Visa-free St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour visiting 3 cathedrals (for cruise passengers)

St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral
The Dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral
The Dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral
Spilled Blood Church
Spilled Blood Church
Mosaics in the Spilled Blood Church
Mosaics in the Spilled Blood Church
Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral


Book online with 5% discount.

 Visa-free, no cancellation fees
 Slow pace
 Time for shopping 
 On-time return guarantee 
 A Welcome gift included 

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$US / Person 295 172 143 128 117 110 107 104 102 100 92 90 87 84 84 80

NCL Cruises

 4 hours


This tour is special as it focuses on religious life of St. Petersburg. Besides touring the must-see sights such as The Winter Palace, Palace Square, Neva River embankment, Field of Mars, Decembrists' Square with Bronze Horseman (a statue of Peter the Great), Strelka and Peter & Paul Fortress, you will visit inside active Orthodox Kazan Cathedral named after a 'miracle-making' icon of Our Lady of Kazan. The cathedral is located in Nevsky Prospect and is reminiscent of St.Peter's Cathedral in Rome with its same stately appearance and the elegant proportions of its Colonnade. Kazan Cathedral was closed during the Communist period and was opened only after dissolution of the Soviet Union.
You will next continue your city tour with a visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral which is currently a museum where religious services are only held at Christmas, Easter and other important religious occasions. It is one of the world's largest cathedrals capable of accommodating 10,000 worshippers. You will admire the breath-taking interiors richly decorated with different kinds of marble, malachite and semi-precious stones, impressive mosaics of icons, shining brass ornaments.
You will next visit Spilled Blood Church, the only old Russian-style church in European St.Petersburg. The church was built on the spot of Alexander II assassination in 1881. Spilled Blood Church is renowned for its several thousand square yards of mosaics. After this informative tour, you will return to your cruise ship.
Must-see sights: Nevsky Prospect, Square of Arts, Spilled Blood Church, Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Isaac's Square, The Winter Palace, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman (a statue of Peter the Great), Strelka with Rostral Columns, Fine Arts Academy, The Admiralty, University, etc.
Remarks: Wearing shorts is not allowed inside Kazan cathedral. Wednesday - day off at St. Isaac's Cathedral and Spilled Blood Church.
Inside visits: St. Isaac's Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church and Kazan Cathedral are included. If you wish to add inside visits for other cathedrals, please request it when making a booking. Additional entrance fees will apply.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees, blanket visa, photo/video permits, bottled water, raincoats (in case of rain), port fees, bank fees, a Welcome gift.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

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Mike_Ba_273: Highly recommend Guide Guru in St Petersburg. Our guide, Julia, was very friendly and knowledgeable and our driver was professional and capable. Our tour booking was taken and accomplished very quickly and in an exceptionally short time frame (very last minute decision) and was very well handled by Natalia and Guide Guru. Looking forward to visiting St. Petersburg again. Thanks you, Guide Guru. 
Travellerplusone45Suffering from generally apathy I am very pleased to be able to say that Elena ( guide ) & Alex (driver ) provided us with a sensational overview of St Petersburg & cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism to make our time enjoyable make sure you request this duo when you visit!  Read more reviews
 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
No, Russian visa is not required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators). There is a decree permitting visa-free stay in Russia for cruise passengers who take tours of the local authorized tour operators. Our tour ticket is your blanket visa.
 Where do we meet our guide?
Major cruise ships dock at the St Petersburg Cruise Terminal 'Marine Facade'. Our guide and tour leader meet the groups inside the terminal in front of the passport control area. Smaller ships dock in the city center and the guide will be meeting you on the pier in front of the passport control area.
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable.
 What happens if the ship is delayed?
We will be informed of this circumstance and the guide will be waiting for you until you disembark. If the ship arrives in time and you do not show up, the waiting time will be maximum 1,5 hours. Please disembark according to the time specified on your tour ticket.
 What if we miss the ship?
We do not plan distant afternoon trips on the day of your ship's departure. Our excursion programs are designed to make sure you stay close to your cruise ship on the sailing date. Our excursions normally bring you to the ship 1,5 hours before the ship's departure. 
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking and passport information.
2. Receive our Confirmation and your tour ticket for visa-free disembarking.

No deposit or prepayment is required. Payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). 
Cancellation: there is no cancellation fee. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
Tour mates:
Did you know you can save a lot of cash by finding travel companions to join your tour? We can help you in finding tour mates by placing a message on our Online Boards and Facebook page. You can also find travel companions yourself via Roll Calls where you can locate your cruise ship and posts for your trip. 


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