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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

By: SPB Tours
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this St. Petersburg tour
  • No visa needed—take this 2-day tour while your cruise ship is docked 
  • Bypass the long lines at main attractions, including the Hermitage
St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride
It’s easy to explore St. Petersburg while your cruise ship is docked in the city’s port with this 2-day shore excursion. This experience saves you time and money by combining skip-the-line admission tickets to main attractions—including the Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and Yusupov and Catherine’s palaces—transportation to and from attractions, a canal boat ride, and authentic Russian lunches each day.
What to Expect
This St. Petersburg tour takes off when your cruise ship docks at the St. Petersburg Cruise Port. Please note that crowding at the port can affect the actual departure time of this tour. Your bus will depart once all passengers are present.

Some of the main highlights of this 2-day guided tour include the Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, and Catherine’s Palace and Park. You’ll get admission tickets and skip-the-line access.

Don’t worry about navigation, as the tour includes round-trip transportation from your cruise ship to the sights. On the way, your guide will tell you historical facts and other interesting information about St. Petersburg. Each day, enjoy a traditional Russian lunch in between activities.
Reviews (369)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Guides and small groups!

We went on several SPB Tours while on a Baltic Cruise. I highly recommend them. The groups are small - much easier to get around. They have excellent and knowledgeable guides who know the area extremely well.We enjoyed all our SPB tours and they were...More

1  Thank Ducky527
Reviewed 4 days ago
Superb excursion

Everything about this tour was fantastic!!! The tour guide was great and the attractions we went to were nothing short of spectacular!!

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Your top choice of a St Petersburg tour!

I chose to go with SPB Tours on my 2 day cruise ship stop at St Petersburg , based on the rave reviews they had from previous guests.. And true enough, they didn't disappoint and in fact, exceeded my expectations. Luba, the guide and Dimitry,...More

4  Thank Ping C
Reviewed 1 week ago
great tour

This was the first tome we have ever used a tour company that was not included as an excursion for a cruise line. The entire experience was seamless, and Luba was fantastic. We enjoyed every minute. They were responsive to every single e mail from...More

4  Thank TrailBlazer743530
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome St. Petersburg.

Absolutely loved St. Petersburg. Our guide, Daniel, was amazing and the BEST. He made Russian history come alive with his tremendous knowledge that he constantly shared throughout the two days. Everything was perfect and wish we could have been there longer. Couldn’t ask for a...More

3  Thank joannefinn2017
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from clyde13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two lunches were provided
Gelarah A
August 1, 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up from your hotel. Contact SPB, they have great customer service. No it is not for cruise ship passengers only.
June 18, 2018|
Response from Jim d | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 3 hours at the Hermitage. Remember it has about 300 rooms so you won’t see everything. All fees were included. Peter the Great and Catherine Palaces were also included. It was a great two days.