Walks With Folks

2 day Visa Free private Shore Excursion of Saint Petersburg

Enjoy a full 2-day shore excursion of St. Petersburg, with no visa required. During your first day you will see the most famous city attractions on a comprehensive city tour and visit one of the grandest world art museums - The Hermitage. On the second day experience the grandeur of the Russian czars by visiting their most notable residences - The Petrodvorets in Petergof and Catherine Palace in Pushkin.
2 Day Visa Free Private Shore Excursion of Saint Petersburg
Total tour price
1285
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Hotel pickup
Transportation by car or minivan
Flexible timing
Flexible timing
Duration
Duration: 9 hours each day
Easy cancellation
Easy cancellation
Day 1 - St. Petersburg Highlights and Hermitage museum

Cruise liner pick-up

Your guide and driver will come to the port to begin the tour from there. Vehicle entrance fee to the port is included.
Cruise liner pick-up

Nevsky Prospect

Get picked up from your hotel or cruise ship and along with your private guide drive along Nevsky prospect, the main city street.

See famous UNESCO World Heritage sites and old mansions of Russian aristocrats, including the Stroganoff palace, where famous beef stroganoff dish was invented.
Nevsky Prospect

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Take pictures next to the gem of the city - the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Learn the origin of its name and how it miraculously survived during Bolsheviks' reign.

7500 square meters of colorful mosaics inside of the church will leave you overwhelmed.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

St. Isaac's Cathedral

Visit St. Isaac's cathedral – known as the main church of the Russian Empire.

The inner decorations of the cathedral includes mosaics, silver, gold and semi-precious stones that will leave a lasting impression!
St. Isaac's Cathedral

View of Peter and Paul's Fortress

Drive along the embankments of Neva river and see the famous drawing bridges of St. Petersburg.

Enjoy the view of Peter and Paul's fortress, the very first structure of the city and burial place of all Russian emperors.
View of Peter and Paul's Fortress

Cruiser Aurora

Make a photo stop next to cruiser Aurora – the oldest and the luckiest ship of the Russian Navy.

Find out how this ship survived in 3 devastating wars of the 20th century and why it became a symbol of the Russian revolution.
Cruiser Aurora

Palace Square

Visit the Palace Square where some of the most notable events in Russian history took place including the October Revolution of 1917.

Go inside the Winter Palace – second largest museum in the world founded back in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great.
Palace Square

Winter Palace

Explore the Peter the Great Memorial Hall, Throne room, Military gallery and many more halls that were used by the Russian tsars in Winter Palace.

Find out why all the rooms are made in different styles, enjoy walking in classical, baroque and eclectic interiors of the Palace.
Hermitage rooms

Hermitage Art Collection

See the classical masterpieces of such famous artists as: Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens and many others.

Enjoy the Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek sculptures, jewelry and decorative art of the antique period.
Hermitage Art Collection

Cruise liner drop-off

We will take you back to your ship.
Cruise liner drop-off
Day 2 - Peterhof and Catherine Palace Private Tour

Cruise liner pick-up

Your guide and driver will come to the port to begin the tour from there. Vehicle entrance fee to the port is included.
Cruise liner pick-up

Scenic Drive

Take a scenic drive to Peterhof – "Russian Versailles."

On the road learn the history of Peterhof and why Peter the Great decided to construct it.
Ride to Peterhof

Peterhof Grand Palace

See the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli.

Visit the numerous chambers and halls dedicated to the Russian Imperial victories in various wars.
Peterhof Grand Palace

Grand Cascade

Marvel at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period.

Take a picture next to the Golden Statue of Samson that represents Russia's victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
Grand Cascade on Peterhof Private Tour

Road to Catherine Palace

Save your time and drive to the Catherine Palace straight from Peterhof.

During your drive learn why Pushkin is often called "Tsars' Village" and how many times it was rebuilt from the ground up.
Catherine Palace

Dancing hall

Marvel at the opulence of the Grand hall! Find out why every night Catherine was afraid to go to bed and hence danced till early morning.

Ask our guide about what famous celebrities celebrated their weddings and birthday's here (i.e. Paul McCartney among many others).
Catherine Palace Dancing hall

Golden Enfilade

Marvel at the Russian Baroque style while exploring numerous golden rooms, one more opulent than the other.

Learn the intrigues of the Czar's court and imagine what it was like to live in this palace.
Golden Enfilade

Amber room

Go inside the Amber room - the gem of the residence. Often called - "Eighth Wonder of the World", the room contains six tons of exquisitely crafted amber panels, along with gold leafs and mirrors.

Find out what healing powers this room has, and how much it would cost to make such a room in your house.
Amber room

Catherine Park

After exploring the palace take a stroll in the Catherine Park.

Catherine the Great wanted to have the whole world at her fingertips, that's why you can see pavilions of Greek, Turkish, French, Chinese and other architectural styles. Your car will be waiting outside of Catherine park and will take you back to Saint-Petersburg.
Catherine Park

Cruise liner drop-off

We will take you back to your ship.
Cruise liner drop-off
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