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

By Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg
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Ages 16-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:17h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
  • Professional guide. Guide radio and headsets for groups of 7 or larger
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Still photography permits for museums (where applicable)
  • Raincoats if needed
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Avtovo
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour starts 90 minutes after the the ship has been docked.
  • St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32397P1

  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32397P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    St. Petersburg
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • 4
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Metro Station Avtovo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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longstrangetripster
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higest recommendation—charming, fun, wide expertise
I was a first time traveler in Russia from the US. Kristina was exactly the guide I needed — welcoming, friendly, e
braehat10
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St Petersburg cruise excursion
We did not book our excursion through the cruise ship, instead after browsing the experience shared by other travel
Danilo V
Danilo V
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Great Tour Guide
I organised several student trips from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg. Each trip was lasting approximately 4-5 days a
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SCW0rldTraveler
Greenville, SC6 contributions
Jun. 2015 • Solo
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 Spilt Blood Cathedral, Swan Lake at The Hermitage, The Hermitage plus many more sites....too many to name. She took me shopping for souvenirs, to lunch where the locals eat, made sure I got to my room and train station plus filled me with stories, historical facts, and lots of history of St. Petersburg. I cannot give her enough praise. She is a wonderful lady and if you want the best experience of your life while in St. Petersburg you should definitely use Crystalline Travel. You will not regret it!
Written June 23, 2015
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moonwolf242
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Feb. 2015 • Couples
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 like a real conversation, like a discussion with a passionate local person who loves and understands their city intimately and can give personal insights that cover the dry bones of history with warmth and life. You may have had the experience in the past of a tour guide seemingly reciting lines by rote, and even if this is done with a smile, it just never rings true, does it? But with Kristina, it was nothing like that, it was real enthusiasm, real interest, and it made us fall for this incredible city too.

We visited a number of landmarks including St Nicholas, St Peter, Church on Spilled Blood, and a whole afternoon at the Summer Palace on a freezing day in the rarest of sparkling winter sunshine. We never felt rushed. Kristina's university education in History was apparent as she was able to give us detailed explanations of complex historical events, but without sounding like a text book... I kept wanting to know what happened next!

We had a fabulous day with Kristina, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to really try and get an insight into the city of St Petersburg, not to just "see" it, but try to know and understand it. It's magic when you do. Thanks Kristina!
Written March 4, 2015
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Dear moonwolf242, thank you for all your words! It means so much to us! We appreciate your review. Hope to see you again!
Written March 6, 2015
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Ali G
3 contributions
Feb. 2014 • Family
Kristina was our tour guide back in 2011. She has a wealth full of knowledge about the history of St. Petersburg and made me fall in love with the city. Her passion about the culture and history sure shines through and I was so intrigued by everything she had to share. She did an exceptional job of being a translator for us and advising us of things we should do. She was also very organized and made sure all the day's activities ran smoothly and that we had an enjoyable time.This trip is still my favorite of all the trips I've been on thanks to Kristina!
Written January 28, 2015
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Dear Ali! Thank you for review! We hope to see you soon again to improve your love with Saint Petersburg!
Written January 30, 2015
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skidaway1
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Jul. 2014 • Friends
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 Petersburg was most impressive and easy to follow. We ( a group of 8) toured with Kristina for two days in a Mercedes van with a dedicated driver. We were always met on time and Kristina's tour license enabled her to obtain tickets for all venues very quickly. Therefore we were not held up in any visitor lines at any of the tour sites. Her rates were reasonable and she sparkled with enthusiasm always. All would give her a 5 Star rating!!! Kristina tours with individuals and/or groups. Check her web site at Crystalline Tours St Petersburg, Russia. Your won't regret it, but I suggest that you book early. Jeff J, Savannah, GA
Written February 2, 2015
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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!!
Written February 15, 2015
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Julie C
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
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 two days. She is like a walking Encyclopaedia. I can honestly say that the two days were well worth the money.
Everything was organised for us by Crystalline Travel (all required paperwork to enter Russia). All entry fees to the attractions we visited were also taken care of and we didn't have to wait in long queues.
Very punctual, we were picked up and dropped back off at the cruise terminal on time.
Written July 11, 2018
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Julie F
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
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 small kiddos. I’m amazed with knowledge that Olga had about EVERYTHING: buildings, art work, history, statues, food and everything else we asked about. Fantastic trip all around!! Trip was booked through SBP Tours.
Written August 7, 2019
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Kristina_Russia
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!!
Written August 8, 2019
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2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port