St. Petersburg & Baltic Shore Excursions

Did you think that you have to have a Russian visa to visit St. Petersburg? Well, you don’t – if you arrive on a cruise ship and take one of our St. Petersburg shore excursions, you will need NO visa.

Whether you choose to visit the State Hermitage Museum or feast your eyes on the delightful view in Peterhof Park, you are invited to join the shore excursions guided by a professional that will provide you with all necessary information on sights worth to be seen! Aside from many other benefits, you can customize your own tour as you visit some of the wonders of Moscow, a place you'll want to visit again and again. Your car/mini-bus will be equipped with an experienced driver and air-conditioning for those lazy summer days.

Meals are envisaged at some of the most decent restaurants that money can buy, making sure you have a perfect trip from every point of view. You don't even have to worry about museum and port fees, nor about local taxes as all of these are included in the price you pay. This visa-free experience is one opportunity not found very often in tour-operator services anywhere. Choose between private tours and even group tours which can include up to 15 people, making sure you can bring all your close friends with you and enjoy this wonderful experience abroad!

And if you ever dreamed of visiting other ports of call, we can take you to Berlin, Helsinki, Tallinn, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen through our private shore excursion. All of the Baltic destinations are available once you choose the shore excursion in St. Petersburg.

This is an opportunity for those who would like to take a suggested group tour, but would prefer to explore St. Petersburg with their own party of travelers, private guide and vehicle and at their own pace. The itinerary is designed for Day 1, Days 1–2, or Days 1–3. Enter the number of travelers in your party to determine the cost per person.

All tours include a pier pick up at 9.00 am. Our representative holding a “Tour De Force” sign will meet you behind the passport control area.

Please be advised that complimentary trip by hydrofoil is provided under the following conditions:

  • Weather permits,
  • You have booked a tour inclusive of a visit to Peterhof

St. Petersburg - Day 1
duration: 8 hours $155
City tour

Experience the city's highlights on a pleasant guided drive around St. Petersburg. View the sights that made St. Petersburg famous the world over.


Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral

The tour includes a visit to Peter and Paul Cathedral, the splendid 18th century ecclesiastical edifice which is still the city tallest building (the height of the spire is 122.5 meters).

The State Hermitage Museum

Today you will visit the Hermitage (the Winter Palace). With the possible exception of the Louvre, there is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality.

St. Petersburg - Day 2
duration: 8 hours $167
Catherine Palace

Take a pleasant drive from St. Petersburg through the suburbs to the opulent Catherine palace.


Peterhof Park

Travel to the former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles.

Metro tour

Take a Metro (Underground) ride. The stations are worth seeing for the art work decoration. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

Each group features:

  • Welcome gift
  • A personal knowledgeable guide, fluent in English *
  • A comfortable air-conditioned car/minibus with experienced driver
  • Entry fees
  • Photo permits
  • Personal ear set at the Hermitage for groups from 7 passengers
  • Bottle of water - daily
  • Local taxes
  • Port fees
  • Visa – free visit

* Generally all tours are conducted in English. For private tours - any languages are available.

Services not included:

  • Lunch *
  • Metro fare (1$)
  • Tipping

* For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch.

Your guide will assist you with money exchange.