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St.Petersburg
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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:
two days of adventures!

two day mini group shore tour
(Size of the group: max 15 people)

We will introduce you to Russian culture but will do it in the most exciting and happy way. The tour is medium intensive: it 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!

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


Cost of the day program***:

199 US $ for adults and 189 US $ for students and children if you book this tour without meals;
219 US $ for adults and 209 US $ for students and children if you book this tour with meals.



The cost includes:

  • Port fee, tour tickets (document which allows to provide visa free tours)
  • Guide service
  • Minivan (air-conditioned) with a driver
  • Entrance tickets to all the museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Light lunch on the first day and tea with Russian "pirogi" on the second day (for the option with lunches)
  • Photo fee for all the museums where it’s allowed to take pictures
  • Audio head system (for a group of 6 and more)
  • Bottled water
  • Special treats (tasting local ice-cream, short of vodka and others)

The cost doesn't include: gratuities to your guide and driver.


NB! We are sorry but children under 5 are not allowed to our mini-group tours. For families with kids, we recommend our shore excursion packagers. Please notice we have special packages for families with kids under 10 and for families with teens.

NB! This itinerary is quite intensive and includes some walking activity. We don’t recommend it for people who have serious walking problems. Wheelchair users need to be accompanied by a person to assist them during the whole tour. If you don't have such person, we are ready to provide a pusher, please get it touch with our manager for more detailed info. In any case, wheelchair users need to be able to walk/climb a few steps independently. For guests with serious walking problems we suggest our shore excursion packages.


* The actual itinerary will vary depending on museums’ closing days, overcrowding at venues and traffic conditions.

** Meeting time will be adjusted to the ship mooring time. The exact meeting time will be indicated in your tour tickets.

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




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From our clients' reviews:

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...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)

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...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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