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2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

4.7 / 5

17 reviews

2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

From US$ 418.46 per person

Take the opportunity to explore both the historical centre and museums as well as two world famous Imperial residences, Catherine Palace and Peterhof and its gardens.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 days
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Bihari
Pickup included
Pick-up is available for those staying in a St. Petersburg hotel on both days. Pick-up at the port pier is available for those arriving by cruise ship (visa-free option for the cruise passengers is free of charge).
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  • Admire the main sights of St. Petersburg, including the Hermitage, Peter & Paul Fortress, St.Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood
  • Gaze in wonder at Catherine Palace and Park
  • Stroll through Peterhof Palace and Gardens
Full description
Day 1: St. Petersburg Take a complete tour of Saint Petersburg's most famous sites - beginning with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral - the burial vault of the Romanovs. Thereafter the gorgeous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - the second largest mosaic museum in the world. Enjoy a lunch at one of the respected restaurants of the city. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum.  Day 2: Pushkin and Peterhof Unlock the secrets of the world wonder - the Amber Room - during a half-day tour to the magnificent baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The Park surrounding the palace is a wonderful work of the Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, combining the masterpieces of architecture with the nature beauty. The tour includes a lunch in a restaurant close to the palace. In the afternoon you will discover Peterhof - St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore, The Great Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. 
  • Transportation by car or mini-van
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Guide assistance
  • 2 restaurant lunches
  • Pick-up and drop off (no drop off on first day)
  • Accommodation is not included
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Departure dates: daily except New Years Eve and New Years Day.
  • Departure time and location: 9:00 or 10:00 at your hotel (if applicable)
  • Drop off: on the first day - the Hermitage, on the second day - your hotel
  • Private tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. No extra payment is required. Simply specify your preferences when booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Two great days with lots of impressions and highlights

We were picked up from the hotel on time. The weather also played a major role, of course, as we had almost only sunny weather for two days. The tour started at the hotel with a comfortable MB Viano and we drove to the castles outside. During the tour, Natja our guide gave us a lot of information about the history of the city and its buildings on the way. At Peterhof we came to the castle in no time. We got an extensive impression of the pomp and art from the time of the tsars. We were lucky and the fountains in the large garden were active for testing. Next we drove to the Catherine Palace. In between there was a menu of Russian cuisine. Was something different and also very tasty. We were lucky here too and were quickly in the castle: gold and pomp and amber rooms. After 7 hours it was the end of the day. Peter u Paul fortress with lunch, then Erimitage. Thanks to the drivers and the great tour guide Natja.

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April 16, 2019

I can only recommend it. Very good tour guide Nadja and driver

It was 2 great days in an amazing city. Nadja competently showed us everything and explained it wonderfully. The organization as well as the lunches were perfect. We were in the city with friends on the Costa Pacifica cruise ship. The company Mariatours took care of the free visa and at the passport control there were no problems to enter only with the tickets. We visited everything that was provided in the Get Your Guide advertisement. It was two unforgettable days and definitely with the private tour in the chic Mercedes Vito. Thanks again to the careful driver and to "Nadja"

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September 9, 2017

The two guides were excellent and really tried hard.

The only point of criticism is that the VIP line announced in the description was not available. We had to line up just like all other groups. If the guides hadn't been so careful and if their colleagues hadn't let us back over and over again, we would have stood in line for as long as everyone else!

July 23, 2017

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