2-Day Shore Tour

Highlights Tour + Yusupov palace

Duration 12 + 7.5 Hours
Visa-free support
Port fees included
Museum fees included
No credit card fees
Flexible itinerary

Let your wonderful trip to St. Petersburg begin by choosing this tour! Not only will you be lucky to visit the major sights and highlights, but we’ll also show you the unparalleled beauty of our suburbs – Pushkin and Peterhof – and its majestic palaces and huge parks. In addition to that, you’ll get familiar with the frescos of the famous orthodox cathedral – Church on the Spilled Blood – as well as get insight into the history of Russian tsars on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral. What makes this tour exclusive for you is that you’ll get the opportunity to visit the original interiors of the Yusupov palace as the scene of assassination of the self-proclaimed holy man Grigory Rasputin. Book this tour to begin this wonderful trip of yours with us!

DAY 01 12 hours
8:30 AM – Meet your guide at the ship
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – City tour, photo stops at the famous city sights
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Drive to Pushkin
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Catherine palace tour, Amber room, short walk in the park
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Time for lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Drive to Peterhof
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Walk in the Fountain park, visit one of the smaller museums
6:00 PM – Return to the city
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM – Walk along Nevsky prospect, inside visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Boat ride (public boat with English-speaking audio guide)
8:30 PM – Return to the ship

NB! If Day 01 is WED or FRI, Hermitage tour will be in the evening as it will be less crowded!

DAY 02 7.5 hours
9:00 AM - Meet your guide at the ship
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Hermitage museum tour
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Impressionists and Postimpressionists department of the museum
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Yusupov palace tour, Rasputin tour
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
4:30 PM – Return to the ship

You can add subway ride and visit to the local Farmers’ market to any cruise tour free of charge if time permits. You can also ask to combine city tour with Jewish Heritage tour and visit the Grand Choral Synagogue (upon request). The itinerary can be revised due to the museum days off, traffic situation and special events.
Tour price

Tour price is quoted per person and depends on the number of people in your group

People in a group Price per person
2 pax USD 560
3 pax USD 440
4 pax USD 390
5 pax USD 370
6 pax USD 340
Tour price includes

SPB City Tours offers quality service for every guest in each of the tours

Private Guide

Private english-speaking guide.

Premium Vehicle

Transportation by comfortable smoke-free & air-conditioned private car or minivan.

No Microphones, Flags, or Scripts

With the personal and intimate experience we offer, you don't have to worry about looking like a tourist.

Photo permits

at the museums

Boat ride

Bottled water

Free Wi-Fi in your car

by request
Booking form

For groups larger than 6 travelers, please contact us for pricing