St. Petersburg City Tour Excursion Reviews

A city tour of St. Petersburg covers its main architectural and historical monuments, including Peter and Paul’s fortress and the retreats of the Tsars.
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga.
Sail Date: June 2019
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Booked a two day tour, guide was Svetlana.
Sail Date: June 2019
Booked a two day tour, guide was Svetlana. We had 11 in our group and we had a mini-bus and driver wtih out guide. They were outstanding. We hit a ton of stuff in our two days and enjoyed it all very much. Best Guides was superb.
Booked a two day tour, guide was Svetlana. We had 11 in our group and we had a mini-bus and driver wtih out guide. They were outstanding. We hit a ton of stuff in our two days and enjoyed it all very much. Best Guides was superb. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible .
Sail Date: May 2019
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible .
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Greatest decision of this trip to use the independent tour guide from St Petersburg.
Sail Date: May 2019
Greatest decision of this trip to use the independent tour guide from St Petersburg. Small group, great Mercedes Van transport, ate in local cafes, and had a very smooth visit through Catherine's Palace, St Issaces church, and Church ... Read More
Greatest decision of this trip to use the independent tour guide from St Petersburg. Small group, great Mercedes Van transport, ate in local cafes, and had a very smooth visit through Catherine's Palace, St Issaces church, and Church of the Spilled Blood. Hermitage visit was a bit more hectic as there was a 1/2 marathon blocking parking close by and caused much more walking. Overall, the sites are beautiful and the guide was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The city tour also had leisure time.
Sail Date: September 2018
The city tour also had leisure time. It was incredible. The leisure time was in walking distance to Church of Spilled Blood and great shopping.
The city tour also had leisure time. It was incredible. The leisure time was in walking distance to Church of Spilled Blood and great shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a very interesting tour with a number of photo stops on the way.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a very interesting tour with a number of photo stops on the way. Our guide a retired school teacher was excellent
This was a very interesting tour with a number of photo stops on the way. Our guide a retired school teacher was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Through the eyes of Russians.
Sail Date: August 2018
Through the eyes of Russians. Subway, market were interesting. Could have done without the vodka tasting
Through the eyes of Russians. Subway, market were interesting. Could have done without the vodka tasting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
this was a walk through the city and a metro ride, but the metro ride took too long and honesty I ...
Sail Date: August 2018
this was a walk through the city and a metro ride, but the metro ride took too long and honesty I would not do this one again.
this was a walk through the city and a metro ride, but the metro ride took too long and honesty I would not do this one again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
The short cruise, am only, (BUS 33!) was a waste of money.
Sail Date: August 2018
The short cruise, am only, (BUS 33!) was a waste of money. The tour guide seemed bored and angry, did not have a name take on, did not answer questions, and seemed angry about being on the bus. On the second full day excursion, with ... Read More
The short cruise, am only, (BUS 33!) was a waste of money. The tour guide seemed bored and angry, did not have a name take on, did not answer questions, and seemed angry about being on the bus. On the second full day excursion, with Olga, was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did a great 2 day tour with SPB.
Sail Date: August 2018
Did a great 2 day tour with SPB. First day was suburbs and second was Hermitage and other in town sights. Amazing sights. Loved it thoroughly.
Did a great 2 day tour with SPB. First day was suburbs and second was Hermitage and other in town sights. Amazing sights. Loved it thoroughly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
City tour was a great overview and very interesting.
Sail Date: August 2018
City tour was a great overview and very interesting. It's a must if you have not been to St. Petersburg before.
City tour was a great overview and very interesting. It's a must if you have not been to St. Petersburg before. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Two day 'Must See' Tour which was excellent in all respects and covered all major attractions.
Sail Date: August 2018
Two day 'Must See' Tour which was excellent in all respects and covered all major attractions. So much to see, but done in a leisurely manner. Expert, friendly guide. Small group of 15 allowed quick and sometimes priority ... Read More
Two day 'Must See' Tour which was excellent in all respects and covered all major attractions. So much to see, but done in a leisurely manner. Expert, friendly guide. Small group of 15 allowed quick and sometimes priority entrance. Included subway and waterways trip and two excellent lunches. Some free time to explore independently. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Shopping tour - didn’t go near shops, just walked around that part of city.
Sail Date: August 2018
Shopping tour - didn’t go near shops, just walked around that part of city.
Shopping tour - didn’t go near shops, just walked around that part of city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Coach tour with excellent guide that hit the high spots in St.
Sail Date: August 2018
Coach tour with excellent guide that hit the high spots in St. Petersburg.
Coach tour with excellent guide that hit the high spots in St. Petersburg. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Highlight of the cruise!
Sail Date: August 2018
Highlight of the cruise! Amazing museums and architecture. We booked 4 half day tours with Celebrity. They all had excellent guides. The only thing to consider if you do half day tours is that between tours you go back to the terminal and ... Read More
Highlight of the cruise! Amazing museums and architecture. We booked 4 half day tours with Celebrity. They all had excellent guides. The only thing to consider if you do half day tours is that between tours you go back to the terminal and because of immigration it's not worth queueing to go back on board. There are limited facilities at the terminal (no cafe) so we had a lunch of snacks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A pity it rained throughout as the beautiful buildings would be so much more impressive on a nice ...
