1-day the Best of St Petersburg Group tour

1-day the Best of St Petersburg Group tour

We invite you to make the most of your one-day stay in Saint Petersburg during the end of the week on any day from Thursday to Sunday

Specially designed for cruise passengers who stay one-day in Saint Petersburg during the end of the week on any day from Thursday to Sunday. No Russain Visa required!

08:30 Meet your guide and driver by the ship. Depending on the day of the week that your ship is in Saint Petersburg, your tour program will as following below:

Explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum, visit Catherine's palace with Amber room, walk around lush Peterhof gardens and enjoy a great panoramic city tour with inside visit to Church on the Spilled Blood!

See as many highlights as one can possibly cover within a short period of time: Aurora cruiser, the first house of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, numerous rivers and bridges, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and the Hermitage museum, the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace BridgeSt. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engeneering masterpiece with no pumps, it a unique location, selected specificly to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers. Take some time to see the surrounding gardens and Peter's villa Monplaisir. Unfortunately in winter the fountains are turned off and the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.

This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction. The adjoining Cameron Gallery has a magnificent view of the park and the Agate Room. The gardens of Catherine Park, which are spectacular in the snow, are dotted with unusual buildings, including a Chinese village. Closed Tue and the last Mon of the month.

The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was build on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881. Closed Wednesdays

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Russian Restaurant. A typical lunch includes a salad, a cup of soup, main course and dessert. Vegetarian & gluten free options are available upon request. Children under 7 do not get an individual meal. It must be ordered seperately. Please contact your manager.

18:30 Return back to the ship

Visa-Free paperwork is complimentary and included into your tour package. Don't forget to provide us with your passport details in a timely manner.

When booking, please have the following details ready for each participant:
1) Name as in Passport
2) Passport Number
3) Date of Birth
4) Citizenship

Please note: Actual tour timing and sequence of sites may be changed depending on days of the week, traffic, etc. Substitutions may apply due to museums days off, official ceremonies, etc.

Museum days off during which substitution will apply:

  • Mondays - Hermitage museum
  • Tuesdays - Catherine's Palace
  • Wednesdays - Spilled blood Cathedral


  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • 1 Delicious Russian Lunch
  • Visa-Free Paperwork


  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available at a surcharge)
  • Experienced private driver
  • Private A/C vehicle
  • All admissions as per program
  • 1 Bottle of water pp per day
  • Visa-free paperwork
  • Radio-headsets for groups 7+
  • Welcome gift for adults 
  • Activity kit for kids
  • Port fees & taxes
  • Ponchos (when raining)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant 
  • Smiles and positive experience


  • Tips
  • Optional Evening Program

Important remarks

  • Due to the group nature of this tour and to make your experience as smooth as possible we kindly ask you to accept certain rules:

  • No wheelchairs/walkers/scooters

  • No people with walking assistance

  • No children under 5 

  • Children 5 - 6 y.o.  = 30 USD
    Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 150 USD
  • Adults - Fixed price 160 USD p.p.


10,5 hours



Meeting point

Pick up at the cruise terminal of St-Petersburg

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