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I love you, Peter's great creation,
I love your view of stern and grace,
The Neva wave's regal procession,
The grayish granite – her bank's dress...
(Alexander Pushkin)

Happy tour
of 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: could be booked with or without lunches

Price for OPEN GROUP TOUR (ENG): 210 US $ PP (without lunches) & 234 US $ PP (with lunches)

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

Price per person
US $

Sample itinerary:

Day 1

8.30»Meeting at the ship
8.30-9.00»Drive around the city to give you the first impression of it
9.00-10.00»Drive to Peterhof, metro ride on the way
10.00-12.00»Tour of the famous Lower park: fountains, cascades, pavilions, sculptures
12.00-13.00»Russian style lunch at a nice local restaurant or shopping
13.00-14.00»Drive to Pushkin
14.00-16.30»Catherine's Palace with the famous amber room
16.30-17.30»Drive back
17.30»End of the day program
Evening program (optional)Folk show, Faberge museum or Evening boat trip.
All other evening programs are available as private versions.

Day 2

9.00»Meeting at the ship
9.00-9.30»Drive to the Hermitage Museum
9.30-12.00»Hermitage Museum – early entrance
12.00-13.00»Spilled Blood Cathedral
13.00-14.00»Walking tour along Nevsky prospect, stop for a shot of Russian vodka
14.00-15.00»Lunch in "Shtolle" café: tea with Russian "pirogi" (pies) or shopping
15.00-16.00»Citizen's View walking tour
16.00-16.15»Tasting St. Petersburg ice-cream
16.00-17.00»Back to the ship
17.00»At 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 $ 11. 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! Additional cost of 2 lunches is USD 24 PP.

NB! The cost of this program is already a special cost and cannot be summarized with any other discounts.

NB! This tour involves a lot of walking and is NOT intended for people with serious walking problems and wheelchair users. Sorry for that! Please consider private version or other itineraries.


We will introduce you to Russian culture but will do it in the most exciting and happy way. This St. Petersburg shore excursion covers all most essential museums and most beautiful sights but it's quite easy going and really happy. To make your experience even more fun we included a few very special features such as tasting St. Petersburg ice-cream, a shot of famous Russian vodka, chance to try best local pies and a small surprise at the very end of the tour.
Our young, energetic and happy guides will do their best to make your St. Petersburg shore excursions interesting, exciting, memorable and really happy.

Have a happy tour!

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From our clients' reviews:

St Petersburg 2 day visa free tours

...It was a really happy tour! Unforgettable impressions! Thanks to our guides from Best Guides for the pleasure we have received during these 2 days! (Anni Novak, London)

2 day tours of St Petersburg Russia

...Thank you, Best Guides for a wonderful 2-day tour of your magnificent city St. Petersburg! We saw palaces and museums, heard many interesting stories! All service was at the highest level! (Leo Trump, Colorado)

St Petersburg shore excursion small group 2 day visa free tour including boat ride

...This is the best of all 2-day tours for small groups of all, between which we chose. It includes all the main attractions of St. Petersburg, boat rides and a magnificent evening program in Russian style. We recommend this visa-free tour for all cruise passengers! (Alex Crock, Scotland)

2 day visa free shore excursions for cruise line passengers in St Petersburg

...Wonderful shore excursions for cruise line passengers! 2-day walks around St. Petersburg are unforgettable happy days! Best Guides Company conducted a very comfortable tour for us. Wonderful impressions and awards thanks! (Serge Simps, Texas)

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