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How to Spend 2 Days in St Petersburg

How to Spend 2 Days in St Petersburg

Having two days to spend in St. Petersburg gives you time to explore the UNESCO-listed city center and tour the magnificent imperial palaces. Planning ahead and prebooking skip-the-line tickets will help you maximize your time, while super-saver tours and combo deals can help you see more for your travel budget. Here are a few ideas.

Day 1: Art and Architecture

Morning: The State Hermitage Museum is one of the world’s largest art museums, with works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Rembrandt. Opting for a skip-the-line tour could save hours of waiting in line, and your guide can point out all the highlights. Don’t miss the beautiful gardens.

Afternoon: A guided city tour or hop-on hop-off bus tour will ensure you see all of St. Petersburg’s architectural marvels. Jump off to admire the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, and the Kazan Cathedral; stroll around Palace Square and the main boulevard of Nevsky Prospekt; and cross over to Zayachy Island to see Peter and Paul’s Cathedral.

Evening: Attend a ballet at one of the city’s prestigious venues—the Mariinsky Theatre and Hermitage Theatre are among the most renowned—and enjoy a spectacular performance of The Nutcracker or Swan Lake. For the best value, book a package that includes a preshow dinner and sample some typical Russian cuisine.

Day 2: Experience Imperial Russia

Morning: The 18th-century Catherine Palace in the nearby town of Pushkin is the former summer residence of Catherine I and was originally built to rival Versailles. A guided tour is the best way to explore, taking in highlights like the Grand Hall, the Amber Hall, and the stunning Catherine's Park.

Afternoon: Continue your second day with a visit to the magnificent Peterhof Palace. The enormous palace and gardens stretch all the way down to the seafront, and a walking tour of the Upper Garden and Lower Park affords fantastic views. Inside the Grand Palace, take a peek at the Throne Room, the Ballroom, and the Crown Room.

Night: Spend your final night in St. Petersburg hopping between the bars and clubs around Nevsky Prospect. After sampling the city’s nightlife, hop aboard a midnight sightseeing cruise and see the illuminated skyline at its most mesmerizing.

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2-Day Private City Tour of St Petersburg

2-Day Private City Tour of St Petersburg

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Embark on a 2-day private guided tour of St Petersburg and immerse yourself in the city's many wonders. This multi-day excursion allows you to delve beneath the surface of some top attractions for a more thorough and rewarding experience. Learn the story behind the onion-domed Church on Spilled Blood, marvel at Peterhof's magnificent fountains, and see the ongoing restoration of Catherine Palace, largely destroyed during WWII. Cruise along the canals of this 'Venice of the North' and explore both the Hermitage and the city's metro stations: artworks in themselves.
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  • 2 days
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$40.00
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1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

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Step back to the days of Russia’s 18th-century Tsars on a 4-hour tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoe Selo. Travel from St Petersburg by air-conditioned vehicle and tour the the blue-and-white baroque palace, sometimes dubbed the Pushkin Palace. Ogle the gold and marble interiors, including the Amber Room, spectacularly coated in amber and mirrors; and admire the gardens. Upgrade to include a visit to the Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in St Petersburg. Numbers are limited to nine for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$127.63
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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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Avoid the main lines at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to see its best-known artworks. With an art-loving guide, gain fast-track entry, and from May to September, get the privilege of early access, beginning your tour in a crowd-free environment. If traveling between October and April, a complimentary ticket to the Impressionists' Collection is included in your tour package.
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  • 3 hours
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$60.00
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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
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  • 3 hours
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$77.00
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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

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While your cruise ship is docked, see the highlights of St. Petersburg with ease on this 2-day excursion. Accompanied by a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, stroll through the gardens at Peterhof, and visit the Hermitage before the opening hours to skip the crowds. Take a boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.
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  • 18 hours 30 minutes
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Saint Petersburg CityPass

Saint Petersburg CityPass

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The St. Petersburg CityPass is the ultimate in flexibility for your sightseeing in the city. Choose which museums and attractions to visit when you want. The CityPass includes admission to more than 20 different museums. Use the pass for complimentary bus tours, walking tours, or sightseeing excursions on the water. You also receive deals and discounts at participating restaurants. An included guidebook and city map help plan your days. Choose from 2-, 3- or 5-day passes.
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  • 2 to 5 days
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$88.85
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Tzars Village and Peterhof Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

Tzars Village and Peterhof Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

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Skip the lines at the glorious imperial residences of the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces on a private day trip from St Petersburg. Avoid the crowds with early access (May to October only) to the Peterhof; and admire the interiors and Lower Garden fountains, all brainchilds of Peter the Great. After time for lunch (own expense), continue to Tsarskoye Selo and tour the baroque Catherine Palace. See the world-famous Amber Room among others, hear the mystery of the original amber panels, and enjoy the ornamental gardens before returning to St Petersburg.
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  • 8 hours
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$199.00
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Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Exclusive: Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Russian Dinner with a Ballet Dancer

Experience the majesty of the Russian ballet with this Viator Exclusive 4-hour experience, not available to book anywhere else. Following a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg’s preeminent performance venue, you’ll enjoy a 2-course dinner and have the chance to chat to a ballet dancer, via a private translator, for 30 minutes. Hotel pickup and drop-off in St.Petersburg are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$469.00
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$469.00
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Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day

Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day

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Get to know St Petersburg like a local with a full-day walking tour led by a resident guide. Learn about the city's landmark sights and hidden gems little known to tourists as you explore its streets. Stroll along Nevsky Prospect―the city's main thoroughfare―visit its squares and cathedrals and marvel at the unique architecture along the way. You'll also enjoy a ride on the metro, a system with palatial stations that are works of art within themselves, en route to Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg.
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  • 6 hours
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