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One Day St Petersburg Visa Free Shore Excursion

ico_maps_add_2 Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia

1 day (9,5 hours)


Visa free Shore Excursion

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 12

Group Size


This shore excursion is ideal if you have only 1 day in St Petersburg. In such a short time we manage to show you the main attractions of the city: Catherine palace with Amber Aoom, Peterhof with its wonderful fountains, Hermitage museum   unique collection of over 3000000 exhibits located in no less unique rooms and Savior on the Spilt Blood Church that shows traditional Russian architecture in the most European city of our country. After spending only one day with us you will be able to say that you have seen all highlights of Saint Petersburg. This tour doesn’t have a sit-down lunch but we can easily organize lunch boxes in order to save your time

Activity level:

Comfortable sedan (1-2 people), Mercedes Viano (3-4 people), Mercedes Sprinter (5+ parties) with A/C ; Wi-Fi (upon request).

experienced and licensed English- speaking guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).


  • Catherine Palace with Amber Room (replaced by Pavlovsk Palace on Tuesdays)
  • Petrgof lower park with fountains and upper garden
  • The Church of our Savior on the Spilt Blood (or Peter and Paul Cathedral on Wednesday)
  • The Hermitage ( no impressionists department ; let us know if you are interested)

8:30 am Meet by the ship.

8:30 am-9:00 am Orientation City tour ( as much as possible during so short time on the way to Pushkin city )

9:00 am-10:00 am Drive to Pushkin City

10:30 am-11:30 am Guided tour of Catherine palace with Amber Room (replaced by Pavlovsk Palace on Tuesdays).

11:30 am-12:30 pm Drive to Peterhof, Optional: lunch boxes – let us know in advance if you need them

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Tour of Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains.

1:45 pm-2:30 pm Back to St Petersburg by hydrofoil

2:30 pm-4:30 pm Guided tour of the The Hermitage Museum: Gala Rooms and masterpieces of the European Department.

5:00 pm-5:30 pm Guided excursion of Сhurch of our Savior on the spilt Blood (replaced with a visit to Peter and Paul cathedral in the Fortress on Wednesday).

6:00 pm Return to the ship.

Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10-12
Price Per Person US $ 315 245 205 190 175 165 160 150 145

Children under 6 у.о. will be included   for free; children of 6-18 y.o. and students with ISIC get discounts: $15 off the cost of the tour

  • Guide services for 1day
  • Driver services for 1 day
  • Baby car seats for children under 6 y.o.
  • Admittance fees to all museums listed in the program
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Visa waiver for the shore excursions
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of rain while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Headphones for groups of 6 or more
  • Special memory gift
  • The cost of lunch boxes

Activity's Location

Ico_maps Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia


Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.


Based on 5 reviews
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Swan and Kim, Serenade of the Seas

Dear Julia It was lovely to hear from you. Both Kim and I had the most enjoyable and fruitful trip with Dancing Bear. Not only Kate was informative and very helpful, but she also made the trip interesting. I must say our tour in St Petersburg is the highlight of our trip. We will definitely recommend your tour to any of our friends as I am sure you will definitely not disappoint them. I will try out your recipe as it is winter now in Australia and a hot borsch will warm us up.

John, Deborah, Harry and Gary. Celebrity Silhouette

Hi Julia, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you and your team for making our trip to St Petersburg a memorable one.Your communication beforehand was very good and we felt very at ease that everything would go smoothly. I would like to convey to yourself, Anastasia, Anatoly and Alexei our thanks for providing a wonderful experience. We would not hesitate to use you again or recommend Dancing Bear tours to others. 5 stars from us.

Lis, “Disney Magic” cruise ship

Julia, It was fantastic to meet you and Lana while we were in St Petersburg. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed learning about the Russian culture and experiencing the beautiful landmarks, churches and museums. Everything went perfectly and we could not have asked for a better day so thank you!!!I will definitely look through the reading list, although I am still only on page 200 of War and Peace. Thanks for the recipe too, I didn't get to try it in Russia so nice to have the recipe.Thanks again!

Cindy, “Fantasia” cruise ship

Hi Julia, The tour has been fantastic and Lana is so kind, lovely and knowledgeable. Please know that we cut it short only because the group was getting tired and wanted to just get a chance to buy some souvenirs.I will highly recommend your company to anyone I know who is heading this way and certainly I will be in touch should I ever be back to do some more in depth exploration of this beautiful city. Thanks for all of your help.

Rob, “Fantasia” cruise ship

Julia, Thanks for a great tour, Tatiana and Vladimir did a very good job to accommodate our needs. We will be sure to recommend you to future cruisers.
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