ST. PETERSBURG TRAVEL

St. Petersburg is one of the most incredible places to visit in Russia, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide which landmarks and activities interest you the most. A private tour can be the perfect solution. A private guide can tailor your trip to your specific interests and travel preferences, and help you make the most of your Russian adventure. Embrace your inner artist at the ballet, indulge your scholarly side at the State Hermitage Museum, or get in touch with your spirituality at any of St. Petersburg's breathtaking cathedrals. This city has something for everyone, and a private tour guide can help you see the parts of it that you'll love the most.

Visa - Free Tours by Ferry

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 13, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 
Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019 
Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 
Dec 05, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019 special winter program
Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 special winter program
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 special winter program
Dec 25, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 special winter program
-  2020
Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 30, 2020 
Apr 01, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020 
Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020 
Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020 
Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 
May 13, 2020 - May 17, 2020 
May 21, 2020 - May 25, 2020 
May 27, 2020 - May 31, 2020 
Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 08, 2020 $500 supplement
Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 24, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020 
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 08, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 
Jul 22, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020 
Aug 05, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020 
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020 
Aug 19, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 
Aug 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 
Sep 02, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020 
Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 14, 2020 
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 
Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020 
Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020 
Oct 08, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020 
Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020 
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020 
Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 01, 2020 
Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 09, 2020 
Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 
Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 23, 2020 
Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020 
Dec 03, 2020 - Dec 07, 2020 
Dec 09, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 
Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020 
Dec 23, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 
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 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 special winter program
Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 special winter program
-  2020
Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 
Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 08, 2020 
Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020 
Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 
Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 
May 15, 2020 - May 20, 2020 
May 21, 2020 - May 26, 2020 
May 29, 2020 - Jun 03, 2020 
Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 09, 2020 $500 supplement
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 23, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 26, 2020 - Jul 01, 2020 
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 07, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 10, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020 
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020 
Jul 24, 2020 - Jul 29, 2020 
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020 
Aug 07, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020 
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020 
Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020 
Aug 27, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020 
Sep 04, 2020 - Sep 09, 2020 
Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020 
Sep 18, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020 
Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 29, 2020 
Oct 02, 2020 - Oct 07, 2020 
Oct 08, 2020 - Oct 13, 2020 
Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020 
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 27, 2020 
Oct 30, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020 
Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020 
Nov 13, 2020 - Nov 18, 2020 
Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 24, 2020 
Nov 27, 2020 - Dec 02, 2020 
Dec 03, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020 
Dec 11, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020 
Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 22, 2020 
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 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 special winter program
Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 special winter program
-  2020
Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 30, 2020 
Apr 08, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020 
Apr 14, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020 
Apr 22, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 
May 12, 2020 - May 17, 2020 
May 20, 2020 - May 25, 2020 
May 26, 2020 - May 31, 2020 
Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 08, 2020 $500 supplement
Jun 09, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020 $300 supplement
Jun 23, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020 
Jul 01, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 07, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 
Jul 15, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 
Jul 21, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020 
Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020 
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 17, 2020 
Aug 18, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 
Aug 26, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 
Sep 01, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020 
Sep 09, 2020 - Sep 14, 2020 
Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 
Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020 
Sep 29, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020 
Oct 07, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020 
Oct 13, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020 
Oct 21, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020 
Oct 27, 2020 - Nov 01, 2020 
Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 09, 2020 
Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 
Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 23, 2020 
Nov 24, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020 
Dec 02, 2020 - Dec 07, 2020 
Dec 08, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 
Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020 
Dec 22, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 
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 20, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 
Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 special winter program
Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 special winter program
-  2020
Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 
Apr 08, 2020 - Apr 14, 2020 
Apr 22, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 
May 20, 2020 - May 26, 2020 
Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 09, 2020 $500 supplement
Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 23, 2020 $300 supplement
Jul 01, 2020 - Jul 07, 2020 $400 supplement
Jul 15, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020 
Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020 
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020 
Aug 26, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020 
Sep 09, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020 
Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 29, 2020 
Oct 07, 2020 - Oct 13, 2020 
Oct 21, 2020 - Oct 27, 2020 
Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020 
Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 24, 2020 
Dec 02, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020 
Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 22, 2020 
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
-  2019
Apr 03, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019 Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
Mar 28, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 Thu-Sat or Sat-Mon
-  2020
Apr 03, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
Mar 28, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020 Thu-Sat or Sat-Mon
Costa Magica Cruise Stockholm -  St. Petersburg
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STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG - TALLINN - STOCKHOLM
Costa Magica is a captivating ship, inspiring us to explore and appreciate it’s nuances Designed by the American architect Farcus, it expresses his vision and seems literally suspended between the sky and sea.
8 days
7 nights
May 30, 2020 - Jun 06, 2020 
Jun 06, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 sold
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020 
Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020 
St. Petersburg Winter Holidays
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HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG - HELSINKI
Our winter edition of visa-free St. Petersburg tour offers three full days in Russia's cultural capital exploring its culture, winter traditions and musical scene. The program includes city tour with its main attractions, visits to the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church, Catherine Palace and Amber Room. In the evening enjoy ballet and Russian folk show performances. A special winter treat - visit to the Museum of Russian vodka with tasting.
5 days
4 nights
Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 
St. Petersburg Winter Holidays
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HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG - HELSINKI
Our winter edition of visa-free St. Petersburg tour offers three full days in Russia's cultural capital exploring its culture, winter traditions and musical scene. The program includes city tour with its main attractions, visits to the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church, Catherine Palace and Amber Room. In the evening enjoy ballet and Russian folk show performances. A special winter treat - visit to the Museum of Russian vodka with tasting.
5 days
4 nights
Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 

