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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum

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icon16 to 18 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Set out from port on a 2-day tour of St Petersburg visa-free and visit all of the city's top attractions. See Peterhof summer palace and its incredible outdoor fountain display; learn the history behind the onion-domed Church of the Spilled Blood; and enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Hermitage. You'll also visit the Fabergé Museum, home to 9 Imperial Easter eggs as well as the largest collection of Fabergé works on the planet. Then, explore the birthplace of St. Petersburg, the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress, and embark on a metro tour and boat cruise along the city's rivers and canals. This shore excursion includes round-trip port of call transport and lunch daily.
  • Explore some of St. Petersburg's top sights on a 2-day tour of the city
  • Embark on a sightseeing boat cruise and underground metro tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • Multi-day shore includes transportation, admission fees, and lunch.
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 8)
Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
All Fees and Taxes
WiFi on board
Russian visa-free arrangements

Departure Point

Берег Невской Губы ул., 1А, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226

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

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is VISA-FREE for cruise passengers only. Land passengers (traveling by plane or road into Russia) will need to ensure that they have the appropriate visa arrangements made
  • Individual visa-free tour tickets will be issued and emailed to you after booking, and you will have to show this to Russian border control when you go through customs
  • Important, please note: This tour is only suitable for those spending 2 days or more in port
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MaxiBaltTours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum.
What is the social distancing policy during St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum.

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  • "I strongly recommend this company Maxbalt for any excursions in St. Petersburg." See review


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Surpassed all expectations
, Oct 2019
An excellent 2 day tour with our guide Irena , whose English and knowledge were excellent. She was very engaging and informative and brought St Petersberg to life with her stories and explanations. Fabulous ,couldn't recommend highly enough .
St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Tour including the Faberge Museum
, Jun 2019
Excellent Tour !!! I was hesitant in booking this tour outside of the cruise line but I had a friend that signed up and recommended it ! The whole staff was very welcome, professional and respectful. From the the tour manager Alexei who met us at the gates, the driver and Marina our tour guide. Marina was wonderful, she was so knowledgeable of Russian history and palaces and she made sure we were close to her. I highly recommend it !!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. And thank you so much for your kind words - they are the best reward we could get for our work. And yes, our small group visa-free St Petersburg shore tours are great alternative to big bus tours offered on ship.Much more value for less money. Please spread the word!
Fantastic! Fantastic! Alex did an...
Cecile C
, Oct 2018
Fantastic! Fantastic! Alex did an excellent job organizing this tour. My cruise arrived in St. Petersburg one day later than scheduled and Alex rearranged all the tours without charging any extra even though this must have come at loss to him. He was patient and very accommodating and we got exactly what was promised and more including a boat ride. Our Tour Guide Veronika was very knowledgeable imparting her knowledge of the Russian history . I strongly recommend this company Maxbalt for any excursions in St. Petersburg. Pickup and drop off was at the cruise terminal and it was a very manageable small group.
St Petersburg
, Sep 2018
Good accommodation good driver but TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE GUIDE from MaxiBaltTOURS Saint -Petersburg Russia .Her name is TATIANA not only that she had a very very strong accent that made her presentation misunderstood but also she didn't use a microphone so we didn't hear her most of the times .On top of that she had an attitude when we ask questions she was answering with a whole speech to cover her ineptitude .She mixed ,dates of events ,also historical names and events ,numerous times .She didn't wait for us, and permanently answering like a robot, that she follows a "program" The lunch was very bad ,less then $4 for a fix menu (260 rubles) they gave us, and the owner asked us to pay extra for a glass of faucet water and for butter ,was a really dump with only 1 local costumer besides our group , used mostly as a take out joint .Very poor choice to bring visitors and especially costumers that paid a great amount of money for this guided tour, if you want to show off with your beautiful City and the great people of Russia .Viator is a good company highly regarded by so many ,and was very difficult for me to write this negative review ,but hope that was help[full to your company .I will use you again .Thank you for your consideration .
St. Petersburg Visa free 2-day tour including Faberge museum
, Aug 2018
I was disappointed with the group size of 30. I was under the impression from your description of the tour that we would be in a small group of 10-15! Next, our guide Eve (on the first day) was very uninformative, bathroom breaks were not very often, and while walking thru gardens at The Peterhoff, she walked very fast and it was hard for some to keep up! We did find out that she (Eve) was sick and didn't feel well. Our second day was MUCH better and our guide, "Love", was FANTASTIC!!
Dominick M
, Aug 2018
Veronica was a wonderful guide .She dealt very well with some problem tourist . Very knowledgeable and HONEST about St. Petersburg . Our group of 16 was perfect size.We did not waist any time getting on and off buses like Tours threw Cruise Ships.. Faberge Museum was OK . We did Folk Show in evening for extra $ but, was well worth it. Had great time .Lunch was also very good . Felt very safe entire time on tour. Many in our group was worried about that for some reason.
Outstanding Experience! I highly recommend
, Jul 2018
Absolutely a great tour! Our guide was amazing, her English speaking skills were perfect. Our timing was perfect, as others waited in long lines our tour group moved through each stop with total ease. The guide kept our group of 15 perfectly paced to see all the key sights. She placed us in the best spot at the right time at Petroff fountain to see the opening ceremony. Her knowledge level across the tour, was like having a University professor guide you through the stops and explain the amazing history of St Petersburg. We were so glad we booked this tour instead of cruise ship version. We paid less and got to do and see more.
This was a fantastic tour. Highly...
, Jun 2018
This was a fantastic tour. Highly recommend it. Our tour guide Veronika was incredible. She explained everything we were seeing and answered every question. Wear your walking shoes, there is a lot to see. The tour doesn't include going inside of St. Isaacs but we ran over there during lunch and purchased a ticket and went in takes about 15 minutes to see the inside. Get the 'museum' ticket-- they call the inside of the church the museum. The Faberge eggs were gorgeous. The palaces and Hermitage were so ornate. The cathedral of the blood was breathtaking. Unfortunately there was some scaffolding on the outside, but it was still gorgeous. If you have difficulty walking distances at a pretty good clip this may not be the trip for you -- we put something like 13,000 steps on our fitbits each day.
Great two day in St. Petersburg and...
, Jun 2018
Great two day in St. Petersburg and able to visit great places. Peterhof and Catherine's Palace are spectacular. The grounds and fountains at Peterhof are spectacular. And at Catherine's Palace - an Amber decorated room that Russia spend 12 million to restore! Veronika was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. The Church of Spilled Blood is incredible! We definitely were able to enjoy the beauty of the places and get a great amount of history. And Russian pancakes -- pretty good! We only wish that members of a tour group were a little more courteous and get to the meeting places on time. One group was 45 minutes late. Getting through Russian Customs from a cruise ship was a little slow, but there were plenty of booths open and we were alerted to allow extra time. Thank you Veronika very much for making out 2 day visit very enjoyable.
We had a great guide Anna who knew...
David F
, Jan 2018
We had a great guide Anna who knew everything from Russian automobiles to Rembrandt brush strokes. She was amazing!! We got to experience the history of St. Petersburg, the grandeur of the palaces, the Highlights of the Hermitage AND the daily life of the Russian citizens!!

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