Visa-Free Shore Excursions

Two Day or One Day Tour in St. Petersburg

  • Private vehicle
  • Cultural heritage
  • Sightseeing
  • Photo stops
  • 10 or 19 hours
  • Tour guide


Visa free tour to St. Petersburg

This is a great opportunity provided by the city authorities for passengers of cruise liners calling at the Sea Facade passenger port of St. Petersburg. According to data from open sources, 263 cruise liners from different parts of the world are expected in the port during the navigation period of 2019. As a rule, liners arrive early in the morning and depart the next day or the same day in the evening. Based on this, the proposed private visa-free shore excursions in St Petersburg is designed for 2 days and 1 day, however, if you arrive for more than two days or want to visit certain places not included in the ready-made tour, it is possible to customize it specifically for your needs. The shore excursions in St Petersburg can be carried out by private car or on foot using public transport. In both cases I will wait for you at the exit of the port terminal.

On the first day I offer a sightseeing visa free St Petersburg tour with visits to the main museum of Russia – the State Hermitage Museum, as well as the three main attractions of the city – the Peter and Paul Fortress with the tomb of Russian emperors and empresses, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Savior on Spilled Blood Church.

On the second day, I invite you to visit the two magnificent former summer residences of the imperial family – Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin city). And, when we return to the city, take a ride on a boat on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, because the city is often called the Venice of the North, as it is located on 42 islands.

2 day shore excursion St Petersburg can also be supplemented with an evening program, namely, visiting various concerts, opera and ballet, as well as a wonderful colourful folklore show with Russian folk songs and dances of professional performers.

The visa free shore excursions has a number of features:

  • paperwork for the possibility of a private tour without a visa requires additional costs in the amount of from 7,000 to 20,000 rubles, depending on the program and the number of people in the group;
  • an application for a visa free is carried out at least 20 days before it starts;
  • the program is approved in advance and submitted for approval to the port service;
  • a group of tourists throughout the tour is always accompanied by a guide, the division of the group, independent movement around the city are excluded;
  • passengers must spend the night on board;
  • in the case of taking tourists from the port by car, only the transport accredited by the company is used.

Variant of Timeline

Please keep in mind that it is possible to increase the duration of the tour by adding visits to the museums or reduce some part of the route by excluding ones. Just tell me your preferences.

More places to cover:

  • Meeting Point

    1st Day. Exit of the passenger port. Be without luggage. We can move around by taxi (not included in the tour costs), private vehicle or on foot. Pick the suitable means of traveling in the tour brief. Any other conditions can be discussed in person, and I'll act according to your preferences.

  • The Neva embankments

    Travel from the Sea Facade port through Vasilievsky Island to the very center of the city, its beautiful water panorama - the embankments of the Neva. It houses palaces, universities, museums (including an icebreaker and a submarine), picturesque piers. We will stop at the ancient Egyptian Sphinxes opposite the Academy of Arts and at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island with its Rostral columns and the Stock Exchange building.

  • Peter and Paul fortress

    Historical and architectural art monument of XVIII century situated on Hare Island by the Neva river. Very first structure of St Petersburg that is still one of the greatest sights of the city. The complex includes Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, various museums, galleries and river views.

  • The Hermitage

    One of the largest museums of art and culture in the world with about 3 million exhibits. Among the most well known pieces are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt.

  • Lunch break

    You may dine at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (I will offer options in accordance with the preferred kitchen).

  • Isaac's Cathedral

    Also known as Isaakievskiy Sobor, it’s the largest orthodox church in St Petersburg and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. The building itself is very impressive, its main dome rises 101.5 metres all being plated with pure gold. It’s the second tallest historical building in St Petersburg with a beautiful panorama view.

  • Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

    Built in the memory of Alexander II who was fatally wounded on the site of the current Church. Its architecture differs from the rest of the city sights and includes 7500 square meters of mosaics with main illustrations of biblical figures and scenes.

  • Sightseeing tour

    Enjoy the views of other sights of the city - the cruiser Aurora, the Field of Mars, the Fontanka River, Nevsky Prospect with its Kazan Cathedral, Anichkov Bridge and the Singer House, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman and more

  • Passanger port

    Saying Goodbye

  • Meeting point

    2nd Day. Exit of the passenger port.

  • Peterhof

    Series of palaces and parks with numerous fountains often referred to as “The Russian Versailles”. The place built on the seaside has a tight connection to Russian history and is definitely a must-see attraction of St Petersburg area.

  • Lunch break

    You may dine at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (I will offer options in accordance with the preferred kitchen).

  • Tsarskoye Selo and Amber Room

    Located 24 km from St Petersburg city center, it is a town with the former residence of the Russian imperial family. The Catherine Palace with a well-known Amber Room is the top attraction of the area. Magnificent views of breathtaking architecture and nature attract lots of tourists all year round.

  • Passenger port

    Saying Goodbye

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