2-day Baltic Discovery in St. Petersburg *PROFY*

St Petersburg Cruise Ship Terminal
St Petersburg Cruise Ship Terminal
Our Transport
Our Transport
Smolny Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Smolny Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Nevsky Prospect
Nevsky Prospect
Canal Trip
Canal Trip
Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Peterhof Church
Peterhof Church
The Yusupovs' Palace
The Yusupovs' Palace
Murder of Rasputin - The Yusupovs' Palace
Murder of Rasputin - The Yusupovs' Palace
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market
Taste Russian Borsch
Taste Russian Borsch


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Small Group - MAX 10 people - only $320USpp (includes lunch)
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Book a private tour online with 5% discount.

 Smaller groups, more comfort 
 Visa-free
A Welcome gift included

Do you wish to reduce the costs? Then book a seat on our 'SMALL GROUP SUPERIOR 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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Russian lunch is included for flat rate group tours on both days.

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Lunch & headsets included for groups larger than 10 people.

 19 hours

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:
07:30-08:00 - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment.
08:00-09:30 - introductory city tour, take a metro ride* (optional, if time permits). Visit the Farmer's Market* (optional, if time permits).
09:45-10:30 - visit Peter Paul Fortress with cathedral.
10:30-11:30 - transfer to Pushkin town.
11:30-13:00 - tour Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, walk in the park.
13:00-14:00 - lunch at Russian cuisine restaurant (optional).
14:00-15:00 - transfer to Peterhof. 
15:00-17:00 - tour inside One of the small palaces (Monplaisir, Catherine Block or Royal Bath House - depending on weather) and Peterhof Fountain Park .
17:00-17:45 - take hydrofoil to St. Petersburg.
18:00 - back onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options as well.
DAY 2:
08:00 - meet your guide.
08:30-09:30 - Canal cruise.
10:00 - early entry to the Hermitage
10:00-12:00 - tour The Hermitage and Winter Palace.
12:30-13:00 - visit Spilled Blood church.
13:30-14:30 - lunch time (Stolle pie restaurant - optional).
14:30-15:30 - visit the Yusupovs' Palace or Faberge Museum (need to choose at the moment of booking).
15:30-16:30 - visit inside St. Isaac's cathedral.
17:00 - onboard the 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 private tour. The extra fee of $15US/person will apply. The visit takes 1 hour.

INCLUDED:

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

NOT INCLUDED:

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


bluegirluk: We used Guide-Guru last year and they did a fantastic 2 day tour of St Petesburg for my partner and myself. There ended up being only two of us and were chauffeured around to wherever we wanted to go to , Aurora, war monuments etc etc including hermitage , Peterhof . We could have tailored the tour to include anything we wanted to see. We are thinking if going back again in the future and will certainly use this tour company. Anna the tour guide was exceptional as were the two drivers we had . We were driven around in lovely Mercedes cars. Nothing was too much trouble. The cost was extremely good value for money. Have fun! Jane. Cruisecritic st petersburg tours
Jennifer Franks: My group of four did a 2 day intensive tour of St. Petersburg with Tanya of Guru Guide. It was fantastic! We picked the standard 2 day intensive tour and then tailored it to meet our interests. Tanya was there to meet us as we got through customs at the port. We were driven around town in a 6 passenger, air conditioned van by Alexander and Serge. The drivers were very courteous and did a wonderful job of dropping us off and picking us up as close the attractions as possible. Tanya was personable, knowledgeable, attentive and very pleasant to spend 2 very full days with. She did a fantastic job navigating us through crowds (and there are A LOT of crowds at every attraction), keeping us on schedule and revealing to us the wonders, history and sights of St. Petersburg. She also did a great job finding clean restrooms for my senior age mother. This tour was the highlight of our Baltic cruise!  Read more reviews
 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. 
 Can you give us some helpful tips while doing tours in Russia. Is it easier to bring Russian Ruble to buy snacks , or use restrooms or eat at restaurant while you are taking us on tours? Any suggestions for us to be aware of?
You can withdraw some cash rubles from any ATM in the city (there are many). Many stores and restaurants take bank cards (Visa, Mastercard). The guide will help you with money exchange on the day of the tour.
 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.

Payment:
No deposit or prepayment is required. Payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard). No extra bank fees.
 Cash.
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.
 
Discounts:
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.

Other:
If hydrofoil is cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions, the fare will be non-refundable.



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