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Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise provided by City Break Tours St. Petersburg

Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise
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Tour snapshot
An easy way to tour St. Petersburg without the need for a visa
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour of St. Petersburg has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers to get the most out of their short stay in the city. Visit several of the must-see attractions easily, without wasting time finding your way around. See highlights like the Hermitage Museum and the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood and more, and also enjoy a relaxing canal cruise. An ideal tour for first-time visitors.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Port transfers and comfortable private transport are included
  • Save time by skipping the lines with priority access entrance tickets
  • Receive a personal headset to hear your guide clearly, for groups of 7+
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Port transfers and comfortable private transport are included
  • Save time by skipping the lines with priority access entrance tickets
  • Receive a personal headset to hear your guide clearly, for groups of 7+
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60512P95
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide your full names at booking)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
  • Professional & friendly English speaking guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off each day
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
  • All admission fees per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Bottled water and ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunches
  • Entry/Admission - Nevsky Prospekt
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please, do not forget to bring with you printed out TOUR TICKETS to present them at the passport control. The guide/company representative will be waiting in the port terminal with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURS.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not accessible for people with any mobility restrictions. Please, book a private tour if you are using a wheelchair, a scooter or a walking frame.
  • Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4), passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent out to you. Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • Minimum age of participant is 4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will have a boat ride with an audio guide or a live guide depending on your group size
  • The tour is only available for the cruise ships that are docked in St Petersburg for 2 days
  • No refund will be provided in case of the cruise ship delay or cancelation
  • On some dates, tickets to Catherine's Palace might not be available due to the high demand and closing days of the museum. You will be advised if that happens via email and the group will visit the Pavlovsk Palace instead. No refunds are provided.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide your full names at booking)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
  • Professional & friendly English speaking guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off each day
  • Transportation by an air-conditioned Mercedes minibus
  • All admission fees per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Bottled water and ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - Metro Station Pushkinskaya
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunches
  • Entry/Admission - Nevsky Prospekt
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please, do not forget to bring with you printed out TOUR TICKETS to present them at the passport control. The guide/company representative will be waiting in the port terminal with a sign saying CITY BREAK TOURS.
  • Ports:
  • Passenger Port St. Petersburg "Marine Facade", St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not accessible for people with any mobility restrictions. Please, book a private tour if you are using a wheelchair, a scooter or a walking frame.
  • Please, provide the cruise ship name (1), your full name as in the passport (2), date of birth (3), country of citizenship (4), passport number (5). The tour ticket (substitute for visa) will be sent out to you. Printed out tour ticket and a current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • Minimum age of participant is 4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will have a boat ride with an audio guide or a live guide depending on your group size
  • The tour is only available for the cruise ships that are docked in St Petersburg for 2 days
  • No refund will be provided in case of the cruise ship delay or cancelation
  • On some dates, tickets to Catherine's Palace might not be available due to the high demand and closing days of the museum. You will be advised if that happens via email and the group will visit the Pavlovsk Palace instead. No refunds are provided.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
15 stops
Day 1
The Suburban Gems of St...
Day 2
St Petersburg Must-Sees (8 hours)
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4.5
21 reviews
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Rose S
New Brunswick, NJ2 contributions
Jun 2020
Sadly we had to cancel our trip due to corona virus epidemics. The refund was issued very fast and overall I am very happy with the service level of this company. Hopefully we will travel next year and I will book with them again.
Written 22 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ramy G
Drachten, The Netherlands6 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our 2 days in St Petersburg were as splendid as could be.we were lucky to have good weather but most of all to have Elizabeth as our guide thanks to her knowledge and nice personality we enjoyed every step of the way on this tour.

The canal trip and some free time for shopping in the downtown were my favorite activities. group was small size 15 people and it was comfy to move around.