Sail Date: August 2018
A pity it rained throughout as the beautiful buildings would be so much more impressive on a nice dry day. A good tour and excellent guides.
A pity it rained throughout as the beautiful buildings would be so much more impressive on a nice dry day. A good tour and excellent guides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Poor timing, guide was too quick resulting in people falling of tour pace and getting lost.
Sail Date: August 2018
Poor timing, guide was too quick resulting in people falling of tour pace and getting lost. second day people didnt turn up. wouldnt book with these again in future better organisation needed
Poor timing, guide was too quick resulting in people falling of tour pace and getting lost. second day people didnt turn up. wouldnt book with these again in future better organisation needed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were extremely nervous and stressed about going into St Petersburg.
Sail Date: July 2018
We were extremely nervous and stressed about going into St Petersburg. We took the Viking excursion, and they made it seemless. Viking staff had everything planned so well, staying with the passengers and making sure that we all got ... Read More
We were extremely nervous and stressed about going into St Petersburg. We took the Viking excursion, and they made it seemless. Viking staff had everything planned so well, staying with the passengers and making sure that we all got through security easily. I have to say that it only took us less than 10 min to clear Russian security. With that being said, all our stress disappeared and we truly enjoyed the sights in St Petersburg, we took tours both days, and both days were wonderful. St Petersburg is a beautiful town. Peterhof Palace is amazing, but does get crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Lots of traffic but saw lots of interesting things.
Sail Date: July 2018
Lots of traffic but saw lots of interesting things.
Lots of traffic but saw lots of interesting things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our incredible guide (Val - SPB Tours) has a huge interest in the city and its history.
Sail Date: July 2018
Our incredible guide (Val - SPB Tours) has a huge interest in the city and its history. He entertained us for the whole time, even breaking into song and poetry. (You might think this cheesy, but he had enough cynicism to pull it off.) ... Read More
Our incredible guide (Val - SPB Tours) has a huge interest in the city and its history. He entertained us for the whole time, even breaking into song and poetry. (You might think this cheesy, but he had enough cynicism to pull it off.) Our driver Sergei had a perfect mix of care and aggression to get us through the heavy traffic. St Petersburg felt like a normal European city - I had a been a bit apprehensive about Russia. Now we will try to find a way to come back for a much longer time, and at our own pace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was a grueling 2 day comprehensive tour but so worth it.
Sail Date: July 2018
Was a grueling 2 day comprehensive tour but so worth it. Mouth dropping sights, art, palaces at every turn. Boat ride on Neva was so relaxing. Hermitage museum was amazing. Gardens/fountains of Peterhof gorgeous.
Was a grueling 2 day comprehensive tour but so worth it. Mouth dropping sights, art, palaces at every turn. Boat ride on Neva was so relaxing. Hermitage museum was amazing. Gardens/fountains of Peterhof gorgeous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a brilliant tour, with just 14 people, the guide (Angie) was very good and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a brilliant tour, with just 14 people, the guide (Angie) was very good and knowledgeable. She made the tour a lot of fun. She knew all the shortcuts and tips to bypass any crowds and we was everything in relative comfort. The mini ... Read More
This was a brilliant tour, with just 14 people, the guide (Angie) was very good and knowledgeable. She made the tour a lot of fun. She knew all the shortcuts and tips to bypass any crowds and we was everything in relative comfort. The mini bus was always there waiting for us at the end of every stop. Couldn't have asked for more. Way cheaper than the ship tours as well ( and, no, you really don't need a visa when taking a recognised city tour whatever the ship information says! It ws a 2 day tour - very intensive with a lot of walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
St Petersburg is a treasure trove of extremely photogenic buildings and often infamous historical ...
Sail Date: July 2018
St Petersburg is a treasure trove of extremely photogenic buildings and often infamous historical events. Loved it.
St Petersburg is a treasure trove of extremely photogenic buildings and often infamous historical events. Loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
The guide we had was excellent and informative and gave us a full itinerary of all the interetsing ...
Sail Date: July 2018
The guide we had was excellent and informative and gave us a full itinerary of all the interetsing buildings and their history
The guide we had was excellent and informative and gave us a full itinerary of all the interetsing buildings and their history Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
We took 4 tours here - all chosen for the least amount of walking.
Sail Date: July 2018
We took 4 tours here - all chosen for the least amount of walking. 1) Day 1 - Panoramic tour with photo stops. Afternoon tour. Enjoyable. 2) Day 2 - ditto (almost the same but with St Peter and Paul Fortress) Morning tour. Enjoyable. 3) ... Read More
We took 4 tours here - all chosen for the least amount of walking. 1) Day 1 - Panoramic tour with photo stops. Afternoon tour. Enjoyable. 2) Day 2 - ditto (almost the same but with St Peter and Paul Fortress) Morning tour. Enjoyable. 3) Day 2 - St Petersburg by night 11pm - 2 am. Fascinating. Best tour of all. Stopped for photos. Watched the bridges opening. Marvelled at the huge amount of boats on the river. Because there were no crowds at this time the coach could stop by the Hermitage and we got beautiful photos. Day 3 - Shopping on Nevsky Prospect. Afternoon. We had 2 hours free time but didn't go far as it was extremely hot. But very interesting to be in Russia. Note - all daytime tours included a stop at a souvenir shop! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises