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I love your view of stern and grace,
The Neva wave’s regal procession,
The grayish granite – her bank’s dress...
(Alexander Pushkin)

Shore excursions
in St Petersburg Russia
for cruise ship passengers

Your cruise ship is coming to St. Petersburg – our congratulations! You will see one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Welcome!

Booking shore excursions in St Petersburg Russia with us you don't need visas. We provide you with a visa free St. Petersburg shore excursions. Our friendly and professional team will do everything possible to make your shore excursions in St. Petersburg interesting, useful and unforgettable.


We are ready to offer you:

Mini group tours
Flat rate!
Shore excursion packages
Tailor-made itineraries

Mini group tours

These cruise ship excursions in St Petersburg Russia were purposely developed for a two-day visit and covers the most important St Petersburg sights and attractions. All three itineraries are intended for the first time visitors. Our mini group tours will not only help you to reduce the expenses but will also give you a great chance to communicate with other travelers and share your ideas and impressions. We guarantee very friendly and creative atmosphere.

  • "Best of the Best"
      This shore tour covers all the most important historical and architectural sights as well as most famous museums in St.Petersburg ► view the itinerary
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  • "All St. Petersburg Grand"
      This tour for cruise ships passengers was designed for enthusiasts who intend to make the most of their two days in St.Petersburg ► view the itinerary
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  • "Happy Tour"
      We tried to make this St Petersburg tour interesting and exciting but at the same time easy going and really happy ► view the itinerary
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NB! All the guests are provided with bottled water free of charge.

NB! If there are 8 or more people in your group, we will provide earphones free of charge.

Shore excursion packages

These packages for cruise ship passengers are intended for those who don't like to be in a group and want a very individual approach. All these shore excursion packages cover the most important highlights of St. Petersburg, and we think they are very good for the first time visitors.

  • one-day: intensive
      If you want to see as much as possible in the restricted time and if you are ready to have a really busy cruise excursion tour in St Petersburg Russia - this 1-day tour package is for you ► view the itinerary
    ,   relaxed
      We suggest this one day shore excursion package for those who prefer to see less sights of St Petersburg but to get more detailed information about each of them ► view the itinerary
      and   Jewish Heritage
      Jewish Heritage shore excursions package is an organic combination of the general St Petersburg tours from cruise ships with the tours of the most important Jewish sights ► view the itinerary
  • two-day: intensive
      A two day intensive cruise excursions package for those who want to see as much as possible in a limited time ► view the itinerary
    ,   relaxed
      A 2 day relaxed St Petersburg shore tour package for those who prefers to see less sights but to get more detailed information about each of them ► view the itinerary
    ,   Jewish Heritage
      Our guides who provide these private shore tours are specially trained and knowledgeable in Jewish history and culture in St Petersburg Russia ► view the itinerary
    ,
    Learn-and-Play
      Special child-friendly 2 day shore excursion tour in St Petersburg Russia: we talk to your children in a child-friendly way, play, solve riddles and at the same time show them the city and the sights ► view the itinerary
    and  St.Petersburg adventure
      We included in the shore tour 2 quests about St Petersburg Russia and several attractions/excursions which we consider to be particularly interesting for teens ► view the itinerary
  • three-day: relaxed
      A 3 day relaxed shore tour package for those who prefers to see less sights but to get more detailed information about each of them ► view the itinerary
    and   luxury
      If you want to make your trip as pleasant and memorable as possible, then for you personally we offer the three day luxury shore excursions in St Petersburg Russia ► view the itinerary

NB! All the guests are provided with bottled water free of charge.

NB! If there are 8 or more people in your group, we will provide earphones free of charge.

Individual programs

We know that people are different, and they have different interests and priorities, and we are sure – it's great, it makes our life diverse and exiting! We are ready to organize a very individual excursion program in St Petersburg exactly for you to match all your interests and wishes whatever they are – paintings or architecture, ballet or literature, modern life or shopping.


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Important information:

 Visa free shore excursions in St Petersburg Russia

  1. If you choose to book your shore excursions in St Petersburg with us you don't need visas! We will provide you with special tour tickets which allow you to pass the immigration office without any problems.
  2. To provide your tour tickets we need the following information:
      – full name
      – date of birth
      – passport number
      – passport expiration date
      – citizenship
  3. In the immigration office in our port you are to show:
      – passport
      – tour ticket which we provide you with
  4. We will meet you as soon as you pass through the passport control. You will see the sign with the name of the company "Best Guides", so it will be very easy to find us. A car or a minivan will wait for you a few meters away, just outside the terminal.

 Information for physically-challenged people

It's great that you decided to travel and we are very pleased to see you in our city. We are ready to make a very special shore excursion program which would match your wishes and possibilities.

We have to warn you in advance that not all our museums/sights/restaurants have easy access for wheelchair users – sorry for that!

Wheelchair accessible museums:

  • Hermitage museum
  • Spilled Blood Cathedral
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Catherine Palace

Museums with limited accessibility for wheelchair users:

  • Peterhof
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Yusupov Palace

Museums/excursions which are not accessible for wheelchair users*:

  • Grand Palace in Peterhof
  • Pavlovsk
  • Boat/hydrofoil rides

We are ready to provide a wheelchair for rent (30 US $ per day including delivery) and a pusher (30 US $ per day plus MUSEUM entrance tickets if necessary). We also can arrange a special minibus fit for wheelchairs.

In any case we will do our best to show you as much as possible in each particular situation and to make your shore excursion in St. Petersburg Russia a most pleasant and unforgettable experience.


* If you can walk several steps and climb 1-2 flights of the stairs you can include these museums/excursions in your itinerary as well.


 Special present for mini groups members!

For cruise ships passengers who booked our mini-group tours as well as an evening program with the Folk Show or Evening in the Faberge museum we are happy to offer a special guided evening tour "Charm of the White Nights". The tour starts after the end of your evening program and lasts for 1,5 hour. We will take you around the night city and you will see the palaces and embankments in the White Night light. Your guide will tell you about unique traditions of St. Petersburg White Nights. You will have a chance to experience some of these traditions yourself.

You do not have to pay for the tour! It comes complementary with the evening program!




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