I recommend this company and this guide to anyone without hesitation.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Irene
Cleveland, TN1 contribution
Mar 2022
I have been in contact with this company for almost 2 years while planning our trip to St Petersburg. Last year our cruise was canceled due to the pandemics and this year very unfortunately due to other significant events. I want to thank the reservation team for professionalism and nice treatment. I am looking forward to the next summer when hopefully we will be able to finally see your magnificent city.
Written 7 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

71Louby
Dalton-on-Tees, UK10 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We had a terrible first day of a 2 day tour group, and when we complained the management were extremely aggressive and us of lying! The guide did not seem to know the itinerary and so we had no faith that we would be returned to the shop on time we chose not to do the 2nd day. This has ruined our honeymoon!
The “comfortable” minibus was far from it, with 3 broken seats, we have photos of the worst of the 3. (The manager, first accused of of lying about this, then said he had spoken to ALL the other passengers and they ALL said we broke them and then offered us a full refund if we could prove that they were broken and that we didn’t break them!) The air conditioning was not switched on until requested by a fellow passenger, and was only cold air blown in and NOT air conditioning. We were told on multiple occasions to hurry on/off the minibus, as they had stopped illegally, this caused a number of passengers to trip in their haste. The first day was a 9 am which was not conducted with any kind of efficiency, and involved visiting the various ships in port as the guide didn’t know where the other passengers were to be collected from. then approx. 1050 arrival at Catherine’s Palace, where we were kept until 1255; before lunch. Our next visit was the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood at 1450, although it took 15 minutes to get us inside. Then 1630 at the Hermitage. Despite promises of “no queues” our guide told us that it was just as quick to join the queue and had us walk down to the end of a queue the same length as the building! It was only when a fellow tourist questioned this that she made an attempt to skip the queue, and even then it was another tour group’s kindness that allowed us to cut in line. After all this it was 1645 before we got in and had to cut the Hermitage visit short by a whole hour and twenty minutes from the time advertised as it shut at 6pm. The tour guide, whose English was not up to the standards required to host a tour group - so it is difficult to say if she had knowledge of the subjects - has told us that the next day an easy day, with only the visit to Peterhof (with the advertised metro excursions not included apparently) and a canal cruise to go. We have not had the 2 hour city tour with picture stops, as well as no welcome gift and no biscuits, with water offered begrudgingly when passengers began to feel faint and even then it was one bottle between 2!
I would not recommend this company to anyone!
Written 26 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. Let us clarify some points: 1) How can you understand that there was no juice, biscuits, city your or metro excursion is you DID NOT participate in the second day of the tour? While other travelers had all of that on the 2nd day plus complimentary champagne and chocolate snacks. 2) As per your words in this review, the manager offered you a full refund if you show the pictures proving your words about 3 broken seats. But you failed to do so even you said you had the pictures. 3) Regarding the lines to enter the Hermitage Museum, as you saw there were other tour groups who also reserved skip-the-line tickets as we are not the only tour agency in the city who brings groups to the Hermitage. The other group that let you cut the line was another group of our clients as we always try to manage the best for everyone. 4) The driver never stopped illegally and he always did the best to stop as close to the museum entrance as possible to not let you walk for half an hour from the nearest parking to the museums' entrances. 5) The guide you had on the tour has a big experience, handling big groups and it is not possible to have poor knowledge of the subjects as she works in the tourism field for many years. 6) The water always stays at the beginning of the minibus and the number of bottles equals the numbers of travelers. We wish that we have explained the situation clearly. Wish you a good day.
Written 23 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea L
Honolulu, HI4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
An excellent company for a great tour of St. Petersburg, Russia!
Tour guide, Alina, was knowledgeable and thorough on explaining details and history of Palaces and museums. I loved the Boat tour of the magnificent canal!
As we are all Plant-based, vegan friends, she took the time to find us Vegan places to dine for lunch on our 2-day tour!

