1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

Product ID: 62753
Enjoy a visa-free shore excursion in St. Petersburg and see some of the most famous monuments. Your guide will take you to see the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Park, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Visit the famous and vast State Hermitage Museum
  • Take a tour of the Lower Gardens at Peterhof Palace
  • Enjoy lunch at a typical Russian restaurant
Full description
Discover the attractions of St. Petersburg on this full-day visa-free tour during your time in port. After meeting your guide you’ll head out on a city sightseeing tour that begins with a view of the sphinxes near the Spit of Vasilevsky Island.

Enjoy special early entrance at the renowned State Hermitage Museum, an important and grandiose architectural complex that is home to one of the most important art collections in the world. After, enjoy a 3-dish lunch in a Russian restaurant.

Next on the itinerary is a visit Peterhof Palace, the summer residence of the czars known locally as the Russian Versailles, where you'll enjoy a walking tour through the Lower Gardens.
  • Transportation by van
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance to the museums (The Hermitage, Peterhof Park, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood)
  • Lunch at a typical Russian restaurant with 3 dishes
  • Tour ticket (a Russian entry permit especially for cruise passengers)
  • Port taxes
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the cruise ship terminal meeting zone. The guide will be holding a sign that reads Aventura Travel.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour does not require a Russian visa. You disembark with a special border pass to join the visa-free tour
• You must complete all requested fields when booking in order to prepare your visa-free documents
• This tour is only available for customers whose cruise ship is docked in St. Petersburg for 2 days
• The itinerary and order of sights may vary depending on museum availability
• Please do not book any evening program on the first day as the itinerary cannot be guaranteed to be end at 7 PM due to museum operating times, busy traffic in the city, or other delays
• Dietary restrictions for the lunch menu can only be accommodated if stated when booking
• If you book the tour for the children under 7 years old, you will need to have a child safety seat according to the child transportation law of the Russian Federation
• If you do not state the number of child safety seats required when booking, it will be assumed that you will be supplying your own child safety seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Best value and highlights

We really enjoyed Paulina’s commentary and her extensive knowledge in history and art. Micheal was a good driver and allowed us to be dropped off very close to each place of interest. I am a travel agency who travels extensively around Europe and the Americas. This tour is a must to get a look at all st. Petersburg has to offer.

September 13, 2019

Great tour, wonderful guide

Only two of us on this tour so no waiting around. Guide was very informative while just giving enough information at each stop. We went at our own pace so took in enough of what we wanted to see. We were left at a restaurant for lunch before the boat trip however the restaurant next door where you walk down a few steps has much friendlier staff who didn't leave you standing there. Overall a wonderful day with a lovely guide and driver.

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June 6, 2019

Oleg was very kind and flexible with very good knowledge

Oleg picked us up at the cruise ship terminal at the agreed time. The entire tour was very well organized, We spent sufficient time at all places which were included in the tour. Oleg gave the most important Information without overloading us, all our questions were replied in a kind and professional way. We very much appreciated the time which we spent with him.

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August 21, 2018

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Aventura Travel Russia

Product ID: 62753