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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

From US$285.00
Highlights
  • Complete 2-day St. Petersburg shore excursion with time-saving visa-waiver
  • See the city on a panoramic tour and beat lines with early Hermitage access
  • Ride a hydrofoil to the Peterhof and visit the Catherine and Yusupov palaces
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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour
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Standard tour 9:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 8:30am
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Standard tour 10:00
A 19-hr tour that is ideal for guests who wish to see as much as possible. The order of sights is adjusted in accordance with the days of the week. Make the most of your 2-day visit!
From US$285.00
Overview
Seeing St. Petersburg independently on a cruise stop means covering a vast amount of ground and history. This 2-day visa-free tour does the work for you with two daylong itineraries that leave you to concentrate on the sights as a guide provides historical commentary. Plus, it features benefits such as early access to the Hermitage Museum, tours of the Catherine and Yusupov palaces, lunches, and included canal, hydrofoil, and subway rides. Cruise passengers generally require a visa for independent travel so this tour saves the hassle with its visa waiver.
What to Expect
The itinerary below is a sample: Your actual schedule will depend on your ship’s arrival and departure times. Sightseeing order and timings may vary according to the day, tourist volumes, and museum capacities. The itinerary content will remain the same unless your specific ship has a shorter time in port than usual.

Day One: St. Petersburg
Meet your guide after visa-free immigration clearance and enjoy a panoramic city drive, viewing highlights including Vasilyevsky Island, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the Bronze Horseman.

Next, visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, and ride a hydrofoil to Peterhof Palace to explore its Lower Fountain Park and Upper Gardens. Then, after a boxed lunch featuring Stolle’s pies, visit Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, seeing its Amber Room and gardens before returning to your ship.

Day Two: St. Petersburg
Greet your guide as on Day One and ride St. Petersburg’s metro to see its most beautiful stations. Then, take a boat ride along the city’s canals before enjoying an early-access tour to the Hermitage. After a traditional Russian lunch, explore the Church on the Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Yusupov Palace with its Rasputin exhibition, before ending with a port drop-off.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful 2 Day Tour In St. Petersburg & 1 Day In Tallinn

We can't thank Alla Tours enough for the fantastic tours in Tallinn & St. Petersburg. In Tallinn, our guide Julia provided a great mix of seeing the modern city, concert venue & palace away from Old Town. The walk though Old Town was timed just...More

2  Thank cdsilveira
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear cdsilveira, What a joy to read that your tours with us in St. Petersburg and Tallinn were “wonderful” and that you enjoyed your guides, Dimitri & Julia – your kind comments are very generous and sincerely warmed my heart. Thank you so very much...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Visit to a Great City with a great Tour Company

My wife and I just returned from a cruise that was highlighted by a two day stay in St Petersburg. We travel all over the globe and Alla may be the very best tour company we have ever experienced. Our guide Alex was absolutely top...More

2  Thank Mbible
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mbible, I was simply delighted to read the title of your post: “Great Visit to a Great City with a great Tour Company” and hear that you found your cruise highlighted by your 2 days spent with us – very high praise, indeed, and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
GRAND TOUR WITH ALLA

We spent two days touring St Petersburg with Julia from Alla Tours. We decided to take this tour rather than the one offered by our cruise ship. This tour did not disappoint. Both days were packed with amazing highlights and Julia proved to be a...More

1  Thank rayhT1073BF
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear rayhT1073BF, I am thrilled to read that you found your St. Petersburg Grand tour with us an enjoyable experience! Thank you very much for your generous endorsement and 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your guide, our wonderful Julia, and enjoyed...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Wonderful tour

We toured St Petersburg and Poland with Alla Tours. The tours were small group tours (no more than 16 people). Excellent tour guides (big shout out to our tour guide in Poland). Very knowledgable about the sites. Communication with Alla Tours through their website was...More

2  Thank Leanne C
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear Leanne C, Thank you very much for your 5 star review and gracious endorsement. I am absolutely delighted that you found your tours in St. Petersburg and Poland with us “wonderful”, were pleased with your knowledgeable guides and enjoyed your small groups. I am...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017
ALLA TOURS Is The Best!

I have been in the travel business for years and have been to many places using various tour companies. Usually when cruising, we use the tours offered by the cruise lines. A few of our friends who have been to Russia suggested ALLA TOURS, and...More

10  Thank cbcrane
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear cbcrane, I am thrilled to read that you found your 2 day St. Petersburg tour with us “first class”! Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation of your tours with us in your Baltic ports of call! I am delighted that...More

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