Splendid 2 Day St Petersburg Tour Introducing The Best Of The City And Russian Culture - Saint Petersburg

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2 Day customized tour is the best presentation of Russian history, culture and everyday life. The Tour covers the best of St Petersburg sights and introduces its suburbs. This highly personal private tour includes inside visits: Hermitage/Winter Palace, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace/Amber Room, Imperial Park, Peterhof Fountain Park, a Metro ride,  and more. The canal and Neva River cruise will certainly become one of the romantic parts of your visit of St Petersburg.


  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Day 1 : 9:00 10:00am Meet at the lobby of your hotel (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your wishes).

A city overview tour where you will be able to see and take pictures of the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg center, get acquainted with the history of the city and the Romanov family.
1 hour Canal tour along rivers and canals of the "Venice of the North" (available during the navigation period)
Panoramic city tour including a graet view of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood tour, which startles visitors with its mighty size, multicoloured "onion" domes, magnitude of its décor. The interior has the largest surface in the world covered with mosaics created to depict religious subjects
Free time for lunch (own expence)
A stroll along Nevsky Prospect with a visit to the Eliseev Grocery Shop, visit the impressive nineteenth century Kazan Cathedral perceived primarily as a memorial to the Russian victory against Napoleon..
3 hour Hermitage guided tour of the former winter royal residence which boasts with its exclusive interiors and outstanding art collection, full of unique exhibits including a visit of an excepional Impressionistic Exhibition with Hidden treasures collection.
5-6 pm Back to hotel or ship (for cruise ship passenger) or optional evening program

Day 2 : 9:00 10:00am Meet at the lobby of your hotel
Travel to Tzar's Village, one of St. Petersburg's suburbs within an hour drive from the city center. You will visit former Tsar's summer residence - Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber Room - the 8th "wonder" of the World and Catherine's Park with its many beautiful pavilions, sculptures and ponds.
Metro tour on the way to explore the deepest metro station of S Petersburg.
Free time for lunch (own expence)
Drive to Peterhof. Another summer residence of Russian emperors. You will see the Upper Garden which resembles Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable Fountains.
4-5 pm Back to hotel or ship (for cruise ship passengers).
Please note: venues, tour sequence and timing can be changed, depending on weather, traffic and museum closures. Do not been concern you will see all the mentioned attractions. Substitutions may apply.

Inclusions for Splendid 2 Day St Petersburg Tour Introducing The Best Of The City And Russian Culture

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • River cruise
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions for Splendid 2 Day St Petersburg Tour Introducing The Best Of The City And Russian Culture

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Wheelchair accessible; passenger must provide their own assistance if required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

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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3 Traveler Reviews

  • I had to miss this tour due to a stuff-up by Icelandair which they 100 refused to acknowledge. Never fly that airline: zero help, terrible service and INACCURATE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY STAFF icelandairfail

    Despite not being entitled to any refund at such short notice, the tour operator nevertheless did so without being asked. I merely told them I needed to cancel so they wouldnt be waiting for me. I will definitely use them when I get to St Petersburg.very impressed and grateful.

  • Svadlana met us right on time with a car and a driver Kiril. As a teacher, she is very well versed in the history and stories. She timed everything just right and even prevented a pickpocket team from stealing my camera! The highlight was that she timed the entrance to Catherine Palace so that we were the first to be allowed into the side entrance which opens in the afternoon to relieve the crowded main entrance so we were able to have a private showing of the golden rooms while everyone else crowded into other rooms like cattle. When we shared a room such as the amber room, we were alone in half of the room separated from the crowd by a rope. Well organized and worth every penny! The tour company assigned was Ludmilla Tours

  • We splurged on this private customized tour as Russia is a dream vacation for us and we wanted to do it right. Our tour guide Svetlana is a brilliant young woman, multi-lingual, with an infectious passion for St. Petersburg. Her knowledge of history and the arts greatly enhanced our visit to the Hermitage/Winter Palace, Catherine's Palace, Church of the Savior on the Blood, Alexander Nevsky Lara/Tikhvin cemetery, St. Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, beautiful views over the frozen Neva river, Grand Choral Synagogue, The Mariinsky Theatre and the magnificent metro stations such as Pushinskaya, Ploschad Lenina, and Avtovo. Svetlana took us to a charming cafe Lindfors for chai and coffee, where they have fresh delicious savory and sweet pies. Stop for a hot cup of Sbiten to warm up and get energized for a wonderful tour with Svetlana and the driver Boris who was skilled at finding quick and easy routes throughout the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. All tickets and transport are included, and you will avoid long time consuming queues. Highly recommend Ludmila tours and the tour-guide Svetlana for an incredible overview of a remarkable city,

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