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VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

St. Petersburg, Russia
VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Take a worry-free and visa-free trip to the former imperial city of St. Peterburg on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. Visit key landmarks such as Peter and Paul Cathedral, Peterhof, the Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace, the Faberge Museum, and much more. Learn about Russia’s rich history, art, and culture from your tour guide, enjoy a relaxing boat ride, and even sample the gastronomy with two included Russian lunches.
  • Explore the best of St. Petersburg on this 2-day visa-free shore excursion
  • See Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum, and much more
  • Learn about Russia’s rich history and enjoy two delicious Russian lunches
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 14 guests per tour
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Bottled water
Headsets to hear the guide clearly (10+ pax)
Professional art historian guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch (3)

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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in St Petersburg


  • Passenger port of St Petersburg, Marine Facade

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel Family Excursions and Tours

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What is the maximum group size during VISA-Free 2-Day St. Petersburg Discovery Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Visa free 2 day St. Petersburg tour
, Aug 2019
This tour was the highlight of our holiday made completely hassle free and interesting by our wonderful guide Lena. We cannot speak highly enough of this tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting St Petersburg. Thank you so much Lena.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi John & Janice, Such a pleasure to hear from you! Lena still remembers you fondly and talk often of your two days together! I loved meeting you and I only wish we had more time. Definitely should meet if I ever get to England anytime soon! I hope this summer is treating you well and it's not too hot. Warmly, Eugene
Most Spectacular and Seamless Two Day Tour
Stacy W
, Jul 2019
We booked a 2 day tour from Viatour because it offered longer days and more sites than the cruise line offerings. Our guide Eugene was fantastic- a university History major- he was so knowledgeable about Russian history, culture and the sites. His English was flawless as well as his knowledge of American culture and history. It made our tours and discussions that much better. He also handled skipping the line, acquiring tickets, providing fast lunches - everything- seamlessly. I would highly recommend him again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Stacy! Glad you had a good time! I believe St Petersburg history is probably the most undertold and underrated period of the world history with so many people not knowing it and/or getting it wrong. Tried to break it down the way it's supposed to be covered. I'm also happy you had fun - it is never easy to make sure everything is seamless on a high season day, but it worked out well and I'm proud to say I handled it pretty well. Not many people can do that! Next time we're in the US we got to meet! Happy 4th of July, we sure are going to open our finest Zinfandel bottle tomorrow! Lots of love, Eugene & Lena St Petersburg 7/3/19
Wow! What an experience
Rob T
, Jun 2019
We were greeted at the ships terminal and to our surprise we had a driver(Dimitri) and a guide (Elena) and us, nobody else. Both Dimi and Elena were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and we saw absolutely everything promised plus a few little extra attractions. I would recommend Travel Family Excursions to anyone wanting a wonderful two days in St.Petersburg.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you Rob, for taking time to rate us here! It's very rewarding to read such kind words! 2 days passed so quick and we got to meet someday again! Please say hi from all of us to Margaret! Thank you again, Warmly Eugene
2 Day visa free visit to St Petersburg
, Jun 2019
Fantastic tour. This was our first visit and we wanted to see as many sights as we could. This tour seemed to have exactly what we were looking for. Our highly knowledgeable guide and driver were excellent and we could not have asked for a better overall experience. It was certainly the highlight of our two week Baltic cruise. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you taking time to rate us. If you ever need anything St Petersburg related we'd be happy to help and provide info. Respectfully, Eugene
Best Tour EVER!!!
, Oct 2018
I would highly recommend this tour. We were cruising with NCL. Our travel agent told us it was mandatory to book an excursion thru NCL because of the visa issue. I emailed this company and the owner, Eugene, got back to me right away. He sent me his license to provide tours with temporary visas. That personal touch reassured me. We saw twice as much as any ship tour for one third the price. Elena, our guide was amazing. An art history major! Eugene also met us for a very good traditional Russian lunch both days. By the end of the two days my husband and I felt we had made three new friends. (our driver, Andrew, too) Choosing any other 2 day tour of St. Petersburg would be a mistake.
, Sep 2018
No other word to describe our experience, from the minute we were met by our guide Evgeny until we hugged goodbye. Such a knowledgeable young man, the four of us had our own personal tour and we saw every thing plus more, no hesitation in recommending this tour, two days of pure joy, St Petersburg is beautiful.
Best Tour Ever!
Rich C
, Sep 2018
This was an amazing tour for me and my family! I can't rave enough about how good our guides and driver took care of my wife and mother on this wirlwind 2 day tour of Saint Petersburg. Eugene and Elena are fantastic with deep knowledge of the city's history and monuments. There was absolutely no language barrier even though we only spoke English, our guide's English was perfect. The level of personal service was incredible. Our very small group was able to easily move around the larger tour groups and cover more ground and monuments this way. Out of all the great stories shared back on the ship, nobody covered as many sites and museums as we did, no one could believe we found a guide who could fit it all in. I found our guides to be very thoughtful and intelligent people whom I respect greatly. Eugene had a wide range of knowledge, and we were able to ask any questions about historical events, fine art, politics, and world events. We felt very safe as we were guided around potential pick-pockets with a quick or quiet word from our guide, he was very good about setting us at ease, and we didn't have a single incident our entire visit. We we're picked up in a minivan both days at the cruise port. We we're able to easily find each other when he welcomed us with a sign with my name in bold letters the first morning. When I go back to Saint Petersburg, we will only be using this guide. Thank you Eugene and Elena! Rich
2-day St. Petersburg tour
, Aug 2018
It was excellent. You should warn people that there is a lot of walking. Our bus driver and tour guide were thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable. A lot of things packed into two days. We were pleased it was such a small group.
The best shore excursion we have ever taken!
Fred C
, Aug 2018
I have never written a review before but had such an outstanding tour with Travel Family Excursions and Tours.It is the best company for anyone that is looking for a tour of St. Petersburg. Our guide Elena and driver Dimitri were excellent! With two days in St. Petersburg, we wanted to see all the sites and we could not have been more satisfied with our tour. Elena has a wealth of knowledge of all the sites and used our time in port to the fullest to insure we learned and experienced her culture. A traditional lunch at a local restaurant was provided each day and we enjoyed eating and learning about the typical foods for the country. With Elena's art background, she was able to guide us through the museums and point out interesting facts. Dimitri, the driver, was always ready to pick us up and take us to the next site,whether it be the subway, hydrofoil boat, canal boat, museums, or parks. We highly recommend this tour to anyone going to St. Petersburg. We talked to other people on the Regal Princess and they were amazed at what a great tour we had and all the places we were able to see in the two days. Eugene the owner of the company even met us for lunch the last day and met us at the port when it was time to board the ship! Such excellent service and we are so glad we booked our tour with Travel Family Excursions and Tour! Use them! You will not be disappointed !!!!

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