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Royal Caribbean vs. Private St. Petersburg excursions

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 2, 2014
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You might be on a Baltic cruise with the Royal Caribbean or another big operator, and be considering whether to book tours and excursions in St. Petersburg with your cruise company or with a private company. If you come to St. Petersburg by Explorer of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas ships, you’re only in Saint Petersburg for a couple of days and want to make the most of your stay.

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St. Petersburg Russia Disembarkation Tips

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 8, 2013
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So, you’ve arrived in St Petersburg, Russia. You’ve had a fantastic cruise, and you’ve got an amazing tour booked. Here are some St Petersburg disembarkation tips to let you get the most out of your time in the city, and help you transfer easily between cruise ship and tour operator.

The vast majority of cruise ship passengers can visit visa-free. In order to qualify, you will need to be staying in the city for 72 hours or less, your accommodation must be on board your cruise ship, and you must be booked onto an organised tour.

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St Petersburg in September: Travellers’ Choice

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 20, 2012
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In September, the average temperature in St Petersburg is around 10C. If you visit early in the month, then you may find that it is still relatively warm. In late September, however, St Petersburg has a distinctly autumnal feel, with trees in the parks losing their leaves and the temperature much cooler than the summertime highs.

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St. Petersburg in August: Worth a Visit?

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 20, 2012
St Petersburg in August

August is one of the busiest months for foreign tourists in St Petersburg. And for good reason – the weather is amongst the best you’ll find all year, the city has plenty of family-friendly activities that will be a highlight of any child’s school holidays, and nearly all of the city’s attractions are open for visitors to enjoy.

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