Originally posted by Mrs007:
We also are sailing on the Royal Princess and will only be in St. Petersburg for 1 day. We contacted an independent tour operator and have lined up a wonderful, full, 1-day tour. You DO NOT have to go through the cruise ship. Our independent agency is also taking care of the visitors/tourist visa through their office. You only need a Russian Visa if you plan on walking around and touring by yourself unescourted (that is what we have been told).
Hope you have a fabulous trip. We can't wait for ours!!!
have just logged on after a short stay down in Sydney. We're really looking forward to the cruise too.
Thanks for the tip, would love to know what tour operator you used? Von