View of St Petersburg city center

Experience St Petersburg Group Tour

That is not a lot of time for such an exciting unique destination so we designed this tour to be the most you can experience in the short time you are in port, without being in a mad dash between activities. New for 2017, free evening extension  to do as you please in the historic city center. Besides informative which all tours are, we also wanted it to be fun and engaging so you will want to come back and let us show you even more. 
Visa Free small personal flexible group


Note that the itinerary below is adjusted or order due the  day of the week your ship arrives. For example if you arrive on Monday, when the Hermitage is closed, your "in-city"  day will be  Tuesday and you will visit the Southern Palace Estates of Peterhof Fountain Park and Pushkin Catherine Palance on your first day

Your tour begins with an overview driving tour of the city's central historic region You will see or have photo stops for: St. Nicholas Cathedral, Theater Square, 
Mariinski Theatre, St. Petersburg Conservatoire, monuments to Rimsky-Korsakov and Glinka, Yusupov Palace, - the Bronze Horseman monument, Menshikov Palace, St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, the main street Nevsky Prospekt, photo stop Sphinx, Kazan Cathedral, Gostinni Dvor, Alexandriinski Theatre, Anichkov Bridge with its 4 famous statues, The Rostral Columns, the monument to Catherine the Great just to mention a few.
St Isaac Cathedral, for an inside visit, one of the largest in the world.

As a contrast, you can see 19th century residential neighborhoods

A break for lunch followed by an inside visit to the fabulous Winter Palace, the Hermitage museum, and see the most interesting of the 1005 rooms that are open to the public.

Next is a canal and river cruise that allows some of the best photo opportunities and unique views of the city. 

Inside visit to Church on Spilled Blood The building has become one of the most photographed in Russia. The exterior is a wonder but the interior leaves many speechless, every inch is covered with detailed intricate mosaics.
You have the free option to stay in  the city to do as you please with options such as the famous "Feel Yourself Russian" folkloric show, diner, shopping, ballet,an organized fun pub crawl, visiting the  spectacular Faberge Museum and more.
Return to the ship

Day 2, we journey to the town of Pushkin where Catherine Palace is located. Magnificent Catherine Palace, including the famous Amber Room. almost ¼ mile wide set in the fairy tale grounds of Imperial Park. 

A break for lunch

Your small group will travel to another southern estate, Peterhof, which is a complex of smaller palaces and a large Grand Palace, for thorough exploration of the 
stunning Fountain Park, gardens, ponds and smaller palaces. 

Return to St Petersburg you will have a chance to ride the famous Metro subway system , the Palaces of the People” each individual in design and style. The marble, stone statuary, bronze or other metals, ceramics and tiles make make the Metro system an attraction all of its own. You ride between several stations before returning to the port about 1 hour before departure, tired, happy and already missing your new friends in St Petersburg.

  • All Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets for groups 7 or larger to hear the guide clearly in more crowded museums
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Touring Van
  • Free Evening Free Time or options for activities that have entry costs such as Faberge Museum, "Feel Yourself Russian" Folkloric performance, ballet
  • Skip the Lines entrances
  • No Payment until arrival


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Who We Are:

We are Victoria and Stan, and founded VJ Services Ltd after years of providing tours for cruise ship passengers. Our goal has been to introduce our visitors to St Petersburg in ways that will encourage them to love this unique city and culture the way we do.
Every tour design is guided by that principle that results in a safe, fun, informative adventure in beauty, history, the arts and unique culture in an engaging personal encounter devoid of the conventional dry history lectures which have been the standard guide style for 50 years..

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