3-day Baltic Extravaganza in St. Petersburg *COMFY*

Winter Palace, The Hermitage
Winter Palace, The Hermitage
Winter Palace
Winter Palace
Canal cruise
Canal cruise
Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood
Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood
The Yusupovs' Palace, Murder of Rasputin
The Yusupovs' Palace, Murder of Rasputin
The Yusupovs' Palace, Dance Hall
The Yusupovs' Palace, Dance Hall
Catherine Palace Church
Catherine Palace Church
Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace
Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break


Small Group - MAX 10 people - only $370USpp (includes lunch)

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

 Smaller groups, more comfort 
 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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Russian lunch is included for flat rate group tours.

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* Lunch & headsets included for groups larger than 10 people.

Cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Viking Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, Azamara Cruises

 24.5 hours


DAY 1:
8:30am - meet your guide and tour coordinator, payment.
8:30am-12:00pm - introductory City tour, take a metro ride (optional). Visit the Farmer's Market (optional). Visit inside Spilled Blood church.
12:00-12:30pm - lunch time.
12:30-2:30pm - tour The Hermitage and The Winter Palace.
3:00-4:00pm - Canal cruise.
5:30pm - onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options.

DAY 2:
9:00am - meet your guide.
9:30-10:30am - transfer to Pushkin.
10:30-12:00pm - tour Catherine Palace (Amber Room) and Park.
12:00-1:00pm - lunch time.
1:00-1:30pm - transfer to Pavlovsk.
1:30-2:30pm - tour Pavlovsk Palace & Park.
2:30-3:30pm - transfer to St. Petersburg.
3:30-4:15pm -  visit St. Isaac's cathedral.
5:00pm - back onboard the ship.

Check on our Evening options.

DAY 3:
9:30am - meet your guide.
9:45-10:30am - visit Peter Paul Fortress with cathedral.
10:30-11:30am - transfer to Peterhof 
11:30am-1:00pm - tour and Peterhof Fountain Park.
1:00-1:45pm  - transfer to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil transport.
2:00-3:00pm - lunch time.
3:00-4:30pm - visit the Yusupovs' Palace or Faberge Museum tour (necessary to choose at the moment of booking).
5:00pm - onboard the ship.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours. 


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees, blanket visa, lunch (for groups larger than 10 and flat-rate groups), photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, bank fees, a Welcome gift.


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

Sheila T:  Our whole experience of Guide Guru from the moment we made the booking to the end of the 3 day visit was without fault. Our guides Svetlana and Anna were both knowledgeable, experienced and personable. We learned a lot from them about the history of St Petersburg and they also gave us a glimpse into the life of ordinary citizens - something we could never have got with anyone else. Both the drivers were helpful and appeared like magic to pick us up at the end of each visit. We were especially grateful to the driver who picked us up after the evening entertainment to take us back to our cruise ship. Svetlana was very flexible and arranged for us to take a ride on the Metro and attend an evening concert even though we had not booked these in advance. She also introduced us to the wonderful pie shops of St Petersburg. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone visiting St Petersburg. 

Lisas82: I would highly recommend Guide Guru for arranging private tours in St Petersburg. We booked tours over three days. Our guide Yana was fantastic, so knowledgeable, extremely attentive and really knew how to get us round the crowds where possible. We also had an excellent driver Dimitri who safely negotiated us round the city traffic. Natalia at Guide Guru was also very helpful throughout all of the booking process and always replied promptly with very helpful suggestions. All the arrangements ran very smoothly.  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.
 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.
 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 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). No extra bank fees.
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.

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


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