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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Берег Невской Губы ул., 1А, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226 St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Zimnyaya Kanavka Canal
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sandy wrote a review Oct 2019
Dix Hills, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks to Alexei with MaxiBaltTours our Baltic Cruise vacation was Fabulous!!! We had the Best Tour Guides, The Best Drivers and Excellent clean vehicles at every port. While researching shore excursions for St Petersburg prior to our sailing date on October 11th 2019 I
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2 Helpful votes
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Dear Sandy! Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and thorough review full of positive feedback and remarks. I am happy that our St Petersburg private tour + folk show and a complete Baltic ports shore excursion package worked out so well for your family. Thank you for being so positive from the very beginning of our trip planning - it helped us a lot. Please know that your right attitude and openness is one of the main reasons that it all was such a success. It's definitely flattering to receive such a good rating from a person who's also from tourism business and knows all ins and outs outs of it. Please spread the word) and you have to come back to spend more time in St Petersburg and maybe visit Moscow as well. Just let me know! Your Russian friend - Alexei
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Global155001 wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
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 1 Oct 2019
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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Jen S wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
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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Date of experience: August 2019
Responded 9 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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Matt B wrote a review Aug 2019
New London, Connecticut22 contributions10 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2019
Responded 20 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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Kim & Chris wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
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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Date of experience: July 2019
Responded 8 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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About the operator

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Do not hesitate to book
This is an odd review as I did not go on MaxiBalt's tour, for almost a year we had planned our cruise to Russia. A
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MaxiBalt one day tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow
Was hesitant to use an outside company but to late to book through our cruise line. One of the best decision we hav
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Perfect in St Petersburg
When exploring options for visiting St Petersburg I came across MaxiBalt Tours and was really impressed with their
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Not what I booked
I booked a comfort tour with MaxiBalt Tours as both of us have mobility problems. I sent several e mails, even one
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Chell M
One of the highlights of our trip
This museum was seriously a highlight for us. It’s housed in a beautifully restored palace and is apparently the se
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st petersburgh
Our guide was ILyana and she was the best guide ever. Right on time and extremely knowledgeable as well as
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Great way to see the Treasures of St Petersburg
Our two-day tour enabled us to see some of the magnificent sights, despite lots of summer visitors. Tour guide Dim
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My Trip
It was great and I would do it again if I plan to go to Russia again. Time was well spent tour guide was great.
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Very efficient
Two days of our shore excursion were used at 100%. It is impossible to do the same program yourself. Thanks to Ale
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MaxiBalt Tours of St. Petersburg, Russia picked us up at the Pier - sailed on the Nautica - it was an all day tour
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St Petersburg
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and tried hard to make the tour very enjoyable. She seemed to have the respec
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Wonderful trip saw so much
Fantastic tour our tour guide was so informotive she was knowledgeable and interesting. We visited St Catherine pal
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Paul W
If you want a trouble free, excellent guided tour in a small group then MaxiBalt Tours is the answer. Our guide was
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Very very good, thans to super guide Natalia!
We were very lucky: we booked a group tour in a small group of max 16 people, but in reality we were the only two p
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Wonderful tour
This was one of the best experiences we ever had. Our guide was very knowledgeable which made the whole tour a very
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Key Details
  • St. Petersburg, Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and 9 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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