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St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour provided by Horosho! Tours, Trips & Guides

St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour

St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This 1-day private shore excursion will take you back to the beginnings of the city and offers an excellent combination of art and outside activities. Spend a day exploring St Petersburg while your ship is docked in port. You will be introduced to the best examples of architecture when driving in the city center. Visit the Hermitage and wonder about its amazing collection of masterpieces. The excursion continues with a visit to Church on the Spilled Blood, which is one of the city’s most famous sight, to discover its mosaic-coated interior. Travel by car to Peterhof which is also known as the Russian Versailles. Every meter of it is unique and ravishing: from the Grand Palace full of royal decorations and furniture to enigmatic parks with sights at every step! Explore the Upper Gardens and Lower Park, considered masterpieces of landscape design. Visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof - a unique residence of monarchs, presenting itself a delightful baroque composition.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your tour starts when your private licensed tour guide meets you in the arrival hall of the cruise passenger terminal in the morning. Your guide will wait for you outside passport control with a sign with your name on it. (Tour start times are approximate and may be changed depending on the arrival time of your ship.) After your welcome, hop inside your private, comfortable business-class vehicle and set off.  As you travel, discuss the day’s itinerary with your guide and ask any questions you wish. City Sightseeing Tour Enjoy a panoramic drive and photo stops at St. Petersburg’s most beautiful and historical places of interest. Listen as your guide tells interesting stories about the famous palaces and architectural landmarks, and see highlights such as the Kazan Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect — St. Petersburg's main street — Michael Castle, the Russian Museum, Arts Square, the Summer Garden, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Hermitage Explore the highlights of one of the world's greatest art collections on a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Admire the magnificent artworks and enjoy learning about their origins and significance from your private guide. Church on the Spilled Blood Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood to see the dazzling array of gold, onion-shaped domes and mosaics of this iconic church. Lunch (own expense) Travel to the Peterhof, located 14 miles (23 kilometers) from St. Petersburg Peterhof Palace and Fountains Take a tour of the Peterhof, the one-time summer residence of the Russian tsars. Head inside the Grand Palace and explore the Lower and Upper Parks, admiring both these masterpieces of landscaping with their 150-plus fountains and four monumental cascades.  Return to port. Please note: On Wednesday you will visit Peter & Paul Fortress (no inside visit to Cathedral) which was constructed as a fort to defend the capital from Swedish attack.The fortress was a prison for Russian writers M. Gorky and F. Dostoevsky. See if you can spot the golden angel sat atop the tall spiral of the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your tour starts when your private licensed tour guide meets you in the arrival hall of the cruise passenger terminal in the morning. Your guide will wait for you outside passport control with a sign with your name on it. (Tour start times are approximate and may be changed depending on the arrival time of your ship.) After your welcome, hop inside your private, comfortable business-class vehicle and set off.  As you travel, discuss the day’s itinerary with your guide and ask any questions you wish. City Sightseeing Tour Enjoy a panoramic drive and photo stops at St. Petersburg’s most beautiful and historical places of interest. Listen as your guide tells interesting stories about the famous palaces and architectural landmarks, and see highlights such as the Kazan Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect — St. Petersburg's main street — Michael Castle, the Russian Museum, Arts Square, the Summer Garden, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Hermitage Explore the highlights of one of the world's greatest art collections on a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Admire the magnificent artworks and enjoy learning about their origins and significance from your private guide. Church on the Spilled Blood Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood to see the dazzling array of gold, onion-shaped domes and mosaics of this iconic church. Lunch (own expense) Travel to the Peterhof, located 14 miles (23 kilometers) from St. Petersburg Peterhof Palace and Fountains Take a tour of the Peterhof, the one-time summer residence of the Russian tsars. Head inside the Grand Palace and explore the Lower and Upper Parks, admiring both these masterpieces of landscaping with their 150-plus fountains and four monumental cascades.  Return to port. Please note: On Wednesday you will visit Peter & Paul Fortress (no inside visit to Cathedral) which was constructed as a fort to defend the capital from Swedish attack.The fortress was a prison for Russian writers M. Gorky and F. Dostoevsky. See if you can spot the golden angel sat atop the tall spiral of the Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7768P27
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Visa-Free paperwork (Blanket Visa).No Visa to Russia required (you must obtain it from the operator)
  • Port pick-up (after passport control) & drop off
  • Professional licensed tour guide (different languages available)
  • Professional private driver
  • Farewell gift & Bottles of water
  • All taxes, port fees, local taxes, photo permits
  • Transportation by business class car with A/C
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the guest from all ports of St Petersburg.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg "Marine Façade", Cruise Ship Terminal
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • FULL passport name, number, expiry and country of citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • We will prepare and send your tour ticket (blanket visa) to you as soon as we receive all required information about passengers' passport details and gender
  • Make sure you bring your passport and a print out of your tour ticket (blanket visa) to present at passport control upon arrival at St. Petersburg’s port to clear customs. Your tour ticket allows you to visa-free entry into the city for your tour.
