St Petersburg Shore Tours

Shore excursions - Itineraries

Here you can find an example of the result of your "FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW" search. ALL OUR TOURS ARE RUSSIAN VISA-FREE! After filling out the info about the name of your ship and the cruise starting date, you will be given a choice of itineraries of your private or group St Petersburg Shore Tours. Next you will choose your shore excursion and you will be able to save it and proceed with the safe and easy payment options.

MaxiBaltTours has worked out the Private St Petersburg Shore Excursions options for you and divided them into three simple categories, meaning you can decide just how much or how little you would like to do in St. Petersburg. Please choose between Comfort, Moderate or Strenuous private tour options.

If you are willing to join others for a small group tour in order to save cost per person - MaxiBaltTours has prepared a selection of Group St Petersburg Cruise Excursions. Please check the availability of these tours at "FIND YOUR TOUR NOW" search engine.

  Note! We will be happy to offer you half-day options, one-site tours in St. Petersburg or even Moscow tour. Just take a look at St Petersburg Private Tours and St Petersburg City Tour options and then indicate your preferences in your message using the Contact us form. Remember: we're absolutely flexible to meet your needs.

What you get:
Highlights The cream of Saint Petersburg Additional canal tour, metro tour and an inside visit of one of the cathedrals on a two-day itinerary. An inside visit of the Yusupoff palace on a three-day tour. Additional visit to the Yusupoff palace on every tour except for the day 1 itinerary when you will spend more time in museums and parks.
Itinerary duration 7 to 8 hours daily 8 to 9 hours daily 9 to 10 hours daily
How much walking is involved Minimum amount of walking Reasonable amount of walking Lots of walking, you're "on the go"!
Pace Slow pace Average pace Average pace

You will see the Moderate option on the "FIND YOUR TOUR NOW" result as a standard, but if you wish to do everything at a more comfortable pace, you can change your itinerary to Comfort.

On the other hand, for those explorers who show a deep interest in the history of the city and would like to cover as much as possible during their stay, we have prepared a Strenuous itinerary.


09.00 Meet and Greet by a MaxiBaltTours official representative at the terminal. We will be waiting for you with an official sign right after the Immigration area. For more details about disembarkation please see our VISA-FREE Disembarkation briefing
09.00 - 12.00 A tour of Catherine's Palace. This summer residence is located 15 miles away from the city and on the way your personal guide will tell you about the history of the city and the Palace itself. While on the tour you can enjoy the beauty of the Gala interiors, including the Amber Room!
12.00 - 13.00 Drive to Peterhof, where you also will be able to enjoy a break for lunch. Your personal guide will recommend you a selection of restaurants and cafeterias, all according to your preferences.
13.00 - 16.00 A guided tour of the Peterhof Garden and an inside visit of "Catherine's Block": this small residence will give you an idea of a typical living interior of the 18th century. In the gardens you will see many spectacular fountains each with their own symbolical meaning.
16.00 - 17.00 Drive back to Saint Petersburg with a metro ride along the way, giving you a chance to observe one of the deepest metro's in the world with magnificent stations.
09.00 Meet at the terminal
09.00 - 12.30 City tour including all the main sights of the city: Nevskiy Prospect, The Spit of Basils Island, The Neva River. At the end of the tour we will visit St. Isaac's Cathedral. During the tour we can make a stop for souvenir shopping.
12.30 - 13.30 Time for lunch.
14.00 - 16.30 Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. The museum is ranked among the top five Art Galleries in the world and the collection is so big that one could spend an entire year at the museum, while only spending a mere 10 seconds at each piece of art. Our professional guide will concentrate on all the highlights of the collection, but those of you who wish to see it all can stay. We will pick you up in a year!
17.00 - 18.00 Take a refreshing Canal Tour to get the best pictures of the city from the water. Please be advised that if there are less then 6 passengers in your party, you may be joined by others for the boat-ride with English commentary.
10.00 Meet at the terminal. You worked really hard the other days and deserved your reward of an extra hour of sleep
10.30 - 12.30 Visit the Yusupoff Palace, the most mysterious place of the city that still keeps the myth of Rasputin and his murder.
12.30 - 15.00 Continuation of the city tour with inside visits of the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Church on Spilt Blood.
15.30 Back to the ship.

Every itinerary includes:

  • A tour ticket allowing you to get off the ship Russian visa free and go through Passport Control
  • Meet and greet at the terminal by an official MaxiBaltTours representative, personal assistance on the arrival day
  • A professional and fluent English-speaking (other languages available) tour guide for the entire tour
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fees to the museums, and the use of a special entrance to avoid waiting in the huge lines
  • A flexible team giving our tours the personal touch

Not included:

  • The optional program
  • Meals
  • Tips

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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