Shore Excursion: St Petersburg Guided Two Day - Like A Local - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    The meeting time on the first day will be adjusted to your ship's arrival time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We meet you in the lobby of Port Morskoy Facade with a plaque which has your name on it
    Cruise Ship Terminal, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


St Petersburg shore excursion "like a local" is a two-day group tour for those cruise passengers who would like to see major attractions of this great city. Get enough time for shopping, taking photos, trying Russian cuisine lunch with a shot of Vodka, strolling along main city thoroughfare -Nevsky prospect- and asking your local, experienced guide any questions. This tour is for minimum 4 people, maximum 12. Please keep in mind that this tour is for the cruise passengers but not from all cruise ships.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Here is the basic itinerary for your 2 days in St Petersburg - 

Day 1
7:30 am -8:30 am Meet by your ship ( depending on the ship arrival time). Orientation driving city tour.
9:00 am-10:30 am Driving to Peterhof (Russian Versailles) with a visit of the most beautiful metro stations on the way there.
10:30 am-12:30 am Watching the ceremony of the fountains opening in Petergof Lower Park; guided tour of the upper garden and lower park.
12:30 pm -1:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city( Tsar Village).
1:30 pm-2: 30 pm Russian Cuisine lunch with a tasting of 3 kinds of vodka.
2:45 pm-4: 30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room; short walk in the park.
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm Driving back to the ship.

Day 2
9:00 am Meeting by your ship with your guide.
9:00 am-10:00 am Visit to a local farmer's market. Souvenir shopping.
10:00 am-12: 30 pm Early admission and guided tour of The Hermitage Museum: beautiful Gala Rooms and masterpieces of European collection (no impressionists department visit).
12:30 pm-1: 30 pm Lunch (either Russian pies with different fillings or dumplings with meat or pancakes).
1:30 pm-2 pm The Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood inside guided excursion.
2:00 pm-4: 00 pm Strolling along with Nevsky prospect and nearby: secret courtyards, Eliseev Brothers' Emporium, Russian Porcelain shop, Kazan cathedral and much more.
4:30 pm Driving back to the port along the Neva River embankments.


Special welcome gift

All port fees and all local taxes

Bottled water ( one bottle per day)

Permits for video and photos in the museums

Professional English-speaking guide for two days

Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program

Visa waiver for the shore excursion ( not provided by Viator)

Traditional Russian Lunch on the first day as well as a vodka tasting

Headphones for guided tours inside the museums for groups of 8 or more

Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Petergof Lower park

Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano/Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group


The cost of lunch on day 2 (about US $ 10-15 per person at a traditional Russian Pancake or pie house)

Additional Info

Dress code is formal

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

We send your visa waivers (visa substitutes) via e-mail based on your passport info. We need this info from each member of your party - 

  • Number of your passport
  • DOB
  • Your full name as it reads in your valid passport
  • Your citizenship
  • Your ship's arrival and departure day
  • Name of your ship


Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to walk in Petergof Lower park(1.5 hours tour) and in The Hermitage (2.5 hours tour)

We do not recommend this group tour for guests with children under 7 and for handicapped tourists unless this is a tour for your own private party of 12 or more people.