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St. Petersburg 2-Day Grand Shore Excursion Tour

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US$ 285.00
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This small group (maximum 16 people), all-inclusive two day grand tour offers the most dazzling highlights of St. Petersburg for those who wish to make the most of their 2 days in this beautiful and exciting city and is the perfect way to explore St. Petersburg! Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group tour, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including lunches, a canal boat ride. The 2 day grand tour covers all of the most dazzling must-see sights of St. Petersburg with our dedicated, friendly, hand-picked guides who bring to life the fascinating sights and history of the city. This comprehensive tour is ideal for guests who wish to make the most of their 2 day stay!
  • 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
  • All-in port pickup and drop-off, entry fees, lunches, canal and metro trips
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. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Port of St. Petersburg
  • Expert, professional and personable guide for two days
  • Experienced and conscientious driver with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for two days
  • All port fees & local Russian taxes
  • Lunch on both days
  • Subway ride
  • Canal cruise (boat ride)
  • Bottled still water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Electronic headsets for groups of 7 and more
  • Photo permissions inside museums
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Photo permissions inside Yusupov palace: photo $3, video $6.
  • Gratuity. Recommended gratuity is 10% for the guide and 5% for the driver, given separately.
  • Hotel pickup / drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visa-free tours available for cruise ship passengers. In order to qualify for the visa-waiver (tour ticket), please provide the following at time of booking for all participants: your name as shown on passport, passport number, country of citizenship, and your date of birth. Additionally, please inform us of your ship name.
  • On both days of your tour, the following 2 items are required: a current valid passport and your visa-waiver (tour ticket). You will need both of these documents to clear Russian immigration
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible and is not recommended for clients with significant mobility issues
  • Children under the age of 4 years are not permitted on our group tours. If you are touring with small children, we recommend that you book a private tour to allow your youngsters the flexibility to comfortably move at a slower pace
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking. Lunch will not be provided to customers touring free of charge unless requested.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ticked all the boxes. We did the 2day Grand Tour of St Petersburg and it was excellent. We went to so many places and saw so much but it never felt rushed. The bus was roomy and comfortable and the driver was a genius! Our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear GreyKitten, Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and generous endorsement of our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour that you enjoyed with us during your recent Baltic cruise! We are pleased that you had a wonderful time with your guide,...More

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We booked the 2-day grand tour with Alla for our cruise stop in St. Petersburg and we were not disappointed. We were in a group of 10 people, and our both our driver and guide Elena (sp?) were fantastic. They were at the cruise port...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear cdngirl67, We are incredibly happy that you had an “amazing” time on our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour! Thank you so very much for your 5 star review and warm recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your introduction to our fascinating city...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Just did a cruise of Baltic with Celebrity Cruises and used Alla Tours at all our ports of call, except Stockholm (only because I wanted to visit the ABBA Museum), and we couldn't fault any of the tours. The two Grand Tour was however the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Simon, It is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your 2 day St. Petersburg Grand Tour with us. Thank you very much for your warm endorsement and 5 star review. I am delighted to read that you found our tour a memorable experience...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a Viking Cruise and booked the two day tour through Alla because it had all the sites we could fit into two days. I can not speak highly enough of them. They were well coordinated, prompt and extremely professional. The small size groups of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Deadpool87, What a joy to read that our 2 day Saint Petersburg Grand tour was the “best tour (you) have been on” as this is our goal and exactly what we want all of our wonderful guests to experience. Thank you so very much...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an excellent tour...highly organized, great response to questions when booking, etc. Our guide, Yulia, was outstanding. She was extremely well informed and provided an action packed two day tour.More

Date of experience: August 2019
AllaUshakova, Owner at Alla Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DJYVR, We are delighted that you enjoyed our 2 day Grand tour of Saint Petersburg and found it “excellent”. Thank you very much for your warm endorsement and 5 star review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your guide, our phenomenal Yulia,...More

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Response from Sandman753 | Reviewed this property |
On the first day we were back at 6pm, and on the second it was 5pm. The ship was due to sail at 6, but was delayed due to a late returning tour.
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24 July 2019|
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Response from Suzanne G | Reviewed this property |
If you are with Alla tours then you avoid all queues, even with toilet stops
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9 July 2019|
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Response from traveller1033 | Reviewed this property |
No it's not a problem. The cruise line likes to 'scare' you into buying their more expensive product. The tour operators are very aware of the ships time and in fact, we were back to the ship earlier than the cruise tour... More
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