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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: All-inclusive Visa-Free 2-day Tour

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This small-group (max 16 people) visa-free St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will give you an opportunity to see all highlights of St. Petersburg.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour is VISA-FREE. We will issue and send you individual tour tickets that you have to show to Russian border control when you go through customs
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Passport name, gender, number, date of birth and citizenship (passport) is required at time of booking for all participants
- Please note: visa-free tour tickets only apply to customers arriving by cruise ship
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers



Day 1: St Petersburg shore tour - suburban palaces and parks

Stop At: MaxiBaltTours, St. Petersburg Russia
8:30am (time can be amended depending on your ship's docking time) - meet and greet your MaxiBaltTours guide. Please look for MaxiBaltTours sign inside port Terminal in the area right after you pass customs

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
Take a walking tour of the royal gardens located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The fresh air and over 100 fountains make a walk here peaceful and relaxing. The view from the lower garden to the Grand Palace is one of the most spectacular views in the city, and the hill decorated with the Grand Cascade with its main fountain of St. Sampson is famous all over the globe.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
This summer residence is located 20 km away from the city and is considered to be the most beautiful Palace around Saint Petersburg. The Catherine's Palace consists of 2 wings - the Golden Suite of rooms and the Cameron Gallery, designed for Catherine the Great in the classical style. The golden rooms are adorned with gilded wood carvings decorated with crystal chandeliers and mirrors that provide the impression of a bigger space. The doors are also inlaid with gold and when they are opened, when looking ahead, you have the feeling of walking along a golden corridor. The highlight of the palace is an Amber room that was restored to full glory recently after it was destroyed or removed during the WW2.
Drive back to the city with metro tour on the way (sequence may be re-arranged).
5-6pm - back to your ship
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian lunch is included
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: St Petersburg shore tour - day in the city

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Take a tour of the Art Gallery that is ranked in the top 5 art museums in the world. The collection is so big that only 13% is ever on display at one time. After the revolution most of the interiors lost their original decor, but 5 gala rooms are still able to demonstrate how sumptuously the Romanov Dynasty lived. While on the tour you will see the cream of the collection: Italian Renaissance art, Spanish Golden Age, Flemish art, etc.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: CitySightseeing, Pochtamtskaya Ulitsa, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
What could be more impressive then seeing the beauty of Saint Petersburg from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals, which makes the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Our comfortable boat will take you along the granite embankments to the main waterway of Saint Petersburg, showing you the familiar highlights like the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Spit of Basil's Island from a different perspective.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
The Church of the Resurrection, more commonly known as the Church on Spilt Blood, commemorates the Russian peacemaker Alexander II. Although he abolished serfdom he was hated by the revolutionaries, who formed different terrorist organizations with the aim of killing the ruler. Inside, the church looks fascinating, 7 000 square meters of mosaics cover the walls. They are made of melted glass and this technique looks simply spectacular and dazzling!
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
Take a tour of the palace that belonged to one of the richest families in the history of Russia. They owned 20 palaces all over the country and four in Saint Petersburg. The interiors are decorated in different styles and have preserved not only the Gala interiors, but also the living quarters where the owners of the palace slept, ate, put on makeup and got dressed. The palace was a witness of one of the most mysterious events that ever happened in Saint Petersburg - the murder of Rasputin. The Siberian monk was dangerous for the Yusupov family and was killed in the palace. Now you can see wax figures of the associates and Rasputin himself depicting the grisly murder and speculating about the secrets the palace still keeps.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
The fourth largest cathedral in the world is named after the patron saint of Peter the Great. It was designed by a French architect and until the revolution it was the primary Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Richly decorated with precious stones, marble and mosaics, the cathedral is a real masterpiece of 19th century architecture. It took 40 years to build the cathedral and it is now considered to be a world heritage site.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Russian lunch
No accommodation included on this day.


Departure point:

1: Берег Невской Губы ул., 1Д, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226
2: St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034

Traveler pickup is offered
We meet our guests inside passenger port Terminal next to their cruise ship. Please look for your guide with MaxiBaltTours sign


  • St Petersburg passenger port

Departure time:

8:30 AM


2 days



Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Josephine V

Our group of 10 was the perfect size. The guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. She was considerate of everyone's needs and paced the tour so that everyone was able to participate but had enough time to experience the sights. The Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac, the cruise, the subway, the city of St. Petersburg all came alive to us by the history and information provided. Thank you, MaxiBalt Tours for a fantastic 2 day St. Petersburg tour!

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Gordon J

Four of us were on an exclusive 2 day Maxi Balt tour. It was extremely well organized and we saw everything in an efficient way. Our guide, Veronica, and are driver were excellent. Could not have been better.

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Robert M

One of the best tour guides ever.We toured all the major attractions and she had us through and into these areas were a line up was for ever!

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This was a fantastic 2 day tour with very efficient( Maxibalt lady tour guide who I am very sorry to say I have forgotten her name. She was able to take us to so many sights in those 2 days with some sights being visitor free due to her strategy of knowing when sights would be more visitor friendly without all the crowds. WE had a small group of 13 6 couples and my self.. The tour was more than I could have wished for as the church of spilled blood, metro stations were my high lites.
Thank you Maxibalt Tour lady - Beryl from NZ

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We were in St Petersburg for only 2 days and our tour guide Veronika made sure we saw as much of it as we could. She is an exceptional tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, and a wizard at what she does, somehow getting us into the different palaces, cathedrals, and museums quickly and without ever having to wait in line. She even took us for a ride on the Russian metro, which was weird in and of itself, but impressive and exhilarating at the same time. We can't say enough about her. She made our first trip to Russia one we will remember for a long time.

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Shahla B

We enjoyed our visit and tour and we had a nice and knowledge tour guide. We were a small group and the van always was on time to pick us up and take to another point of visit. We were so happy with our tour and visit and we recommend this tour without any hesitation.

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This was an amazing tour from the moment we entered the comfortable bus with wifi and a bottle of water to Veronica’s amazing knowledge of the history of her country! We even got last minute tickets tot he Russian ballet - dream come true! Do not hesitate to book this tour. It is the best one out there!

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Amanda C

Excellent two day tour from start to finish. Very well organised. Clear instructions given. Maxi Balt tours rep was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Mini bus was clean and comfortable with excellent, careful driver. In the two days we saw all of the highlights and more. Veronika as well as being knowledgeable was able to avoid all of the queues. Time keeping was excellent and we were back in plenty of time for our cruise departure. We have nothing bad to say about thus tour.

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Gaylord W

Our tour guide Maria and driver Vlad picked us up and took us on a great 2 day adventure in St. Petersburg. Besides the usual places we also went on the subway and experienced a local super market. Maria got us into all the attractions and gave us a great narrative of the city.

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Richard S

Did 2 day of St. Petersburg and on first day had 8 guests and did the downtown. On the second day 3 new guests were added who wanted to see downtown. Initially were told that we did those sites yesterday. At end of the second day we were informed that we were going back to see Church of Spilled Blood for the 3 new guests. So 8 guests were inconvenienced for the desires of 3 guests. This is not right, MaxiBaltTours should have done separate arrangements for the new guests.


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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: All-inclusive Visa-Free 2-day Tour

This small-group (max 16 people) visa-free St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will give you an opportunity to see all highlights of St. Petersburg.

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