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Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg

By: TJ Travel
  • Private tour exclusively for your party: Skip the crowded group tours
  • Flexibility to customize the itinerary to your own interests
  • Includes a canal cruise, hydrofoil ride, and all admission fees
Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg
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Private Shore Excursion: Two Day Comprehensive St. Petersburg
Group shore excursions can sometimes feel rigid and impersonal. This private guided tour of St. Petersburg offers the flexibility to customize according to your interests and spends two days exploring so that you get a comprehensive view of the city and its surroundings. Visit such landmarks as the Hermitage and Catherine Palace, and enjoy a scenic canal cruise.
What to Expect

Your 2-day private tour starts with a pickup at the pier between 7 and 7.30am after you clear the customs.  Our representative will meet you with TJ sign and introduce you to your guide. The exact sequence of the tour depends on the museums' working hours and tickets availability. Below you will see a general itinerary. On the first day you will visit the Fountain park with Catherine palace, including the unique Amber Hall that was completely restored after the WWII. Two cathedrals in the city center will give you an insight into the history of Romanov dynasty ruling the country for more than 300 years.

10-10:30am: Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil 
10:30-12pm: Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park
12-1pm: Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
1-2pm: Driving to Tsars’ Village
2-3:30pm: Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30pm: Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station 
4:30-5pm: Guided tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood 
5:15-6pm: Guided tour of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30pm: Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2:

The second day begins with a pickup at 8am. Highlights of day two include an early access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the place where Rasputin was murdered 

8:30-9:30am: Boat ride along the rivers and canals 
9:45-12pm: Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Early entrance, before official opening hours) 
12:30-1:15pm: Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
1:30-2:30pm: Guided tour of St Isaac cathedral. Time for shopping
3-4:30pm: Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5pm: Return to the ship

Please note:

  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2018
Would highly reommend

Cannot fault this tour company. Book online and pay on the second day of the tour. Having been on many cruises to St Petersburg, this 2 day tour took in all the sites that you would wish to see there at a fraction of the...More

Thank Debs2458
Reviewed 14 September 2018
TJ Travel - Excellent experience - Highly recommend

We did a private 2 day tour of St. Petersburg with TJ Travel and our guide Daria. I can not speak highly enough of them. We had 21 people in our group ranging in age from 78 - 4 and Daria got along with everyone....More

Thank michellemJ2324IK
Reviewed 11 September 2018
An incredible two day St Petersburg tour in a Mercedes with a driver and a superior guide

You HAVE to have a private car, driver and guide to navigate the masses in summertime St Petersberg. Our guide Svetlana was a fountain of knowledge and a great lady. She whisked us past lines with hundreds and hundreds of people in them to get...More

Thank Dick M
Reviewed 3 September 2018
TJ Travel - excellent experience in St. Peterborough

We booked TJ travel for a private 6 people tour for 2 days in St.Peterborough this August, it turns out to be the best 2 days of the whole cruise trip. Our guide is Michael (夏思贤), he speaks fluent Mandarin which make communication very easy...More

Thank yuhongwangbrunner
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Two Amazing Days n St Petersburg

Our two days in St Petersburg with Natalia and Renat couldn’t have been better. We decided to do a private tour as St Petersburg was a ‘once in a lifetime’ destination and we wanted to make the most of it. We are really happy with...More

Thank Bev S
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