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

Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Ferry
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Travel by ship and explore Stockholm, Helsinki, and spend two full days in St. Petersburg with a private guide.Russian visa is not required
5 days
4 nights
Apr 04, 2017 - Dec 26, 2017 EVERY TUESDAY
Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Cruise
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BEST SELLING ITINERARY! Visit Stockholm, Helsinki and spend 3 nights in St. Petersburg
7 days
6 nights
Apr 04, 2017 - Dec 26, 2017 EVERY TUESDAY
2018 Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Cruise
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BEST SELLING ITINERARY! Visit Stockholm, Helsinki and spend 3 nights in St. Petersburg
6 days
5 nights
Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018 
Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 09, 2018 
Apr 10, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 
Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 23, 2018 
Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 
May 02, 2018 - May 08, 2018 
May 08, 2018 - May 13, 2018 
May 16, 2018 - May 21, 2018 
May 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018 
May 30, 2018 - Jun 04, 2018 
Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 
Jun 13, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018 
Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018 
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 02, 2018 
Jul 03, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018 
Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018 
Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018 
Jul 25, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 
Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 05, 2018 
Aug 08, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018 
Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 
Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018 
Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018 
Sep 05, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018 
Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 
Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018 
Sep 25, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018 
Oct 03, 2018 - Oct 08, 2018 
Oct 09, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 
Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018 
Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 
Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018 
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 
Helsinki - Tallinn - Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki  Visa Free Package
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Spend 4 nights onboard and 2 days in St. Petersburg with a private driver and guide. Explore Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki during day stopovers on your own or with a guide. Russian Visa is not required.
6 days
5 nights
Apr 03, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017 EVERY MONDAY
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Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Package
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Explore St. Petersburg during your visa-free stay with 2 nights onboard M/S Anastasia between Helsinki and St. Petersburg and 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in St. Petersburg. Enjoy our sightseeing program. Visa is not required.
6 days
5 nights
Apr 05, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017 EVERY WEDNESDAY
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki Visa Free Cruise
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Explore St. Petersburg sailing between Helsinki and St. Petersburg with 2 nights onboard M/S Anastasia and 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in St. Petersburg. Enjoy a rich sightseeing program with visits to palaces and museums in St. Petersburg. Visa is not required.
4 days
3 nights
Apr 05, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017 EVERY WEDNESDAY
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
Apr 08, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 EVERY SATURDAY

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.