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    Catherine's Palace Gardens
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    The Stetina Party, USA
    The Hermitage Museum
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    Sea Port St. Petersburg
  • Salz Party
    The Salz Party, USA
    Azamara Pier
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    The Kortkampf Party, Germany
    Catherine's Palace
  • Martin Party
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    Peterhof Fountain Park
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    Kanal Griboedova, Nevsky Prospect
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    Moika River, Nevsky Prospect

St. Petersburg & Moscow

for Cruise Ship Passengers


  • Going on Baltic cruise and want to go sightseeing?
  • Do you want to bypass cruise ship crowds and plan your own tour to experience more?

  • St. Petersburg & Moscow

    for All Other Travelers


  • Tour programs of any duration

  • Designed for busy professionals and leisure travelers

  • Unique itineraries tailored to your specific needs

  • Choose Insider Tour and we will deliver a picture-perfect experience to fit your budget and your tastes!

    We will design and arrange your dream tour which is informative, entertaining and fun!

    What you will get:


  • Professional tour guides speaking a variety of languages

  • Courteous drivers

  • Clean smoke-free and SAFE vehicles

  • No waiting in lines

  • Direct pier pick-up

  • Over 20 years experience servicing overseas clients

  • What you will get:


  • Private guided tours - you will not be joined by others

  • Hotel and B&B recommendation and booking

  • Airport and train station transfers

  • Airfare & train tickets (between Moscow & St. Petersburg)

  • Direct phone number of your personal tour manager

  • About Insider

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    Established in 2003, our company is run by a group of professional tour guides. We are fully insured and licensed.

    Registration Number MBT 000585

    Visa-Free Tours

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    Cruise guests do not need Russian visas to go on our tours.

    Just present our Tour Ticket and your passport - and you are good to go!

    Why Choose Us

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    Professional, reliable, safe.


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    "I want to thank you so much for the tour you gave us. Our wonderful experience with your tour guide will last a lifetime."

    - Ralph Mangum, USA

    "Thank you very much for taking Tom and I on our tours in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area. We enjoyed it very much despite all the walking."

    - Tom and Sherry Yundt, Canada


    US: +1 (855) CITY-TOUR

    US: +1 (855) 248-9868

    RU: +7 (812) 953-8233

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    "Your program covered a world of wonders to see. There was not a wasted moment of time and everything went exactly according to your original two day scheduled tour"
    Gerald Horner, USA

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    Our Tour Guides

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    We accept VISA and MasterCard!

    Insider Tour | formerly OPTIMA www.TravelinRussia.com
    Tour Operator License MBT 000585 | ASTA 900165099