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.
$ 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. Guaranteed departures mean that you may (but you may not) have a a private tour at a group price. We do not put groups together with other tour operators (a common practice) to acheive 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
  • 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.

Tours are available only in English.

The minimum cruise tour bookig is  2 PAX! If you are travelling solo, pease, 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 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