Cruise to St Petersburg

Cruise to St Petersburg.

Cruise to St Petersburg allows you to disembark from the ship without a tourist visa if you participate in organized tours. Why Visitpeter.com is the right choice for you, your family and friends?

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cruise to st petersburgWhen on a cruise to St Petersburg, Russian Tourist Visas are not required for tour passengers who participate in organised tours. All passengers who choose to participate in an organized tour in St. Petersburg, including Private Vehicle tours, may disembark the ship for their tours in St Petersburg without a Russian Tourist Visa if they present the following documents to Russian Immigration at the control point:

  • A valid passport
  • A tour ticket

Booking tours

We recommend that you book your tours in advance due to documentation requirements. If you are on the cruise to St Petersburg, participation in an organized tour with

Visitpeter.com eliminates the necessity to obtain an expensive individual Russian Tourist Visa and enhances your time in St. Petersburg.

How to get a tour ticket when on a cruise to St Petersburg?

A tour ticket will be issued by our tour operator in Russia once you have provided the information regarding your name, passport number and date of birth. The issuing of the tour ticket will take a couple of days. You should apply for the tour ticket not later than 2 weeks before your arrival to St Petersburg. After that the tour ticket will be emailed to you for further printing out and presenting it together with your passport on the passport control in St Petersburg.

General information

The drive between the port and St. Petersburg is 35 minutes each way; the following sights are located there:

  • Hermitage museum – Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am - 6:00pm; Wednesday 10:30am-21:00; Sunday 10:30am - 5:00pm; closed Monday.
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral – Thursday to Tuesday, 11:00am - 6:00pm; closed Wednesday.
  • Russian Museum – Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; Monday, 10:00am - 4:00pm; closed Tuesday.
  • Peter and Paul Fortress – Wednesday to Monday, 9:00am - 5:00pm; Tuesday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
  • St. Nicholas Church – daily 6:00am - 7:00pm.
  • Synagogue – Sunday to Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm; services at 10:00am; closed Saturday.
  • Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood – Thursday to Monday, 11:00am - 6:00pm; closed Wednesday.
  • Yusupov Palace - daily from 10:00am-18:00

The drive between the port and Peterhof is 50 minutes each way; the following sights are located there:

  • Grand Palace in Peterhof – Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30am - 5:00pm; closed Monday and the last Tuesday of the month.

The distance between the port and Oranienbaum is about 90 minutes drive each way; the following sights are located there:

  • Chinese Palace – Wednesday to Monday, 11:00am - 5:00pm; closed Tuesday and the last Monday of the month.
  • Palace of Peter III – Wednesday to Monday, 11:00am - 5:00pm; closed Tuesday and the last Monday of the month.

The drive between the port and Tsarskoye Selo is 50 minutes; the following sights are there:

  • Catherine Palace – Wednesday to Monday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; closed Tuesday and the last Monday of the month.
  • Pavlovsk Palace – Saturday to Thursday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; closed Friday and the last Monday of the month.

After the passport control your St Petersburg guide and the driver will be waiting for you at the pier.

All vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning and come with an English-speaking guide.