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.
The day was rainy, but our guide was good.
The day was rainy, but our guide was good. Drove by most city highlights, but went inside the Peter & Paul Fortress. That was very good.
The day was rainy, but our guide was good. Drove by most city highlights, but went inside the Peter & Paul Fortress. That was very good. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We have been to St petersburg 4 previous so good guides helped.
We have been to St petersburg 4 previous so good guides helped. The city outline tour was good as a first time visit and recommend it. We went on one not listed which was a trip on the underground ( Amazing) and a visit to a local market ( ... Read More
We have been to St petersburg 4 previous so good guides helped. The city outline tour was good as a first time visit and recommend it. We went on one not listed which was a trip on the underground ( Amazing) and a visit to a local market ( good) Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent introduction to the wonders of St.
Excellent introduction to the wonders of St. Petersburg
Excellent introduction to the wonders of St. Petersburg Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
saw lots of stuff but most of it was from a bus.
saw lots of stuff but most of it was from a bus. There was so much walking on most of this tour though, the chance to sit and relax a bit between destinations was welcome. We saw more things than I can remember. The stop at the Neva ... Read More
saw lots of stuff but most of it was from a bus. There was so much walking on most of this tour though, the chance to sit and relax a bit between destinations was welcome. We saw more things than I can remember. The stop at the Neva river island to see St. Peter's and Paul's Fortress and the Hermitage was great. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
St Petersburg is amazing and so beautiful.
St Petersburg is amazing and so beautiful. We used TJ Travel as a private tour operator and they were very good. Helen was our guide for two days. She was knowledgeable and professional but not the most friendly and approachable guide in ... Read More
St Petersburg is amazing and so beautiful. We used TJ Travel as a private tour operator and they were very good. Helen was our guide for two days. She was knowledgeable and professional but not the most friendly and approachable guide in the world. Having said that TJ Travel were very good from start to finish and I would recommend them. We did a two day tour to see all the main sights and included the Faberge museum as an extra which is well worth a visit. The eggs are exqusitie. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
One the second day we went with Tj travel to explore the city.
One the second day we went with Tj travel to explore the city. We decided to do this because the shore excursions offered by the cruise only visited one or two of the landmarks we wanted to see. Unfortunately disembarkation was a disaster ... Read More
One the second day we went with Tj travel to explore the city. We decided to do this because the shore excursions offered by the cruise only visited one or two of the landmarks we wanted to see. Unfortunately disembarkation was a disaster due to so many cruises were at the port at the same time. Despite that the agency waited for us patiently and we still managed to see everything in the itinerary. We went to the iconic subway, hermitage museum, church of the spilled blood, peterhof and the hydrofoil back to the city. All spots were are gorgeous and the tour guide Daria is not only very knowledgeable she is very entertaining. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
More or less a bus ride through the city.
More or less a bus ride through the city. Traffic was horrible and it was difficult for the bus to get through. Not a lot of stops.
More or less a bus ride through the city. Traffic was horrible and it was difficult for the bus to get through. Not a lot of stops. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing city.
Amazing city. Take a smaller, minibus tour with TJ Tours, SPB or Alla Tours. Half the price of the cruise ship own tours. Forget the scare stories about visas - provided you book with a local tour company the visa is all taken care of. ... Read More
Amazing city. Take a smaller, minibus tour with TJ Tours, SPB or Alla Tours. Half the price of the cruise ship own tours. Forget the scare stories about visas - provided you book with a local tour company the visa is all taken care of. We booked online using a mobile Phone only, 72 hours before we got to St Petersburg. Email confirmation and credit card transaction proof by email sent within 5 minutes, ticket + visa documents (which you must print out on board ship) within 24 hours. Russian immigration took 10 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the 2-day tour.
Took the 2-day tour. Went all over and even had a Neva River cruise which was unexpected. Spent probably too much time at a crowded and humid Hermitage Museum the first day. But it was summer and a Sat so I guess that is what to be ... Read More
Took the 2-day tour. Went all over and even had a Neva River cruise which was unexpected. Spent probably too much time at a crowded and humid Hermitage Museum the first day. But it was summer and a Sat so I guess that is what to be expected. The first day is pretty much all day so it was a little tiring. If you don't care for art museums then it probably would have been an issue. Also few restrooms to the point my 8 year old almost peed his pants. The second day was spent mostly at Catherine's and Peters palaces in the countryside so it was a nice change. Lunch was included and was at a British pub the first day and I was served schnitzel and it was ok. The second day I was served beef stroganoff and it was not that good. The tour overall was well worth it as you see so much. Maybe more than you wanted too. Just don't expect people in Russia to speak English like in Scandinavia. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two 10-hour days, but you could easily spend a week.
