Visas for Russia?

I am going to be planning my cruise on the Getaway when I come back from this cruise. I decided to do it. I want to travel and since I have the means to do it. Why not? 

 

But anyways my questions are:

I will be booking tours in St. Petersburg Will the cruise deal with my visa?

Anyone know of any good hotels to stay at in Copenhagen?

Also any other cities I can visit (remember I'm going to be 27 on this cruise and I am a female) that are safe for me to walk around by myself?

Tags: St. Petersburg Russian Federation Europe - Northern Europe

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I have never stayed there, but my Travel Agent highly recommended the Hotel Christian IV. I have a room reserved for next April. (If you do stay there, be sure not to get the small room -- opt at least for the medium. It is only a few dollars more, and quite a bit bigger. Also, when booking, make sure you are booking through someone you trust or the hotel site itself.  Somehow I ended up on Reservations.com and had given them my money before I realized it was a third party site. Ended up costing a few dollars extra.

 

Sorry, I cannot answer the other questions.

 

I will book on the hotel's website. I don't have a travel agent. I probably should get one. Not sure how to go about it though. Thanks for the info on the hotel :)

You could go to the CLIA Agent Finder - that should find you one. I don't think we can mention travel agents by name on the site, but perhaps WeCruiseToo (a member here) can lend his expertise in the area to find you a good one.

In regards to a visa. My sister and her husband did an excursion in Russia and the cruiseline took care of the visa requirements.

Our cruise line took care of our visa.  We had a group visa but could not travel independently with it.  We had to stag together with the group but our tours were quite extensive anyway and we didn't mind the restriction.  We traveled on the trains, visited a huge market, saw someone's home and drank vodka at 10 am.   We also toured museums and other historical places.

 

Honestly, I wouldn't want to venture out on my own. Knowing my luck I'd get lost. I wonder if there are any tours that take you to Moscow? Now that would be interesting to do.

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