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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

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Discover St. Petersburg with your English-speaking guide on this active and comprehensive two-day excursion. You will visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens, the iconic Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace (the site of Rasputin's murder) and more. Your local tour guide will bring the city's fascinating and grandiose history to life with stories and anecdotes. You will ride on the city's River and canals, enjoy two traditional Russian lunches and immerse yourself in this beautiful city on this small-group shore excursion for ships in port for 2 days. This excursion is visa-free for cruise ship passengers. Please provide passport information at the time of booking so that we may issue the Visa-waiver document prior to your arrival.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Day 1

Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace

Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park

An inside visit to *Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and a walk in the park. *On extremely busy days, the Palace hasn't been able to meet the demand for tickets. We try our best to secure those tickets, but if we aren't able to, we'll take our guests to a beautiful alternative site such as the Fabergé Museum, Russian Museum, Monplaisir Palace and Pavlovsk Palace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Petersburg

A city sightseeing tour with photo stops. A metro ride and a tour of the opulent metro stations is at the group's request and if time permits.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 2 Day 2

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum

Visit and guided tour of the Hermitage Museum

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Guided visit inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood with time for souvenir shopping.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River

A visit inside of Yusupov Palace including the Rasputin Exhibit.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral

A visit inside of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Neva Embankments

Canal boat ride

Duration: 1 hour