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Shore excursions

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 St. Petersburg shore excursions with us you don't need visas. We provide you with a visa free shore excursion. 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:

FROM $ 199 PP
mini group tours
FROM $ 125 PP
shore excursion
individual programs

Mini group tours

These cruise excursions 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.

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 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.

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 Ц it's great, it makes our life diverse and exiting! We are ready to organize a very individual program exactly for you to match all your interests and wishes whatever they are Ц paintings or architecture, ballet or literature, modern life or shopping.

Please pay attention to other offers:

Important information:

 Visa free shore excursions in St. Petersburg Russia

  1. If you choose to book your shore excursions 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 Ц 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 line 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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