Home >

St. Petersburg with Peter and Paul Fortress & St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Petersburg Shore Excursion with Peter and Paul Fortress & St. Isaac's Cathedral


This 7.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in St Petersburg
  • Visa-Free Russian Entry Voucher
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress
Please Note: This option is not available on Wednesdays.

Russian Tourist Visa - With this tour, our partners in Russia provide the needed Entry Voucher for a Visa-Free entry. You will NOT need to purchase a Russian Tourist Visa as you are covered with this blanket visa for your private party. Please see additional notes below tour description. Four weeks notice is required to obtain the Russian Tourist Visa.

Read Full Tour Description

Tour Number:

Contact us for larger groups

Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $288 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $238 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $188 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $158 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $148 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $132 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $120 Per Person (Private Tour)
9 People - $114 Per Person (Private Tour)
10 People - $106 Per Person (Private Tour)
11 People - $100 Per Person (Private Tour)
12 People - $94 Per Person (Private Tour)

Port / City*:




Pick Up Time*:

Pick Up Location*:

Name of Cruise Ship (Pick Up)*:


St. Petersburg Shore Excursion

This full day St. Petersburg shore trip allows you to see the major sites in St. Petersburg including interior visits to St. Isaacs Cathedral and one of the city's top attractions, the Peter and Paul Fortress.

After passing through customs at the port you meet your private licensed guide and depart for St. Petersburg. Your day begins with a three hour city tour which includes photo stops at major attractions. During the city driving tour you see the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboedov Canal, Nevsky Prospect, the Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman, the Palace Embankment, the Field of Mars, the Summer Garden and Smolny Cathedral.

Your tour includes a visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral which was originally the city's main church. When the cathedral was built between 1818 and 1858 it was the largest in Russia. At the time it was one of the most impressive landmarks in the Russian Imperial capital. Today the gilded dome of the cathedral still dominates St. Petersburg's skyline. You will be impressed by the massive red granite columns on the facade and the mosaic icons and paintings in the interior. The church was built to hold 14,000 worshipers but today it is a museum.

Free time is provided for lunch (meal not included).

After lunch you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress. Peter the Great founded the city of St. Petersburg in 1703 and the Peter and Paul Fortress was the very first building constructed. The Fortress forms an irregular hexagon stretched from West to East with six pentagonal bastions at the corners. The Fortress was never besieged, it was destined instead to become the main political prison of the tsarist Russia.

Today the fortress is one of St. Petersburg's major tourist attractions and an emblem of the city. It houses the St. Petersburg City History Museum. After visiting the fortress, you return to the pier.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

Russia Visa-Free Entry Voucher Information

With these private St. Petersburg shore excursions, our partners in Russia provide everything you need to satisfy Russia's entry requirements. You will NOT need to purchase a separate Russian Tourist Visa.

Russian law requires that cruise passengers taking Private Shore Trips have the following documentation:
1) A valid passport
2) A photocopy of your passport
3) Proof that you have purchased an escorted tour arranged by a government licensed agency authorized to receive foreign cruise passengers inside the St. Petersburg port area. Our partners in Russia provide a Visa-Free Entry Voucher as proof of your tour.

To process your Visa-Free Entry Voucher we will need the following information for each person in your private party at the time of your reservation.

-Full name as listed in the passport
-Passport Number
-Passport Expiration Date
-Date of Birth

Special Note- Your cruise line may tell you that you must purchase an expensive Russian tourist visa to get off the ship if you are not taking their big bus tour. This is not true. The visa they refer to is only for passengers who plan to go ashore unaccompanied by an authorized guide. With the Visa-Free Entry Voucher our partners in Russia provide, you are required to depart and return to the port with the tour we have organized for you. You do not have the option to stay in St. Petersburg and return to the ship on your own. Visa-Free Entry Vouchers are sometimes called a "blanket visa".

Four Week Notice- To obtain the needed Russian Tourist Visas we can only accept reservations with a minimum of four weeks notice.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our St. Petersburg tours and St. Petersburg shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private St. Petersburg shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Depart the pier for St. Petersburg - 30 Minutes
  • St. Petersburg tour with photo stops - 3 Hours
  • Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral - 1 Hour
  • Free time for Lunch - 1.5 Hours
  • Visit Peter and Paul Fortress - 1 Hour
  • Return to the pier - 30 Minutes