Plan your ideal trip with your guide

Talk to your guide before embarking on your journey so you can design the tour of your dreams. If you're interested in architecture or photography, Neoclassical and Baroque landmarks like the Winter Palace and the Flanking Palace Square will delight your eyes and your mind. Russian history enthusiasts might enjoy the Church on Spilt Blood, which features brightly-colored domes that belie its dark history. The Hermitage Museum showcases over 3 million artifacts and pieces of art, including medieval paintings and selections from Nicholas I's private arsenal. You can also check out the burial places of Russian royalty at the Peter and Paul Cathedral. St. Issac's Cathedral is one of the pinnacles of Russian Orthodoxy, making it the ideal location for anyone interested in Russian culture. 

Private tours in St. Petersburg are all about you, and that means they can be as long or as short as you'd like. Even if you only have a day to explore the city, a private tour guide will help you make the most of it. However, the city offers so much that you can easily spend a week here, becoming immersed in its rich, vibrant culture. A private tour allows you to create an itinerary that takes your stamina and independence into consideration. If you prefer a comfortable, low-pressure experience, you can give yourself as much time as you need to visit each location. If you have work or family obligations in the city, you can incorporate periods of free time into your schedule. Anything is possible when you and your private guide design a tour together from the ground up. 

Themed tours are very popular with visitors to St. Petersburg. Literary adventures can help you explore the minds of some of the greatest writers in the world, such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Musicians might enjoy a Tchaikovsky-themed tour that includes a night at the ballet. Tours centered around Communist Russia are especially illuminating for those who have lived through those turbulent, politically volatile times. It can also be convenient to design a tour with children or people with limited mobility in mind. 

Why private guided tours are better?

Before someone can become a licensed tour guide in St. Petersburg, they must complete extensive training. That's why you can rely on them to take good care of you and ensure that your experience is safe, fun, and memorable. To avoid crowds, experts suggest weekdays and Sunday mornings for walking around the city. Self-guided walking tours are easy to follow and can include the Kazan Cathedral and Palace Square. Visiting during the summer? Another insider recommendation is to take a boat tour to visit the Peterhof Palaces and gardens. Most major hotels can facilitate booking English-language tours of St. Petersburg's most famous attractions. Choose a private tour guide for whichever parts of your journey need the most input, education, and local insight.

Shore Excursions

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.