If you arrive by cruise ship or ferry (“Princess Anastasia” or “Princess Maria” from Helsinki) we can arrange a VISA free St Petersburg shore excursion. A St Petersburg shore excursion from Dancing Bear Tours you will save you money as a Russian VISA is up to $200 per person, depending on your country of origin. As we have a direct contract with the port authorities we are able to issue a special VISA waiver (an official VISA substitute) which is free and based on your passport information.
Cruise ships arrive to the very modern, new sea port “Morskoy Fasad”) or to several St Petersburg embankments in very center of the city. We will be waiting for you directly near your ship in the morning of your ship’s arrival and return you to your ship at least 1 hour in advance of your departure from the port.
You can choose a private St Petersburg shore excursion or join a small group to save money. Each shore excursion in St Petersburg offers personalized service that you won’t receive with large tour groups. Our shore excursions are flexible and can be changed to ensure you see the attractions that are the most important to you. Make sure to visit our St Petersburg Attractions page to see all the various attractions you can see during your shore excursion.
Use our Message Board to create small groups with other cruise ship passengers and save money on your St Petersburg shore excursion.
Please also read our Useful Tips for Planning Your Baltic Cruise.
Please consider the itineraries below as a sample program which we can change at any moment:
If you are coming to St. Petersburg via sea, shore excursions is the best way to see our stunning city! Dancing Bear Tours offers a wide choice of shore excursions St. Petersburg, Russia. We have one-, two- and three-day private and group shore excursions in St. Petersburg. However, the main advantage of travelling with Dancing Bear Tours is that we can easily customize a tour for you, or you can change our shore excursions in any way you wish! This makes your opportunities really endless!
Shore excursions is probably the easiest way to visit St. Petersburg!
Another reason to book St. Petersburg shore excursions with Dancing Bear Tours is that when coming by sea you don’t need to arrange a Russian visa: we provide our guests with visa substitutes (blanket visas or tour tickets), which makes the whole trip much easier!
During a shore excursion we pick you up in the port right after you go through the customs, the minibus is already waiting near the terminal – and you can get started! According to the laws of the Russian Federation, when travelling with blanket visas you have to be accompanied by a Russian licensed guide during the whole tour. Therefore, our uguides will be with you during your tour of St. Petersbrg, ready to share their stories and answer all your questions!
We also hire only professional drivers, so during the tour you will feel safe and comfortable!
If you have some questions or need some assistance choosing the best shore excursion, please contact us and we can help you build the perfect St Petersburg shore excursion.
Welcome to St Petersburg!