The tour price is per vehicle, not per person. For those guests who want to experience St. Petersburg in a small group, you can tour the city and surrounding areas via private car or van. A driver with an English-speaking guide will accompany you during the program you have selected. (Foreign language guides may be requested but may incur additional fees.) Entrance fees, photography and video fees are not included for the venue incorporated on your selected itinerary (where possible). Any meals, refreshments, subway fees, or gratuities are not included. Please see Full Description for further information.
See St. Petersburg’s prominent city landmarks and notable sights on an evening small-group tour, in the comfort of a private vehicle. Create your own itinerary with the help of a knowledgeable English-speaking guide and then explore the city at your own pace and according to your distinct interests.
Customized Guided Tour: Choose your own itinerary and explore the city on a private small-group tour alongside an English-speaking guide.
Independent Exploration: Admire the architecture, pass Russian Orthodox cathedrals, souvenir shop, or dine in a local eatery (time permitting).
Private Escort: Sightsee around the city as you ride in the comfort of a private vehicle.
What to Bring:
SeaPass card and photo identification
What to Wear:
Hat and sunglasses
Advance reservations are strongly recommended for this tour.
Private vehicle arrangements are non-refundable after confirmation has been provided to the Shore Excursions Office.
Actual vehicle type may vary depending on availability and final number of guests.
Cars hold a maximum of 3 guests. Vans hold a maximum of 10 guests.
A party of two or three must pre-reserve a car, not a van.
The Shore Excursions Desk onboard will not match up guests requesting an excursion to form a private group for a car or van.
Private vehicle bookings do not include entrance fees, meals, gratuities, refreshments, or any further incidental charges that may occur at the time of reservation.
You may customize your private vehicle tour by adding venue entrance fees with the Shore Excursions Desk onboard.
Foreign language guides may be requested with an additional fee.
A Russian visa is not required to participate in this program, unless otherwise stipulated through the Russian Consulate or Embassy in the guests’ specific country. It is important to note that the guide is the visa and all participants cannot separate from the guide while touring.
Visits to the Hermitage's Gold Room are limited and not guaranteed. This can only be performed by pre-arranged appointments.
No photography permitted in St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
No video recordings permitted at Yusupov Palace.
No video recordings and still photography permitted in the Grand Palace of Peterhof.