One-day Light Shore Tour
One-day Light Shore Tour is for travelers who want to see the city and explore it leisurely. It is perfect for senior travel, second time travelers and big family travel. The itinerary is not overwhelming and includes the must-sees and some time on your own.
One-day Shore Tour Itinerary in St Petersburg
- 09.00 — Meet by the ship
- 09.00 — 12.00 – City sightseeing tour with the visits to St. Peter&Paul fortress and cathedral, the Church on Spilled Blood
- 12.00 — 15.30 — Free time in the city with your guide and driver
- 16.00 — return to the ship
One-day Shore Tour Details
The first part of the tour includes a visit to Peter and Paul fortress and the Cathedral. There you will see the Romanov family burial vaults and learn more about the royal Russian dynasty. Most of the Romanovs are buried there. You will also take a look at the the Peter and Paul fortress itself. It used to be a prison for revolutioners and political opposition.
The Church on Spilled Blood gives an overview of the most dramatic time in Russian history – the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. See the spot where Alexander II was assassinated. The Spilled Blood cathedral is also a fine example of “neo-Russian” architeture.
You can also add St Isaac’ Cathedral in the tour or book an entire Orthodox Tour focused on cathedral history.
After 3 hours city tour to the fortress and cathedrals, you will have some free time in the city. You may go for a walk in the city center, drink a cup of Russian tea with “pirrogi”, go to the farmer’s market, visit one of the metro stations of St. Petersburg or do some shopping. Our experienced guide and driver will accompany and advise you.
The tour is visa-free for cruise ship passengers docking in St. Petersburg for less than 72 hours. Red Sun Tours is a licensed tour operator in the Russian Federation and has a legal right to offer visa-free shore excursions for cruise ship passengers. You can apply for the blanket visa through our contacts form.
The itinerary is made flexible to fit in any timing you have. It also includes all the must-sees so leaving St Petersburg you will visit all the popular places. We can also customize it for hotel stayers.
This tour includes
- 3 hours city tour with the visit to the Church on Spilled Blood and St. Peter and Paul fortress
- free time in the city center
The itinerary of the tour
09.00 — Meet by the ship
09.00 — 12.00 – City sightseeing tour with the visits to St. Peter&Paul fortress and cathedral, the Church on Spilled Blood
12.00 — 15.30 — Free time in the city with your guide and driver
16.00 — return to the ship
Tour price includes
- all port fees for one day and all local Russian taxes
- visa support
- professional English-speaking guide for 7 hours (other languages available for private tours upon request )
- A/C vehicle for 7 hours
- admission tickets to the museums shown in the itinerary
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.