Being a licensed Tour Operator we will organize your St Petersburg shore tour and issue for you a tour voucher (it can be also called tour - ticket). That document allows cruise line passengers to go ashore on a guided tours in St Petersburg while their ship is staying in the Sea Port of St Petersburg.
Tour-ticket or tour voucher is to be sent to you by email or fax and when you pass through the customs in St Petersburg Sea Port you are supposed to produce it to the customs officers.
Most cruises travelling around Europe make a stop in Russia in the very sea city and a beautiful one - St Petersburg. The city built in the Finish Gulf by Peter the Great who was fond of navigation and did his best to make St Petersburg strong marine Russian Empire.
The biggest Sea Port is located in the oldest place of St Petersburg – the Basil Island.
Basil Island is a unique one as it is located on the island and surrounded by water. Local people have to cross bridges to get to other districts of St Petersburg. Nevertheless the Basil Island belongs to 4 central districts of the city. Being the oldest place in St Petersburg the Island keeps most ancient architectural ensembles and many historical buildings which were founded during Peter the Great time.
Peter the Great was planning to build the Basil Island like Amsterdam city. It is not a secret that Peter the Great was fond of Amsterdam and Holland. He spent much time there studying Navigation.
The Spit of the Basil Island is the only place which reveals great ideas of Peter the Great make the island the centre of the city. At that spot the River Neva is divided into Big and Small Neva. There two Rostral Columns decorated with anchors and rostrums which symbolized sea power of Russian Empire. Nowadays the Spit of the Basil Island is a popular place for newly-weds. Here they drink Champagne and break glasses at the Rostral Columns which promises their marriage to be happy. Also they usually fly a pair of two doves. St Petersburg wedding is worth seeing.
Well planning your voyage around Europe make sure to have a chance to visit St Petersburg and go ashore on guided tours. Learn more information here and if you are impressed book your tour.