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Shore Tours


Saint Petersburg is a unique destination in the cruise travel industry. It is the only Baltic port that enjoys a 3-day stopover with some of the cruise lines. Still not enough. Saint Petersburg is a Mecca for art and history buffs. We help you to maximise your limited time in Saint Petersburg by

  • Creating completely bespoke itineraries which meet your personal interests and needs. You will not need to waste your time waiting for other people lost, gone shopping etc. Besides visting the popular "must see" sites you can book in-depth tours on various topics: the Siege of Leningrad, Russian Revolution and Communist Legacy, Romanov Dynasty, Jewish Saint Petersburg, Faberge Museum tours and many others. There is an option to visit and tour Moscow (only for cruise passengers arriving to Saint Petersburg for 2 days and more). 
  • Avoiding any entrance queues: all museum admissions are pre-booked. We also provide "early admissions" (before a museum opens to the general public) to most demanded museums like the Hermitage and Peterhoff Grand Palace.
  • Providing private comfortable & wheel-chair accessible A/C transportation. Most of our vehicles have free wi-fi;
  • Including lunches and bottled water for all your tours. You will not need to waste your time exchanging currencies.

All cruise and ferry passengers arriving to Saint Petersburg for less than 72 hours are visa-exempt providing they tour with an authorised Russian tour operator which we are (MBT Number 003117). Our clients are supplied with documentation required (tour tickets/blanket visas) to tour visa-free.

No deposit is required to guarantee your private or group shore tour packages of Saint Petersburg. Being fully aware of fears and concerns cruise passengers might have delaing with a foreign tour operator, we allow customers to settle the payment in full upon their arrival to Saint Petersburg. In case a deposit payment is required (for theatre or train tickets), it can be done securely using our PayPal account.

All private tours booked and confirmed ( NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!) before March, 31, 2017 are getting 10% early-bird discount! Please contact us on to make your early booking.

2 principle touring options are offered to our valued cruise customers: group and private shore tours.

The itinerary and duration of private tours is tailored to meet your needs and interests. Private tours are highly recommended for families with young children, people with limited walking ability and wheel-chair users. Please note that private tours are run in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. The other languages are available upon request. There is no fixed price of a private tour as it depends on a number of PAX in your party, duration of a touring day, choice of museums to visit  and other possible inclusions. 

For more information please visit our web-site dedicated to the Baltics shore tours:

Below you can see and book 2-day group shore tour of Saint Petersburg:

TWO-DAY GROUP ITINERARY (Guaranteed Departures Tours)

  • Duration: 2-day
  • Price: 300.00 USD per person

Day 1 (Tour Duration: 10 hours):

  • 8.30 After having disembarked the ship and passed through the passport control, you will be met by your local English-speaking guide with the company logo sign (Please be kindly advised that the actual tour start time might depend on how fast the other customers diembark their cruiseships).
  • 8.30-10.00 City Highlight Tour incl Peter and Paul Fortress (part 1)
  • 10.00-10.30 Transfer to Peterhoff by hydrofoil
  • 10.30-12.00 Tour of Peterhoff Lower gardens (incl the fountain switch on ceremony, if possible)
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-14.00 Transfer to Tsar Village (Tsarskoe Selo/Pushkin)
  • 14.00-15.30 Tour of Catherine Palace incl Amber room and gardens
  • 15.30 -16.30 Transfer back to Saint Petersburg. Visit one of the metro stations
  • 16.30-18.00 City Highlight Tour (part 2) incl inside visit to the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • 18.30 Return to the ship
  • Optional evening programme (Russian traditional folklore show or ballet performance)

Day 2 (Tour Duration: 9 hours):

  • 8.00 Disembark the ship. Meet your guide.
  • 8.30-9.30 River and canal cruise
  • 10.00-12.00 Hermitage Museum tour (early admission)
  • 12.30-13.30 Lunch
  • 14.00-15.30 Yusupoff Palace tour incl Rasputin exhibition
  • 15.45-16.30 ST-Isaac's Cathedral tour
  • 17.00 Return back to the ship

Guaranteed departures tours are run even if minimum 2 people are signed up. Neither the group tour itinerary nor the price can be changed.