St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Cruise Port

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About St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Peter the Great styled this to be his Venice of the North. Italian architects created baroque facades, the match of any, to line the banks of the Neva River. Long, arched bridges join the city's halves. You'll want to see the spires of the Saints Peter and Paul Fortress, the blue domes of the Ouspensky Cathedral and, of course, some of the million masterworks of art contained in the Hermitage galleries of the Winter Palace.

What people said about this port:

"...a canal tour and also saw the beautiful church of the spilled blood ." in 11 reviews.

"The tour guide in our car made this cold and hard city come to life." in 9 reviews.


183 reviews and tips of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation




rg433
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Russian visas are expensive and take a real effort to acquire--highly recommend a packaged tour.

Visited: Jun 13, 2015

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tmarkste
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Enjoyed seeing the sites, getting on and off was a challenge from the city not the ship. We did enjoy the tours though. Worth the work. Hermitage nice to see not sure if it was worth the crowds though.

Visited: Jun 02, 2016

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MichelleG8
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

We did a two day private tour - absolutely recommend taking the time to research tours....the private tour was definitely worth it - got in to all the sites quicker - no waiting in lines, no buses - heaven!

Visited: Jun 11, 2011

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MaryE14
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Didn't realize we needed a Visa ahead of time, or HAD to take an excursion. We did book 3 excursions, so we were OK. Visited Peterhoff, Hermitage, and opera.

Visited: Jun 22, 2008

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cnewton157
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Given visas are needed for a lot of guests to get off the boat, definitely take advantage of at least one excursion. But also be prepared as English speakers to have excursions canceled and a plan for a backup. You will be given little notice of a cancellation.

Visited: May 21, 2016

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MarciG
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

Did the Hermitage Collection Gold Room tour, the Peterhof and city tour all very good and should not be missed. Went ot the folk dancing show at night. It was wonderful.

Visited: May 17, 2007

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