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St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

1. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

Spend 2 days exploring beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruise and ferry passengers can easily participate in this tour, all arrangements will be made for them by the tour operator and no visa is required. Enjoy visits to major monuments and sites, including the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Cathedral of Our Savior of Spilled Blood. Tour Russia's cultural capital to see famous artworks and revel in the opulence of St. Petersburg's imperial heritage. This 2-day tour includes a half-day visit to Peterhof, where you'll enjoy tours of the Fountain Park, the Catherine Palace, and Amber Room, before roaming the famous gardens. The 2nd day of the tour includes visits to fortresses and palaces as well as a guided tour of the infamous Hermitage Museum. Lunch is provided on both days, as well as comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and from the port. Day 1: • 8:00 AM-8:30 AM Disembark the ship. After having passed the passport control, you will be met by your local English-speaking guide and the company representative in the arrival area of the port. (If your ship arrives to Saint Petersburg at 8:00 AM, disembarkation starts at 9:00 AM-9:30 AM). • 8:30 AM-10:00 AM City highlights tour (part 1) including photo stops at Spit of St. Basil Island and Peter and Paul Fortress • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Transfer to Peterhoff Fountain Park by hydrofoil • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Tour of Peterhoff Lower Gardens • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lunch • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Tour of Catherine Palace including Amber Room and gardens • 3:30 PM-4:45 PM Transfer to Saint Petersburg. Visit to a metro station on the way back to the city • 4:45 PM-6:00 PM City highlights tour (part 2) including the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood  • 6:30 PM Return to the ship Day 2: • 9:30 AM Meet your guide at the arrival area of the port • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Hermitage Museum  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lunch • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Faberge Museum Tour • 3:45 PM-4:30 PM St. Isaac's Cathedral Tour • 5:00 PM Return to the ship

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St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

2. St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

This Cruise Walking Tour is affordable, visa-free, and worry-free. You can add-on a round-trip transfer option and save time for sight-seeing. Saint Petersburg is perfect in cruise season — it is never too hot and a guided walk will give you a clear image of the city and exclude you from thousands of other tourists in the museums. The tour will start in the port of Saint Petersburg itself. Your guide will meet you at the arrival area of the port terminal. You will get to the city center by underground which is probably the most beautiful metro system in Europe. At Nevsky Prospect, you'll see Kazan Cathedral, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (outside visit), Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress and its grounds, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (outside visit), Field of Mars, Eliseevy Merchants’ Shop, the USSR cafe, Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences and St. Petersburg State University. You will also be able to have lunch on tour (not included in price) in the USSR cafe Kvartirka. This is a small-group walking tour and you need to be relatively fit to spend 4 hours walking. You cannot go around the city on your own and the guide will need to escort you back to the port. The tour will be available during the cruise season only (1 May — 30 October).

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Pulkovo International Airport: Private Transfer

3. Pulkovo International Airport: Private Transfer

Arriving at a new destination can be a stressful experience, whether you are starting your vacation on in town on business. You have to cope with the hassle of customs and immigration, then the struggle with your luggage, followed by the scramble for a taxi or the discomfort of public transport. End the last worry with this 1-way transfer from St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport, whether you are arriving at the domestic or international terminal. A driver will be waiting for you with your name on a sign just outside customs, so you can easily make contact. Choose from a range of vehicles to suit your group size, from minivans for families, to sedans for couples and solo travelers. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request. All vehicles are air-conditioned and cleaned in detail before each transfer. There is also no extra charge for late night or early morning transfers.

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St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

4. St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Skip the entrance line and take a private guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Faberge Museum, a private museum holding the largest collection of Faberge artifacts in the world. Discover the famous Imperial eggs, given to the Russian royal family as Easter presents, and more. Enjoy a 2-hour tour inside the museum and explore its collection, including a permanent exhibition of Faberge items, including the Imperial Easter eggs, silverware, Russian icons and other applied art. Enhance your visit to the museum with a choice of optional extras, such as a canal cruise, a traditional Russian lunch, or a folk show ticket. The tour is available for cruise passengers as a visa-free tour, and an option including hotel pickup is available.

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St. Petersburg: Legendary Faberge Museum w/ Private Guide

5. St. Petersburg: Legendary Faberge Museum w/ Private Guide

Greet your private guide in your hotel lobby and get prepared to get your ultimate culture fix. Explore Nevsky Prospect, the soul of St. Petersburg and its main draw, pass by Anichkov Garden and Anichkov Bridge and duck into the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace, neoclassical building founded in the late 18th century and home to prominent Fabergé Museum. You’ll admire the lavishly decorated interiors of one of the most striking palaces in St. Petersburg, once home to the noble Shuvalov and Naryshkin families, and take in the elegance of its rooms. You’ll catch a glimpse of the famous White Column Hall, the largest ballroom in the city and find out why it was such a popular gathering spot for the Russian elite in the times of Alexander I. Learn the personal history of renowned jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé and be wowed by more than 4000 exhibits created by him and the fellow master craftspeople of prerevolutionary Russia. Feast your eyes on nine Imperial eggs made for the last two czars Alexander III and Nicolas II, each of which was decorated with impressive enamel guilloche, gold, diamonds and other precious stones and contained a surprise. But the museum is not just about the priceless Easter eggs. See a wide range of other objects like the dinner services, icon covers, punch bowls, 'objets de fantaisie,' precious haberdashery, accessories and watches each with its own sense of grandeur while your knowledgeable guide provides interesting tales about the royal family. Conclude your fascinating adventure at a nearby café of at the Fontanka River embankment for beautiful water views, Anichkov Palace and Catherine Garden.  

