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St Petersburg Cruise Port
The Port of St. Petersburg is the largest port in northwest Russia, serving as one of the world's most popular cruise destinations and the primary gateway between the Baltic Sea and Russia. Ships docking in St. Petersburg do so in the heart of the city, at Vasilevsky Island.

The Basics
Cruisers docking at the St. Petersburg cruise port who book a guided shore excursion tour can enjoy up to 72 hours of visa-free travel in Russia, while those who want to travel independently must secure a Russian tourist visa in advance. Tours usually take travelers out to explore the city and the region's numerous historical and cultural highlights, including the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine Palace, and Peterhof. Many cruise ships spend at least one night at the port, allowing visitors to explore further afield, perhaps even hopping on a plane for a quick day trip to Moscow.
  • Book a shore excursion to avoid the hassle of securing a Russian tourist visa in advance of your trip.
  • Most St. Petersburg shore excursion tours include pickup and drop-off at the St. Petersburg port.
  • Tours to the royal palaces outside the city center can take upwards of 8 hours given the travel time involved.
  • Private guided tours of St. Petersburg ensure you won't miss any of your must-see sights.
How to Get to St. Petersburg from the St. Petersburg Cruise Port
Large cruise ships dock at the Marine Facade passenger port on Vasilyevsky Island, a 15-minute taxi ride from the historic city center. Shore excursions generally include port pickup and drop-off, but there's also a local bus (#158) that departs the port to the nearest metro station, Primorskaya, every half an hour.

Port Information
The local currency is the ruble, and the local language is Russian. English is not widely spoken, so if you venture away from the port on your own, try to get the location written for you in Russian to give to a taxi driver when returning. ATMs can be found at the cruise terminal and will likely provide the best exchange rate. The port also boasts a tourist information booth, WiFi, vending machines, and souvenir shops.
Address: St Petersburg, Russia
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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small GroupPorts of Call Tours

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a 3-hour tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions. Your small group is limited to just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide.
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat RidePorts of Call Tours

St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: Small-Group 2-Day Visa-Free Tour Including Boat Ride

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Enjoy a luxurious experience of St. Petersburg during a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion in the remarkable Russian city. With an accomplished guide, discover the most sought-after sights, including the Peterhof Palace and the grand Cathedral, and gain valuable insight into intriguing Russian history and culture. Feast on traditional Russian food and relish the intimate ambience of this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people.
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Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg TourPorts of Call Tours

Private Shore-Excursion: 1-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

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When your ship docks in St. Petersburg's port, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private shore excursion. The tour is fully tailored to your interests, and transportation is provided in a private, air-conditioned, sedan or minibus. Pickup and drop-off at the port; no Russian visa required.
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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. PetersburgPorts of Call Tours

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

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While your cruise ship is docked, see the highlights of St. Petersburg with ease on this 2-day excursion. Accompanied by a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, stroll through the gardens at Peterhof, and visit the Hermitage before the opening hours to skip the crowds. Take a boat ride along the canals and taste traditional Russian lunches.
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Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore ExcursionPorts of Call Tours

Small Group Visa Free St. Petersburg 3-day Grand Shore Excursion

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This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg is perfect for cruise ship guests making a stop in the city because it’s visa-free and includes all transportation. See popular places, such as the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, Catherine Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Gain early entry into The Hermitage and the Peterhof Gardens. Visit the Faberge Museum, and then head to Yusupov Palace to walk through the Rasputin exhibit. Plus, see the city sights by boat on a cruise along a river and canal.
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St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day Essential Group TourPorts of Call Tours

St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day Essential Group Tour

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Skip the long lines at top St. Petersburg attractions on this 2-day tour of the city, which includes admission to the attractions, as well as all transport. Go around the city streets, and see Peter and Paul Fortress, The Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets).
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