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.
One of the joys of the Baltic cruise is that a wide variety of cultures and countries live together around what’s a relatively small sea. From the Slavic nations to the Celts and Scandinavians, you’ll hear a different local language in practically every port, as well as the highlight of St. Petersburg excursions from cruise ship.