Two 10-hour days, but you could easily spend a week. The palaces and the Hermitage are unbelievable. The history is fascinating. The city is modern. The crowds were horrendous and we learned that St. Petersburg is a favorite vacation ... Read More
Two 10-hour days, but you could easily spend a week. The palaces and the Hermitage are unbelievable. The history is fascinating. The city is modern. The crowds were horrendous and we learned that St. Petersburg is a favorite vacation spot for Russians. Next time we will go in September! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent value for money...saw all major sights.
Excellent value for money...saw all major sights.
Excellent value for money...saw all major sights. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour of the city was very enjoyable.
The tour of the city was very enjoyable. You need to be aware of the pickpockets and keep valuables close to your body. The Hermitage is something to see, and only wish we could have had more time. St. Petersburg has amazing culture.
The tour of the city was very enjoyable. You need to be aware of the pickpockets and keep valuables close to your body. The Hermitage is something to see, and only wish we could have had more time. St. Petersburg has amazing culture. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
2 day small group all inclusive.
2 day small group all inclusive. Fantastic guide and tours. Exceeded our expectations. Highlight of trip.
2 day small group all inclusive. Fantastic guide and tours. Exceeded our expectations. Highlight of trip. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We picked the Best of St.
We picked the Best of St. Petersburg tour for 2 full days - this tour was the best one of them all on our cruise. We visited the Church of Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace. I highly recommend this tour- you will not be ... Read More
We picked the Best of St. Petersburg tour for 2 full days - this tour was the best one of them all on our cruise. We visited the Church of Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace. I highly recommend this tour- you will not be disappointed!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excursion offered - bullet train to Moscow and Red Square and Kremlin tour.
Excursion offered - bullet train to Moscow and Red Square and Kremlin tour. 4 hours by train each way. First Class accommodation on train. Very interesting experience touring the Kremlin. Total excursion about 18 hours. Also, on second ... Read More
Excursion offered - bullet train to Moscow and Red Square and Kremlin tour. 4 hours by train each way. First Class accommodation on train. Very interesting experience touring the Kremlin. Total excursion about 18 hours. Also, on second day a city tour with a trip to the Hermitage. Traffic horrible. Most of the time was spent on the tour bus. 2 hours at the Hermitage, most of that waiting to get in. Back to the ship an hour after ship was to have sailed. Departure of ship delayed because of the tour bus delay. Grateful that we had booked through the cruise line, or ship would have sailed without us. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga.
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Booked a two day tour, guide was Svetlana.
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The description read "Panoramic city tour with freetime" but there was no free time - you were ...
The description read "Panoramic city tour with freetime" but there was no free time - you were taken to a tourist trap souvenir shop for 45 minutes where the tour operators got a commission. The tour stopped at places of interest ... Read More
The description read "Panoramic city tour with freetime" but there was no free time - you were taken to a tourist trap souvenir shop for 45 minutes where the tour operators got a commission. The tour stopped at places of interest for around 5 minutes - barely enough time to take photos, let alone actually see anything. Cruising Excursions completely ignored my email to them about this, so apparently they don't care that they misled us Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour, great sights, terrible traffic.
Great tour, great sights, terrible traffic. We spent hours on the bus getting into and out of the city.
Great tour, great sights, terrible traffic. We spent hours on the bus getting into and out of the city. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This two day excursion included Catherine's and Peterhof Palaces, The Hermitage, key sites in the ...
This two day excursion included Catherine's and Peterhof Palaces, The Hermitage, key sites in the City including the Church of The Spilled Blood and St Basil Cathedral as well as a performance of the St. Petersburg Ballet. A fabulous ... Read More
This two day excursion included Catherine's and Peterhof Palaces, The Hermitage, key sites in the City including the Church of The Spilled Blood and St Basil Cathedral as well as a performance of the St. Petersburg Ballet. A fabulous two days with an outstanding guide. Worth every dollar spent on it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible .
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible .
This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible . Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Greatest decision of this trip to use the independent tour guide from St Petersburg.
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
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Basic tour introducing the city.
Basic tour introducing the city. Tour guide was very good. Lots of details
Basic tour introducing the city. Tour guide was very good. Lots of details Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The city tour also had leisure time.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a very interesting tour with a number of photo stops on the way.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises