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St Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

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165 USD

This tour is perfect for visitors whose cruise ships stop in St Petersburg for just one day. Various itineraries are available depending on the day, taking into account days when the museums are closed. You don’t need a visa, group sizes are small, and departures are guaranteed.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French
I can't recommend this company and especially our guide, Tatia, enough. Both were outstanding. If you get the chance to visit St Petersburg, please reach out to the company and request Tatia. She is absolutely the most informative and knowledgeable guide in the area. Absolutely the best!!!!
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Reviewed by Ed

Highlights

  • See the highlights of St Petersburg
  • Stop for photos at the Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac's Cathedral
  • Tour Catherine Palace, including the Amber Room and Gardens
  • Travel to Peterhof Palace by hydrofoil
  • Tour the Peterhof Gardens and admire the gorgeous fountains

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Description

This tour is available every day during the cruise season, with guaranteed departures. It’s designed specifically for single-day visitors and covers all of the most important sights in St Petersburg. Each stop includes some time for taking pictures and shopping.

The itinerary differs according to the day of the week. This is an example itinerary for a Tuesday:

08:00 Disembark your ship and meet your guide and the company representative at the arrival area of the Port
08:30–09:30 City highlights tour, including photo stops at Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac's Cathedral
09:30–10.30 Transfer to the Peterhof Fountain Park
10:30–12:00 Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park
12:00–13:00 Return to St 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 your ship

There are many advantages to joining a cruise group tour:
- Small group sizes
- Competitive prices
- No deposit
- No Russian tourist visa required
- Early admission to the Hermitage Museum (before the museum opens to the general public)
- No cancellation fees
- No credit card charges

*Minimum number of participants: 2.

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What’s included & not included

  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry tickets
  • Restaurant expenses
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

(Cruise Port)

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

E
Awesome St Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion
I can't recommend this company and especially our guide, Tatia, enough. Both were outstanding. If you get the chance to visit St Petersburg, please reach out to the company and request Tatia. She is absolutely the most informative and knowledgeable guide in the area. Absolutely the best!!!!
T
Best 'Crash Course' on Russian history and culture
The highlight of our early May Baltic Cruise was this whirlwind tour of St Petersburg. The small group tour offered by Marina Wilson was far superior to the experience shared with us by other travellers on our Royal Caribbean Baltic cruise.

Our guide, Irina, was a model of knowledge, tutoring and efficiency. During the tour she crammed in sights and stories that what would normally take several days longer.
She brought to life for us the history of St. Petersburg from its foundation through to the post war restoration. We left with a far better understanding of the royal family, the aristocracy and the common man during the tumultuous 300 years of Russian history. Irina navigated us around crowds and lineups to see and experience the highlights of the rich trove of art and treasure in the palaces and churches in the greater St Petersburg area. Her obvious love for her country and its rich historical past left us with many happy memories, and yet a desire to read and explore further.

Thank You for a very memorable tour!
T
Well worth it
Marina Wilson's Private Tours was recommended by friends who had a fabulous experience with this company a few years ago. I can only echo that review. Our driver and tour guide were excellent. I felt that we got more than our money's worth over the one-day tour. We saw all that I had hoped to see, bypassed lines at the Hermitage, had parts of Catherine Palace almost to ourselves (good timing) and had a fantastic lunch as well. Valeria was an informative and interesting tour guide. My absolute favorite part of the tour was the Peterhof Gardens. Spectacular! I highly recommend this experience.

This operator has 49 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Hassle free way to see the Hermitage on your own
We had been to the Hermitage before, but since our friends went on a guided tour with the same conpany, we opted for the skip-the-line tickets. And boy, were we happy, seeing the humongous line outside the Winter Palace. We were taken in with the guided tour group and then we continued on our own.
A very knowledgeable guide
Olga was extremely professional and posssesed a wealth of knowledge which she was able to impart with us throughout the tour. I couldn't have done the visit so efficiently if i were alone. Because she knew not only about art and architecture, she was also extremely adept at guiding us in the most efficient way by taking us to less crowded area first and being flexible. There was a family with an infant who showed up late, but she handleded it graciously. The only "problem" was the extra time it took to get inside, as there seemed have confusion as to which group gets to go first. To me it was no such big deal, but some people might have become impatient. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Thank you Olga!
Loved the show
Nice folklore show. Great dancers and singers. The only problem is the hall. You should come early and get the first seats of you want to see it all
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