  • Itinerary depends on the day of the week
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please let us know if you need a car seat/booster seat.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Attention: On Wednesday you will visit Peter & Paul Fortress (no inside visit to Cathedral). Being initially constructed as a fort to defend the capital from the impendent Swedish attack, this fortress will transfer you in 1721 when it was a jail for famous Russian writers M. Gorky and F. Dostoevsky. Try to notice a golden angel sat atop of the Peter and Pall Cathedral with a tall spiral!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Visa-Free paperwork (Blanket Visa).No Visa to Russia required (you must obtain it from the operator)
  • Port pick-up (after passport control) & drop off
  • Professional licensed tour guide (different languages available)
  • Professional private driver
  • Farewell gift & Bottles of water
  • All taxes, port fees, local taxes, photo permits
  • Transportation by business class car with A/C
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the guest from all ports of St Petersburg.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg "Marine Façade", Cruise Ship Terminal
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • FULL passport name, number, expiry and country of citizenship is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • We will prepare and send your tour ticket (blanket visa) to you as soon as we receive all required information about passengers' passport details and gender
  • Make sure you bring your passport and a print out of your tour ticket (blanket visa) to present at passport control upon arrival at St. Petersburg’s port to clear customs. Your tour ticket allows you to visa-free entry into the city for your tour.
  • Itinerary depends on the day of the week
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please let us know if you need a car seat/booster seat.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Attention: On Wednesday you will visit Peter & Paul Fortress (no inside visit to Cathedral). Being initially constructed as a fort to defend the capital from the impendent Swedish attack, this fortress will transfer you in 1721 when it was a jail for famous Russian writers M. Gorky and F. Dostoevsky. Try to notice a golden angel sat atop of the Peter and Pall Cathedral with a tall spiral!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Mar 2021
A note from St. Petersburg Private Visa-Free Shore City and Peterhof Tour
We are operating tours with several layers of health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the local health authorities. These measures include temperature check before the tour starts, face coverings and physical distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Marine Passenger Terminal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Grand Peterhof Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Safari826504
Media, PA1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great tour with Natalia and a driver. We saw so much more than we would have on a bus tour and skipped the lines for Peterhof, church of the spilled blood, and the Fabergé museum. Her English was great and breadth of knowledge about history and the particulars of the tour were amazing. Loved this!
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello there! Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. We spend a lot of time and energy in the preparation and creation of a tour itinerary because only this way a unique story can be told that helps visitors understand the history of places they visit. Therefore I am very glad that you liked this tour and I hope I will be able to welcome you again on one of our other tours in Saint Petersburg. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time with Natalia! Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
Written 10 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Narelle W
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, all the preparations for visa we taken care of for us. A fantastic day with Lara. Lara was very knowledgeable & had a passion for Russian history which made our day very interesting. Lara was very attentive to our needs and gave us some wonderful memories to take home. I would highly recommend this company & would definitely use them again.
