Saint Petersburg Visa-Free Group Shore Tours

Saint Petersburg Visa-Free Group Shore Tours

Venice of the North
Тhe most popular group tour. Designed for cruises stopping in Saint Petersburg for 2 days.
$ 285.00 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
2-Day Visa-Free Tour in German
Designed for German-speaking cruise passangers in St Petersburg
$ 280.00 15% discount code: GermanCruise 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 cruise ships stopping in Saint Petersburg for 1 or 2 days. If your cruise ships have 3 day stop, you may choose to do a group tour for 2 days and 1 day private.

Guaranteed departures mean that you may (but you may not) have a private tour at a group price, if no other customers are going to join your group. We do not put groups together with other tour operators (a common practice) to achieve the numbers. However, we neither discount nor negotiate the group tour price.

Why to choose our group shore tour?

  • We have the least number of people in our groups-ONLY 10 PAX
  • Competitive 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.

The minimum cruise tour bookig is  2 PAX! If you are travelling solo, please, contact us prior to see if joining a group is an option.

Venice of the North

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

More details about "Venice of the North" tour

Day 1:

  • 8.30-9.00 Disembark the ship. After having passed the passport control, you will be met by your local English-speaking guide at the arrival area of the port. (If your ship arrives Saint Petersburg at 8.00, disembarkation starts at 9.00-9.30).
  • 9.00-10.00 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:

  • 9.00 Meet your guide at the arrival area of the port
  • 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 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)
  • 14.00-15.30 Tour of Peterhoff fountain park
  • 15.30-16.00 Transfer to Saint Petersburg by hydrofoil
  • 16.30-18.00 City highlights tour incl 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

2-Day Visa-Free Tour in German

This tour is perfect for German-speaking cruise passengers whose stay in Saint Petersburg for two days. It is affordable and includes all the principle city highlights, such as the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace or Peterhof Fountains, Peter and Paul Fortress and many other sights. 

Book till 31.03.2019 with a special 15% discount. Use discount code GermanCruise, when booking.

2-day Visa-Free tour in German

Explore the imperial monuments and landmarks of Saint Petersburg on a 2-day shore excursion for cruise ship and ferry passengers. Take the worry out of your visa arrangements and visit sites such as the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace.

Take a look at the tour itinerary:

Day 1 Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Fountains or Catherine Palace:
Disembark your cruise ship and meet your local German-speaking guide. Visit the Hermitage museum to see Leonardo Da Vinci and Titian’s masterpieces, witness the collection of Holland and Italian classic art, and much more. After, visit one of the Imperial residencies (Peterhof Fountains by hydrofoil or Catherine Palace with the Amber Room with transfer). See the royal palaces and return back to the city on a guided tour.

Day 2 City Highlights and River Cruise:
Spend the morning visiting the three famous Russian Cathedrals: St Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Savior on the Spilled Blood. After the tour, admire the monuments from the water on a river and canal cruise.
This two-day tour will give you an overview of St Petersburg and Russian history to the fullest extent.

Two-day cruise tour in German is a fantastic opportunity to cover all the famous sights with a good value for money.