Visa-free tours for cruise passengers.
Together with my partners from an accredited tour agency, I’ll be glad to offer 1-3 days long visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. You can book any list of excursions and activities in St. Petersburg and after coordinating all tour details - I’ll send you a tour-ticket for entering the city by an e-mail. I can offer different program of visa-free tours to St. Petersburg both for individual tourists and groups. Private tours for disabled people can be organized as well.
Choices of visa-free tour programs for cruise passengers:
Meeting in the sea port, City-tour with The Peter and Paul Fortress (inside), St Isaac’s Cathedral (inside), Church of the Savior on Blood (inside) - 4 hours;
Lunch time 1-1.5 hours;
The State Hermitage Museum - 2 hours;
Boat Tour - Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg - 1 hour;
Evening program - Ballet, or Folklore Show;
Tour to Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo - 6-7 hours;
Guide services, car, all tickets are included.
It’s only one of the visa-free tours choices for St. Petersburg. Together we can plan unique individual tours in St. Petersburg and its suburbs, all according to your wishes and ideas.
Several years ago visa-free tours in St. Petersburg became a reality. Cruise passengers have the right to visit the Russian Federation without a visa. If you come to St. Petersburg by a cruise ship, then you can visit the city and have no problem with visa applications. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But it's not that so simple. Of course there are a number of bureaucratic conditions. According to the Russian law, foreign tourists and persons without citizenship traveling on ferries and cruise ships may arrive to the port of St. Petersburg without a Russian visa and stay in Russia for no longer than 72 hours (3 days).
All passengers traveling visa-free to St. Petersburg are required to present a passport before entering their ship. Passports are required to be valid six months after arriving to St. Petersburg. All passengers traveling visa free have to reserve a sightseeing program in St. Petersburg in advance. Therefore you can visit the city ONLY with a help of a tour agency or a guide. Why? Because the accredited tour agency will send the list of passengers to the border officer and you must to show the tour-ticket to the officer on the control point. You CANNOT leave your ship without a tour-ticket or visa. A tour-ticket is a document which has your detailed tour information that you have to show to the border control officer. Your time of visitation and agenda have to be recorded on a tour-ticket in St. Petersburg. It’s obvious that you may get a tour-ticket with only an accredited tour company. Simply you have to buy a tour. If you want to explore the city independently you should have a Russian Visa. It’s true that getting visa requires time and money, but if you want to save time and money, you should book a visa-free tour to St Petersburg.
For more details and booking please contact me!
by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone: +7 (960) 276 - 34 - 50
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Your guide in St Petersburg, Roman.