Arts and History Grand Tour St. Petersburg, Russia
2-Day Shore Excursion


Transportation: 20-seat Mercedes van or Mercedes Viano (for smaller groups)

Free Wi-Fi on all the vehicles

Meals: 2 Russian style sit-down lunches. The cost of lunches is included in the total cost for open group tours and for private parties of 8 and more

Price for OPEN GROUP TOUR (ENG): 279 US $ per person.

Price for private tours in English/French/German/Spanish:

Price per person
US $

* Prices for parties of 2,3,4,5 and 6 pax donโ€™t include cost of lunches. We suppose you will prefer lunches ร€ la carte. For bigger parties weโ€™ve included traditional Russian lunches.

Sample itinerary:

Day 1

8.30»Meeting at the ship
8.30-10.00»Drive to Peterhoff
10.00-12.00»Tour of the Lower park: famous fountains, cascades, pavilions (outside only). Inside visit to one of the small palaces
12.00-13.00»Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine)
13.00-14.00»Drive to Pushkin
14.00-16.00»Catherine Palace with the famous amber room
16.00-17.00»Drive back to the city center
17.00-18.00»Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral
18.30»End of the day program
Evening program (optional)Folk show or Evening boat trip.
All other evening programs are available as private versions.

Day 2

8.00»Meeting at the ship
8.00-9.30»Drive around the city
9.30 (10.00)-12.00»Hermitage Museum – early entrance
12.00-13.00»Spilled Blood Cathedral
13.00-14.00»Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine)
14.30-15.45»Faberge Museum
15.45-16.15»St. Isaac's Cathedral
17.00»Back to the ship
Special notes:

NB! This shore excursion is VISA-FREE for all cruise ship passengers. More detailed info you can find here.

NB! The itinerary above is just a sample itinerary. The exact timing will depend on the arrival/departure time of your ship as well as on the week days you are in St. Petersburg.

NB! Price for tours in other languages should be checked with with our manager.

NB! Student/children discounts. Discount for students and children 6-17 y.o. is US $ 20. Students of 18 and older shall carry their ISIC card in order to qualify for the discount. Children under 6 are not allowed to any of the open group tours and will be accommodated free of charge on any private tour.

NB! Open group tours are not recommended for people with serious walking problems. Wheelchair users need to be accompanied by a person to assist them during the whole tour.


This St. Petersburg shore excursion will be a great introduction into Russian culture and history! It was designed for enthusiasts who intend to make the most of their two days in St. Petersburg, Russia. The itinerary covers all the first choice St. Petersburg sights and includes six inside museum visits. Please notice, that the tour is really intensive and requires good walking abilities. An hour Russian style lunch will give you a chance to relax in the middle of the day.

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