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St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour

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St. Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more


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Transport by air-conditioned minivan with 4G High Speed Internet
Professional guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Headsets to hear the guide clearly for groups of 7 or larger
Day 1 evening extension/free-time (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
St Petersburg Hotel or Port Terminal or centrally located hotel


  • Marine Facade

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Russian Visa-Free Entry for Cruise Passengers
  • Visa-Free entry requires full names, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number for each member of your group, which must be provided to the local operator well in advance of departure
  • Separate visa-free tour ticket will be sent by email after confirmation of your booking
  • Please note: you must have your visa-free tour ticket and your passport with you on the day of travel, and present them to the Passport Control Officer
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is visa-free for cruise passengers only. Land travellers will be required to attend to their own visa arrangements
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ludmila Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Mini-Group Tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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The Best Tour with Ludmila Tours
, Sep 2019
Booked our shore excursion in a small group because I have mobility issues, and the tour was perfectly arranged. Jane, the perfect guide, and Vlad, our driver, collected us at the Port punctually as arranged both mornings. We saw all the attractions of St. Petersburg at a pace which suited us 8 seniors, with lunches, arranged by the company, at lovely local cafes, which we would never have found on our own. Vlad was a good driver, very pleasant and such a gentleman. A really special mention of our guide, Jane, who was lovely and went above and beyond what I expected in arrangin everything where necessary. This tour was the highlight of my cruise and l can thoroughly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for such a great review of your tour with Jane! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time your 2-day tour with her!
Rude, Condescending guide, Too many cathedrals, no marketplace
, Jul 2019
The bus was fine. There were 14 of us. Meeting was on time each day. Water was provided however they ran out the second day. About the guide, I believe her name is Eleanor (thin, shoulder length brown\reddish hair.) She was disinterested, distant and seemed a bit miserable. 1. We went to a palace and had to wear paper booties so not to dirty the floors. An older man was having trouble putting them on. Instead of helping him, she rolled her eyes and rushed him. 2. I asked her what this very unusual wooden ship was in the canal. She said, 'it's just a ship.' Later I learned from another guide that it had a very interesting history. I knew then to limit my questions. 3. My wife and I had brought egg sandwiches on the bus. Since Eleanor never gave us times to destination and since we didn't want to leave half a sandwich in the bus, my wife asked her how long till the next stop. Eleanor said in a very rude and condescending manner, "If you really want to stop that bad, we can stop right now and take pictures of the gas station across the street." And she said this in the microphone no less. We were literally sitting right behind her across. No more than 3 feet. It just got uglier from there. People couldn't believe how she acted. 4. We had till 9am at one of our 20 minute 'comfort stops.' It was 8:59 and Eleanor began rolling her eyes wondering where a couple was. Everyone else was at the back of the bus. I left the bus and there they were heading back. When I returned to the bus, Eleanor said "oh my god." like she was so put out. 4. We were going to the Hermitage, it was probably in the mid 80s with no clouds. Elenor tells us we can't take water as it's not allowed. What she didn't tell us was that there was an hour line in the hot sun and we could have brought water and thrown it out at the entry door. Nor did she tell us to bring a hat. We skipped the line at Catherine's palace as Elenor said we had special privlages, so naturally we all assumed it was the same at the Hermitage. So we all stood there in the hot sun getting fried with no water and no protection. 5. On the second day, we had been to cathedral after cathedral. We stopped at the 2nd to last cathedral and there was a huge market there with shops and cafes. We would have loved to spend an hour there and get a feel for the local culture. Instead, Elenor took us to yet another church for the last stop of the day. One of the reasons I booked this trip was it stated time in the marketplace and time for shopping. That didn't happen except for two brief 20 minute 'comfort stops' into a single souvenir shop. There was a metro ride and a canal ride. Lunch stops were provided each day with the second day paid for by the company in a very nice restaurant. Other than that it was palaces and cathedrals and a very rude guide who really put a dark cloud on the entire tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Guests, Thank you for your feedback, it was a pure pleasure to work with you. Sorry that we ran out of water on the second day. Unfortunately we can’t provide it unlimitedly, but one bottle per person per day complimentary, luckily there is an option to buy some extra on every second corner in the city. Telling you honestly we are very surprised to get such feedback on Eleanora who is one the best guides in St. Petersburg. She has been working with us for many years getting only good reviews of our clients including those choosy and experienced travelers. We asked Eleanora if she was rude with the mentioned man, but she told us that she was very polite asking if he needed any help, he refused saying that he was ok. It would be very interesting to hear that story been told to you by “another guide” about an “interesting history” of the ship, that is not even a ship but a wooden shoddy, the restaurant on the embankment built several years ago. “She said this in the microphone no less” “People couldn't believe how she acted” Do you mean that people were surprised by the guide using microphone? Or do you mean that the question about the next stop was too personal for answering it by microphone? Or do you mean that the guide located next to the driver in the head of the bus has to have a built in sensor for recognizing the distance to those members asking her questions? 4(1) Here we didn’t get any point at all 4{2) We do our best but unfortunately we can’t avoid all the crowds in St. Petersburg that’s overcrowded from May to November. We were lucky to skip all the lines entering the most complicated Catherine Palace as you mentioned. But entering the Hermitage the line of those having special privileges was longer than we expected. Sorry that we could not predict that. As for the main line to the Hermitage that you could not see, it’s located from another side of the building. Usually that line of visitors entering without privileges takes from 3 hours to never. Anyway it’s our fault that your were suffering 42 minutes without water. If you wish to see less sights and spend more time shopping or eating tasty egg sandwiched brought from the ship, we would highly recommend you to book private tours vs group tours and depend on no itineraries and nobody else’s travel wishes and needs but yours. Sincerely Ludmila Tours Team
Good Tour.
, Jul 2019
This tour was conducted by Ludmila tours who happen to be one of the famous tour operators in St. Petersburg. Communication was great and a person had come to pick us up on time at our apartment on the day of the tour. The tour had a very small group as we were less than 10 people. The vehicle was a comfortable Mercedes Mini Van and driver Sergiev was very good and helpful. Tour guide Masha spoke good English and had abundant knowledge about the vast History of all places we went to. While everything was good it just felt that there was too much information about history and it got a bit difficult to understand by the end of the tour. We note that tour companies need to maintain time however as tourists we wanted a little time to take pictures and see the places but at times it felt too rushed as we just walked by some parts of the parks, palaces. Overall for the cost, it was a great tour and well organized. It covered most of the important points if interests at St. Petersburg.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Guests, Thank you for such a positive review. It was a pleasure to work with you. Unfortunately two days is not enough for covering all the must sees – the most interesting sights of the city and its surroundings, that’s why tour itinerary is not that flexible, but we have 3 hour tour extension offered free of any charge so our guests could stroll around, take pictures, shop, dine, etc All the best wishes from St.Petersburg! Ludmila Tours Team

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