✪ Priority Exit.
We recommend that you buy this option only if you arrive and leave St Petersburg on the same day. In this case, every minute is really precious for you, and passport control takes some time. You can buy this option for several ports at once. It will be cheaper than buying an option for each port separately.
If you are staying in St Petersburg for a few days, then we consider this option optional and you can refuse it without much damage to your stay on the coast.✪
Immediately our main advice for one-day tourists. Do not run from one museum to another at the speed of Usain Bolt. Do not try to be everywhere. This will only spoil your impressions of your stay in St Petersburg.
Just walk around the city, along the beautiful streets and embankments, take great photos, visit cafes and restaurants. It will be the best solution! If you 'certainly want to go inside', then select one or two attractions. And to get around the queue, choose those, where you can buy tickets online or there are ticket machines at the entrance.
If this is not possible, then you can get around the queue by ordering an excursion
or buying a tour
. Good thing to visit matching the specified conditions is The Church of the Savior on Blood
This advices (above) is also valid for those, who stay in St Petersburg for a couple of nights. In almost all major museums you will meet a lot of visitors, which means waiting in long lines. Therefore..✪ Excursions.
To buy or not to buy excursions from the ferry company?
This is a difficult question. Of course, the choice is yours, but the problem is not so much the high cost (do not forget that any tour from the carrier is a pass to the shore for visa-free passengers), but that it takes a lot of time, which is especially bad for 'one-day' travelers.
You will not have the freedom to choose a route and there will be no free time. Therefore, our recommendation is to plan walks and buy excursions on your own. And we will help you with this.