Saint Petersburg visa-free shore tours (group)

Saint Petersburg visa-free shore tours

Venice of the North
Тhe most popular group tour. Designed for cruises stopping in Saint Petersburg for 2 days.
$ 300.00 per person Book now
Saint Petersburg Sampler
Designed for cruises stopping in Saint Petersburg for 1 day. The itinerary depends on a week day.
$ 165.00 per person Book now

Group shore tours offered by us in Saint Petersburg have guaranteed departures (we call them GDT-GUARANTEED DEPARTURES TOURS).

Group tours are available for passengers of cruiseships stopping in Saint Petersburg for 1 or 2 days. GDT departures are guaranteed which means that you may (but you may not) have a a private tour at a group price. 

Why to choose our group shore tour?

  • We have the least number of people in our groups-ONLY 10 PAX
  • Competitve prices
  • No deposit
  • No Russian tourist visa 
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum (before the museum opens to the general public)
  • No cancellation fees
  • No credit card charges
  • No hidden costs. Group tour prices are all-inclusive and cover the cost of pre-booked museum admissions, English-speaking guide service, transportation, pick up and drop off from the port, lunches (for 2-day group tours).

​Excluded: gratuities and personal shopping.

Venice of the North

​Our the most popular group tour, designed for cruises stopping in Saint Petersburg for 2 days.

More details about the tour "Venice of the North"

Day 1:

8.00-8.30 Disembark the ship. After having passed the passport control, you will be met by your local English-speaking guide and the company representative in the arrival area of the port. (If your ship arrives Saint Petersburg at 8.00, disembarkation starts at 9.00-9.30).

8.30-10.00 City highlights tour (part 1) incl photo stops at Spit of ST Basil Island and Peter and Paul Fortress

10.00 -10.30 Transfer to Peterhoff fountain park by hydrofoil

10.30-12.00 Tour of Peterhoff Lower gardens

12.30-13.30 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Tour of Catherine Palace incl Amber room and gardens

15.30-16.45 Transfer to Saint Petersburg. Visit to a metro station on the way back to the city

16.45-18.00 City highlights tour (part 2) incl the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood 

18.30 Return to the ship

Day 2:

8.00 Meet your guide at the arrival area of the port

8.30-9.30 River and canal cruise

10.00-12.00 Hermitage Museum (early admission)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Yusupoff Palace tour

15.45-16.30 ST-Isaac's Cathedral tour

17.00 Return to the ship


Saint Petersburg Sampler

For visitors whose cruise ships stop in Saint Petersburg for one day, we have designed various itineraries depending on a weekday and taking into account museums' days off.

Option 1 (Tuesday is the best!):

8.00 Disembark your cruise ship and meet your tour guide and the company representative at the arrival area of the port

8.30-9.30 City highlights tour incl photo stops at Peter and Paul Fortress and ST-Isaac's Cathedral

9.30-10.30 Transfer to Peterhoff fountain park

10.30-12.00 Tour of Peterhoff fountain gardens

12.00-13.00 Return to Saint Petersburg

13.00-14.00 Lunch (not included)

14.00-16.30 Hermitage Museum tour

17.00-17.30 The Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood tour

18.00 Return to the ship

Option 2 (Monday is the best!):

8.00 Disembark your cruise ship and meet your tour guide at the arrival area of the port

8.30-9.30  City highlights tour incl photo stops at Peter and Paul Fortress and ST-Isaac's Cathedral

9.30-10.30 Transfer to Tsar Village (Pushkin)

10.30-12.00 Tour of Catherine Palace incl Amber room and gardens

12.00-13.00 Transfer to Peterhoff

13.00-14.00 Lunch (not included)

14.00-15.00 Tour of Peterhoff fountain park

15.30-16.00 Transfer to Saint Petersburg by hydrofoil

16.15-17.15 Tour of Yusupoff Palace

17.30-18.00 The Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood tour

18.30 Return to the ship

Option 3 (Wedensday is the best!):

8.00 Disembark your cruise ship and meet your tour guide at the arrival area of the port

8.30-10.30 City highlights tour incl photostops at ST-Isaac's Cathedral and the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood

10.30-13.00 Hermitage Museum tour

13.30-14.00 Transfer to Peterhoff by hydrofoil

14.00-15.30 Tour of Peterhoff fountain gardens and lunch in one of gardens cafe (not included)

15.30-16.30 Transfer to Tsar Village (Pushkin)

16.30-18.00 Tour of Catherine Palace incl Amber room and gardens

19.00 Return to the ship

Option 4 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the best!):

8.00 Disembark your cruise ship and meet your tour guide at the arrival area of the port

8.30-11.00 City highlights tour incl an inside visit to the Church on Spilled Blood and photo stops at ST-Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress

11.00-13.00 Hermitage Museum tour

13.00-13.30 Transfer to Peterhoff by hydrofoil

13.30-15.30 Tour of Peterhoff fountain park and lunch stop in the gardens

15.30-16.30 Transfer to Tsar Village (Pushkin)

16.30-18.00 Tour of Catherine Palace incl Amber room and gardens

19.00 Return to the ship