2-Day Private City Tour Of St Petersburg - Saint Petersburg

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This highly personal private tour was created to include more personal interaction with the city and culture as well as including all of the most popular attractions: Hermitage/Winter Palace, General Staff, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, a Metro ride, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The private guide will introduce you to locals too, so that you can share thoughts and experiences.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Exclusive to Viator

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This personal private tour is perfect for either cruise passengers as a Visa-Free shore excursion, or as a land tour with pick up from your centrally located hotel. It was created to include more interaction with the city and culture as well as all of the most popular attractions: Hermitage/Winter Palace, General Staff, Church on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, a Metro ride, canal and Neva River cruise, and more. The private guide will introduce you to locals too so that you can share thoughts and experiences.

Day 1:
Pick-up from the port or your centrally located hotel. Panoramic city tour of St Petersburg and a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Visit the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Break for lunch (own expense). Visit the Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise. At the end of the first day tour you have your choice of returning to the ship for the night or stay with us and explore the city more, visit a fine restaurant, shop or just sit in an outdoor cafe people watching, attending the optional "Feel Yourself Russia" famous folkloric show, Ballet, Jazz Club, Faberge Museum, visit one of the popular English style pubs to chat with locals...it is your time to do as you please. When you are ready to return, we transport you to your ship for the night.

Day 2:
Pick up from the port or your centrally located hotel.

Start the day with a city tour to the South. See the major sites of the palace estates including statues, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, cathedrals and palaces, memorial squares and parks. Visit Catherine Palace and view the stunning palace facade which is 1000 feet long. The tour will visit all of the major halls and private rooms. A particular highlight is the Amber Room.

Enjoy free time in Pushkin in the delightful, small town of Pushkin. Dine (own expense), explore, take photos, shop, or stroll its manicured parks.

Drive to Peterhof and visit Peterhof Fountain Park built to rival Versailles in France, Peter the Great helped design the 300 acre park and fountains. Stroll through the lower park, and its 150 fountains. Please note that Peterhof is not included from October 1 to April 15 due to the Fountains being turned off for the winter, another palace will be substituted.

Return to St Petersburg and take the Metro (subway system) which is an attraction in itself find out why they are known as the magnificent "Palaces of the People" .

Return to your ship or centrally located hotel.

Inclusions for 2-Day Private City Tour Of St Petersburg

  • Visa Free cruise passengers
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Expert professional guide, licensed for all destinations
  • Port pickup and drop-off at your ship (if applicable)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if applicable)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional)

Exclusions for 2-Day Private City Tour Of St Petersburg

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

If arriving by cruise ship; you will be issued a visa invitation letter after booking which you will need to show at customs upon disembarkation

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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33 reviews by the users

  • This tour was amazing. our guide was a young girl can't remember her name now but she was amazing. Her knowledge was fantastic and she was young and full of life, very refreshing.
    The places she took us to eat were fantastic local and very reasonably priced.
    We were a private group of 6 friends. It was great to be a small group getting through those crowds.
    Our friends who were with us had done the trip before with a bus and said they didn't see halve as much then as they saw this time so they were very happy.

  • My husband and I booked this tour for two of the three days that our cruise ship was in St Petersburg. We were so happy that we made the decision to do this private tour. We were able to do things that larger groups just don't do. In addition, because there were only two of us, we spent far less time standing in lines - and no waiting on buses for everyone to show up.
    Because it took longer to get off the ship on the first day than we had anticipated, our wonderful guide Irena was able to modify the itinerary and shift a couple of things to the following day. So we did not miss anything that was planned.
    What really made this trip so special was the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with Irena. Her enthusiasm, hospitality and command of history and context made our two days very rewarding. In addition, the insights she gave us into her life and family gave us a much better understanding of life in Russia.

  • Our guides were excellent, however as this was a 2 day tour I would have preferred to have the same individual for both days. The driver is an unsung hero, finding parking!
    End of August is a very busy tourist time. Weather was 60's, overcast, occasional rain. Might want to wait until kids are back in school.

  • Excellent guide and tour operator.

  • we got to see the highlights of the city. The tour guide, Ana, was really good and knowlegable. The vehicle very confortable.

  • Great two day tour. Katerina was able to get us in all the exhibits, give great detail about the history of Russia and the Soviet times. In going through the many locations, she explained, in detail, the art, fountains, rooms, etc. As we were it the s the two of us, we were able to spend some additional time at the Herimtage, vs the tours from the ships. Would recommend her and the tour.

  • Superb professional service from our guides and driver. Anna for day 1--Her strong historical background was perfect for the Hermitage and city sites. Day 2 with Maria brought the people, economy, countryside to life for us. Their expertise was customized to our interest in architecture, arts, history and cuisine.

  • We really enjoy this tour. We had a driver and a very knowledgeable tour guide for us. No lines at museums. And no visa needed. Just remeber to ask for the name of the tour company before the trip, russian official will need this.
    And the guide was ok with taking us to dinner after the first day.

  • The sites visited were as described, however, being on a private tour for 4, we expected more flexibility. Clearing customs from our ship took two and a half hours, of course not a tour company issue, but resulted in rushing to cover all scheduled.
    Our second day travel was delayed as all bridges into the city were closed due to a marathon. This resulted in a detour and metro ride then trying to cross street with marathon runners to get to our canal boat. Hind site seems the tour operator should have been aware of this and switched our day's sites. The tour guide and driver were very nice, just unaware of issues.

  • This was a wonderful, well organized tour of a beautiful and amazing city. Anna met us promptly waiting with a sign with our name on it and took us to our waiting driver, Alex, and into an immaculately clean minivan. We saw all the listed sights and more, and were able to avoid the long lines as Anna had pre-arranged ticket vouchers for all the sights. Anna a teacher when not guiding tours is a wealth of knowledge on the complicated history of her country, and its rich culture, and was able to answer all our questions. Anna speaks English very well, and although Alex doesn't he smiles a lot, was courteous and polite, and is a great driver who was able to navigate the traffic effortlessly and efficiently. Highly recommend this tour.

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