Home Shore Excursions Admire Best of St. Petersburg on Private Panoramic Tour with Freetime (Visa Included) (4 hours)

Admire Best of St. Petersburg on Private Panoramic Tour with Freetime (Visa Included) (4 hours)

Important info

SIZE: Private
TYPE: Scenic
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM

You will be met at the port by a uVisitRussia representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned vehicle ready to commence your tour. This option provides a professional driver with English speaking guide on a half-day (total of 4 hours) that are careful, courteous and highly trained.

Your route will take you past the Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous street.  Admire magnificent buildings and palaces, travel past the vast Palace Square, the University Embankment that is lined with buildings of the 18th century, the Admirality, the famous Bronze Horseman and much more.

In 1703 Peter the Great built a fortress to protect the area from possible attack by the Swedish army and navy.  St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, dominates the area of the fortress (the height of its spire is 122.50 metres).  The Cathedral's magnificent Baroque style interior attracts numerous visitors.  Besides the fact that almost all pre-revolutionary rulers from Peter the Great onwards were buried there add more interest to the historical background of this museum.

During the panoramic tour, we will get to see one of the most famous museums in the City, a magnificent array of seven buildings 'The Hermitage' also known as the 'Winter Palace', here we will get to see the view of this awe-inspiring building across the Neva river and stop for photo opportunities.  We will also get to see the famous Church on Spilled Blood.  The Church on Spilled Blood - was built on the spot where the Emperor was mortally wounded.

At the end of the panoramic city tour, you will be able to experience a little free time to souvenir shop before heading back to the cruise ship in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.

Tour note: Please note that this is a non-walking tour, and sights will be viewed from the coach. Guests will have the photo stop where possible.


  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • City overview tour
  • Visa Free Visit
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Food/Drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)

Additional info

This tour is suitable for those who have walking difficulties because this is mainly a panoramic tour.  Guests must be able to board a coach which will have approximately 5 steps up onto the coach.  If clients wish to take wheelchairs we will be able to store these in the hold of the coach (please note this is not an adapted vehicle for wheelchairs).

Important Information:

You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour. 

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, uVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

uVisitRussia can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, and all you will need to do is provide your passport details to uVisitRussia at least 7 working days before you travel, it's as easy as that.

When making a booking for St Petersburg we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours. A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visas. 

If you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases uVisitRussia cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).


  • Full Passengers Names
  • Passport Number
  • Start Date and End Date of Passport
  • Nationality

Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in a special request if a seat is required.


Currency: Russian Rubles (Most places accept credit card as payment, a few places will accept Euro or USD Dollar - although this is very limited). Depending on what you are wanting to buy, you may use your credit card in most places (your guide on the day will give you the best advice regarding currency).

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
The building of the Peter and Paul Fortress in 1703 marks the founding of the city of St. Petersburg. The fortress has become one of the city's main attractions thanks to its many historic buildings. Read more
The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman. The construction of the embankment had a powerful influence on later architectural constructions of th... Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more
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2 person - US$ 230 (US$ 115 per person)
3 person - US$ 270 (US$ 90 per person)
4 person - US$ 340 (US$ 85 per person)
5 person - US$ 350 (US$ 70 per person)
6 person - US$ 360 (US$ 60 per person)
7 person - US$ 350 (US$ 50 per person)
8 person - US$ 360 (US$ 45 per person)
9 person - US$ 360 (US$ 40 per person)
10 person - US$ 350 (US$ 35 per person)
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