Private Visa-Free tour of St.Petersburg for cruise ship passengers
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and I love it with all my heart - both its history and the vibrant modern life. Its palaces and noteworthy residential neighborhoods. Its historical monuments and novel attractions. Its traditional restaurants and cool new cafes and pubs.
Most visitors try to see all so-called "must-sees" recommended by the guidebooks and never get the chance to feel the city's ambiance.
But St. Petersburg is not just one palace after another. It's incredible city with its own soul. The city that steals your heart. It's beautiful and harmonious.
Take just one step away from the main tourist traps and find yourself in the most charming places.
I have created this 2-day tour to let you explore MY St. Petersburg.
It will include streets, parks, cathedrals, markets, local food, local drinks (yes, I do mean vodka) and two of my favorite museums - Hermitage and Peterhof.
The tour is visa-free, you don't need to obtain your own Russian visa - I will take care of all formalities and paperwork
10:00am meet the guide and the driver near the ship
First explore Vasilievsky Island - pedastrian street, University, St. Andrey's church, farmer's market.
Then have some tea or coffee with local pastry.
Cross the Neva River and find yourself in Admiralty quarter of the city.
New Holland Island, Summer Garden, Fontanka and Moika Rivers, best view of Spilled Blood church
Lunch in the traditional Russian style or New St. Petersburg style (your choice)
Drive to Peterhof (we can take the hydrofoil if you like)
First see the town with it's old buildings
Then - Peterhof Fountain Park
7:00pm back to the ship
9:00 meet near the ship, drive to the city center
Walk down the main Street Nevsky
Visit the Hermitage main complex OR French Impressionists collection (your choice)
Lunch in the local style (may be in the rooftop cafe)
Optional - matryoshka doll painting master class OR vodka tasting OR local crafts shopping OR Russian cuisine cooking class OR metro tour OR something else
4:00 back to the ship
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 2 days
Air-conditioned modern car/minivan/van/minibus with professional driver for two days.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Russian Rubles - Lunch is not included into the tour cost