If you wish to take a private tour, you must get a print out of the ticket to go through passport control visa free. Check with the tour operator, check they will meet you from the ship. If you are thinking of a ship tour, these will, like our films just help you research. Some of our chat site cruisers have shared knowledge saying TJ Travel were good. One point to note is you may find the ship arranged tours are let out through customs first, but I am sure that will not stop you making your point. Remember everyone sells and resells the locally available tour and private tours can also be arranged through the ship. Do not expect to book on the day or the day before. Names are given to the police before the ship arrives. Tours sell out.

Remember a ship will wait for a ship arranged tour, not a private tour. Private risky tours are best booked for day one of a two stop at St Petersburg if you are worried. Peterhof and Catherine can easily be done in one day with more, and you can chose to go round the gardens fast on your own, or maybe not at all… see the films in the parent menu.

This is another ticket agency, called Tiqets.

Doris Visits runs numerous cruise ship chat sites, they are 100% cruise focussed, no jokes, recipes or pictures of babies please – and no moaning, take your moans to the cruise operator as we can do nothing about them and they are normally always resolved. Just cruise information and sharing, pictures and films by positive happy cruisers. Here are the rules.