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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Itinerary. (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.)

    Day 1

    9:00am Meet at the Terminal

    9:00am City tour with a visit to Spilled Blood Cathedral

    The guided tour of the The Hermitage Museum

    Time for lunch

    Canal tour

    ~5:00pm Back to the ship or join our Optional evening program (Russian ballet or Folk show at Palace - please check with tour operator about availability)

    Day 2

    9:00am Meet at the Terminal

    Drive to Peterhoff with a Metro tour on the way

    Tour of the Peterhof Gardens (no inside visits), time for lunch in one of the coffee shops in the park

    Drive to Pushkin

    Tour of the Catherine's Palace + Amber room

    Back to St. Petersburg

    ~ 4:30pm Back to the ship
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your private guide will meet you at the cruise port terminal
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Private tour
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is VISA-FREE. We will issue and send you individual tour tickets that you have to show to Russian border control when you go through customs
    • Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required for all members of the group at time of booking for all participants
    • 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
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Please note: actual timing and sequence of sites can be changed by your guide due to museum days off, booking availability, traffic and other unexpected circumstances
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had oringinally booked another tour operator and about 2 months before tour they advised us that they are not able to get tickets into Catherine’s Palace. I am so glad that I was able to rebook through Maxibalttour. Alexei was prompt in responding all emails. Tour was very
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    Responded 3 weeks ago
    So glad to hear that you enjoyed us hosting you here. Truly - Catherine's Palace and Amber room are very hard to get tickets to during high tourist season. But the fact that we have direct contract with this museum (as well as all other major attractions in St Petersburg) allowed us to secure your visit. However I do strongly recommend always booking all excursions ahead of time. This is also true about ballet - getting you tickets with nice seats was a miracle) Please spread the word! Your Russian friend, Alexei
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    My family of 2 adults and 2 teens was looking for a St. Petersburg tour that combines highlights and war, revolution history/sights. Working with Maxibalt was a fantastic experience from the moment I contacted Alexei, owner Maxibalt, to the moment we waved goodbye. Many tour
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    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Dear Jennifer and the family, Thank you such a detailed review. It's really the best reward we could get for our work. I am glad that you enjoyed your St Petersburg tour with us. The fact that you had contacted me in person ahead of time and explained all your needs and interests - gave me opportunity to prepare everything for your private tailored visit. Thank you for being such a attentive and responding history explorer - it's truly always a pleasure for us to host guests that are not indifferent. There's still so much to see - so please come back!!! Your Russian friends, Alexei + Olga + Vladimir
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    Private tour for 3 adults and 2 children (14 and 11yo) in a large van with microphone. Seems like all the private tours have the same schedule of events as we kept running other private tours from our ship. Lots of crowds in the summer but the perk with the private tour is
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    Responded 19 Aug 2019
    Dear Matt and the family, Thank you very much for your feedback. It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your tour and other activities that we planned and organized for you in St Petersburg. Glad that we managed to schedule everything in way that it all went smoothly and even bypassing huge queues. And of course thank you for being so flexible and easy-going - it all helped to make it a success. Please spread the word!) And of course you should know that you are always welcome back! Your Russian friends: Alina + Vladimir + Alexei
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    My wife is in a electric wheelchair. Veronika complete with driver and car was absolutely amazing . Every thing was so easy and enjoyable, from the trip on the underground railway to the detailed visits to Museums and Gardens. Veronika and team really cared , it was a
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    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Dear Christopher and Kim, Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot to us. I will now pass your kind words to your guide Veronika and driver Alex - I am sure they will also be glad to hear them. . Yours truly! Alexei, owner of MaxiBaltTours
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    We were looking for a tour company that could handle my father's electric chair. MaxiBalt Tours were exactly what we were looking for. The transportation was excellent, Alina was wonderful as the tour guide. She was very conversational and spoke very good English and made our
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    Responded 21 Jul 2019
    Dear William! So nice to hear your feedback. And thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your St. Petersburg accessible shore tour with us. Please keep spreading the word. And of course you are always welcome back! Your friends , Alina & Alexei
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