Visa-free St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour and Canal cruise (for cruise passengers)

St. Petersburg Cruise Port
St. Petersburg Cruise Port
Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square
A Canal Ride
A Canal Ride
The Fontanka River
The Fontanka River
St. Nickolas Church on the Kryukov Canal
St. Nickolas Church on the Kryukov Canal
The Moika River
The Moika River


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 319 182 149 132 120 108 102 97 91 88 85 80 75 73 70 68

NCL Cruises

 5 hours


Your comfortable van will take you from the port area to the central part of St. Petersburg where you will have a comprehensive city sightseeing tour including photo stops in the picturesque areas such as Spit of Vasiliesky Island with Rostral Columns, Palace Square (The Hermitage), St. Isaac's Square, Square of Arts, Spilled Blood Church, The Synagogue (optional) etc. This tour will allow you to admire the city both from the window of your car and from the water perspective during a relaxing Canal cruise. During the fascinating Canal cruise through the rivers and canals, you will pass under numerous bridges with intricate wrought-iron railings, admire the exteriors of the many former noble mansions and palaces and feel the atmosphere of the old Petersburg. The boat tour lasts about 1.5 hours. After the city tour, the van will return you safely back to the 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: It is possible to arrange this tour in the late evening for you to enjoy St. Petersburg lit up by night.
Inside visits: none. If you wish to add inside visits for any of the 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, boat tour tickets, 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).

Find out more about our St. Petersburg Excursions For Cruise Ship Passengers 

TravelinNoni: So glad we took the 2 day tour provided by Guide Guru instead of our ships tour. Our guide, Ada, had excellent English and made sure she utilized every possible moment to show us this beautiful city!! We visited churches, museums, palaces and the Hermitage to named a few of the stops. PLUS we took a train ride in the famous train station for the experience, as well as a boat cruise through the scenic waterways!! This tour was small & personalized to us. Honestly, we are still amazed what we were able to see and learn over that short time frame. Our friends who took the ships excursion were very disappointed when we described our amazing experience! We highly recommend Guide Guru and would definitely use them again! 
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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