Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

From $215 per person

Enjoy this 2-day tour to see the major highlights of Saint Petersburg without a Russian visa. Visit the Hermitage, Peterhof and more!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Small group
Limited to 18 participants


  • Admire the highlights of Saint Petersburg on this interactive 2-day tour
  • Enjoy the company of a professional, local guide
  • Join a guided tour to the Church on the Spilled Blood and the Hermitage Museum
  • Connect with your tour companions as the group size is limited to 14 passengers
Full description
Day 1 Meet your guide at the cruise port in the morning and start the city overview tour. Visit the largest Russian Orthodox church - St Isaac's Cathedral - which will leave a lasting impression with its glory and beauty. Here you will have time to take as many memorable pictures as you can. Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, together with your knowledgeable guide who will surely make the guided tour is entertaining and educating. Then, take a subway tour to see the most impressive metro stations. Before the tour continues you will have a moment to relax and enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Afterwards, pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum to admire amazing art collections of Russian Tsars and to explore its palatial interiors. The tour for the day will end around 17:00 when you will make your way back to the ship. Day 2 On the following day, visit two of the main residences of Russian Tsars. Your first stop will be at Tsarskoye Selo, where you can admire Catherine's Palace and its famous Amber Room. After enjoying another authentic lunch at a local restaurant (at your own cost), you will visit Peterhof Imperial Residence which consists of the Lower and Upper Gardens and is located on the Gulf of Finland. Here, you will admire hundreds of sparkling fountains inside the park. At the end of the second day, travel back to Saint Petersburg by comfortable mini van. From there, you will be safely returned to your ship.
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Admissions to all museums in the itinerary
  • Headsets to hear the guide if the group is more than 7 people
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Welcome gift
  • Bottle of water on both days
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (if option booked)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Itinerary order might change depending on the day of the week; inclusions stay the same
  • Not recommended for children aged 6 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport must be valid on the day of travel
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions. please dress appropriately
  • You will be delivered back to the port before your ship departs. In the unlikely event that you are not returned to your ship before it departs, you will be brought to the next port of call at the tour operator's expense
  • Bookings made less than 100 hours before the ship arrives are not available for cruise ship passengers, as all passport details must be submitted to the cruise ship authorities 4 days before the ship arrives in order to arrange the visa-free entry to Russia
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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Super organized - great tour!

At the beginning, we were admittedly somewhat skeptical whether this would work perfectly with the visa - it worked more than perfectly. I can only recommend it to anyone going on a cruise to choose this excursion option. The tour was conducted by a guide and a driver - we were only 12 participants and had our own van for the two days. Everything was very well organized, informative and you felt very well looked after. All important sights were visited and all entrances were included. The lunch included with our option was typically Russian and very good. The special requests of the participants were also repeatedly addressed (e.g. visiting inexpensive souvenir shops). I would book this tour again and again and highly recommend it!

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May 8, 2019

Guide Margarita was excellent, information and timing was superb.

Better than that offered by the cruise line. Cheaper, smaller group, superb timing on entrances. Picture book of St. Petersberg was a nice surprise.

July 27, 2017


Super visite de St-Petersburg!!!

July 25, 2017

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