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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Catherine Palace

Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

Product ID: 67216
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Enjoy this 2-day tour to see the major highlights of Saint Petersburg without a Russian visa. Visit the Hermitage, Peterhof and more!
About this activity
Duration 8 hours - 2 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the highlights of Saint Petersburg on this interactive 2-day tour
  • Enjoy the company of a professional, local guide
  • Join a guided tour to the Church on the Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum and Catherine's Palace with its Amber Room
  • Connect with your tour companions as the group size is limited to 16 passengers
Full description
Day 1
Meet your guide at the cruise port in the morning and start the city overview tour. Visit the largest Russian Orthodox church - St Isaac's Cathedral - which will leave a lasting impression with its glory and beauty. Here you will have time to take as many memorable pictures as you can. Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, together with your knowledgeable guide who will surely make the guided tour is entertaining and educating. Then, take a subway tour to see the most impressive metro stations.

Before the tour continues you will have a moment to relax and enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Afterwards, pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum to admire amazing art collections of Russian Tsars and to explore its palatial interiors. The tour for the day will end around 17:00 when you will make your way back to the ship.

Day 2
On the following day, visit two of the main residences of Russian Tsars. Your first stop will be at Tsarskoye Selo, where you can admire Catherine's Palace and its famous Amber Room. After enjoying another authentic lunch at a local restaurant (at your own cost), you will visit Peterhof Imperial Residence which consists of the Lower and Upper Gardens and is located on the Gulf of Finland. Here, you will admire hundreds of sparkling fountains inside the park.

At the end of the second day, travel back to Saint Petersburg by comfortable mini van. From there, you will be safely returned to your ship.
Includes
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Admissions to all museums in the itinerary
  • Headsets to hear the guide if the group is more than 7 people
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Welcome gift
  • Bottle of water on both days
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (if option booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you with a large sign that says "ULKOTORS" and smaller sign with your name after passport control in the cruise terminal.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Itinerary order might change depending on the day of the week; inclusions stay the same
• Not recommended for children ages 5 and under
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Passport must be valid on day of travel
• Tour operates in all weather conditions. please dress appropriately
• You will be delivered back to the port before your ship departs. In the unlikely event that you are not returned to your ship before it departs, you will be brought to the next port of call at the tour operator's expense
• Bookings made 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 in order to arrange the visa-free entry to Russia
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