St Petersburg Cruise Excursions

Group tours

For those who don’t mind to join a small group to bring the price per person down MaxiBaltTours has prepared a selection of guaranteed departure GROUP TOURS. Each itinerary was carefully combined according to our clients’ feedback and as a result of experience in St Petersburg Cruise Excursions market. Group tours are done together with Baltic Cruise Association (BCA) - uniting the best local tour operators.

Please USE our "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" search engine on your right to see itineraries available for your ship and make your booking.

Below please find the description of our group St Petersburg Cruise Excursions available for 2017 season.

  • 1-day Tour
  • 2-day All-inclusive Tour
  • 2-day Faberge Tour
  • 3-day Tour

1-day All-inclusive MaxiBalt Group tour

$155 pp

This program was designed for those 1-day visitors who would like
see major highlights of St Petersburg and environs for only $155 per person!
Groups are limited to 16 people.

Below is an example of Thursday tour. Itineraries vary because of museums day-offs. Please check "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" search engine to find your exact excursion.

St Petersburg Cruise Excursions

During this one day program among other things you will learn:

  • The history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great
  • The Romanovs dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg – city of 3 revolutions
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and Soviet Union
  • Gorbachev: "the father" of Perestroika
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: politics, educational system, housing, health care system, family life – feel free to ask any questions you may have

The tour includes:

Inside visits of: Nice extras:

NOTE: Hydrofoil to Peterhoff is a very enjoyable voyage (only 30 min) straight from Hermitage pier down to Lower Fountain Park. This way you will bypass all possible traffic jams. It’s a big timesaver in St Petersburg!

Make the most of it on Thursday

7.30 - 8.00am Meeting at the terminal. (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your ships’ arrival time)
8 - 9.30am City orientation tour
9.30 - 11.30am guided tour of the State Hermitage museum
12.00 - 12.30pm Hydrofoil ride to Peterhoff
12.30 - 2.30pm Stroll along the Fountain park. Traditional Russian lunch
2.30 - 3.15pm Travel to Pushkin
3.30 - 4.30pm Catherine Palace + Amber room tour
4.30 - 5.30pm back to the city with Metro ride + tour
5.30 - 6:00pm guided tour of The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood
6.30pm return to the ship and Optional evening program

Please note: tour sequence can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and other unexpected circumstances.
Please note: this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted traveler.

The tour covers the most of St Petersburg for a very reasonable set price of $155 and it is limited to small exclusive groups of 12 people.

Go to "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" to make your booking!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program (early admission to the Hermitage Museum where applicable)
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Traditional Russian lunch
  • Guide’s services for 1 day
  • Driver’s services for 1 day (Comfortable Mercedes mini van with A/C)
  • A Permit for photo/video in the museums
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water

Price doesn’t include:

  • Tips

For those who would prefer this St Petersburg Cruise Excursion on their own:

One day All-inclusive MaxiBalt Private tour

number of people 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
price in $$ p/p 295 235 215 200 185 155

Please note:

  • Discounts: kids age up to 6 go for free, kids up to 16 and students (have to possess ISIC) have a $15 discount. Please let us know about applied discounts so that we can make appropriate tickets reservations.
  • If hydrofoil ride gets cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to Peterhoff
  • Gratuities to a guide and driver are not included in the price of the tour. In Russia it is usually 10-15% from the cost of a tour, but is always up to you!

Evening program

Ships that are staying in St Petersburg for 1 day never leave the city before midnight. This gives you the opportunity to take advantage and visit one of St Petersburg unique cultural events. You can admire famous St Petersburg ballet performance - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky - $165-$185pp incl transfers. Or go for something maybe more entertaining and easy - Russian Folk Show - St Petersburg - $85pp incl transfers.

Go to FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW to book your excursion!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

2-day All-inclusive MaxiBalt Group tour

$280 pp

This small group (max 16 people) St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will
give you an opportunity to see all highlights of St. Petersburg in just
two days for only $280 per person.

St Petersburg Cruise Excursions

The tour includes:

During these exciting touring days you will be offered two pre-served traditional Russian lunches in the local restaurants/cafes.

NOTE: Hydrofoil to Peterhoff is a very enjoyable voyage (only 30 min) straight from Hermitage pier down to Lower Fountain Park. This way you will bypass all possible traffic jams. It’s a big timesaver in St Petersburg!

This St Petersburg Cruise Excursion covers the most of the city and its' environs for a very reasonable price and is limited to 16 people.

