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Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free St Petersburg Highlights Tour provided by SPB Tours

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Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free St Petersburg Highlights Tour

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RM 974.51
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Acquiring a visa for Russia and seeing the highlights of St. Petersburg is not always easy, but this tour allows you to visit, visa-free, for two days from your cruise ship. Make the most of your time with a guide and audio headsets for large groups. Entry fees and a photography pass make visiting and photographing museums hassle-free. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan around St. Petersburg and to Pushkin. Including a boat ride and lunch.
  • You'll start at
    Morskoy Fasad
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    SPB Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    St. Petersburg
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 3
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 6
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Nevsky Prospekt
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Morskoy Fasad
    ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
    We will be waiting for you as soon as you clear immigration with our orange SPB-Tours signs
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  • Enter Russia visa-free for two days from your cruise ship
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Snap photos in museums with your photography pass
  • Boat ride and lunch on both days are included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your cruise ship port for a tour of the highlights of St. Petersburg with a flexible itinerary. Take a city sightseeing tour and visit the local farmer’s market. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens and explore the lower gardens. Pause for an optional lunch of blinis at your own expense. Go by minivan to the town of Pushkin, also known as Tsars’ Village. Visit and admire the ornate amber and gold decorations. Take time to walk in the park. Afterward, return to the city and then to your ship.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397
15h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Port fees and all local Russian taxes for duration of the tour
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Photography passes for museums (allowing you to take photos on the tours)
  • Metro ride
  • Bottle of water
  • Ponchos in case of rain
  • Audio headset for groups of 10 or more
  • Lunch at a local restaurant on both days
  • Canal boat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Gratuities
  • Infant meals are not included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is only available for ships in port for 2 days.
  • A minimum of 5 days before tour date are required for visa processing
  • This tour is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian lunch options are available. Other dietary restrictions can be accommodated but we must know beforehand
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise ship passengers. In order to issue your temporary visas, we require the following passport information from every guest. Please be extra sure that all information is 100% accurate:
  • Full names of all participants exactly as they are listed on your passports
  • Dates of birth for all participants
  • Country of citizenship for all participants
  • Passport numbers for all participants
  • Dates of birth for all members of your party mandatory
  • You must have a valid passport and our printed Tour Tickets to clear customs*
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paula R wrote a review Feb 2020
Framingham, Massachusetts51 contributions34 helpful votes
We used SPB for every shore excursion on our Baltic cruise. Every tour, especially the two-day tour in St. Petersburg, was very well done. The smaller groups made a huge difference as we were able to have some flexibility in what we wanted to see and how much time we spent at
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Monsters wrote a review Jan 2020
Minocqua, Wisconsin2 contributions
We were visiting several countries in the Baltic Sea and this tour was the highlight of the trip. The tour guide and driver were the best.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from SPB-Tours, Sales Associate at Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free St Petersburg Highlights Tour
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hi Maggie, Thank you for taking the time to write a view of your experience with SPB-Tours. I'm happy to read that you found our guide and driver to be the best. Kind regards, Daniel Sales Associate, SPB Tours
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Pete196233 wrote a review Nov 2019
Longueuil, Canada19 contributions48 helpful votes
Took the tour through SPB tours and it was well worth the money. The highlights were magical and the tour guide was fantastic. We visited all the museums, cathedrals, palaces and also went on the metro system as well as a river boat ride.
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Date of experience: August 2019
4 Helpful votes
priscillac835 wrote a review Oct 2019
corona, United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
We were blown away with how well this tour was run. The driver (don't remember his name) was excellent, we were never stuck in traffic or waited for him to pick us up. The driver was very professional and courteous. We had a early admission to the Hermitage and almost had the
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Date of experience: September 2019
3 Helpful votes
Jessica D wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Augustine, Florida2 contributions
We had debated between the deluxe version of this tour and the highlights and we’re very pleased we chose this one. We were able to take in so many of the great sights of St. Petersburg, but at a clip that felt relaxed. Our tour guide Alex P. was very knowledgeable and added so
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About the operator

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Our guide was very knowledgeable of all aspects of our two day visit in St. Petersburg. The driver was great at fin
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Harold W
Great Alternative to Cruise Line Tours
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Julie T
Rather disappointed!
SPB tours came highly recommended. We chose the 2 day tour because it included a visit to St Catherine's Palace. O
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Ed S
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The small group helped expedite the experience. Some confusion with paying for meals. Tour guide was wonderful, wel
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  • Duration: 15h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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