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

St. Petersburg, Russia

From $315.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (Approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


This 2-day tour through St. Petersburg gets you acquainted with the city, its history, and its culture. Visit Catherine Palace, Peterhof Garden (Petrodvorets), Rasputin Museum at the Yusupov Palace, the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Plus go on a canal and riverboat ride, and gain early access to The Hermitage.
  • Discover St. Petersburg over the course of two days on a shore excursion
  • Avoid visa hassles with a visa-free waiver on this organized tour
  • Visit the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, Peterhof and more
  • Small-group tour includes entrance fees and lunch

What's Included

  • 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)
  • Gratuities: Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately

Departure & Return

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'.


    • St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Marine Façade"
    • St. Petersburg Passenger Port "Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment"
    • St. Petersburg Passenger Port "English Embankment"

Departure Time

  • 8:30 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Operated by Alla Ushakova

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion?

A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 2-day Grand Shore Excursion.

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Traveler Tips

I have no reservations in rating this excursion as A+.
322 reviews
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Excellent tour.
Julie P, Sep 2019
Svetlana, our tour guide made this tour very special. We covered an amazing amount of history with in depth knowledge and a great sense of humour. Couldn't have been better!
One too many castles!
JanetLucille_T, Sep 2019
Our Alla tour guide Eugenia was phenomenal! We had a two day action packed tour which was perfectly orchestrated. We had early entry tickets to the Hermitage which allowed us to get started ahead of hundreds of other visitors. Advance tickets, when available, had been purchased to expedite every facet of each visit. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Cathedral, the church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral, riding the subway, the boat tour, lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant and the lengthy walk around The Peterhof gardens. On day 2 we walked over 5 miles, resulting in two of our 8 passengers sitting out St Catherine’s palace which was the most crowded. Personally, I would drop the Yusupov Palace and add the Faberge Museum as the palace did not measure up to the others. Kudos to Eugenia and driver Sergei with his comfortable MB van for perfectly timing every stop. Highly recommend
Amazing Experience
Damon_R, Sep 2019
We completed this 2 day tour with our guide Demitre who was excellent, sharing his knowledge and passion for St Petersburg. We were on a cruise and did not know what to expect but all of the sights exceeded our expectations, we have never seen so much gold and decoration in and on buildings anywhere else in the world. On arrival at the port we cleared border control and were greeted by a rep from Alla Tours, everything was as described in the programme, small group, clean mini bus, excellent guide and driver. Would recommend and use this company again if we returned.
Wonderful 2-day tour in St. Petersburg
Peter_M, Aug 2019
My wife and I took Ulko tours for our trip to St. Petersburg and we can't begin to speak highly enough about our St. Petersburg tour. It was the pinnacle of our 13-day cruise and our tour guides Alex and Oleg were fantastic. Alex was our guide and Oleg was our driver. Alex had such a deep knowledge of all the places we saw and was able to add so much more to the tour. He really made history come alive with extra the information we learned. The bus very was clean, up-to-date and Alex and Oleg were always protective of us, watching at all times to make sure no one got left behind, and attentive enough to find plenty of clean places for bathroom stops. We never had any problems hearing what he had to say because the audio system was first-rate and Alex's English is impeccable. Really, we couldn't have asked for a better tour thanks to these guys. We hit all the points that were listed and even a couple that weren't on the list. Never even felt like we were rushed that much at any of the spots either. Lunch on day one was delicious. I've never had Borsch soup that tasty. Lunch on day 2 was good. Since we had to drive a distance to see Peterhof Palace we ate while we drove which was fine with us. We got to eat and sightsee. Each day, Alex and Oleg even found time for us to do a little souvenir shopping. If you're on the fence about this tour, or Ulkotours, don't be. These folks did a great job of showing us all around St. Petersburg. Have fun! We did!
Outstanding St Petersburg
Thomas_D, Aug 2019
We booked a Viator tour for the 2 day St Petersburg tour and it surpassed our wildest dreams. We had been on a Princess cruise in the Baltic and had used Princess tours for other ports, but they didn't have what we wanted for St Petersburg, so we booked through Viator, which we have ued extensively all over the world. It was the best tour of our whole vacation. Our tour guide, Alexandra, from Alla Tours, was so knowledgable and so nice , she brought St Petersburg to life. Highly recommended !!
Viator knocks it out of the park...
toppsoo7, Aug 2019
Viator hit a homerun with this one. Our guide Dimitri did a fabulous job. Dimitri, a native Russian spoke impeccable English. His knowledge of the sites we visited ( which was many ) was amazing. Our tour was way less than what the cruise ship wanted for the same tour. Our tour was limited to 16 people, as the cruise company uses 40 person buses. We were in a 16 person Mercedes van that was plush. I highly recommend taking this tour. You will be wore out at the end of 2 days, but it is an awesome tour.
St Petersburg 2 day tour with Alla.
STEPHEN_R, Aug 2019
Oxanna was very informative in s knowledgeable, friendly and charming way. Excellent tour and guide.
Wonderful 2 days in St. Petersburg
Jeanne_H, Jul 2019
I would definitely recommend this tour. Eleana from Alla Tours was our guide for 2 days. She was excellent. We saw all the highlights and learned so much about Russian history. Also had a fabulous lunch at a beautiful restaurant.
ALLA Tour--small group 2-Day Grand Shore Excurion
A S, Jun 2019
I have no reservations in rating this excursion as A+. Our guide, Alex A., was extremely knowledgeable. He directed our tour well, making best use of the time and overseeing our comfort. The small group format allowed flexibility for weather and traffic considerations. I feel every penny was well-spent to see so much of St. Petersburg in two days.
Trio to St. Petersberg
JohnJoseph_G, Oct 2018
The tour visited many of the popular destinations in St. Petersburg. We saw all of the important sites and the tour guide was pleasant and informative. All of our group enjoyed the tour.


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