Two day All-inclusive MaxiBalt Group tour

Day 1

7:30 – 10:00am Meeting at the terminal (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your ships’ arrival time). City orientation tour
10:00 – 10:30am Hydrofoil ride to Peterhoff
10:30 – 12:00am Fountains launching ceremony + Parks tour
12:00 – 1:00pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Travel to Tzar's Village
2:00 – 3:30pm Catherine Palace + Amber room tour
3:30 – 4:30pm Drive back to the city + metro tour on the way
4:30 – 5:00pm St. Issac's Cathedral tour
5:30 – 6:00pm Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood tour
6:30pm Back to the ship or optional evening program

Day 2

8am Meeting at the terminal, continuation of city tour
8:30 – 9:30am Canal tour
9:45 – 12:00am Hermitage guided tour
12:30 – 1:15pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm Peter&Paul Fortress + Cathedral tour, shopping
3:00 - 4:30pm Yusupoff Palace + Rasputin cellars tour
5pm Back to ship

Price for the tour per person: US$ 280

Please note: tour sequence can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off
Please note: this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted traveler.


Go to "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" to make your booking!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program + hydrofoil ride
  • Services of a professional licensed tour guide for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (modern Mercedes mini van with A/C)
  • All port fees
  • Cost of blanket visa
  • All local taxes
  • 2 traditional Russian lunches
  • Bottled water for each day
  • Ear phones sets for the group of 10 and up

For those that would prefer this St Petersburg Cruise Excursion on their own:

Two day All-inclusive MaxiBalt Private tour

Number of people in the group 2 4 6 8 10 12 - up
Price per person US$ (incl. lunches) 715 520 440 415 345 300
Price per person US$ (no lunches) 685 480 400 375 315 280

Please note:

  • Discounts: kids age up to 6 go for free, kids up to 16 and students (have to possess ISIC) have a $30 discount. Please let us know about applied discounts so that we can make appropriate tickets reservations.
  • Gratuities to a guide and driver are not included in the price of the tour. In Russia it is usually 10-15% from the cost of a tour, but it is always up to you!

Evening program

Thinking of how to spend your precious time here instead of going for ship evening shows? Take advantage and visit one of St Petersburg unique cultural events. You can admire famous St Petersburg ballet performance - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky - $165-185pp incl transfer. Or go for something maybe more entertaining and easy - Russian folk show - $85 pp incl transfer. And maybe after - a romantic white nights boat ride underneath raised bridges?

Go to FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW to make your booking!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

2-day MaxiBalt Group tour incl Faberge museum

$260 pp

This program was designed for those 2-day visitors who would like
to see major sights of St Petersburg including Faberge museum
for only $260 per person! The group is limited to 16 people.

St Petersburg Cruise Excursions

During this two day program among other things you will learn:

  • The history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great
  • The Romanovs dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg – city of 3 revolutions
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and Soviet Union
  • Gorbachev: "the father" of Perestroika
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: politics, educational system, housing, health care system, family life – feel free to ask any questions you may have

The tour includes:

Inside visits of: Nice extras:

NOTE: Hydrofoil to Peterhoff is a very enjoyable voyage (only 30 min) straight from Hermitage pier down to Lower Fountain Park. This way you will bypass all possible traffic jams. It’s a big timesaver in St Petersburg!

Day 1

8am Meeting at the terminal. (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your ships’ arrival time)
8:00-10:30am City orientation tour
10:30-11:00am Travel to Peterhoff by Hydrofoil
11:00-12.30am guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30-1:30pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30-2:30pm Driving to Pushkin city
2:30-4:00pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00-5:00pm Guided tour of Faberge Museum
5pm Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2

9.00am Meeting by the ship. Shopping
9.30-12.30 guided tour of the State Hermitage museum
12.30-13.30 Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
13:30-14.00pm Inside guided tour of the Church of the Spilt Blood
14.15-15.00pm Guided tour of Peter and Paul fortress + Cathedral
3.00-3.30pm Everyday life in the city
4:00pm Return to the ship

The price for the tour per person US$ 260

Please note: tour sequence can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off
Please note: this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted traveler.

Go to "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" to make your booking!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program + hydrofoil ride
  • Services of a professional licensed tour guide for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (modern Mercedes mini van with A/C)
  • All port fees
  • Cost of blanket visa
  • All local taxes
  • Traditional Russian lunch
  • Bottled water for each day
  • Ear phones sets for the group of 10 and up

For those who would prefer this St Petersburg Cruise Excursion on their own:

Two day Comfort MaxiBalt Private tour

number of people 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
price in $$ p/p 700 440 400 340 300 260

Please note:

  • Discounts: kids age up to 6 go for free, kids up to 16 and students (have to possess ISIC) have a $25 discount. Please let us know about applied discounts so that we can make appropriate tickets reservations.
  • If hydrofoil ride gets cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhoff
  • Gratuities to a guide and driver are not included in the price of the tour. In Russia it is usually 10-15% from the cost of a tour, but is always up to you!