Written 23 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello there! We are thrilled you have had such a great time with us! On our tours, you can get all the information and a taste of what St Petersburg has to offer which will help you plan your stay. Sharing our passion for history with our guests is a great part of the tour. Our guides do their best to skip the lines and to get as close as possible to historical sights. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour. Meanwhile, we wish you lots of fun on your journeys! HOROSHO team
Written 10 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ddronron1
Haymarket, VA21 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Misha Horosho knows how to arrange the best tours possible. He was responsive to both telephone calls and emails, and when our cruise ship docked, we had a terrific tour with Olga and Vladimir. Olga is one of the best tour guides we have ever had, extremely knowledgable, personal and flexible. We loved spending time with her. She is great!! Vladimir is an excellent driver. Always on time and kept us safe.
Of six shore excursions we had, Horosho and its staff tour of St. Petersburg was the highlight of our trip. Don’t miss it.
Written 20 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello there! Thank you so much! We love your review very much. Especially it is a delight for Olga and Vladimir, your guide and driver. We all work very hard at Horosho to do the best tours possible and words of encouragement like yours really inspire us. In return, we would like to thank you for your enthusiasm. We really appreciate your kind words and the fact that we were special among the others. That means a lot! Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
Written 10 April 2020
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Charles C
5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We 2 families with 6 people selected Misha Horosho's tour after comparisons with many others. It was fantastic customized trip. As we requested, we visited Neva River, Hermitage, St Isaac main floor, Peterhof Palace, plus a traditional Russian lunch (cheap price) in one day. Any onshore tours from cruise can not make it. Kate is a nice, descent, knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend.
Written 12 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Charles! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! It is always great to hear back from our guests because your feedback is what gives us the opportunity to improve our service. We are really happy you enjoyed your experience so much. I'm glad we were able to visit the most important sights! We know how important memories are to our guests :) That’s how we do it! Very glad to hear you enjoyed Kate's wealth of knowledge. Thanks again and see you soon for another memorable experience in Saint Petersburg! We will be here for you! :) Meanwhile, we wish you lots of fun on your journeys! HOROSHO team
Written 19 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Friendly people and memorable experience
This is one of the most memorable experiences in my life. First of all, Misha contacted me few days prior to the ev
Brandonlaplant
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Fantastico!
The tour was amazing and our guide was so knowledgeable and customized our tour to our liking. I would definitely r
nikkihom
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Best part of our trip
We loved seeing all of the amazing art. There is so much to see that I was afraid we’d wonder aimlessly on our own.
Valeriya M
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Highlight of our trip!
It was PERFECT! We were a bit skeptical at the beginning, because visiting two palaces in the same day can be a bit
spencmoonlight
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not the standard company! top!
Over the years we have dealt with a number of private tour agencies and I am sure that Horosho is one of the we hav
phyllisSanFrancisco
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Sofia was wonderful tour guide for St. Catherine's Palace
Sofia and the driver met us in the lobby of our hotel and we drove to Pushkin to see the Palace. Sofia provided com
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Early spring was a good time for visit
My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the tour of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces led by Irina who did a great job o
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Excellent tour and very informative - highly recommended!
We had an excellent time with Irina at the Hermitage. She was an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of everythin
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Great tour if this amazing place
We had an amazing few hours looking around this wonderful palace... Irina was friendly and informative and we thoro
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Thank you!
My husband and I spent three days in St Petersburg at the end of October and absolutely loved it. Kate was our pri
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Convenient
It was really convenient for us as we were picked up at our hotel, and we were dropped off at the end as well. Our
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Two Splendid Palaces
This excellent tour started with a hotel pick up.The first palace, Catherine's, is stunningly beautiful, the spaces
Veronica W
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Private tour of Catherine palace and Peterhof palace
Catherine was and excellent and knowledgeable guude. Driver was punctual, friendly and helpful, would recommend. A
Carol Y
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On Time, easy to get hold with, everything is as advertised, some extras are nice touch, overall strongly recommend
If your time is tight, strongly recommend to go with their tour for Saint Petersburg, comfortable Mercedes van, sma
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Excellent guide and service
What a great tour..we were kept informed of pick up times and where welcomed on time by our fabulous guide Daria an
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