St.Petersburg Private Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2 Day All-Highlights Tour With Grand Palace Of Peterhof - Saint Petersburg

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    Tour start time on the first day: 08:00 am, The tour start time will be adjusted to cruise ship's arrival time. Usually the tour starts 30-60 minutes after docking. Tour departs within walking distanc.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Cruise ship passengers: your guide will meet you right after passport control in the cruise terminal, Hotel guests: your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the port/ hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Enjoy this comprehensive 2-day All Highlights tour including the magnificent Grand Palace of Peterhof at your own pace! You'll have a special VIP early entrance to the Grand Palace to avoid any lines, and see the fountains opening ceremony after the guided tour of the Palace! Apart from Peterhof Residence, you'll also seethe Hermitage Museum, Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo, Church on the Spilled Blood, St.Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress with Cathedral.No Russian Visa required for cruise ship passengers!The tour is available for hotel guests in the low season (October - April)


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Know More about this tour

Your tour guide will meet you in thearrival hall of the cruise terminal, right after passport control. You'll meet your private driver and start the tour. Please note the tour program will be adjusted to the days of the week.

Day 1 : 8am - 7pm
8am: Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
8:10am - 9:30am: Start City Overview Tour including some photo stops. Depart to Peterhof, the kingdom of fountains.
9:30am - 10:40am Guided tour of the Grand Palace of Peterhof with special VIP early opening (tour duration: 1 hour)
11am - 12:15pm: Tour of Peterhof Lower Gardens
12:30pm - 1pm: Depart BY HYDROFOIL back to St. Petersburg
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (included for groups 8+ only)
2:45pm - 5:25pm: Tour of splendid Hermitage Museum (tour duration: 2 hours)
5:45pm - 6:30pm: Guided tour of St.Isaac`s cathedral (actual tour duration: 20-30 min)
7pm: Return back to the ship

Day 2 (9am - 5pm)
9am: Meet your guide and driver by the ship.
9:10am - 1pm Depart to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo to tour Catherine's palace with the famous Amber Room and Park. (actual palace tour 1 hour)
1pm - 2pm: Lunch in a local cafe/restaurant (included for groups 8+ only)
3pm - 4:40pm: Arrive back to the city and continue City Tour. Guided tours of Peter and Paul Fortress (duration: 30-40 min) and Church on the Spilled blood (duration: 20-30 min).
5pm: Return back to the ship

*Please note that in case of weather conditions not permitting the hydrofoil ride, there's no refund for unused hydrofoil trip. We use our van instead.

IMPORTANT: Lunches are included only for groups of 8 participants and more at a restaurant of tour operator'schoosing. All participants get identical meals (typically a salad, a soup, a main course, tea/coffee). It's a client's responsibility to inform his/her manager about any dietary restrictions (Vegetarian, Gluten-free, etc) so that a proper meal could be ordered individually.


  • Professional guide
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups of 8 and more participants)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Lunch (for groups of 8 and more participants)
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/ minivan (almost all vehicles are equipped with WIFI)
  • Hydrofoil trip (one way)
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges, local taxes


  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch (for groups of 7 participants and less)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

LAST MINUTE bookings (less than 100 hours before the ship arrives) are not available for cruise ship passengers, as all passport details MUST be submitted to the cruise ship authorities 4 days before the ship arrives - this is the way we provide you with the visa-free entry to Russia.

Infants are free of charge. Passport details must be provided for infants like for everyone else. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for child aged 5 and under

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information : ship name, docking time, passport details, Passport name, number, date of birth and citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants

The tour is suitable for hotel guests in the low season period (October - April). The low season rate EXCLUDES visa-free paperwork, hydrofoil ride. Hotel guests MUST provide the hotel's name and address to the supplier

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (vegetarian/gluten-free etc) otherwise you will be served the same meal as the rest of the group

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Infant meals not included

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with poncho