This private St. Petersburg excursion is a non-walking city tour which starts directly from the pier and, after a short drive with an introduction to the city, you come to the Spit of Basil Island. Here you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Neva Embankments, St. Peter and Paul Fortress and the Winter Palace across the river. Continuing your drive, you will see all the remarkable places of interest such as the Synagogue, the Smolny Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Bronze Horseman, and the Mariinsky Palace. The most picturesque places are chosen as photo stops en route.
Please note: This St. Petersburg tour does not visit any sites. It is a riding tour with photo stops where possible.
Note that all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.
Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.
Due to administration and immigration restrictions, there will be no refund for programs canceled within 15 days of departure.
Reviewer: The Garner Clan
This was by far the best way to see St. Petersburg. It was custom fit for our family's need and the guide was simply great. We had the right mixture of history and modern life shown to us.
I was apprehensive to use this company because it was Russia, but once we were there we had a marvelous time. Our tour guide allowed us to chose how long we stayed at each site and because of time we saw much more than we expected!