Generate or Receive a tour ticket and print it out.
Important: The tour ticket is a substitute for the Russian visa. This paper is extremely important, without it you won’t be allowed to go ashore in visa free St. Petersburg! Your tour ticket is personal and each person in your party will hold their own. Read carefully the instructions on the tour ticket – these are exact guidelines on how to proceed through Passport Control in St. Petersburg.
After your ship has docked in St. Petersburg you will be allowed to go through Passport Control before the start of your St Petersburg shore tour. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CONFIRM WITH US THE TIME YOU MEET YOUR GUIDE. Most of the large crowds booked on the ship's excursions will have disembarked by this time and you can make your way to Passport Control at your own pace.
Check that you have everything with you for your visa free St. Petersburg tour: Passport, Tour Ticket, an exploring spirit and your camera to go along with it!
Important: Please wait with taking pictures till after you meet your personal guide. Russian law does not allow you to take pictures of the Passport Control Officers.
Walk up to one of the Passport Control booths and wait for your turn. Present the Passport Control Officer with your passport, your tour ticket and smile: If he / she doesn’t smile back – congratulations, you made it to Russia!
Your guide will be waiting for you a short distance behind Passport Control with our MaxiBaltTours sign. Please be patient - it may take a couple of minutes to locate your guide among others. Say good morning in Russian (DOBROYE UTRO). If you pronounce it correctly we'll do the tour in Russian for you!
Important: Put your passports and tour tickets safely away. These are very important documents and you need them again for leaving the ship. Your personal guide will give you all the details for a safe and trouble-free stay in visa free St. Petersburg.