Russia & Baltics Tours

No-Visa Free-Style Shore Excursion and Free Time

ID 1426, Private tour

From $25 ($25 per person)

Please enter number of persons:
Children, 8-15yo
Children, 4-7yo
Children, 0-3yo

Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Private/Custom Tours
  • Walking tours

Excursion options:

  • Shore excursions
2 Days
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Sights included:

  • Palace Square

    Palace Square

  • Nevsky Prospect

    Nevsky Prospect

  • Kazan Cathedral

    Kazan Cathedral

  • Summer garden

    Summer garden

For those who do not want to be with the guided group, an English speaking knowledgable escort will accompany you alternative free activities of your choice. This tour is great for those who want to explore contemporary St Petersburg and have direct engagement with the locals and daily life in addition to the cultural and historical destinations. It is best for those who want to explore walking while others in the group visit ticketed entrance destinations. The Tour provides visa-free entry for all cruise passengers. Note that pickup is only for cruise passengers arriving by cruise ships at the St Petersburg Passenger Port.

Day 1

Free Style Choices of activities

The State Hermitage Museum Option to have a guided tour of the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum or explore the area with an escort 

The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral The option of a guided tour of Saint Isaac Cathedral or explore the area including St Isaac Square with escorted free time 
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Option for a guided interior tour of Church on Spilled Blood and its unique highest level of the mosaic arts. or explore the area or shopping by escorted free time

Kazan Cathedral A guided tour of Kazan Cathedral, the most important active cathedral in Orthodox religion in the region, or explore with an escort on the main historic street of St Petersburg 
Peter and Paul Fortress Guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, the founding of the city of St Petersburg in 1703 when construction started for the fortress. It gained many functions over the centuries and is still a center of activities on the island across the Neva River from the Palace Embankment, including the mint, a prison in the 1700s, the current day Space flight museum, and site of summer festivals for film, blues music, art, and other. 

Peter and Paul Cathedral Guided interior tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral the first church in St Petersburg and internment place of all the Romanov Tsars and their families, including the last, Nikolus II and Alexandria and their children.  
Gostiny Dvor Guided tour of the 230 year old Merchants Yard, that is a large complex built in classic style as the central shopping center, and elegant central feature of the main street 

Day 2

Day of Suburban Palace Estates

Park And Gardens of Peterhof Drive 30km south of the city to the grand palace estate of Peterhof and visit the famed Lower Fountain Park, with its spectacular array of fountains, gardens and palaces. 
Catherine Palace and Park Drive to Pushkin to visit the Catherine Palace and Imperial Park, one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, home of the Amber Room 

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What's Included
We provide Visa Free Entry to Russia for cruise passengers
Escorted Free time
All Fees and Taxes
Wireless Audio system for guide with groups larger 7 or more.

-Transportation for extra fee 
- Admission Own Expense 

If you arrive by cruise ship, we will be greeting you with EXCOOR sign next to your ship at the Passport/Immigration Control. Meeting time is 8:30 am, if disembarkation takes longer please do not be concerned we will be waiting for you.  If you arrive by air/rail we will be greeting you at the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am