St Petersburg is truly the Pearl of any Baltic cruise. There are more than 320 cruise visits to this city per season. St Petersburg is the only port where cruise companies choose their ships to stay for 2 and even 3 days. There's simply so much to see and to do here. St Petersburg tours from cruise ships - is our specialization.
The main reason St Petersburg has become so popular for cruise visits is the VISA-FREE regime that was adopted a few years ago. It allows cruise and ferry passengers to visit St Petersburg/RUSSIA without Russian visa for the period of not longer than 72 hours. This is possible if passengers have a blanket visa (tour ticket) issued by licensed local tour operator like MaxiBaltTours. Your tour tickets is a proof of booked shore excursion - its' itinerary has to be pre-approved by Russian authorities. Passengers have to be escorted by their tour guide all the time and have to follow their itinerary. You can read more about it in our Russian Visa section. Also read about visa-free diembarkation.
MaxiBaltTours has carefuly prepared a wide selection of shore excursions for St Petersburg visitors from cruise ships. Please choose and book your private or group St Petersburg shore tour in our easy-to-use Find your shore tour NOW search engine on top left side of this site. You can also take a look at our private excusive offers - we can easity integrate any of those into your visit itinerary.
Thinking of how to spend your precious time here instead of going for typical ship evening shows? Take advantage and visit one of St Petersburg unique cultural events. You can admire famous St Petersburg ballet performance - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Or go for something maybe more entertaining and easy - Russian folk show. And maybe after - a romantic white nights boat ride underneath raised bridges? Please check out our Oprional evening tours.