ReviewsWonderful whirlwind day & experience of St. Petersburg - Costa Pacifica

We came on Costa Pacifica and only had 1 day tour to explore St. Petersburg. MaxiBaltTours made sure we used every moment to the fullest.

Alexei, the owner of Maxibalt Tours and Irina, our guide for the day, were at the dock waiting for us after we passed through passport control early in the morning. Our group for the day was only 8 persons, which made everything more personal than a large excursion from the cruise ship.

We enjoyed the brief stop at the metro, and the hydrofoil ride along with stops at the Hermitage, the Church of the Spilled Blood, Peterhoff Gardens and Catherine's Palace (including the Amber room). Tho' each stop was brief we had the opportunity to see as much as possible in a very short time.

Prior to our stop in St. Petersburg, Alexei was very responsive and answered my phone call in spite of the fact that it was midnight in Russia when I called (it was my error, not to realize the 8 hour time difference between Russia & the USA).

Irina, our St Petersburg tour guide spoke excellent English and has an incredible knowledge of everything we saw.

What a wonderful day! St Petersburg has so much to see that we will have to come back and spend a lot more time.

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Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

When you are in St. Petersburg, ballet is one of the things you can't miss! This is where the Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky wrote Swan Lake, one of the most beautiful and dramatic ballets of all times. Ballet here is always accompanied by an orchestra and you can be guaranteed that you will see a high quality performance.

Duration: 2 hours
Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

If you are looking for a great way to relax after a day of sightseeing and want to get to know the Russian culture and mind, then this show is definitely for you. You will see Russian & Cossack dancing, listen to famous national instruments while beautiful voices sing of the joyful traditions in the Russian countryside. Feel yourself Russian!

Duration: 2-3 hours
Canal Tour

Canal Tour

What can be more impressive than seeing the beauty of St. Petersburg leisurely from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals which make the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Our comfortable boat will take you past the granite embankments along the main waterways of St. Petersburg.

Duration: 1 hour