ST. PETERSBURG VISA-FREE

With its easily recognizable architectural icons and priceless artistic treasures, St. Petersburg is the most well-know and popular Russian destination for tourists from all over the world. Often referred to as Venice of the North, it is indeed one of the greatest cultural, historical and architectural repositories in the world.  St. Petersburg's grandeur created by its wide prospects, splendid palaces and parks, world-class museums and theaters is astonishing. 

Built on a swamp by westward-oriented Peter the Great who envisioned it as a display of imperial Russia’s growing status in the world and refined by his successors, who commissioned European architects to add fabulous cathedrals and palaces to the city’s layout, St Petersburg transpired as the Romanovs’ showcase capital and retained this status through the centuries. Despite its tragic history, the city still has the ambiance of the imperial capital.

St Petersburg's heritage of artistic and cultural treasures is unsurpassed. You can spend months in the Hermitage, exploring everything from ancient mummies to Renoir, while the Russian Museum, housed in four sumptuous palaces, is considered the best collection of Russian art in the world. Top it off with world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre, classical concerts at the Philharmonic Society and famous White Nights music festivals in summer months, and you are about to experience the biggest cultural shock in your life. 

EXCURSIONS FOR FERRY PASSENGERS

New Year Baltic Capitals with Visa-Free St. Petersburg
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Once a year opportunity to visit capital cities on the Baltic Sea and stop in St. Petersburg for 3 days without Russian visa. Visit Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Riga and celebrate New Year's Eve onboard Princess Anastasia
7 days
6 nights
Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019 
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
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Travel 2 nights onboard between Helsinki and St. Petersburg and spend 2 nights in one of the centrally located St. Petersburg hotels. You will have 3 full days to tour St. Petersburg with a small group or a private guide and visit all famous sites, palaces and museums.
5 days
4 nights
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018 
Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018 
Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 
Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 
-  2019
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 01, 2019 
Apr 03, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019 
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 
Apr 17, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019 
May 02, 2019 - May 06, 2019 
May 15, 2019 - May 19, 2019 
May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019 
May 29, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019 
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019 
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 
Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019 
Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 
Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 08, 2019 
Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 
Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019 
Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 05, 2019 
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019 
Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019 
Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 08, 2019 
Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019 
Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 
Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 
Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019 
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 
Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 
Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019 
Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019 
Nov 07, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019 
Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019 
Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 
Dec 05, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019 
Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 
Dec 25, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm
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Sail 3 nights from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, from St. Petersburg to Tallinn and on to Stockholm. Spend 2 nights and 3 full days in St. Petersburg touring with a small group or a private guide. Visit famous St. Petersburg sites, palaces and museums. Explore Tallinn during a walking tour of old town and end your trip in Stockholm.
6 days
5 nights
Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 14, 2018 
Nov 15, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018 
Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018 
Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 
Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 
Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 26, 2018 
-  2019
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 02, 2019 
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019 
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 16, 2019 
Apr 19, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019 
May 04, 2019 - May 09, 2019 
May 17, 2019 - May 22, 2019 
May 23, 2019 - May 28, 2019 
May 31, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019 
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019 
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019 
Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 
Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 03, 2019 
Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 09, 2019 
Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019 
Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 
Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 
Aug 09, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019 
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019 
Sep 06, 2019 - Sep 11, 2019 
Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019 
Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019 
Sep 26, 2019 - Oct 01, 2019 
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 09, 2019 
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 
Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 
Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 
Nov 01, 2019 - Nov 06, 2019 
Nov 07, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 
Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019 
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 04, 2019 
Dec 05, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 
Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
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Spend 3 nights onboard and 2 nights/3 full days in St. Petersburg. Travel from Stockholm to Helsinki to St. Petersburg and return to Helsinki. Explore St. Petersburg with a small group or private guide, visit all famous museums and palaces in 3 days!
6 days
5 nights
Nov 06, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 
Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018 
Nov 20, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018 
Dec 04, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018 
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018 
Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 
Dec 26, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 
-  2019
Mar 27, 2019 - Apr 01, 2019 
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019 
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 
Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019 
May 14, 2019 - May 19, 2019 
May 22, 2019 - May 27, 2019 
May 28, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019 
Jun 05, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019 
Jun 11, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 
Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019 
Jun 25, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 
Jul 03, 2019 - Jul 08, 2019 
Jul 09, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 
Jul 17, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019 
Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 
Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 05, 2019 
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 
Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019 
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 
Aug 28, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019 
Sep 03, 2019 - Sep 08, 2019 
Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019 
Sep 17, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 
Sep 25, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 
Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019 
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 
Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 
Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019 
Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019 
Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019 
Nov 12, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 
Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019 
Nov 26, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 
Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019 
Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 
Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 
Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn-Stockholm
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Visit 5 beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea sailing from Stockholm to Stockholm. Stop for a day in Helsinki and Tallinn and spend 2 nights and 3 days in St. Petersburg exploring the Venice of the North with a small group or a private guide.
7 days
6 nights
Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018 
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018 
Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 
-  2019
Mar 27, 2019 - Apr 02, 2019 
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 16, 2019 
May 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019 
Jun 05, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019 
Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 
Jul 03, 2019 - Jul 09, 2019 
Jul 17, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 
Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 
Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 
Aug 28, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019 
Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019 
Sep 25, 2019 - Oct 01, 2019 
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 
Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 
Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 
Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 
Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 
Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 
Helsinki-St. Petersburg - Helsinki  Visa Free Tour
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Discover St. Petersburg the easy way by cruising round trip from Helsinki, with a full day in St. Petersburg with private sightseeing. Spend 2 nights onboard M/S Anastasia and 1 full day in St. Petersburg. Russian visa is not required
3 days
2 nights
-  Alternating weeks
Mar 28, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
Mar 18, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 Thu-Sat or Sat-Mon
-  2019
Apr 03, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019 Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
Mar 28, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 Thu-Sat or Sat-Mon

EXCURIONS FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS

1 Day Shore Excursion (VISA FREE)
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You won't believe how much you can see in a day on this St. Petersburg shore excursion. Your private guide and driver will meet you at the dock and spend the whole day with you introducing the most famous landmarks of the city. You will even manage to see Catherine Palace in Pushkin and famous Peterhof fountains. All in one day!
ALL YEAR ROUND
2 Day Shore Excursion (VISA FREE)
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This tour will introduce you to the finest places of architecture, history and culture of St. Petersburg, famous Catherine Palace and Amber Room, Peterhof Park with fountains, world's best art collections at the Hermitage, Yusupov Palace with Rasputin cellars, leisurly stroll in the city.
2 days
1 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
3 Day Shore Excursion (VISA FREE)
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With many famous historic and architectural landmarks this tour will surely keep you excited and engrossed in Russian culture and tradition. Our 3-day shore excursion includes world-famous summer palaces, exquisite art collections, Neva river mini-cruise, grand Yusupov Palace and relaxing time in the famous Venice of the North.
3 days
2 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND

 

 

 

testimonials
I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.