St.Petersburg - Visa-free

According to the Russian Federation law, cruise passengers are the only category of tourists visiting Russia who are allowed to stay on the territory of the Russian Federation without visa for up to 72 hours.

However, cruise passengers can stay in Russia for 72 hours without visas only if they have booked tours through the companies officially licensed by the Russian government. Such companies will supply you with a tour ticket, which is called a blanket visa or booking confirmation, and let you to pass the customs/immigration offices without any other documents except your valid passport and migration card that you will be given onboard. To get a tour ticket you need to order a tour program with the help of our company and give us a photo copy of your passport. The tour ticket will be sent to you electronically and you should have it while passing the port customs.

UTS company has experience of more than 6 years in arranging shore excursions for cruise passengers coming to St. Petersburg.

Choose your Visa-Free Shore Tour!

You can find below the sample of 2 days program:

2 Days Visa-free shore tour package

  • 08.00 Meet and greet at the cruise port *
  • City orientation tour
  • Excursion to Peterhof (Great Palace Park)
  • Lunch at the local restaurant
  • Excursion to Pushkin (Catherine`s Palace and Park)
  • 18.00 Return to the ship
  • 08.00 Meet and greet at the cruise port
  • Visit to the Hermitage
  • Lunch at restaurant
  • Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • 17.00 Return to the ship

The 2 Days Package includes:

  • Tour Ticket processing service;
  • English/French/Spanish/German speaking guide (another languages upon request and with supplement);
  • Transport services;
  • 2 lunches at the local restaurants (Russian or European cuisine, 3 courses);
  • Guided tours: City orientation tour, Peterhof, Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress;

* NB: A Russian  visa is needed for the passengers who disembark and see the city alone (without a guide). Cruise ship passengers who visit St. Petersburg under the guidance of a licensed local guide do not need a Russian visa. The Tour Ticket issued by UTS Travel must be shown at the passport control in order to prove the purchase of the tour and the dates of stay. The Tour Ticket cost is included in the shore excursion packages provided by UTS Travel.

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