pre-set menus and hotel pickup and drop-off on foot included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Peter and Paul Fortress

You`ll get aquainted with the place where the city started. The cradle of St. Petersburg, that witnessed sagnificant in order of importance historical events. You also may learn more about the last family of the Romanovs - family of Nicolas II.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Saint Petersburg Hop on Hop off City Tour by Double Decker

Multi-lingual audio system, 14 main sites of the city, full circle takes 2 hours, hop on and hop off at any stop
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  • 30 to 660 minutes
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  • 30 to 660 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Segway Tour 1,5 hour

Learn how to ride a Segway with a quick training sessionSee all the main sights riding a SegwayGet unforgettable memories with a friendly Segway guideExplore the gems of the northern capital of Russia
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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