St Petersburg Shore Excursion City Tour with Metro and Lunch

Shore Excursions in St Petersburg
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Tour description

Leave the port of St Petersburg when your cruise ship docks, and head out to explore the city with a private guide. After a short tour of the downtown area to see landmarks such as St Isaac’s Cathedral, visit the farmers market of Kuznechny to shop and see produce grown by local people. Relax over lunch with a local family in their home, enjoying a traditional 2-course meal, and then finish with a tour of the St Petersburg metro network with its impressive architecture and design.

Meet your private guide at the port, and hop inside your air-conditioned minivan for your St Petersburg day trip. First up is an introductory tour of the city to see all the big-name St Petersburg sights. Travel past landmarks like Palace Square, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, learning about each sight as you go. If you are particularly interested in an attraction, let your guide know. The beauty of a private shore excursion is that the commentary is tailored to your interests.From downtown St Petersburg, travel to Kuznechny, a thriving farmers market where locals sell leftover fruit and vegetables from their dacha plots as well as other imported groceries. Wander the stalls to find dried fruit, cheese, nuts, honey, meat and more. Free time for shopping is included. In the afternoon, visit a typical family house in the area to spend up to two hours with a local family for lunch. Chat with the family to learn about life in St Petersburg and enjoy two courses of homemade food: usually soup followed by the main course and a cup of tea.Bid your hosts goodbye, and then return to central St Petersburg to explore its network of metro stations. Grandly decorated with marble, mosaic and stained glass, the Russian metro stations are unique, and so your visit is sure to be impressive. Typically your route takes in Ploshchad’ Vosstania, Admiralteyskaya, Gostiny Dvor and Pushkinskaya.Travel back to the St Petersburg port in the late afternoon, and finish your tour at the start point.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the St Petersburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome gift pack
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - Soup and main course (Traditional Russian cuisine)
  • Headset (for groups larger than 6)
  • Photo permits
  • Visa-free visit
  • Port fees and local taxes
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Travel ticket


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience