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St. Petersburg

2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port

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    What to Expect
    This 2-day tour is ideal for those who want to explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg in fun, informative, and relaxed way. The tour takes a look at local culture, cuisine, history, myths, facts and rumors. You'll see famous sights, but also visit more local areas and get tips for local restaurants. Your small-group guide will tell you details and stories, and answer any questions you have. You will also have free time on your own to wander around.

    Day 1: St. Petersburg

    After pickup from your cruise port, you'll embark on a St. Petersburg city tour. You will see main sites and historical attractions of downtown St. Petersburg including the Church on Spilled Blood with its elaborate mosaics, the Kazan Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum and its massive art collection, a local food market, and more. You'll also take a canal cruise and see why St. Petersburg is often called the 'Venice of the North.' 

    Throughout the day you'll have time on your own to take photos or stop for lunch at a local cafe or restaurants.

    Return to the port.

    Day 2: St. Petersburg

    After another pickup from the port, you'll visit the south of the city. See palace estates, monuments, rivers and canals, beautiful bridges, churches and  cathedrals, memorial squares and parks. You'll visit Catherine Palace, where you can take photos of the stunning facade and visit the Amber Room. Enjoy free time in Pushkin Town which is one of the most popular suburbs for locals. Dine, explore, take photos, shop, or stroll its manicured parks.

    Next you'll drive to Peterhof, where you'll visit the Peterhof Fountain Park. The 300-acre park and fountains were built by Peter the Great to rival Versailles in France. 

    Back in St Petersburg you'll take the Metro,  an attraction in itself.  Find out why St. Petersburg's metro lines are known as the "palaces of the People". 

    Return to the port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The tour starts 90 minutes after the the ship has been docked.
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
    • Raincoats if needed
    • Guide radio and headsets for groups of 7 or larger
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name and arrival date
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not suitable for mobility restricted participants, and walkers or wheel chairs are not permitted.
    • This tour is considered to be quite intensive and a reasonable amount of walking is involved
    • Please note, this tour is only suitable for passengers staying in port for at least 2 days
    • Please note: This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only; and is not suited to land travelers, who will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
    • In the rare event that a tour does not return before the embarkation time, the group members will be transported directly to the next port of call to rejoin the cruise at no additional cost to the guest. This has not happened but the policy is in place in case that if such an event were to happen
    • Tour is a guaranteed departure with no minimums
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did a cruise of the Baltic with two days in St Petersburg as the highlight. Our guide Olga and driver Igor was incredible! I can’t say enough great things about them. Very accommodating of all our requests and delays due to bathroom breaks, shopping, diet restrictions and
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    Response from Kristina_Russia, General Manager at 2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port
    Responded Aug. 7, 2019
    Dear Julie! Thank you so much for your great words! We are indeed happy to hear that your highlight of the tour was in our incredible city!! Olga is in love what she is doing, that's why it works so great :)) thank youuu!!
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    We only had two days in St Petersburg. We were met at the port by Anna who was our tour guide for the two days. The group consisted of 16 cruise passengers and we were driven in a very comfortable minivan. I can't say enough about the knowledge displayed by Anna during the
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    I had only two days in St. Petersburg and wanted to make the most of it. I spoke with Kristina and she had only one plan....to make me happy. She exceeded all of my expectations. I toured all of the major sites....Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, Tsars Bath House, Savior on the
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    We booked a full day tour with Kristina for our second day in St Petersburg. We were picked up form our hotel by car, and from the moment we met Kristina we were impressed by her warmth, depth of knowledge, and ability to make this remarkable city come alive. The whole day felt
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    Response from CrystallineTravel, Владелец at 2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port
    Responded Mar. 5, 2015
    Dear moonwolf242, thank you for all your words! It means so much to us! We appreciate your review. Hope to see you again!
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    Seeing the sights in St Petersburg, Russia with private tour guide Kristina Markina (owner of Crystalline Travel) was an exceptional bonus for our group. In addition to being extremely personable and with a great command of English, Kristina's knowledge of all sites in St
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    Response from CrystallineTravel, Владелец at 2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port
    Responded Feb. 14, 2015
    Dear Jeff, thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad you had such a great time with us! Hope to see you again!!
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