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 both in St Petersburg and outside the city with modern, air-conditioned car. The tour is perfect for cruise ship travellers who want to explore both St Peterburg and Peterhof in 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, Spit of Vasilevsky Island, Peterhof Gardens, and many more. It is possible to come back to the city by hydrofoil to enjoy the views of the Gulf of Finland!
Please note that it is a VISA-FREE shore excursion tour!
Meet with your 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". Shopping (optional)
A scenic drive to Peterhof, the former summer Imperial residence of Peter the Great located on the Gulf of Finland (25km away)
Explore the wonderful gardens of Peterhof with its numerous fountains and cascades, "Russian Versailles". Lunch in the park (optional)
Drive back to the city (hydrofoil is optional)
Private tour of the Hermitage Museum/Winter Palace, one of the largest art museums in the world and the former home of the Imperial family (2 hours)
Return to the ship at about 18:30pm
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 30 min.
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car or mini-van
Tour tickets/blanket visa for visa-free disembarkment
Private tour guide service
Private driver/car service (9,5 hours)
Pick up and drop off at the port
All admission tickets (with photo permissions)
Port fees and taxes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, WC, etc
Hydrofoil (optional) - USD 20 per person + your guide
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