Private St. Petersburg 2-Day All-Inclusive Shore Excursion Or Land Tour - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 18 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    We meet at the time you request but we recommend as soon as the the gangway opens to allow each destination of this very full tour can be completed without rushing. We schedule the tour to begin 1 hou.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    St Petersburg Passenger Terminal or local hotel
  • Return Details :
    Return to the your ship's passenger terminal.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Everything a first time visitor could want to do and see in a private tour priced more like a large group tour, much lower than the ship 50 member group bus tours. This St Petersburg Private Tour has been planned to allow visitors to experience the most that can be in 2 days without being rushed and exhausted. Get your friends together for a private group tour. The personalities and skills of the guides make or break a tour and our fully licensed professional guides have been selected from the best in the city.

There is an additional option for escorted  free time in the city center after the first day tour for shopping, dining, going to ballet, Faberge Museum, an organized Pub Crawl, or just sitting in an outdoor cafe people watching, it is your time.


  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Family friendly
  • Skip the line
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour

Know More about this tour

This private, skip-the-lines visa-free tour has been created and adjusted over the years by our Russian and American owners, to provide the most touring enjoyment possible in a full but relaxed and fun experience of St Petersburg. The itinerary provides a great overview of the city, its history, and culture, today and historically and includes the most raved about activities plus some unique additions. It focusing on a balance between historical and contemporary culture to interact with the locals and stroll interesting streets to gain a true feel of the city. We do not created large volume tours and focus on personal attention and assuring every detail is as it should be.

As a private tour, the itinerary is flexible, so your guide can tailor your sightseeing around your interests and mobility limitations.

All entry tickets are booked in advance to secure entrance times and skip-the-lines admission. Quality sit-down Lunches are included: You may also add an optional evening activity like a folkloric show, a Faberge Museum or ballet, or a shopping, pub-crawl, or jazz club expedition.

Please note: this tour can be tailored to guests in folding wheelchairs  Wheelchair pushers are available at an additional cost.

Day 1: St. Petersburg
  • 8:30am: Meet your guide at St. Petersburg's cruise terminal
  • 8:30am-10am: City tour with photo stops and orientation
  • 10am-11am: Travel to the Peterhof
  • 11am-12:30pm: Peterhof Lower Fountain Park and Upper Gardens tour
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Drive to Tsarskoe Selo (Tsars Village)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch at a Tsarskoe restaurant
  • 2:30pm-4pm: Visit the Catherine Palace, including its Amber room and park
  • 4pm-5pm: Return to St. Petersburg and tour its beautiful Metro stations, including train ride
  • 5:30pm: Cruise port drop-off
Day 2: St. Petersburg
  • 8:30am: Meet your guide at the cruise port or your city hotel
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Panoramic city drive
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Canal and River Neva cruise to see the city as it was originally intended, from the water
  • 10:30am-12pm: Guided tour of Hermitage Museum
  • 12pm-1pm: Visit St. Peter and Paul Fortress, including St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • 1pm-2pm: Lunch at restaurant
  • 2pm-3pm: Yusupov Palace tour
  • 3pm-4pm: Church on Spilled Blood visit
  • 4pm-4:30pm: Shop and stroll on Nevsky Prospect
  • 5pm: Cruise port drop-off
St. Nicholas Cathedral, Theater Square, Mariinski Theatre, the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, the Rimsky-Korsakov and Glinka monuments, the Bronze Horseman statue, Menshikov Palace, St. Petersburg University, the Admiralty, the Sphinx, Kazan Cathedral, Gostinni Dvor, Alexandriinski Theatre, Anichkov Bridge, the Rostral Columns, the Catherine the Great monument, and more.


Local taxes

Bottled water


Professional art historian guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Private tour

Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum

Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace

Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood

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

Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River

Entry/Admission - Museum of Fountain Business

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. For those staying in hotels please give hotel name and time you wish to begin your tour.

Visa Free private tour meets at the port in the morning of your arrival. A tour ticket is sent to be printed out and shown to passport control, along with your passport for visa free entry

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Those in folding wheel chairs can be accommadated, but with motorized chairs can be accommodated for with a lift gate special van at an an additional fee. Pushers are available for a modest additional fee.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Aug-2018

    We were paired with a wonderful professional driver as he referred to himself and a very nice, and informative guide Marcia. Our driver was always able to get us close to the locations and magically appeared when we exited a tour. Marcia was simply terrific. She was quiet and calm compared to many of the guides that we passed. She was focused on us and making sure we saw everything we could in two days, expertly explaining everything. The two lunches that were included with the tour were a treat. Day one we had lunch on the grounds of one of the Palaces we were touring. The food was local and very good. Day two's lunch was a treat. We had lunch in the kitchen of a smaller restaurant that was prepared for us by the owner / chef. He explained all of the courses and provided us with some recipes to try. This was a true experience if Viator can in any way tell me the name of the restaurant I would appreciate it so I can recommend it to others. If you have the time this is well worth it.

  • 05-Jul-2018

    It was an amazing tour with our guide and driver. Very kind lovely guide and her driver also! Perfect! Highly recommended!

  • 01-Aug-2017

    your tour was great a lot to see your guide kept us going a lot of walking you have to up for i,t we got into building quickly, my teenage son said he didn't want to see any churches for years after our baltic sea trip you get the high lites if you want to say an read stuff this tour is not for you

  • 01-Jul-2017

    Fantastic!! We had or own personal English speaking guide and a separate driver. We saw everything.