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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

St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Visa-Free 2-Day Private Tour
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About
2 days is the most popular period for cruise ships to stay in St Petersburg and one of the greatest opportunity to see the most of the city and its environment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7351P3
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please look for your guide with MaxiBaltTours sign
  • Берег Невской Губы ул., 1А, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226 Your guide will be meeting you inside port terminal in the area right after you pass customs area
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034 Your guide will be meeting you in the area right after you pass customs
  • Ports:
  • Marine Facade St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg passenger port
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please look for your guide with MaxiBaltTours sign
  • Берег Невской Губы ул., 1А, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская, Russia, 199226 Your guide will be meeting you inside port terminal in the area right after you pass customs area
  • St Petersburg Port Passenger Terminal, р. Большая Нева,, Санкт-Петербург, Russia, 199034 Your guide will be meeting you in the area right after you pass customs
  • Ports:
  • Marine Facade St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg passenger port
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
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HappyLolo2014
Coquitlam, Canada2 contributions
Easy to deal with.
Apr 2021
We booked a 2 day tour that unfortunately had to be cancelled because the cruise was cancelled. Working with Alexei Volkov before and after the cancellation was a pleasure. He always got right back to me with any questions we had and his English is excellent. We will definitely book with MaxBaltTours in the future.
Thanks Alexei.
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Harold, Thank you so much for your nice review. It's unfortunate that your cruise got cancelled and therefore you can't make it this year. However - we will keep all our agreements unchanged for any of your future tours with us. So I will be looking forward to your new booking hopefully soon after things with virus get clearer. In a meanwhile - please stay safe and healthy, Yours truly, Alexei
Written 8 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sandy
Dix Hills, NY5 contributions
MaxiBaltTours is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ plus
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 contacted MaxiBaltTours via email within 20 minutes Alexei called me. I was very impressed with his immediate response. I had advised Alexei we would like to have a private 2 day tour for the 4 of us in St Petersburg Including a folklore show and one important thing was to see the amber room at St Catherine’s Palace. Alexei assured me he could provide this for us. He had then asked me about the other ports we are traveling to and I asked if he could book tours there as well. He replied absolutely and he would provide the city highlights with a small group. After speaking with Alexei for a while I was confident in using MaxiBaltTours for all our tours in the ports we were traveling to. Within 24 hours I received an email from Alexei for tours in Estonia St Petersburg Helsinki and Stockholm. Again I was extremely impressed with his immediate response and he had everything planned with dates and times. The Price he provided us for all ports with visa free In St Petersburg with the folklore show and the amber room was incredible. Alexei at MaxiBaltTours provided the Best Services and Prices.. His tour options and pricing exceeded all other tours that were available.
For anyone going on a Baltic Cruise or traveling to the Baltic Sea Cities I would highly recommend using MaxiBaltTours.
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 2 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Global155001
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
2 days St Petersburg shore excursion private tour and evening Ballet
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 organized and informative. He was able to get us tickets to the best seats of the ballet show at last minute. Thank you for a wonderful experience in St Petersburg!
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 1 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen S
1 contribution
Great Special Interest Private Tour with MaxiBalt
Aug 2019
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 companies offer pretty much the same itinerary and price points. Maxibalt doesn’t have as many online reviews as other well-known companies. What initially drew me to Maxibalt was it came from word-of-mouth recommendation from our travel agent; its website lists a variety of off-the-beaten-path special interest tours along with standard packages; and it has a North American toll-free number! The latter proved to be a key decision factor why we chose Maxbalt.

I was pleasantly surprised when the owner of the company in St. Petersburg picked up the call in late evening Russian time. Alexei listened to my family’s interests & time/budget constraints, and quickly came up with suggestion of must-see attractions and explained why. To fit so many potential sights in a short 2 days and budget, I had to make trade-offs. Alexei’s insight on what some top attractions are really like helped me decide on the itinerary and which places to skip inside visit to save time and money. Alexei patiently and promptly worked with us over multiple itinerary revisions, even adjusted the order based on ships in port on these 2 days to avoid crowd. Being able to directly talk to the owner of the tour company made all the difference, especially when it comes to things like payment options. I feel Alexei truly understood our needs and delivered a tailored tour for 4 that cost similar to a standard group tour.