Evening program

Thinking of how to spend your precious time here instead of going for ship evening shows? Take advantage and visit one of St Petersburg unique cultural events. You can admire famous St Petersburg ballet performance - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky - $165-$185pp incl transfer. Or go for something maybe more entertaining and easy - Russian folk show - $85 pp incl transfer. And maybe after - a romantic white nights boat ride underneath raised bridges?

Go to FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW to book your excursion!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

3-day MaxiBalt Group tour incl Faberge museum

$380 pp

This small group (max 16 people) St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will give
you an opportunity to see all highlights of St Petersburg
including Faberge museum
in three days for only $380 per person.

St Petersburg Cruise Excursions

During this three day program you will get to know:

  • The history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great
  • St Petersburg – city of 3 revolutions
  • The Romanovs dynasty (facts and anecdotes)
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and Soviet Union
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • Gorbachev: "the father" of Perestroika
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: housing, educational system, health care system, family life - don’t hesitate to ask any questions

We have included the following in your 3-day All Highlights program:

Inside visits of: Nice extras:

NOTE: Hydrofoil to Peterhoff is a very enjoyable voyage (only 30 min) straight from Hermitage pier down to Lower Fountain Park. This way you will bypass all possible traffic jams. It’s a big timesaver in St Petersburg!

3-day All Highlights MaxiBalt Group tour including Faberge museum

Day 1

9.00am Meeting at the terminal. (Please note: the time of the beginning of the tour can be adjusted depending on your ships’ arrival time)
9am-12pm City orientation tour with a boat ride, Farmers’ Market visits. Guided tour of Peter and Paul fortress.
12.30-1.30pm Traditional Russian lunch
1.30-2.30 drive to Pushkin
2.30-4.00 guided tour of Catherine palace with the Amber room
4.00-5.00 drive back to the city with a Metro visit on the way
5pm return to the ship or evening optional program

Day2

9.00 meeting at the pier
9.00-10.00am drive to Peterhoff
10.00-11.30pm Guided tour of the the Grand Palace
11.30-13.00 a stroll along the Fountain Park.
13.00-13.30 hydrofoil back to the city
13.30-14.30pm Traditional Russian lunch
14.30-3.00pm guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
3.30-4.00pm guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
5pm return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 3

9.00 meeting at the pier
9.45-13.00pm guided tour of the State Hermitage museum
13.00-14.00pm Traditional Russian lunch
14.00-15.00am guided tour of Yusupov palace
3-4.00pm guided tour of Faberge Museum
4.00pm return to the ship

Please note: tour sequence can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off
Please note: this tour is not suitable for any mobility restricted traveler.

The tour covers all highlights of St Petersburg for a very reasonable set price of $380 and it is limited to small exclusive groups of 12 people.

Go to "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" to make your booking!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, boat ride, hydrofoil ride and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car/ Mercedes minivan with A/C)
  • 3 traditional Russian lunches - pre-served
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Head sets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day

Price doesn’t include:

  • Photo and video permit at Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 5$ per person, video pass is $12 per person)

For those who would prefer this St Petersburg Cruise Excursion on their own:

Three day All Highlights MaxiBalt Private tour

number of people 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
price in $$ p/p 924 628 514 457 420 380

Please note:

  • Discounts: kids age up to 6 go for free, kids up to 16 and students (have to possess ISIC) have a $35 discount. Please let us know about applied discounts so that we can make appropriate tickets reservations.
  • If hydrofoil ride gets cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to Peterhoff
  • Gratuities to a guide and driver are not included in the price of the tour. In Russia it is usually 10-15% from the cost of a tour, but is always up to you.

Evening program

Thinking of how to spend your precious time here instead of going for ship evening shows? 3-day stay will give you a wide choice of what to do. Take advantage and visit one of St Petersburg unique cultural events. You can admire famous Russian ballet performance - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky - $165-$185pp incl transfer. Or go for something maybe more entertaining and easy - Russian folk show - $85 pp incl transfer. And maybe after - a romantic white nights boat ride underneath raised bridges?

Go to FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW to book your excursion!

Have questions? Please Contact us to make your inquiry.

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Optional tours
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