Shore Excursions
in St.Petersburg,
Phone: +30 6907131680

VISA-FREE St Petersburg Shore Excursions. Group, Family, Private Excursions in St.Petersburg Russia and Baltic Capital Cities

Alex's Tours & Travel team is happy to report being 150% fit and trim, ready for the coming 2021 Cruise Season. We are waiting for you here in St. Petersburg, Russia and the above Baltic Capital Cities fully armed with knowledge, experience, a great work ethic, talented/licensed guides, safe/competent drivers, famous Russian hospitality, sense of humor, and a willingness to serve you in every way!

We specialize in group, family, private shore excursions in St Petersburg, Russia. We want every day, hour and minute of your St Petersburg shore excursions and tours in other Baltic Capital Cities to be enjoyable, comfortable and memorable! Since 2010 we have been covering 7 more Baltic capitals, providing shore excursions in Berlin, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo.

We do not arrange boring package shore excursions - we leave that to the Cruise Lines and other big companies. They stress volume where we stress quality and individualized service. St.Petersburg will be the highlight of your Baltic cruise and we are eager to make you love this city as much as it is loved by us and by travelers who have already been here. Our guided shore excursions in St.Petersburg and the mentioned Baltic capitals will impress everyone from children to seniors.

Do not trust words of the websites, including this one.

We encourage you to contact those of your countrymen who have explored Russia with our guidance and feel free to ask their opinion regarding our services.

Our St.Petersburg custom shore excursions are very flexible. You may prolong, shorten or change your itinerary at any time, even right on the fly. Because we are doing these shore tours for your complete enjoyment, please never hesitate to tell your private guide about your travel wishes as they arise. We are here to assist you in every way.

In Russia your private friendly guide and safe driver of a comfortable, modern, vehicle will greet you right there next to your ship at the passport immigration control of St. Petersburg Passenger Port Marine Facade or on the embankment of the Neva River, where they usually moor some smaller cruise ships. Our staff will stay with you all day and evening long (if you order optional evening activities) and deliver you back to your ship at the appointed time.

All our guides and drivers are fully licensed, very knowledgeable and experienced professionals. They are friendly, hospitable, and pleasant people, who will do their best to make you feel at ease and comfortable in Russia and Europe. Our vehicles are non-smoking, air conditioned, and safe. Wheelchairs and child safety car seats are available. We use comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicles, but if you prefer something else, please let us know. We have a wide variety of vehicles to select from including luxurious limousines to retro vehicles.

We will take care of all arrangements including passing "VISA-FREE" through passport immigration control in Russia.


All of our St Petersburg shore excursions are VISA-FREE. In other words you DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR A RUSSIAN VISA. We are officially authorized to provide VISA-FREE shore excursions for cruise passengers in St.Petersburg, Russia. In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, foreign tourists travelling on cruise ships and ferries may arrive at the port of St. Petersburg without a visa and stay in Russia up to 72 hours, if they have booked an escorted shore excursion with a licensed tour operator. Very often cruise lines and travel agents warn that you can't disembark in Russia visa-free unless you book their ship tour. A cunning move, isn't it?

Please be informed that is NOT TRUE and that you should pay no attention to such warnings. This is nothing more than their attempts to confuse cruise passengers and sell poorly marketed ship tours.

Most of the cruise ships spend 1, 2 or 3 days in St. Petersburg. Here are some itineraries of a 1 day, 2 day and 3 day shore excursions in St. Petersburg, Russia. All of them can be modified to satisfy your specific wishes and interests. If you wish to see the Jewish sights of St. Petersburg you may book our Jewish Heritage shore excursion. If you travel with children, we will make your St Petersburg shore excursions primarily interesting for them.

If you wish to explore some of the Baltic Capital Cities with our guidance, we can offer group or private escorted shore excursions in Berlin, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo.

Our prices are very reasonable, based on the size of your group/party and tour activity you prefer. If you find a similar tour but at a cheaper price, please remember the importance to balance price and quality. St. Petersburg will be the highlight of your Baltic cruise. We hope you will avoid booking a well-advertised but shoddy tour thus depriving yourself of the pleasure to enjoy fascinating tour. We trust you will not sacrifice quality in an attempt to save a couple $.

Please send your inquiries to We will happily answer your questions, personalize all of the tours especially for you, and provide a tailor-made itinerary, which includes all the fees and rates of your Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Berlin, St. Petersburg shore excursions. We are very happy to provide you with references of former travelers who have used our services.

We look forward to serving you with class, comfort, and expertise!

Art & Martha Segal, Tucson Az USA
We spent a lot of time looking for a good custom shore excursion for our two day visit to St. Petersburg as one port on our Star Princess cruise. We booked Alex's Tours for us and 26 other passengers we met on All 26 of the others were thrilled with our arrangements, and more thrilled upon completion of our two day custom tour in St Petersburg, as Alex did everything we wished, saved us a bunch of money and supplied us with two outstanding St.Petersburg tour guides...

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Ana Maria Bacallao, Miami, FL, USA
My husband and brother with wife recently traveled on a cruise to St. Petersburg. A few months prior to the trip I began researching St.Petersburg tour companies since all of us were in agreement that we wanted a private shore excursion during the two days we would be visiting. I researched and reached out to 3 different companies and Alex's Tours promptly answered with the most comprehensive itinerary which could be customized to our interests and needs. We contracted with Alex and his attention to detail in providing us all the information necessary for the Visa-Free shore excursions in St.Petersburg was amazing...

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Brenda Karon, Tucson, Arizona
I traveled to the Baltic Sea with my mother, her sister and my 3 sisters on a cruise ship to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday. We spent 2 weeks touring and doing shore excursions, 3 of the days were spent in St. Petersburg Russia. We did some ship sponsored excursions and some private shore excursions like Alex's Tours in St Petersburg. By far our favorite days were spent with Alex's Tours...

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Charlene Rathgeb, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I consider myself to be a very well-travelled person, someone who visits Europe at least annually, who cruises the Seven Seas, someone who has enjoyed the South Pacific on numerous occasions....and I can honestly say I've never had a finer experience in all my travels, than I did in St. Petersburg with Alex's Tours. I booked a private shore excursion and entrusted Alex and his staff to take good care of my group of 16, while we spent our 2 days in St. Petersburg. I was gobsmacked by his professionalism and his brilliance! St. Petersburg is everything it appears to be, gorgeous palaces, unbelievable museums, art galleries, fountains... The thing that surprised all of us was the number of canals in the city. Spectacular.
Thank you Alex. I promise to be back! We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for making this part of our Baltic Cruise the most unforgettable. Our love to all the girls (and Len!)

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