1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Hermitage Museum

St Petersburg: 2-Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

Product ID: 98853
Depart from your cruise ship and enjoy this 2-day excursion of St. Petersburg. See the highlights of the city including the Hermitage and Faberge Museum.
About this activity
Duration: 17.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the official royal residence and the collection of paintings in the Hermitage museum
  • Enjoy the panoramic city tour with photo stops and a walking tour along Nevsky prospect
  • Have a stroll in the Lower garden of Peterhof and see the "Trick fountains"
  • Admire the jewels of royal Easter Eggs at the Faberge Museum
  • Explore the inside of the Church on the Spilled blood with its great collection of mosaics
Full description
Day 1 
Start your 2-day excursion with a sightseeing tour driving towards Peterhof. Stop along the way and see the best panoramic views of St Petersburg. When at Peterhof explore the lower garden which is decorated with numerous fountains. 

Have lunch at a local restaurant, then return to the city and see the jewels of the Fabergé Museum. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral, the birthplace of St. Petersburg. On the way back to your ship you will visit the St. Petersburg underground, which is beautifully decorated with marble.

Day 2 
Begin your day with a sightseeing tour. After the tour enjoy a boat ride to see the most breathtaking views on the Neva River, pass the former royal palaces and famous drawbridges.  

Visit the largest museum in the country, the Hermitage. During the tour you will admire the reception halls, the "Hanging" Garden, collections of Italian, Dutch and Flemish paintings as well as applied arts. 

Have lunch at a nice cafe before visiting the Church on the Spilled Blood, which is famous for its mosaics covering its walls inside and outside. At the end of our tour you will have a stroll along the Nevsky Prospect. Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, the second largest in the country. Your tour will end after a short drive back to your ship.
Includes
  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • Guide’s and driver's services (Comfortable car / minivan with air-conditioning)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums
  • Lunch both days
  • Blanket visa
  • Port fees
  • Local taxes
  • Head sets for groups over 5 people
  • One bottle of water per person per day
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended 10% of the tour cost for the guide: and 5% of the tour cost for the driver)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St. Petersburg Cruise Port, the local tour provider will be waiting for you after you clear customs.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Please note that the itinerary can be adjusted depending on the traffic situation and availability of tickets in museums
• Available from limited number of cruise ships staying in St. Petersburg for 2-days
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please advise of any food restrictions. Vegetarian option is available
• Infant meals not included
• Timing is given approximately and will be adjusted according your ship's arrival time
• Please be sure to look through voucher information for key details
• Your passport information is required at the time of your booking to issue free blanket visa for you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our guide, Olga, was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and knew just how to get us into all the places we booked with ease. There were only seven of us on our excursion so we were able to interact with her and get all questions answered. Of all our excursions, this St Petersburg was the best!

September 1, 2019

Great 2 days in St Petersburg, Thanks to our guide Ksenia, and driver

we were apprehensive about our 2 days in St Petersburg, as we are in our 70s and worried incase we couldn`t keep up with the tour. Our guide took us everywhere at our pace, she made it very interesting as she really knows her history and her English is perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and amazed at how much we saw in 2 days

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July 20, 2018

Amazing

Great tour excellent tour guide. Anna was fantastic and very thorough with her commentary. Anna and the driver were very accomodating

July 28, 2019

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Product ID: 98853