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Two Day Cruise Stop St Petersburg

Scotland, United...
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Two Day Cruise Stop St Petersburg

Stopping over for one night and two days visit to St Petersburg via a Cruise Ship...We usually do our own thing regarding excursions....my concern is visa requirements.

Can anyone advise (I have 10 months before visits) cheapest/easiest way to get the visa...I read somewhere about a visa waiver - if anyone understands what that means.

Still work in progress as to where the ships docks for all our stops

kind regards

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1. Re: Two Day Cruise Stop St Petersburg

u need visa. no cheap way out! Or you can book a 2 day excursion with the russian vendor. We did this in august

quite happy

Moscow, Russia
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2. Re: Two Day Cruise Stop St Petersburg

You have three alternatives. 1 is pay a lot and buy tours from the cruise company. Visa-free, but herded and rushed. And expensive. Option 2 is to buy same or smaller-group or private visa-free tours from tens of local tour operators. Cheaper, better suites your wishes but still not full experience. Option 3 is to get a visa and spent a night in the city. Lots of nice walks, much more to see and enjoy. You need to reserve a hotel, get a "visa invitation letter" from them, or buy it online; and apply to VFS to get a visa. Visa details on VFS website, lots of info re tours and St.Petersburg on the top right of this forum in the FAQ section...


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3. Re: Two Day Cruise Stop St Petersburg

Do you have any English speaking Guide you would recommend for a group of four people for a tour of major sites in St Petersburg, picking up from a Cruise ship around 10.am please? An estimate of costs per person will be helpful.

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