This 1-day VISA-FREE tour is customized specially for cruise ship passengers!
Getting into Saint Petersburg is now easy if you are on a Baltic Sea cruise. Be sure to schedule your time before your arrival because Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city you don't want to miss.
Please check my 1-Day Shore Excursion Tour. This guided sightseeing tour passes many must-see attractions in St Petersburg with a modern, air-conditioned car. The tour is perfect for cruise ship travellers who want to see as much as possible for one day.
We take you to the most famous buidlings and panoramic views over the city, such as St Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral, Spit of Vasilevsky Island, and many more.
Please note that it is a VISA-FREE shore excursion tour!
Meet with your tour guide and driver at the ship at 9:00am. Driving city sightseeing tour with several photo stops to enjoy the best views of the city, "Venice of the North".
Inside visits to St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the burial place of the Imperial family, Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, one of the most beautiful churches in Russia, St Isaac's Cathedral, the main Russian Orthodox Church in the city before the Revolution of 1917.
Private tour of the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, one of the largest art museums in the world and the former home of the Imperial family (2 hours)
Shopping (optional). Lunch en route.
Return to the ship at about 18:00pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal (outside customs) with a sign with your name.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
Duration: 9 hours
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car or mini-van
Tour tickets/blanket visa for visa-free disembarkment
Private tour guide service
Private driver/car service (9 hours)
Pick up and drop off at the port
All admission tickets (with photo permissions) as per program
Port fees and taxes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, WC, etc
Extra time with private driver - USD 25 per hour
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It was a long day and we were exhausted by the end of it but boy did we see St. Petersburg! Alexander is a fountain of knowledge and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Maxine McLeod Miller