Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do you operate private and small group tours only?
2. What are your payment and cancellation policies?
3. We are a group of families with kids of different ages. How will this affect the total cost of the tour?
4. We have heard that getting off the ship is a problem because the Russian Passport Control Officers only let passengers who have bought tours aboard the cruise-ship off first. Will this affect us?
5. We have concerns about return time to the ship. Is this guaranteed?
6. We have been looking at the prices offered for shore tours in Saint Petersburg and have found that you offer some of the best deals. We are a bit concerned that this means that we will get a lower quality of service.
7. Why do most of your private tours start at 9 am while the cruiselines start with their excursions much earlier. We are only 2 or 3 days in St. Petersburg and want to see as much as possible.
8. I'm anxious about the Russian Visa. Is it true that I do not need it? Will I have any problems if I'm stopped by a police officer in the city?
9. Can I pay for the tour ticket only and then wander around on my own? I am an independent traveller and prefer to do my own things without a guide!
10. Why are meals not included in your private tours? Will we have time for lunch?
11. Why is an evening program not included in your private tours? What can we do in the evening? Russia is so famous for ballet or Cossack-dancing, we don't want to miss anything!
12. We have looked through your itineraries and would like to incorporate something else. Can you change the itinerary for our party?
13. What are your conditions for discounts? How can we get a special offer?

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From first making contact with Alexei until farewells to him and his team we have nothing but positive things to say.
Excellent and Economical Alternative to Cruise Tours Offered
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We chose to do a 2 day Visa-Free whirlwind tour of St. Petersburg instead of the Oceania cruise excursion options
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Optional tours
Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

When you are in St. Petersburg, ballet is one of the things you can't miss! This is where the Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky wrote Swan Lake, one of the most beautiful and dramatic ballets of all times. Ballet here is always accompanied by an orchestra and you can be guaranteed that you will see a high quality performance.

Duration: 2 hours
Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

If you are looking for a great way to relax after a day of sightseeing and want to get to know the Russian culture and mind, then this show is definitely for you. You will see Russian & Cossack dancing, listen to famous national instruments while beautiful voices sing of the joyful traditions in the Russian countryside. Feel yourself Russian!

Duration: 2-3 hours
Canal Tour

Canal Tour

What can be more impressive than seeing the beauty of St. Petersburg leisurely from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals which make the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Our comfortable boat will take you past the granite embankments along the main waterways of St. Petersburg.

Duration: 1 hour