Awesome !!!!!!About activity Blanket visa (tour ticket) for cruise (only!) passengers about 2 years ago
The "Blanket Visa" is a very easy and smart way to get the required Visa for Cruise Passengers. Simply put it is a piece of paper that Sputnik sends you by email. You take this paper with your passport and walk through Immigration. It is very simple and it took us only one minute to clear Immigration and we met our Guide right outside on the embankment. We were on Azamara Journey at the "English Embankment" so we were right in the city.
The Visa is good for 72 hours which makes a three day stay in St. Petersburg perfect.
Do not be put off by the cruise lines saying you need to take their Tours. This is not correct. Sputnik can set you up with the required Visa on line and your Tour will be better with Sputnik than with a busload of tourists being carted around in a hurry.
Catherine and Peter