2 Day Premium Public Tour

St. Petersburg Shore Excursions: What to Choose?


St. Petersburg Shore Excursions

When choosing St. Petersburg shore excursions, tourists coming by cruise ships look for such an itinerary, that would include all the major sights within a short period of time. As a rule, they have one or two days, three days are a luxury. Comprehensive St. Petersburg shore excursions cover such museums as the State Hermitage and Winter Palace, Peter-and-Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s, Church on the Blood. Outside the city such a tour includes fountain parks in Peterhof and Catherine Palace with the Amber room. From this point of view, Premium public tour looks ideal. On top all the mentioned sights, Premium includes the Yussoupov Palace with Rasputin murder cellar and a canal boat ride.

It goes without saying, we care for our customers. Such an active tour requires a lot of energy. To refill it we offer traditional Russian lunches (included in the Premium price).

To make it convenient for our customers, this tour has a fixed price. You don’t have to search for travel companions to share the costs – you just sign up for the tour. Minimal number of people needed for the tour to take place is 2 adults.


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Price: 285 USD per adult


The price includes:
  • local taxes, port charges, visa-free tour tickets (complimentary),
  • driving city tour,
  • Hermitage Museum  (main museum complex, starting with the Winter Palace, Small, Old and New Hermitages),
  • Yussupov Palace (main exhibition + Rasputin murder),
  • Resurrection Cathedral (Church on the Blood),
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral,
  • Peter and Paul Fortress,
  • Peterhof fountain gardens,
  • Catherine Palace & Amber Room,
  • Subway (=metro) tour,
  • Russian traditional lunches on both days,
  • River and canal boat tour (privately for the group – separate boat),
  • English-speaking tour guide, ear-phones for groups larger than 6 persons – 2 full days,
  • Private a/c vehicle of the necessary size – 2 full days,
  • Bottled water supply for 2 days.

Day 1

7:00 – arrival in St. Petersburg

7:30-8:00 – gathering the group

NOTE: if you have a later arrival e.g. at 8 a.m. the group gathers in half an hour after the cruise ship’s arrival. Please do not be late for the tour Your tour starts directly at the cruise terminal, after the passport control stall. Your guide will meet you at the terminal

8:00-10:00 – St. Petersburg city tour by car and boat (river and canal boat ride)

10:30-11:00 – Church on the Blood inside visit

11:30-13:30 – Hermitage museum tour

14:00-15:00 – Russian traditional lunch (included in the price)

15:30-16:30 – Yussoupov Palace (main exposition + Rasputin murder tour)

17:00-17:30 – St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Time for walking and/or shopping


Day 2

8:00 – meeting, continue the driving city tour

8:30-9:30 – Peter and Paul Fortress tour

Drive outside the city to Peterhof, metro (=subway) tour on the way

10:30-12:00 – tour of the famous fountain gardens in Peterhof

12:30-13:30 – traditional Russian lunch (included in the price)

14:00-15:30 – tour of the Catherine Palace & Park (incl. the Amber room)

Around 16:30-17:00 – return on board the ship