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Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia
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About Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg
What is most exciting about this city is its diversity. It's as multifaceted as a crystal, and you can choose an angle to look at it yourself. Everything about Saint Petersburg is curios and deserves attention - geographic position, natural phenomena, history, art, science, industry, religious diversity, world-famous personalities whose life was linked to this city. We'll be happy to show you all!
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Tours and Tickets by Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg

2-Day Tour: Small-group City Tour of St Petersburg From Port

This small group tour is a fun way to explore St. Petersburg. Visit the historic sites of the city over two days, including the Hermitage, several cathedrals, Peterhof Fountain Park, the Amber Room in the Catherine Palace, and Imperial Park. You’ll also get the chance to have more local experiences, like riding the Metro, visiting a market, and exploring a popular suburb.
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17 hours
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Simply The Best of Saint Petersburg 2 day mini-group Shore Excursion

This easygoing 2-day program includes all musts of St. Petersburg highlights. Our VISA-FREE Shore Excursion in St. Petersburg will be indeed a truly mother-of-pearl of your Baltic Cruise.
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2 days
from US$189.75
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Julie F wrote a review Aug 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia10 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a cruise of the Baltic with two days in St Petersburg as the highlight. Our guide Olga and driver Igor was incredible! I can’t say enough great things about them. Very accommodating of all our requests and delays due to bathroom breaks, shopping, diet restrictions and small kiddos. I’m amazed with knowledge that Olga had about EVERYTHING: buildings, art work, history, statues, food and everything else we asked about. Fantastic trip all around!! Trip was booked through SBP Tours.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kristina_Russia, General Manager at Crystalline Travel. Shore Excursions and Tours in St. Petersburg
Responded 8 Aug 2019
Dear Julie! Thank you so much for your great words! We are indeed happy to hear that your highlight of the tour was in our incredible city!! Olga is in love what she is doing, that's why it works so great :)) thank youuu!!
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Julie C wrote a review Jul 2018
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions8 helpful votes
We only had two days in St Petersburg. We were met at the port by Anna who was our tour guide for the two days. The group consisted of 16 cruise passengers and we were driven in a very comfortable minivan. I can't say enough about the knowledge displayed by Anna during the two days. She is like a walking Encyclopaedia. I can honestly say that the two days were well worth the money. Everything was organised for us by Crystalline Travel (all required paperwork to enter Russia). All entry fees to the attractions we visited were also taken care of and we didn't have to wait in long queues. Very punctual, we were picked up and dropped back off at the cruise terminal on time.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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longstrangetripster wrote a review Jul 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
I was a first time traveler in Russia from the US. Kristina was exactly the guide I needed — welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic and energetic, and fluent in everything from history to art to architecture — not to mention the tricks of where and when to go quickly and efficiently. She seemed to be enjoying it all as much as I was. I considered her price quite reasonable. Highly recommended for an American (or any) visitor to St. Pete!
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Date of experience: May 2016
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SCW0rldTraveler wrote a review Jun 2015
Greenville, South Carolina6 contributions10 helpful votes
I had only two days in St. Petersburg and wanted to make the most of it. I spoke with Kristina and she had only one plan....to make me happy. She exceeded all of my expectations. I toured all of the major sites....Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, Tsars Bath House, Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral, Swan Lake at The Hermitage, The Hermitage plus many more sites....too many to name. She took me shopping for souvenirs, to lunch where the locals eat, made sure I got to my room and train station plus filled me with stories, historical facts, and lots of history of St. Petersburg. I cannot give her enough praise. She is a wonderful lady and if you want the best experience of your life while in St. Petersburg you should definitely use Crystalline Travel. You will not regret it!
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Date of experience: June 2015
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braehat10 wrote a review May 2015
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions3 helpful votes
We did not book our excursion through the cruise ship, instead after browsing the experience shared by other travelers in tripadvisor, we found a local tour operator who sent Kristina to guide us. We are a group of two, joining a max 16 people group excursion of a full 2 day tour. Turned out only 2 of us in this 'group', so paying a group price for a private tour. Kristina showed up, very cheerful, speaks good English, ( very important as a lot other guides in other groups have heavy accent). She is very knowledgeable, teaching History and English in university. Her passion and interest in history really enlighten us not like others who may only recite their prepared notes. She has been doing this side job since she was studying in college. Since she has her professional license, everything went smooth. We did not have to line up. She got our tickets quickly while other people lined up for buying tickets and getting through site. During the 2 full day tour, we talk like friends. We like to travel but are not outgoing type and usually we don't speak much. Kristina never gives us any feeling like strangers, or 'just do her job kind of attitude'. We are lucky to have her to guide us. She is the only best guide we've ever had. Thank you.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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