St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour Including The Faberge Museum - Saint Petersburg

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This small-group, visa-free tour of St Petersburg will cover all major sights including the newly opened, unique Faberge Museum.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1: 8:30 Meet and greet your guide at port terminal (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and can be adjusted depending on your ships' docking time) . City tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A highlight is a photo stop near St Isaacs Cathedral. During the tour, you will drive to Peterhof, see theUpper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park and then have a traditional Russian lunch (included).
Next you will be driven to Pushkin for a guided tour ofCatherine Palace and the Amber Room. Returning to Petersburg city, you will get to tour theFaberge Museum ( may be arranged at different time due to booking availability and museum days off), and then around 5-6 pm, will be returned to your ship.
    Day 2:Meet your guide at the ship, and proceed to a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, followed by traditional Russian lunch (optional). Your guide will suggest a local cafe. Price is usually $8-$10 pp After lunch, take a guided tour inside the Church of the Spilt Blood, and around 4 pm, you will be returnedto the ship

    Please note: actual tour timing and sequence of sites may be changed depending on days of the week, traffic, etc. Substitutions may apply due to museums days off, official ceremonies, etc.

    Inclusions for St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour Including The Faberge Museum

    • Russian visa-free ticket arrangements
    • Entrance fees
    • 3-course lunch (Day 1 only. Lunch on Day 2 is an optional extra)
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 10)
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Small-group tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

    Exclusions for St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour Including The Faberge Museum

    • Lunch on day-2
    • Gratuities (recommended)

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    This tour is VISA-FREE for cruise passengers only. Land passengers (traveling by plane or road into Russia) will need to ensure that they have the appropriate visa arrangements made

    Individual visa-free tour tickets will be issued and emailed to you after booking, and you will have to show this to Russian border control when you go through customs

    Important, please note: This tour is only suitable for those spending 2 days or more in port

    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

    A moderate amount of walking is involved

    Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants

    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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    • We had a great guide Anna who knew everything from Russian automobiles to Rembrandt brush strokes. She was amazing!! We got to experience the history of St. Petersburg, the grandeur of the palaces, the Highlights of the Hermitage AND the daily life of the Russian citizens!!

    • Brilliant!!!!

    • OMG- Amazing Tour. Faberge Museum was just breathtaking. The whole 2 days was just so filled with amazing sights and experiences. Our guide Enlena and our Driver Andrew were brilliant. Our Lunch's both days were great. Great Tour, Totally recommend it.

    • This tour was amazing. Worth the money. AJ travel was touring us with a bunch of Princess cruise passenger.
      Awesome and great professional tour guide Micheal.
      I would highly recommend.

    • The first day was chaotic because two different tours were combined and we didn't easily connect with our tour guide as we left passport control -- which was unnerving given the scrutinity we experienced at passport control. We were told there was an experimental process tried that day but signage would have helped. Then, we were told the tours were combined but not how. Total group was 6. One person on the tour had input into extra stops but no one else was asked and then that person really didn't care about the stop and didn't get out of the van. I had a request that would have made a big difference for us, but didn't feel I could ask. The second day was very rushed and I did mention that I wanted to stop for some souvenirs for my grandchildren. I was told we were not going anywhere where there were souvenirs. Then we went to Peterhof and outside the entrance there were great options but we were not given any time to stop. The first day we were given 15 minutes in the gift shop at the Hermitage. I was in line to pay and the guide rushed me and left. I paid for my purchase but didn't have time to get a receipt for a purchase in cash for over 7000 rupels/ 200.00. Then I spent time trying to locate the guide/group. Not time well spent when a receipt would have been appreciated. I felt anxious during the tour, not relaxed like a small group tour should be. Better communications would have gone a long way to remedy our experience.

    • Before booking this tour ask which tourguide must be experienced is leading the tour.
      The company president was fantastic....but the tourguide herself was terrible. This is NOT the right job for her.
      Due to circumstances beyond his control we couldn't switch to a REAL tour guide for the 2nd day.
      Very disappointed.

    • Small group of 7 with a lovely guide Elena and driver Andrew. Saw many sites with excellent information from guide. Boat trip and meal included along with all entry fees paid so nothing to pay for on a full two day guide.

    • Really liked our tour guide. The two day tour had a few too many sites to view. However what we saw was great!

    • We absolutely enjoyed this excursion, it meet all our expectations of seeing as much of St Petersburg as possible in two days. Our guide Sonja had a wonderful command of English, was well informed, highly educated and concerned that we fully understood what we were seeing, hearing and learning. We were a perfect size group of eight transported in a luxury van with a great driver, Ivan. We were met by the owner of the tour company Maxi Balt Tours , Alexei Volkov, and taken to the Faberge Museum in his personal car as we were the only two of the eight who were seeing this very worthwhile exhibit. We highly recommend you consider seeing St Petersburg with MaxiBaltTours. There is a great deal of walking involved in this tour, but felt good to get some serious exercise after eating cruise ship meals for 10 days.

    • Really well organized and very informative. Our guides Anna and Alexi could not have been better. The two days were filled,with the best sights of the city which is very beautiful and the museums were great. The trip to the Peterhof and Catherine's Palace,were very well done. The timing worked really well both days.

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