1-day Baltic Inspiration in St. Petersburg *ULTIMATE*

St. Petersburg Cruise port
St. Petersburg Cruise port
Our Transport
Our Transport
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
Throne Hall, Winter Palace
Throne Hall, Winter Palace
Catherine Palace, The Amber Room
Catherine Palace, The Amber Room
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
St. Nickolas Church
St. Nickolas Church
The View of Strelka
The View of Strelka
Savior on the Spilled Blood Church
Savior on the Spilled Blood Church

Book online with 5% discount (off private tours).

Small Group - MAX 10 people - only $209USpp (includes lunch)

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 Smaller groups, more comfort 
 No line ups
 A Welcome gift included 

Do you wish to reduce the costs? Then book a seat on our 'SMALL GROUP COMFY TOUR' for up to 10 people at a Flat Rate. We build groups ourselves. The tour will depart with any number of people. You can check out our Group Tours Calendar. If you are willing to take a private tour, click 'Book a Private Tour' button.

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Flat rate group tours: lunch included. * Private tours: lunch & headsets are from 10 people.

MSC Cruises  MSC Meraviglia - May 1, 15, 29. July 10, 18, 24. September 4
NCL Cruises : Norwegian Getaway - June 30

 11 hours


08:30 - meet your guide at the St. Petersburg cruise port passenger terminal, payment.
08:30-10:00City tour, visit St. Nickolas Church, a metro trip (optional), and a visit to the Food market (time permitting).
10:00-12:00 - excursion in The Hermitage and Winter Palace (special early admission).
12:00-13:00 - lunch at a local restaurant.
13:00-14:00 - transfer to Pushkin town. You will pass through the residential and suburban areas of St. Petersburg and see apartment houses of the local citizenry.
14:00-15:30 - tour Catherine Palace (Amber Room), walk in the park.
15:30-16:30 - transfer to Peterhof.
16:30-18:00 - guided visit to Peterhof Fountain Park.
19:30 - back onboard the cruise ship.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours. Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new building of General Staff. You can request it additionally when booking a tour. The extra fee of $15US/person will apply. The visit takes 1 hour. Group tour programs can not be customized.


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-ups), blanket visa, photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, a Welcome gift, headsets for groups larger than 10.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

Find out more about our St. Petersburg Excursions For Cruise Ship Passengers 

Michael M: Many of us feel a little uncomfortable booking a tour in Russia with an unknown agency; but Guide Guru makes it feel easy and safe. No deposit in advance, you pay sometime after the tour has started so there's no wasting time when you get off your ship. 
Our tour guide was wonderful, had a good command of English and was very organized in her approach to the tour. We had a great time with a very small group, and had our expectations exceede. Nothing was left to chance, the lunch restaurants were terrific and there was time included for shopping. 
I highly reccomend Guide Guru for your St Petersburg tour! 
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 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
No, Russian visa is not required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators). There is a decree permitting visa-free stay in Russia for cruise passengers who take tours of the local authorized tour operators. Our tour ticket is your blanket visa.
 Where do we meet our guide?
Major cruise ships dock at the St Petersburg Cruise Terminal 'Marine Facade'. Our guide and tour leader meet the groups inside the terminal in front of the passport control area. Smaller ships dock in the city center and the guide will be meeting you on the pier in front of the passport control area.
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable for private groups.
 What happens if the ship is delayed?
We will be informed of this circumstance and the guide will be waiting for you until you disembark. If the ship arrives in time and you do not show up, the waiting time will be maximum 1,5 hours. Please disembark according to the time specified on your tour ticket.
 What time do we meet our guide?
The meeting time will be confirmed and mentioned in your tour tickets. The time shifts are possible to match your ship's docking time. The time can also be customized if you are a private group.
 What if we miss the ship?
We do not plan distant afternoon trips on the day of your ship's departure. Our excursion programs are designed to make sure you stay close to your cruise ship on the sailing date. Our excursions normally bring you to the ship 1,5 hours before the ship's departure. 
 Small group tour - what does it mean?
If you would like to reduce the tour costs, you are welcome to reserve a seat in our 6-people group. We will be forming a group ourselves and you don't have to worry about finding tour mates. You are guaranteed the rate in a 6-people group at the moment of booking. If you are less than 6 people by the tour beginning, you will be anyway paying the guaranteed fixed rate. This condition applies only to English-speaking groups. You have to book for 6 people if you require the tour in any other language.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking and passport information.
2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

No deposit or prepayment is required. Payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). We put the amount in Russian ruble according to the exchange rate of Central Bank of Russia on the date of payment.
Cancellation: there is no cancellation fee. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail info@guide-guru.com or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
Tour mates:
You must be fit to participate in our small group tours. If you have any mobility issues, it is necessary to book a private tour.


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