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Dostoyevsky Walking Tour of St Petersburg

6. Dostoyevsky Walking Tour of St Petersburg

This walking tour of St Petersburg, is both for Dostoyevsky fans and all those travelers who want to see non-touristy places. Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of the greatest Russian writers of the 19th century. Though he was born in Moscow in 1821, Saint Petersburg was the main city of Dostoyevsky’s life. He spent most of his life in Saint Petersburg and the events of many of his novels take place in its streets and squares. Dostoyevsky’s world-famous novel 'Crime and Punishment' takes place in the notorious slums of Haymarket Square. Dostoyevsky lived close to this square for several years. Recently local scholars have identified many architectural landmarks on which 'Crime and Punishment' have been based. During this tour you will see many places connected with the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the main characters of his novel 'Crime and Punishment'. Start your tour with Haymarket Square; reach the building where Dostoyevsky used to live, and the Raskolnikov House. Then follow Raskolnikov's route to the area where the murder took place and find the courtyard where he buried the stolen purse. Take a bus to Vladimirsky Prospekt and visit the Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum. It was the last home of Dostoyevsky, who lived here from 1878 until his death. And finally visit Tikhvin Cemetery where the famous Russian writer found his last resting place in 1881. There are many other addresses in the city connected with the name of Dostoevsky: the Mikailovsky Castle, the former Military Engineering College, where Fyodor Dostoevsky had studied for five years, Peter and Paul Fortress, where he was confined to a single cell for 8 months, Semenovsky Square and others. You can also tailor-make your tour to include some of the other sights.

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Catherine Palace and Park by Public Transport with Pickup

7. Catherine Palace and Park by Public Transport with Pickup

Your tour starts at the hotel reception. The guide meets you with a sign of the local supplier, or one with your name on it. With a guide, you take a train to Tsarskoye Selo — the town where Catherine Palace is located. Alternatively, you can travel by metro and bus. From the station to the palace you can take a bus or walk (it's about 15 minutes).  When you get to the complex, together with the guide you will go through the park area and then into the palace itself. The tour includes the famous Amber Room so you will have a chance to enjoy the interiors and decorations of imperial Russia at its fullest.  When the Catherine Palace tour ends you can take a walk in the parks (if the weather conditions are appropriate) or go back to the city by bus or train. The guide accompanies you to the metro station and makes sure you get back to the hotel or any other end point you prefer. The price includes all admission tickets does not include snacks or lunch on the tour.

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St. Petersburg: City Center to Pulkovo Airport Transfer

8. St. Petersburg: City Center to Pulkovo Airport Transfer

Make use of a perfectly roadworthy and licensed vehicle and travel comfortably and safely with a professional English-speaking driver.  After leaving the airport, taxi drivers are the next set of people you will meet in order to get you to your hotel. Taxi drivers don’t merely drive tourists to their hotel, they represent the first interaction people have with the country, offer suggestions on places to see, restaurants to eat at and so much more. You will be picked up by a full-sized SUV with leather interior and comfortably accommodates 3 to 4 adults and up to 8 pieces of luggage. Most of the tariffs are fixed. Absolutely no charges for extra passengers or suitcases. Your professional English-speaking driver will meet you at the arrival gate and make sure you get to where you need to go, starting your stay in St. Petersburg off right.

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St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to City Center Transfer 24hr

9. St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to City Center Transfer 24hr

Pre-book an airport transfer by full-sized SUV to travel between St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport and your city center accommodation. The 2-hour transfer is priced for a group of up to 4 passengers, and is available 24 hours a day. Your professional English-speaking driver will meet you at the arrival gate and make sure you get to where you need to go, starting your stay in St. Petersburg off right! You’ll soon be on the way to your final destination, and along the way, the driver will be able to offer suggestions on places to see and eat and so much more! The full-sized SUV used for the service features a leather interior and comfortably accommodates 3-4 adults and up to 8 pieces of luggage. There are no additional fees for extra passengers or suitcases.

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Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

10. Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

Meet your guide at your accommodation and walk to the nearest station to begin your tour of Saint Petersburg's metro transit system. Discover what makes the station interesting or unique, before heading on to many other historic and modern stations throughout the city. As you tour, see distinctive architectural and artistic design representing different eras of the Soviet period to the present.  During the tour, learn about St Petersburg's past with the metro system as the main theme and visit the most remarkable stations like Avtovo, Admiralty, Kirov Plant, Navarskaya, Pushkinskaya, and Ploshchad Vosstaniya.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Our guide Olga was there on time. While traveling to the palace, she already told us a lot about the palace, but also about the city itself. We loved the public transport part, because it is genuinely part of the Russian experience. Our guide was very kind, social and knowledgable. Although she was so kind to bring us all the way back to the hotel, we suggested to do the last bit ourself. The palace itself is really impressive and with the stories of Olga it even came more alive. Highly recommended.

Easy to book, communication prior to flight was good with an email containing details of what to do on arrival and also what to do if you were delayed. Nikolay was very friendly, and we had an interesting and topical conversation on our drive to our destination and learnt something about St. Petersburg.

It was so nice to be met with a big smile from Ellen our driver . She was waiting for us at arrival hall . A clean and comfortable drive to our hotel , 35 minutes in rush hour traffic, Ellen was calm and careful . I would definitely recommend this service . Anne

Pick up went perfect. Our driver was waiting with our full name so we didn't have to worry. She spoke pefect English and during our journey give us invaluable advice for our stay including small phrases we could use. Excellent, a credit to your business.

Picked up on time by the owner Nickolay, who made our journey to the airport relaxed and trouble free. We were considering getting a tube train , but not speaking russian would have made it too much hassle if we missed the stop.