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Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer

St. Petersburg, Russia

From $220.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the spectacular sights of St Petersburg during a 2-day shore excursion to the remarkable Russian city. Marvel at the majesty of the Peterhof Fountain Park; take a sightseeing cruise along the Neva River; absorb the sacred ambiance of the Church on the Spilled Blood; and visit the Hermitage, which boasts the title of Russia’s largest museum. Receive an insightful introduction to the history of St Petersburg from your expert guide and enjoy two lunches and luxurious transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of your shore excursion.
  • Tour the majestic Peterhof Fountain Park and a sightseeing cruise along the Neva River
  • Explore the Hermitage Museum's vast collections and the sacred Church of the Spilled Blood
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the remarkable city from an expert guide
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from the port in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle

What's Included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes/VW)/minivan with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for the group of 5 and more
  • Lunch (2)
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels and ports of Saint Petersburg


    • Marine Facade

Departure Time

  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
  • 4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 4/1/2022 - 10/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • BLANKET VISA will be provided separately from the tour voucher. Please make sure to print it out before you set off (each passenger MUST receive and print a blanket visa (tour ticket) from local operator to pass the customs during disembarkation)
  • Visa-free tour available only for cruise passengers
  • Please provide the following information for the blanket visa (tour ticket): 1. Your full names as shown on your passports, including your middle names 2. D.O.B(s) 3. Citizenship(s) 4. Passport number(s) 5. Dates of the trip
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • No special dress code
  • Infant meals not included
  • To clear the customs in St. Petersburg port you should have 1. A valid passport 2. A printed blanket visa provided by the local operator after booking
  • Your blanket visa requires you to be accompanied with a guide at all times
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are given approximately and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-off
  • The tour is specifically designed to avoid long walking distances. However, please be aware that it includes some walking in the Peterhof garden (1.5 h), Catherine palace (1.5 h) and the Hermitage museum (2 h). A wheelchair can be provided upon availability for free.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note in order to join this group tour you must be able to take a few steps, since the van doesn't have a ramp for a wheelchair. Otherwise please consider a private tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by TJ Travel

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.

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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 sanitization during Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Relaxed Shore Excursion: 2-Day St. Petersburg City Explorer.

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking on the tour.
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Excellent tour guide!!!
Peggy L, Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Natalya, was the perfect guide to tour around St Petersburg for two days. We were super lucky to get her. Our tour was a small group of eight. That made our stops quick, efficient and intimate. I learned so much on the history of St Petersburg. Loved all the stops! High recommend!
2 day St. Petersburg city with faberge museum
lauriemacfarland, Jul 2019
Elena was an excellent guide. Booking through Viator was painless. Elena was knowledgeable in Russian history, art history and the Faberge museum. She also knew great restaurants to take us to. Our driver, Andrew, was pleasant and knowledgeable also. Thank you for a wonderful two days in your country. We didn’t expect such warm weather!
St. Petersburg Tour
Mary_H, Jul 2019
My family and I which included three generations (two school age children, their parents, and me the grandmother) very much enjoyed our tour of St. Petersburg. Our guide, a lovely Russian woman, spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about the sites we visited. She slipped us into very crowded sites (The Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, Peterhof gardens, the Church of the Spilled Blood) and saw to it that we toured these sites in comfort while she explained and pointed out all relative aspects of what we were viewing. The Faberge Museum was well worth the visit, not only to see the beautiful Easter eggs, but to also see a mansion of a privileged Russian aristocrat. I was worried about getting off our cruise ship in time for an independent tour, but this was not a problem. The ship was considerate about the starting time for our tour and it was very easy to go through Russian customs. Wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking on the tour.
Svetlana_K, Jul 2019
Tour was very well organised.Drive was good and Tatjana did awesome job.She is very knowalageble.We really enjoy our 2 days in St petersburg. I will recommend TJ tour to everyone
Impressive St. Petersburg
David K, Jun 2019
The tour group consisted of 12 people, ranging in age from young to old. The tour agenda was well thought out with very little wasted time. The guide, Dmitri, was young, knowledgeable and interested in the tour members and was obviously very proud of his city. The sites we visited, including Peterhof Gardens, Catherine Palace, the Hermitage and the Faberge Museum were certainly very impressive. The two restaurants were quite authentic and interesting and quite efficient, with no time wasted waiting for service. Especially pleasing to us was the fact that the tour company was able to arrange skip-the-line entries on almost all the sites we visited, which is especially important at Catherine Palace where the general entry was almost five hours long.
IRENE_E, Jun 2019
Wonderful and the tour guide was exceptional. One day little rainy, but did not hamper the wonderful experience. Avoided the long lines which was a blessing. Made new friends
Grou of 10 tour
PeterJohn_Y, May 2019
Enjoyed the 2 day tour with TJ Travels. We felt special as if we Were in our own private tour. Since there were 10 people in our group we had the van all to ourselves and our guide Tanya and driver Sergei were very good and took care of our group’s needs and any requests we had especially since we had several seniors in our group. Would highly recommend this tour and the guide Tanya.
Our guide Irena was quite amazing...
richard e, Nov 2017
Our guide Irena was quite amazing, she was the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had. Highly recommend this, we were Lucky and we were just a group of 4 and that made it a private tour. Kudos to a job well done.
This was a fantastic tour and our...
Roseanne G, Oct 2017
This was a fantastic tour and our guide Elena was absolutely wonderful! She did an absolutely amazing job of fitting all the sights in as promised in this tight two day timeframe. In contrast to some of our other group who had a different tour guide and did not get to see the subway system which shouldnt be missed. Its a marvel of engineering and decorated like a museum. The information overall was overwhelming and the sights unparalleled. We had just been to Buckingham and Kensington palaces in England and after seeing the Russian palaces, the English ones are very poor in comparison. This is a city you could spend months in exploring and so this tour shouldnt be missed especially if you can get our guide Elena!
The tour guide was very...
Hector V, Sep 2017
The tour guide was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour and very detailed in her explanations. I highly recommend the TJ Travel which handled our shore excursion. St. Petersburg is a must see place.
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