This 3-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.
This guided sightseeing 3-day 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 see as much as possible for three days in a relaxed way.
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, Kazan Cathedral, Spit of Vasilevsky Island, Catherine Palace and Amber Room, Peterhof gardens and fountains, St Isaac's Cathedral, Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, and many more. It is possible to come back to St Petersburg by hydrofoil to enjoy the views of the Gulf of Finland!
Please note that it is a VISA-FREE shore excursion tour!
Day 1 (Duration 4 hours)
Meet your guide and driver at the ship at 11:00. Driving city sightseeing tour with several photo stops. Inside visit of Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, burial place of Romanov family, Church on the Spilled Blood, one of the most beautiful churches in Russia. Return to the ship at 15:00
Day 2 (Duration 8 hours)
Meet your guide and driver at the ship at 9:00. Trip to Tsars Village, Imperial summer residence. Tour of Catherine Palace and Amber Room. Trip to Peterhof, Imperial summer residence located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Lunch in the park. Explore the beautiful gardens with its numerous fountains and cascades, 'Russian Versailles'. Drive back to the city. Return to the ship at 17:00
Day 3 (Duration 4 hours)
Meet you guide and driver at the ship at 11:00. Driving city tour with inside visit of St Isaac's Cathedral, the main church in Russia. Private tour of the Hermitage/Winter Palace, one of the largest art museums in the world. Return to the ship at 15:00
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: 3 days
Duration of the tour can be shorter or longer by your request.
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van
Tour tickets/blanket visa for visa-free disembarkment for 3 days
Private tour guide service for 3 days
All admission tickets (with photo permissions)
Pick up and drop off at the port
Private driver/car service for 3 days (4, 8 and 4 hours respectively)
Port fees and taxes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 rubles per person per day - food, drinks, WC, etc.
Extra time with private driver - USD 25 per hour
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Alexander is a fabulous guide. His English is perfect, his knowledge of Russian history is VAST. He is seriously punctual, organized and someone you can trust. We were able to leave our belongings in the van while we visited the Palaces and the Hermitage without worry. Alexander bought the best tickets for entrance into every venue. He aims to please. (His wife has a PhD in English). We all (there were 6 of us) highly recommend Alexander S. We saw and did everything we wanted to within the three days.