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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 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!
US$285.00
Standard tour 8:30am
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!
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!
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 today
Outstanding service from Alla on 2 day Grand Tour of St Petersburg

Did this on 14 and 15 July. Natasha our guide was excellent as was driver (sorry i cannot recall name). Restaurant where we had lunch beautiful and also packed lunch on second day. I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Alla Tours. This is first...More

1  Thank Liz M
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Liz M, I am delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us in St. Petersburg under the guidance of our incomparable Natasha and experienced “outstanding service”. Thank you so very much for your 5 star feedback and generous endorsement. It is always so rewarding...More

Reviewed yesterday
First class

We visited from a cruise ship in mid July. Our guide was Marina and our driver Dimitry. We could not have made a better choice. The tour was comprehensive, they made it flexible so that we (thirteen on the bus) had the best experience and...More

1  Thank John H
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear John H, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed a memorable tour of St. Petersburg with us! Thank you so much for your 5 star review of your experience with us on your recent Baltic cruise - I truly appreciate your feedback. I...More

Reviewed yesterday
Excellent snapshot of an amazing city

I booked the trip for us as it offered a smaller group (up to 16) at about half the price of the cruise ship tour with an identical itinerary. We were met off the ship by our guide, Slava and driver Pavel. Our party was...More

Thank Cliff T
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Cliff T, Thank you so very much for sharing your 5 star review of your St. Petersburg tour with us on your recent Baltic cruise! I am absolutely delighted to read that you experienced a “fantastic overview” on your tour with us and I...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia.

This was one great 2 day tour (in spite of the rain!) Our tour guide, Svetlana, was great: very knowledgeable of every site visited, answered any and all questions thoroughly, was very pleasant to be with, and get us on pace. She even went out...More

Thank Richard S
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Richard S, I am very pleased that you enjoyed a “fantastic” tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our lovely Svetlana! Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and warm endorsement - I truly appreciate your effort in taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredible Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia

We chose Alla Tours after reading the reviews and comparing prices with what Norwegian was offering and we were not disappointed. We booked tours for all 5 Baltic stops and they were all wonderful. The most memorable was the St. Petersburg tour because of our...More

Thank marcpina
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear marcpina, I am simply thrilled that you enjoyed an “incredible” tour of St. Petersburg with your guide, our lovely Oxana, and I am pleased that you enjoyed your tours with us in your other Baltic ports as well! Thank you so very much for...More

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Grannylynne53
21 July 2018|
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Response from roefamilyUk | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Alla as I'm sure they could sort something for you. They speak perfect English.The 2 day tour we did in St Petersburg was listed as strenuous BUT that was largely due to the long days and early starts rather... More
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bbmom53
6 July 2018|
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Response from aumontzey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late answer. No we did not have any problems.The tour from the ship went first and we disembarked in time to be to our meeting point.Immigration take a little time. Enjoy the tour.
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