2022 – currently it is not available, the water borders are still closed due to the extension of preventive measures for the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in EU countries, in Russian Federation and the temporary restrictions of entry to the territory of these countries for tourism purposes and  there is no information about the soonest opening. We continue to monitor the situation with missing covid certificates, border restrictions and general covid statistics.

Join us on one of our Visa Free and worry free cruises to St Petersburg. Choose from several programs with one or three nights in St. Petersburg (departing Helsinki on Wednesday) or just a short one day visit (Sunday) to the Venice of the North. The cruises operate from April to December. With our included sightseeing programs, this is the perfect way to enjoy the famous St Petersburg without a Russian visa!   Enjoy up to 72 hours Visa Free in St Petersburg!

I hope East West tours ferry trips to St.Petersburg can resume soon….I have recommended it to so many of my traveling friends!  The trip wildly exceeded my expectations.  Our wonderful guide and driver met us at the dock in St. Petersburg and from that moment on we were whisked around the sights and museums of this beautiful city.  Our hotel was attractive and comfortable and served an impressive buffet breakfast.   In the evening we walked around the neighborhood, enjoyed cappuccinos and chatting with staff at a cute cafe, consulted with the owner of a restaurant about the menu, and of course checked out the shops.  (One thing we failed to do was to carry some Russian currency… sadly, we weren’t able to patronize the adorable red and black polka dot coffee truck.)

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.