1 Day Best of St Petersburg City and Peterhof by Hydrofoil on Small Group Shore Excursion Tour

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1 Day Best of St Petersburg City and Peterhof by Hydrofoil on Small Group Shore Excursion Tour
from USD $199.10
The most of the best that can be seen on a 1 day port call of cruise ships!  Both city center must-sees including the Hermitage and Winter Palace, Church on Spilled Blood, Neva River and Canal cruise, included lunch, Hydrofoil river and Gulf of Finland fast cruise to Peterhof Fountain Park and return by Hydrofoil.
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In Brief

Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
9 hours
Daily  Note that arrivals on Monday will have a replacement activity for the Hermitage/Winter Palace due it being closed on Mondays. Those arriving on Wednesday will have a replacement for interior of Church on Spilled Blood because it is closed on Wednesday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Interior tour of the opulent Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum and its best collections in one of the greatest museums in the world

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Guided tour inside and out of the stunning Church on Spilled Blood, one of the most requested iconic sights of St Petersburg

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

On Wendsdays the visit to the Church on Spilled Blood is changed into the Peter and Paul Cathedral

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Visit Palace Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia

Cruise on the Neva River and several of the picturesque canals for a view of the city as it was intended, from the water

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia

Visit of the Fountain Park. Peterhof Fountains & Grounds – Built to rival and top Versailles in France, the palace sits atop of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peter the Great drafted the layout for the 300-hundred acre park featuring 176 fountains and supervised the design of many of the park’s palaces. The Grand Cascade, the most famous fountain group, features gilded Samson prying open lion's jaws as water cascades down the terraced steps, and small spouting fountains anoint smaller sculptures. We shall stroll through the lower parks and gardens, and view and "experience" (be careful!) some of the Peters. surprise creations among the many decorative fountains.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg Russia

Board the high speed Hydrofoil for the cruise from St Petersburg to Peterhof and back to Saint Petersburg ( if seas or wind are high, you return on your touring van).

Duration: 40 minutes


  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Rain coats or umbrellas
  • Lunch (for groups of 8+
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Gulf of Finland


  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (for groups of 7 and under)
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Cruise ship passenger terminal for your ship
Address: St Petersburg Cruise Port, River ports or Ferry Terminal
Directions: Disembark from your ship, we will meet you after exit passport control. Your tour ticket and passport are all you need for passport control.

Return point: Returns to the departure location


  • Morskoy Fasad, ул. Кораблестроителей, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199397

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on the last 10 recent reviews

Our tour guide, Victoria, was an excellent guide. She meet us promptly after exciting our Royal Caribbean ship, and quickly whisked us away to Peterhof - spectacular! Our entire day was nothing short of amazing views, beautiful palaces, the Hermitage, cathedrals (with a view from the top of St Issacs), museums, boat ride, and an authentic restaurant with spectacular Russian food. Victoria went above and beyond to make sure we were able to take in all of the sites and splendor of St Petersburg in two short days!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
I would highly recommend this company. Their organisation and efficiency were first class. Our guide Svetlana Gorbkhova could not have been more friendly or knowledgeable. My wife and I arrived in St Petersburg on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and were made to wait on board until their own tour parties left. Despite being 30 minutes late for our arranged tour start we need not have worried because our tour guide was stood waiting for us after we had gone through customs. The 9 hour tour was packed with everything we had hoped for. It included visiting Peterhof which was stunning, a trip on the hydrofoil, a canal ride, as well as visiting the main sights of St Petersburg (including going in the Hermitage museum). The fact that we were on a small bus with only 6 other people meant that the whole experience was much more personal than if we had been on a large coach with 40 or 50 other people.. The price of the tour was also very competitive, especially in comparison to those organised by the cruise line. Overall - an excellent tour and we will definitely look to use this company again when we next cruise.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
The excursion in St Petersburg was the best we had so far in our cruise Ina and Sergei made everything so easy we saw the best places lunch was terrific we remember this experience for a long time. Our group was satisfied with everything. We highly recommend this excursion. The six Greeks
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour! Tour guide was quite good and extremely pleasant. Very satisfied!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
The tour was perfect for my family including two children aged 8 and 12yrs.Our guide Irena picked us up from the cruise terminal along with another six guests and shuttled us around the City in a mini bus. We stopped off at all the important sights. We were able to clearly hear her commentary on what we saw via radio headphone sets and stopped a few minutes at all the important locations. At the Hermitage we were faced with a massive queue .Irena however impressively swept us through a side entrance bypassing the crowd.. She was most informative and gave us time to take photos whilst viewing the collections in the magnificent salons. The river cruise was fantastic as we were able to view the City from the water as intended by the architects of this magnificent City and avoided the traffic jams . Finally we had 30 minute cruise on the Hydrofoil across the Bay of Finland.The fountains at the Peterhof palace were truly magnificent Whilst we were tired by the end of the day we felt we had seen and made most of the visit to St Petersburg .The following day we put our feet up and rested our legs . Whilst the trip was not cheap we paid a lot less than we would have done had we booked through the cruise line.The commentary was very good ,and we were well champeroned around the busy churches and palaces without fear of getting lost in the crowds . Thanks Viator and Irena for a cracking VIP trip.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
The tour was excellent. The tour guide was a wonderful guide. She was very pleasant.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2016
1. Representative met us at ship terminal with sign 2. Tour of the city began on bus 3. Delay at river due to boat availability. Much confusion as to what was happening and no info passed on to customers. 4. Restaurant choice was poor....not much food selection. Could this be the tour guide's favorite??? 5. church of spilled blood tour was good 6. Hermitage tour was too long.. and it was difficult to hear tour guide. 7. Transferred to another tour guide for the Peterhof Tour 8. Oksana knew the site and the history.....too much walking thru gardens...we never got to see the inside of the residence.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
Irina our tour guide from T and T made sure that we had a great experience touring St. Petersborg in only 9 hours. However in our description was indicated a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress,but Irina had not been informed, and in the end we had no more time. We will certainly use Viator again.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
We had a lot of problems connecting with the tour company. The Viator receipt said the tour started at 8:00 AM, but after waiting 20 minutes with no company coming to the port, it took us another 15 minutes to get them to talk to us on the phone and then another 15 minutes for them to figure out what was happening. They told us that they had sent PDF tickets for us to Viator saying the tour started at 9:00 AM, but we never received anything from Viator I even check 1800 spam messages to see if that was why I didn't get the tickets, but nothing from Viator. Then we got transfered through 3 different people, a taxi and a private driver to finally get to our tour guide. Once we were with the tour guide the day went mostly very well. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The driver was also nice. There were several mix ups where she didn't get the right tickets from the company and they had to bring the tickets to us, but generally if was a good tour with just my wife and I in the Small group tour we were promised.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
guide very good
• Submitted 28 Jul 2016

In Brief

Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
9 hours
Daily  Note that arrivals on Monday will have a replacement activity for the Hermitage/Winter Palace due it being closed on Mondays. Those arriving on Wednesday will have a replacement for interior of Church on Spilled Blood because it is closed on Wednesday