I will definitely book tours with TripAdvisor again!
Written 25 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Andrea, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your tour in St Petersburg with our company. We really do the best possible to arrange great tours for our guests and we truly appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you in St Petersburg again! Greetings, City Break Tours Team
Written 18 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Davecolling
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Sep 2019
Our guide was Marina and she was friendly and helpful as much as knowledgeable.she navigated us through the streets and the museums avoiding the lines with grace and easily answered all questions. She accommodated our needs and timed each visit so as not to feel rushed. The tour schedule was well organized and in general well worth the money compared to the cruise ship's tours. We had 2 long days but fascinating and fun. Having lunches in local places was not expensive.
I would definitely recommend these tours for anyone who hasn't visited St.Petersburg or has a limited time and wish to see it all 
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rrg
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wonderful 2day tour! Instead of paying a high priced tour thru the cruise ship, we went with this semi private tour 13 people! Our guide Irennia was so informative, and so organized! She made sure we were ahead of the crowds and the bus was always right there to pick us up from site to site! She was wonderful! I would recommend this tour, it was perfect for a 2 day stop!
Written 22 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Rrmgtravel, thank you for your review! We are very glad to know the tour went great and you had a wonderful time in St Petersburg. Our team always does the best possible to run tours smoothly and make them enjoyable. Let us know if you are coming back to Russia, we will be happy to see you again. Greetings from St Petersburg, City Break Tours Team
Written 10 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wayneb25
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Aug 2019
We had a 2 day tour jammed packed with sites and a canal cruise which gave us a great insight into the history of St Petersburg. Our tour guide Daria was superb. Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The only minor criticism I have is that she was a little hard to understand. Especially early in the tour but got better as it progressed.
Overall it was an excellent tour. The Architecture, Palaces, History and Stories were something very special as I would never have imagined a visit to Russia.
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Wayneb25, thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your tour and found our guide superb in her job. We wish you wonderful trips in the future. Greetings, City Break Tour Team
Written 11 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ambercurran
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
My sister and I had amazing time during these 2 days in St Petersburg. For sure we would prefer to take a private tour but as our budget was limited so we chose this small group tour and were not disappointed. Valery, our guide, was extremely skilled in managing our group and giving us the right information in the right time. The best part of the tour was seeing the fountains of Peterhoff which were beyond any expectations. I would definitely give this tour 5+ stars if possible!
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear ambercurran, thank you so much for your nice review. It is a pleasure to know that you were happy with our arrangements as we do our best to create and serve the best tours. Waiting for you to come back one day! Best wishes, City Break Team
Written 11 July 2019
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Chandler D
Brentford, UK5 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This tour was great.
Polina is an excellent knowledgeable guide, kept everyone engaged from start to end.

This tour was exactly as advertised. No rush feelings during these 2 days. The tour covered many interesting places, the Amber room, the big Hermitage (that hosts art collections from different countries), boat ride around the small rivers of Saint Petersburg (with free champagne and cakes for each member of the group). Thanks!
If you want a pleasant experience - go with this tour!
Written 26 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Chandler, thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed the tour and saw a lot. We will be waiting for you to return to St Petersburg and are always ready to arrange another tour for you. Greetings from St Petersburg, City Break Team
Written 5 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Cool
We got to know the beautiful city of St Petersburg with guide Maria. She was just lovely and showed us main points
Carol H
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They are true professionals
I signed up for City Break's two day tour of St. Petersburg, including the Fabergé Museum. The staff there gave ve
Naif_mish
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Exceptional
Everything was excellent. Loved the city. It was a great experience organized and wonderful. For sure I will not he
laghari_am
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We will be back!
We are in Russia for Euro 2020 and it is a great chance for us to see St Petersburg. This tour took us around the c
605stephanf
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Great tour! enjoyed every minute
We had a wonderful trip to Russia and an amazing tour of St Petersburg in early February before the start of the pa
nicoletravels01
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Professional and understanding
I want to say thanks to City Break Tours for their professional and quick response. I had a shore excursion booked
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Fantastic!!
Our 2 day guide was Daria, she took the charge of the group and helped us greatly to avoid crowds in the museums.
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Excellent customer service
I booked this trip on May 2020 and than changed my plans to travel in September due to the pandemic. Sadly the trip
stefanbnb11
stefanbnb11
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Simply the best
I recommend booking this tour if you want to skip all the lines and see all the main sites in 2 days. The guide was
kylie0aks
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Wonderful experience in Saint Petersburg
I visited Saint Petersburg with my husband and our daughter in January. It was cold outside but we were warmly gree
mtom77
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More than we expected
Our tour and the itinerary was excellent. Victoria our tour guide was more than organized, helpful and attentive. W
Jean W
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Thank you
I want to thank City Break Tours for their fast reaction refunding the money for the tour I had to cancel due to th
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Looking forward to next year's tour
We bought a tour for a mid-June cruise that we had to cancel. I emailed City Break and had a response the next day
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Bravo to Anastasia
I can't thank Anastasia enough for making it such a great tour for us! She took us for a ride on the famed Russian
mayav893
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Brilliant guide
The guide Olga was brilliant!!! There is nothing she does not know about St Petersburg or anything you can possibly