2-Day Shore Excursion - The Best Of St Petersburg With Russian Folk-Show - Saint Petersburg

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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Departure Time :
    8:00-8:30 am. Exact starting time depends on the cruise ship docking time and will be stated on the tour ticket.
  • Departure Details :
    St Petersburg cruise port terminal
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at the cruise port on both days
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Dive into Russian history and culture during this private 2-day shore excursion with an expert guide. During the daytime, you will discover the sights of St Petersburg and its suburbs visiting the principal attractions, museums and historical monuments. You will visit the Hermitage, the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood, the Lower Park of Peterhof and Catherine's Palace. You will also enjoy great views of the city from the water during a canal cruise. On the first day evening, you are going to immerse into the Russian culture by attending a folk show 'Feel Yourself Russian'. Enjoy professional dancing and singing, national costumes, a warm reception, welcome drinks and snacks.

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Meet your private guide and driver in the port terminal and head for a great adventure on a private a/c car or minivan.

The itinerary 2-day visa-free tour of St Petersburg: 
Day 1 (9 hours + 3,5 hours for the evening program) 
8:00 - 8:30 am - Meeting at the port terminal 
8:30 - 9:30 am - City tour with picture stops at the most remarkable spots 
9:30 - 10:00 am - Transfer to Peterhof by hydrofoil 
10:00 - 11:45 am - Guided tour of the Lower Park of Peterhof (a chance to witness a breathtaking ceremony of fountains opening) 
11:45 - 12:30 pm Transfer to Tsarskoye Selo (the Tzars' Village) 
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included) 
1:30 - 3:30 pm - Excursion to Catherine's Palace & Park
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Return back to St Petersburg 
5:00 pm - Return back to the cruise ship 
6:00 pm Pickup from the cruise ship for the evening program
7:00 9:00 pm Russian Folk Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. You will witness a classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns, and dancing miniatures. Spectators of all ages and tastes will be able to appreciate their highest skills, the complexity of acrobatic feats and breath-taking leaps. The show consists of two parts and includes a break when guests are offered some fruit, assorted canaps, and drinks.
9:30 Return to the cruise ship
Day 2 (8 hours) 
9:00 am - Meeting at the port terminal  
9:30 - 11:00 am - Sightseeing boat cruise on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg 
11:15 1:30 pm - Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace (skip the line entry) 
1:45 - 2:45 pm Traditional Russian 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included) 
3:00 3: 45 pm - Excursion to the Church on the Spilled Blood
4:00 - 4:30pm - Time for shopping on Nevsky Prospect
5:00pm - Return back to the cruise ship 
The actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic. Please note, at the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangments (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • Unlimited bottled water and juice
  • 3-course traditional Russian lunches on both days
  • All admission tickets as per itinerary
  • Tickets to the Folk-show
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off, round-trip transfer for the evening program
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts


  • Not specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A moderate/high amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4) and passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent via e-mail

Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Due to the port regulations, any booking made less than 5 days before the cruise arrival will not be treated

Cocktail dress code is recommended for the evening program

Children must be accompanied by an adult