Visa Free Shore excursions St. Petersburg Russia

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 tours 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!


One-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion

Your your ship arrives for one -day in St Petersburg and you wish to see the main attractions of the city.


Two-Day Standard St Petersburg Shore Excursion

Choose our private two-day Standard St Petersburg shore excursion if you are family/ friends group and prefer moving at your own pace spending enough time in each museum.


Two-Day Active St Petersburg Shore Excursion

Our private two-day active St Petersburg shore excursion will be perfect for you if you want to make the most of your time and money.


Three-Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion

Choose our private three-day St Petersburg shore excursion if you would like an excursion with your family / friends only; we add other visitors to your group (so the price is less) ONLY with your permission.


Art and Architecture (2 day tour)

This tour is specially designed for art lovers! St. Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia. Its architecture is so impressive, that it is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky.


2 day Family Tour (for families with little ones)

This tour is specially designed for travellers with small children.


St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour (2 day tour)

You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.


Royal Shopping Tour in St Petersburg Russia

We specially designed this tour in such a way that you won’t miss the greatest sights but will also have enough time to get the feel of the city, enjoy the everyday life — and have a wonderful shopping experience!


Scenic St Petersburg Tour

This is a special tour for amateur( and profssional) photographers. You have a special passion for taking pictures! St Petersburg is nicknamed a “museum under the open sky”.


Back to the USSR St Petersburg Tour

Welcome to The USSR !Taking this tour you will see not only main attractions of ST Petersburg but learn how soviet people lived, what they believed in , how they brought up their children and much more!

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

St Petersburg shore excursion

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!

St. Petersburg shore excursions with Dancing Bear Tours

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 guides will be with you during your tour of St. Petersburg, 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!

Shore excursions St. Petersburg, Russia

Shore excursions St Petersburg Russia is one of the best ways to see our amazing city when you have a limited amount of time in our country. Getting around the city in your private vehicle (just for your party) will save your precious time. The city center is considerably big and the port is not in the downtown, so having a smaller car is really an advantage in our traffic.

Another important thing is the pace of your visit. Our company specializes in small group or private programs, which allows more flexibility when entering a museum as well as inside a museum, which again will save your precious time.

Shore excursions St. Petersburg

One of the main concerns of the travelers, who come to our city by ship, is of course not to be late on the day of the ship’s departure! Our company has 12 years of experience and we only hire professional licensed guides, so we keep this in mind from the planning procedure, when we start designing your program to the moment when we say goodbye in the port. Our guides know how much time it takes to get to the museums and how to make your visit more comfortable and relaxing. Moreover, you can always slightly change your itinerary during your stay in the city. We know how to plan your shore excursions St. Petersburg so that you are back to the ship at least an hour before the ship’s departure.