Travel Russia News September 2019

This issue is devoted to Northern capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. All the more from October 01, 2019 the guests of 40 countries will be able to visit the citry and the region by electronic visa free of charge. We hope this will contribute to still more visitors to come here all year round!

Helen Isaeva

Saint Petersburg

Saint PetersburgFamous for its canals and palaces, founded in 1703 by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg remains one of the most romantic cities in Russia. Among the many poetical names applied to St. Petersburg the most common are "Northern Venice" and "Northern Palmyra". It is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow. From 1712 it became the new capital of Russia and maintained this status until 1918 when the capital was moved back to Moscow.
Saint Petersburg Many important historic events took place in this magnificent city. The fascinating palaces and cathedrals, beautiful bridges over Venice-like canals, spacious squares and wide streets decorated with edifices of flourished baroque and impressive classical styles, monumental sculpture and lacy iron grilles and, of course, the special spirit of this city enchants everyone who visits it.
Saint Petersburg In 1991 the city was placed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

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Electronic visa to St. Petersburg

Electronic visaStarting October 1, 2019, tourists can visit Russia’s cultural capital and the surrounding region by e-visa, with no consular fees.

Applicants need to fill out a form on the website of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and upload a photograph; there is no consular fee. The application can be made no later than 4 days and no earlier than 20 days before the expected date of entry.

The visa is valid for stays in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region for up to eight days. The purpose of travel can be tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons.

In early July, e-visas for travel to Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad Region were introduced for citizens of 53 countries. A similar scheme is in operation for Vladivostok and airports across the whole of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District.

The list of 40 foreign countries, whose nationals can enter the Russian Federation and depart from the Russian Federation via St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region on the basis of electronic visas: HERE

Please find the sample for 4 days / 3 night tour to St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg
Day 1. Arrival in St. Petersburg
• AM/PM: Private car transfer with ES guide to the hotel
• O/N: in St Petersburg

Day 2. Full day (8 hrs) / Private car and English speaking Guide
• AM/PM: City tour including Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Hermitage
• O/N: in St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Day 3.
• AM/PM: Day at Leisure
Optional: Pushkin. Catherine Palace and Parks
• O/N: in St Petersburg

Day 4.
Departure transfer with ES guide to the airport
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