Cruising-Sailing The Baltic region has recently be.e the hottest cruising destination due to its great cultural and historical heritage. St.Petersburg cruise port is probably the most attractive Baltic port of call, as no other cruise port can boast of such an abundance of historical monuments and art treasures. 220 cruise ships (around 500 000 cruise passengers) called at St.Petersburg port in 2011 which exceeded the last years number by 15%. St.Petersburg cruise tours are widely promoted by numerous local private tour .panies who can customize any cruise tour to family or small groups needs. A private St.Petersburg cruise tour for up to 16 people is much more .fortable and flexible as .pared to cruise ship organized tours where you travel on a large coach with 50 people in your group. Most of St.Petersburg cruise tours are designed for 1 or 2-days. Take advantage of your short visit to Russia and fill your cruise tour with as many attractions as possible! The local tour operator .pany can offer you a great 1 or 2-day cruise tour package including professional guide service, .fortable A/C vehicle (door-to-door), admission fees, Russian traditional lunch. It is simply a must to visit the Hermitage museum, Catherines palace in Pushkin, Peterhof, Spilled Blood church, Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Isaacs cathedral, take a boat ride through the Neva river and canals, taste Russian pancakes and piroggi. Whether your interest is art, history, or just the life of local people, you will definitely find something for yourself. On a private St.Petersburg cruise tour you will avoid queuing experienced by other tourists and make much better use of your limited time in the port. Other reasons of visiting St. Petersburg by cruise are no need of ac.modation and visa. Hotels are extremely expensive during summer season in St.Petersburg. Average standard double room at a 3-star hotel may cost you around 200$ per night during the months of June and July. You save a lot staying onboard the cruise ship. You also save about 100$ on Russian visa which is waived for Cruise passengers. According to the Russian Federation Government Decree #532 of 28th, August 2003, cruise passengers arriving onboard the cruise ship and staying in the country for less than 72 hours (ac.modation provided onboard), do not need a Russian tourist visa if they participate in a tour program organized by the certified travel .pany. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: