Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be waiting for you in the port terminal. Our port manager/guide will meet you just few steps off the passport control zone. They will hold a bright name card 'ALL.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Port of St. Petersburg
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including lunches and a canal boat ride.The 3-day grand tour covers all of the most dazzling must-see sights of St. Petersburg with our dedicated, friendly, hand-picked guides who bring to life the fascinating sights and history of the city. This comprehensive tour is ideal for guests who wish tosee everything and more!

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Skip the line

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Itinerary

Day 1: St Petersburg - day 1

Stop At: The state hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Early entry
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The general staff building, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
The impressionist collection
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peter and paul fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Walking tour
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: St Petersburg - day 2

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Walking tour
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: St Petersburg - day 3

Stop At: Yusupov palace on moika River, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaacs Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Faberge museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Excursion
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

3x Lunch

Expert, professional and personable guide for three days

Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for three days

All port fees & local Russian taxes

Lunch on three days

Subway ride

Canal cruise (boat ride)

Bottled still water (one bottle per person per day)

Electronic headsets for groups of 7 and more

Photo permissions inside museums (excl. Yusupov palace: photo $3, video $6)

Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum

Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood

Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building

Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof

Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River

Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaacs Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum

Exclusions

Photo permissions inside Yusupov palace: photo $3, video $6.

Gratuity. Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Sequence and timing of sights visited may vary based on days of the week, tourist congestion in the city, and capacity allowances mandated by museums. The content of each program will remain the same EXCEPT in the rare case wherein a specific ship has a shorter time in port than normal. Please contact us for the exact itinerary for your cruise ship.

Visa-free tours available for cruise ship passengers. In order to qualify for the visa-waiver (tour ticket), please provide the following at time of booking for all participants: your name as shown on passport, passport number, country of citizenship, and your date of birth. Additionally, please inform us of your ship name.

On all three days of your tour, the following 2 items are required: a current valid passport and your visa-waiver (tour ticket). You will need both of these documents to clear Russian immigration

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

This tour is not wheelchair-accessible and is not recommended for clients with significant mobility issues

Children under the age of 7 years are not permitted in the Faberge Museum per museum regulations

Students over the age of 18 require an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) in order to claim their student discount. The ISIC must be presented to the guide on each morning of your tour

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking

The actual start and end times of the tour are shown in the tour ticket

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Aug-2019

    We had a WONDERFUL tour guide Elana who made our exploration of St Petersburg VERY enjoyable
    She was informative and accommodating to everyone in our group.

    DO NOT HESITATE TO TAKE THIS TOUR!
    We saw all of the sights and she made sure we got entrance without a wait.
    Our itinerary was coordinated to maximizing our experience and minimizing waiting in line.
    Elana even found a little know rest room when the wait was too long at the "Usual' stop

    Lunches were not the reason we booked this but we went to some lovely restaurants and got a taste of Russian cuisine

  • 17-Aug-2018

    Excellent tour. The best part was the guide Angie and the driver De metri. Both took very good care of us.

  • 14-Aug-2018

    Our Tour - Ala Tours - was an excellent experience. Our tour guide Angie Melicova was so nice, well informed and very pleasing and accomodating to all in the group!

  • 10-Aug-2018

    When visiting Russia for the first time we needed a reliable company. This Tour covered all the palaces, the hermitage, subway, river tour, lunches, shopping and english speaking tour guide. The only thing I would change would be the lunches. Seems most of the tours have similar stops. Feel confident if you are on a cruise. They will pick you up and get you back on time. Small group of no more than 16 in a very comfortable mini-bus our was mbz. The cruise trip had 40 to a bus ... we occasionally got to the same stop as the cruise bus and we usually had more time at each stop and had some flexibility. Feel confident when booking this tour.

  • 08-Mar-2018

    Best tour ever! Fabulous guide. Got into Hermitage when it was empty and skipped all the lines. Saw everything. Highly recommend.

  • 25-Oct-2017

    If it is not already on there, put St Petersburg on your bucket list. If possible read something about the Romanov dynasty before you go. We had 3 quite remarkable days visiting the principal sites in and around this remarkable city. The history of this city goes back to Peter The Great who built the city on a swamp. Nowadays it is testimony to other great Tsars, particularly Catherine the Great who established the Hermitage museum and built a quite remarkable collection of fine art. The opulence of the palaces and gardens is amazing. For me, the best by far was the Peterhof, which is about 50km north of the city. Their gardens span over 200 acres, complete with fountains and other smaller palaces.

  • 30-Jul-2017

    This tour was absolutely exceptional. Our guide, Svetlana Lana, was beyond outstanding. Her knowledge went way beyond what anyone had a right to expect. She somehow got us through queues while others waited, and knew where to go first to avoid the long lines that later developed. Her command of English was fabulous it helps that she also teaches English, I suppose!. I'd give this tour 6 stars if it were possible.

    One other thing -- compared to the prices charged by our cruise line, we saw twice as much for half the cost. This 3-day tour was the highlight of our entire cruise. If there's any way you can get Lana for a guide, do it.

  • 21-Jun-2016

    Our St. Petersburg tour was more than we could ever imagine. Our guide Svetlana of Alla tours was the most knowledgeable guide that we have ever experienced.

  • 21-Jun-2016

    St Petersburg is astonishing and this tour shows the very best of it. Our guide Ekaterina was knowledgeable, friendly, interesting and interested in making sure we got the most out of our time in the city. The ticketing arrangements were good and easy. No need to pay over the top for a cruise tour.