Careful planning paid off. Alexei got us early entrance tickets to Hermitage. For the first hour at Hermitage, we were pretty much the only group in each room. It was wonderful to be alone in some of the grandest halls and in front of the most famous paintings at Hermitage. We got to Peterhoff in later afternoon, past the peak tourist hour. Our guide Olga is quite knowledgeable about art and imperial history. She skillfully navigated us around the crowd. We never had to wait in line even when there were huge lineups of large groups. Our driver Vladimir is very courtesy and prompt. Whether our stop was cut short or delayed, Vladimir was right there when we were ready to leave.

I’d highly recommend Alexei and Maxibalt to add a personal touch to your St. Petersburg tour experience. Thanks Alexei!
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 9 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt B
New London, CT22 contributions
Maxibalt was great
Aug 2019 • Family
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 bypassing the long cues and big bus groups.

Our guide Alina was fantastic! Personable and knew everything, even Art History at the Hermitage. Tour was flexible, we even stopped at an independent mall, and switched out a planned Canal tour for the Faberge museum.

We had the folk show added, and had dinner on our own at a wonderful authentic Russian eatery called the Idiot.

Driver Vladimir was very courteous and we felt safe. He was at the ready for any pickups and we never waited, despite the crowds and traffic.

Maxibalt owner Alexi was also a pleasure to interact with in coordinating our tours and timing.
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 20 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim & Chris
1 contribution
What a fantastic private 2 day wheelchair tour with our marvellous tour guide , Veronika and driver .
Jul 2019
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 experience we will never forget .
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 8 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William Walo
1 contribution
Awesome Two Day Tour
Jun 2019 • Family
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 tour fantastic.

We would definitely use them again.
Written 21 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 22 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ian B
Truro, UK91 contributions
Brilliant Two Day Tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were very impressed with the quality and organisation of this two day tour of St Petersburg. Prior to the trip, any queries we submitted by email to MaxiBalt were answered promptly - often in less than a couple of hours.
After passing through immigration in St Petersburg we were met by Alexei, the General Manager, who escorted us to the minibus and introduced us to our guide, Veronika.
We are both in our early seventies and wondered if we should have chosen a more leisurely tour but needn’t have worried; although the pace was brisk at times there were opportunities to rest and explore on your own. We certainly saw a lot!
The only frustration (not the tour company’s fault) was that we occasionally wanted to spend more time looking at the wonderful buildings and works of art but had to move on.
Two lunches in local restaurants were included in the price of our tour. Though not as plentiful or varied as our meals on the ship, they were still of good quality.
Veronika proved a knowledgeable, informative guide particularly during our visit to the galleries of the Hermitage Museum. She was also flexible in her planning ensuring we got the maximum amount of time in each location.
MaxiBalt also arranged an evening trip to the ballet. Again, this was well organised. Alexei personally drove us to the theatre, recommended a place to eat and picked us up at the end of the performance to take us back to our ship.
Thanks to MaxiBalt’s careful planning we had two memorable days in a wonderful city. We would recommend this company without hesitation and definitely use them again if we had the chance.
Written 19 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour of St Petersburg with us. It's certaitly special you also wished to attend the evening ballet on your day one - and we managed to get good seats for you! Since you went to your evening cultural event right after your day tour without returning to your ship - it required a quick meal at local pie place which was easily advised. And you were back to your boat in time after the show - again, no worries. Please spread the word and know that you are always welcome back! Your friends, Veronika + Alexei
Written 20 July 2019
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Sylvia T
Henderson, NV66 contributions
Fantastic private tour - even for those with mobility issues
Jun 2018 • Family
My family and I took a private 2 day tour with Arina as our guide and Alexi our driver in June. It was a wonderful experience. We had 7 family members traveling along with my elderly mother in a scooter. We brought our own scooter for 2 days and our guide and driver were terrific at loading and unloading at every stop. We went to every major tour spot, from Fabregè museum to Peterhof gardens in a hydrofoil to Hermitage Museum and St. Catherine’s place. Our guide Arina spoke great English and was very considerate and thoughtful. She even took us to eat at a Bed and Breakfast that was frequented by Catherine the Great which was excellent. The pace of the tour was good,even for my mother in the scooter. I highly recommend this private tour.
Written 16 September 2018
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salma s
Salzburg, Austria4 contributions
Best way to experience St. Petersburg!
Jun 2018 • Family
Masha was an excellent guide. Not only she will provide you with all the historic and cultural insights but she will make you feel and understand all about St. Petersburg.
We loved it and we definitely recommend it!
Written 25 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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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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
Chell M
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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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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.
sergueib98
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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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ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA
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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HOW TO VIEW ST PETERSBURG
If you want a trouble free, excellent guided tour in a small group then MaxiBalt Tours is the answer. Our guide was
1961carl
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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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