In accordance to the legislation of Russian Federation (RF Government Resolution №397), foreign tourists and persons without citizenship travelling on ferries may arrive to the port of St. Petersburg without Russian visa and stay in Russia not more than 72 h. VISA-Free journey can last up to 3 days. According to the law a passenger must arrive at the port of St. Petersburg aboard a ferry of St.PETER LINE Company and leave in the same manner, be part of a tour group ("Car Shorex” in this case) and comply with the rule of no longer than 72-hour stay. All passengers travelling on board from Helsinki to St. Petersburg are required to present a passport before entering the ship. All passengers travelling visa free have to reserve sightseeing program in St. Petersburg in advance. The most affordable way is purchasing city bus shuttle service offered by St. Peter Line Mandatory shuttle bus ticket’s price is 25€ for adults and 12,5€ for children (0-11 years). Travellers must be prepared for delays in shuttle transfer due to traffi c in the city during rush hours. Visa-free travelling concerns all passengers. If a passenger arrives from outside the Schengen area, the passenger must have a multiple entry visa to enter back to Finland after the cruise.
Passengers arriving under the VisaFree regime must stay within the territory defined by the pre-paid excursiom program, (CityBusTour program). If a passenger buys an additional excursion program outside the limits of the CityBusTour, the passenger must notify the carrier company beforehand and provide detailed information.
If a passenger stays within the Russian Federation territory for longer than one day the passenger must present to the Border Guard Service a hotel voucher, a confirmation of payment for the booking. Passing the registration formalities at the hotel is obligatory.
All passengers who travel on board of Princess Maria and Princess Anastasia with car must hold Russian visa.
1. Sea Station Terminal, V.O.,1, Morskoy Slavy square
2. Sokos Vasilievsky
3. Sokos Palace Brige
4. Saint Isaac’s Square