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Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour of St Petersburg

Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour of St Petersburg

Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour of St Petersburg for people with disabilities

The best tour so far  
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We took the accessible tour with Elena and visited the Hermitage Museum. It was easier than we expected, thanks to Elena. In the Hermitage there was a lady who helped us use the lift and we saw everything we wanted. The feeling of being exceptional was really nice 🙂 people helped us everywhere. Turns out locals are really open. Traffic is busy but we expected that. Thank you Elena for such a thought-provoking and comfortable tour!

Cruise tour was as accessible as stated  
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The tour was really well-designed. Couldn't ask for more. We included lunch in our plan last minute but even there were no problems getting in and having lunch. The transfer was just WOW! They used a lift in the car! Thanks! Highly recommended

Wonderful two days exploring St Petersburg in our wheelchairs  

We arranged to spend two days with Red Sun Tours to fit in with our visit on the Baltic Cruise. Both of us are full time wheelchair users. No problem for this tour operator.
Eleni had been so helpful during our planning stages that we felt we were meeting a friend when we saw her waiting for us at the port in St Petersburg.
We saw so very much over the two days - as much as any of our fellow able bodied tourists but we also had the opportunity to talk to and chat with Eleni, Anastasia and another guide in training. No questions were off limit and we found the guides and minibus driver absolutely polite, friendly, helpful and remarkably knowledgeable. They knew where to take us in terms of good access and how to get us around the Hermitage - seeing as much as possible - whilst avoiding the worst of the queues.
On the second day both St Isaacs and the Church of the Spilled Blood were accessible, beautiful, astonishing and again the detailed knowledge of the guides helped everything come to life.
We both recommend this tour company whole heartedly.

Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour is one of the most convenient tours in St Petersburg for all categories of travelers. There are numerous attractions to visit in St Petersburg making it a worthwhile destination. But the fact it is accessible for people with disabilities gives it even more credibility. You can read more about traveling in St Petersburg and our company on TripAdvisor.

100% Access to all highlights

Is Accessible Tourism really accessible in St Petersburg

Yes! Very much so. The majority of the must-see museums in St Petersburg are equipped with wheelchair ramps. Take a look at the ramps in the Hermitage:

Hermitage museum for travelers with disabilities

Hermitage Ramp
Hermitage Ramp

Inside the museum you can use multiple elevators to explore the museum comfortably. Even if you don’t need a wheelchair all the time but want to use one during the tour, there is an option to use the Hermitage wheelchairs.

St Isaac’s for travelers with disabilities

St Isaacs

Visiting St Isaac’s Cathedral will not be a problem as well. The cathedral is fully customized for all groups of travelers. You will be very comfortable and spend the time not trying to get in the museum but exploring it fully.

Peterhof gardens and transfer there will be very easy and stress-free. In Peterhof you can see the ramps every way so you don’t have to look from a distance. Get closer to the fountains and the Grand Cascade.

Peterhof is stunningly beautiful and it will be a fantastic experience to go there with a caring guide.


What to expect on the accessible tour in St Petersburg

First of all, Red Sun Tours is a company that creates tailor-made tours which means we actually analyze what museums are able to host disabled clients and how exactly it is going to be on tour.

Day 1 of the Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour of St Petersburg

We start the tour with a port pickup. The blanket visa will be made for you. The guide will be waiting at the terminal gates.

St Petersburg Port

As soon as you get into the Mini Van the tour starts. You will visit the Peterhof Grand Cascade. There are several wheelchair lanes made for a comfortable stroll and toilets designed for disabled travelers. But the best part of the Peterhof is endless mazes of fountains and flowerbed. You can see the hidden fountains which work only if someone gets too close to them. There are golden statues with horns of plenty which explode with water jets. The spectacle is breathtaking.

After Peterhof you will visit the Hermitage Museum and witness the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpieces. Hermitage is vast and needs time to explore. Our guide will help you find a quick and safe way to see the best exhibits.

In the Hermitage

In the Hermitage

Day 2 of the Accessible 2 Day Shore Tour of St Petersburg

After the port pickup you will go on the St Petersburg highlights tour and stroll around the city center with multiple stops.

Peter and Paul Fortress view
Peter and Paul Fortress view

During the city highlights tour you will visit Our Savior on Blood Cathedral and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Both tours to the cathedrals are not too long so you won’t be exhausted but have enough time to take pictures and look around.

If you want to include more museums in the tour you are more than welcome to contact us and request inclusions. You can also include lunch.

Our cars are fully equipped with wheelchair support system and you can always ask for any special requirements such as blankets or one more tour leader to run the wheelchair.

The group is max 6pax per guide. If your group is bigger than 6pax, you will have more than 1 guide and an extra transfer.

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2 day(s)
48 hours
  • This tour includes

    Pick up and drop off by the ship

    Professional and personable English speaking guide

    Experienced driver with a  special accessible wheelchair van with an electric elevator

    All port fees

    All local taxes

    Admission fees to the museums shown in the itinerary

    Photo permissions inside museums

    Visa Support. You do not need to apply for a Russian visa. We are officially licensed to provide you with a Tour Ticket what will allow you to get off the ship and to have a tour with us. There is no additional charge for visa support

    Bottled water

  • The itinerary of the tour

    Day 1

    09.30 – 10.00 — Meeting at the ship.

    10.00 — 11.00 — drive to Peterhof.

    11.00 — 12. 30 —Tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Upper Gardens, including photo opportunities of the breathtaking Grand Cascade and exterior of the Grand Palace.

    13.00 — 14.00 — Drive to the city

    14.00 — 16.00 — a visit to the Hermitage museum including the Winter Palace

    16.00 — 17.00 Drive back to the ship

    Day 2

    09.30 – 10.00 — Meeting by the ship.

    10.00 — 12.00 — city sightseeing tour

    12.00 — 13.00 – a visit to the Church on Spilled Blood

    13.00 – 14.00 – a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral

    15.00 — return to the ship

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.



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