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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

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 8:30amMost Popular
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!
US$285.00
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!
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!
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 yesterday
Brilliant guide

If you want to really see the best of this amazing city and also find out more about the Russians and their way of life, you really should use Alla. Cost much less than the tour offered by our cruise line, and could not fault...More

1  Thank timbloom
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear timbloom, Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement - I am very pleased that you enjoyed a memorable tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our incomparable Alex! It is an absolute joy to host guests like you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Petersburg and Alla Tours - WOW!

Everyone must visit Saint Petersburg at least once in their lives - it is an incredible city with the most beautiful places. Alla Tours were brilliant from start to finish, good communication and our guide, Alexandra, was excellent. We were a group of 14 from...More

Thank Candida C
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Candida C, Thank you for your 5 star review and generous recommendation - I am delighted that you enjoyed an exceptional experience whilst visiting our fascinating city with your guide, our incomparable Alexandra, and I am delighted to know that everything went off without...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
The best way to visit St. Petersburg!

The 2-Day Grand tour was one of three we booked with Alla Tours on this trip. Don't even think of booking the large cruise line tours as Alla is the far superior way to visit St. Petersburg. Our guide, Veronica, was so knowledgeable about everything...More

1  Thank ResQLt
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ResQLt, What an awesome endorsement of our services! I am very pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful 2 day Grand tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our lovely Veronica! Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and generous recommendation -...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Def the way to see St Petersburg!

We booked this tour & also Tallinn Grand Tour with Alla & it was by far the best choice we could have made! We were able to visit all the sights prior to opening time for the public. Felt like a private look at the...More

Thank lollygobbleblissbom
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear lollygobbleblissbom, I am very pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful tour in St. Petersburg with your guide, our lovely Polina! I am also happy that you enjoyed your tour of Tallinn and found that our tours offer more bang for your buck Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
First class, small group tour

We did the St Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion in July. It was outstanding, mainly because of the efforts of our guide, Roman, who led the group of about 15 people. We visited most of the major sites of the magnificent city, with Roman providing...More

Thank Tastraveller4
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tastraveller4, What a pleasure to read your feedback! Thank you very much for your gracious endorsement and 5 star review of your tour with us in St. Petersburg. I am thrilled to read that you found your tour with us "first class" – exactly...More

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Response from Annie S | Reviewed this property |
There were 12 of us on a new mini bus that seated 16.
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never was here
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Response from roefamilyUk | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Alla as I'm sure they could sort something for you. They speak perfect English.The 2 day tour we did in St Petersburg was listed as strenuous BUT that was largely due to the long days and early starts rather... More
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