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2 Half Day St Petersburg Highlights Tour (Visas Included)

Price: $179.00
Children (Ages 2 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
This tour operates from April to October.
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2 Half Day St Petersburg Highlights Tour (Visas Included)

On this St. Petersburg tour, seize this opportunity to tour Peter the Great's city over two days. Travel to Nevsky Prospekt, Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood (optional), and the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral on day one. On day two, you'll take a Hydrofoil vessel to explore the Peterhof Park and its glorious gardens.

Day one of your guided St. Petersburg tour begins on Nevsky Prospekt, the city's most famous street. Many of the grand structures and palaces that famed authors like Nabokov and Dostoevsky encountered remain along the University Embankment.

You'll encounter the stunning romantic-style Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood. Erected in 1883,following the assassination of Emperor Alexander III (on its location), the church was completed in 1907.

Upon passing the enormous Palace Square, you'll see St. Isaac's-the largest cathedral in Russia-standing 141 feet tall. Enjoy the the option to climb its colonnade for a stellar city view.

Next on your St. Petersburg tour is the famed Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. Erected in 1703, it was the keystone building in the Tsar's Great Northern war against the Swedes. This grand 18th-century ecclesiastical structure served as the city's central place of worship, defense, and burial (serving as the burial place for Romanov nobility).

The iconic bronze horseman depicting Peter the Great, the Menshikov Palace housing the distinguished Hermitage Museum, and other notable monuments constitute this spot a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day two of your St. Petersburg tour launches from the port on a Hydrofoil vessel, navigating the Baltic sea to the opulent Peterhof Grand Palace and Park. Hydrofoil is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling to Peterhof (when weather permits).

Reminiscent of France's Versailles - rivalling it with its splendor - you are given access to its detailed Park and beautiful grounds. Having served as the Tsar's summer residence, its grounds are dotted with countless fountains (like the spraying Joke Fountain), monumental ensembles, and charming pavilions.

A quick stop to a restaurant will be visited for the opportunity to purchase a tasty local meal for the road. Book this St. Petersburg tour now for a fantastic Russia shore excursion.

Please Note: This tour does not include a visit of the Peterhof Grand Palace and the Hermitage Museum. Also, all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.

Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
10 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Meal is available for purchase during the 15 minute lunch break at a local restaurant.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight clothing and walking shoes is suitable for late Spring and Summer. But sweaters or jackets are highly recommended for the winter months. Umbrella is advised in case of rain.
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle and walk 1 mile throughout the morning. Not wheelchair accessible, OK for walkers. Children ages 2 and under are free of charge; however, they must be accounted for at the time of booking. Passport information is required for ALL guests including children.
5 Stars5Based On 35 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVery Infomative guideOctober 04, 2019

Reviewer: Peter
The guide was very informative about the history and the current status and conditions. Although we did not get into some of the building and sites that were on the excursion but got a good overview. More in depth excursions were available but were more physically demanding as part of our party was slightly physically limited.

5 StarsAmazing tour!August 31, 2019

Reviewer: Shirley Morrison-Glancy
We were totally impressed with this tour. Our guide, Valentina, and the driver, I believe... Alexander, were dedicated to ensure that we had a quality experience. The sights and venues included in the tour gave a good, but brief, overview of the city, with added value of real life stories and experiences from Valentina. We would fully endorse and recommend this tour.

5 StarsEnjoyed!July 02, 2019

Reviewer: MAC
Two (almost) half days were perfect. Our guide was super conscientious and professional, having to deal with several scheduling issues and two missing participants, which resulted in a longer than expected first day. Lots of great sites. Peterhoff is amazing! Lunch was wonderful. Definitely recommend this tour.

5 StarsVery good tour. July 02, 2019

Reviewer: MAC
Two (almost) half days were perfect. Our guide was super conscientious and professional, having to deal with several scheduling issues and two missing participants, which resulted in a longer than expected first day. Lots of great sites. Peterhoff is amazing! Lunch was wonderful. Definitely recommend this tour.

5 StarsST Petersburg HighlightsJune 15, 2019

Reviewer: Elizabeth A Colantuono
This was a 2Half day tour. The guide was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The included visas were also a nice perk. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!

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