2 Day Shore Excursion for the second time visitors


2 Day Shore Excursion for the second time visitors includes off-the-beaten-track itineraries. You’ve probably seen the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and Peterhof, all main churches and now you’re wondering what to do next. Look at our 2 Day Shore Excursion what was especially designed for the second time visitors. You may also select sights from the list below to customize a tour just for you.

Please know! This a sample tour itinerary. We can also include in your tour some other optional sights. You can choose from the list below and we will create a bespoke tour for you!

See the list of options:

  • A visit to the local farm food market or regular supermaket


  • Subway ride


  • The Siege of Leningrad Memorial and museum


  • The Hermitage Treasure Gallery/Gold Room tour (It is necessary to book in advance! Photo inside is not permitted!)


  • The Russian Museum


  • The Yusupov Palace tour (including an exhibition with wax figures of Rasputin and conspirators)


  • A boat tour around the rivers and canals


  • Faberge Museum


  • The General Staff Building


  • The State Navy museum


  • Pavlovsk Palace and park


  • Cruiser Aurora


  • Log Cabin of Peter the Great


  • St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery


  • Museum of the History of St. Petersburg in Rumyantsev Estate


  • Pushkin Memorial Museum


  • Dostoevsky Memorial Museum


  • Erarta (The Museum of Contemporary Art)


  • Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum


  • Russian Vodka Museum


A sample tour itinerary:

Day 1

09:00 – Meeting at the ship

09:00 – 10:00 – Drive to Oranienbaum

10:00 – 12:00 – Tour of the Grand Menshikov Palace and a walk in the park

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch

13:00 – 13:30 – Drive to Kronstadt town

13:30 – 16:30 – Tour of the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral. Walk in the town. Boat ride between the old fords

16:30 – 18:00 – Drive back to the ship

Day 2

09:00 – Meeting at the ship

09:15 – 09:30 – A visit to the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

09:30 -10:45 – Drive and stop by Smolny convent and cathedral, drive and walk by the the battle ship Aurora

11:00 – 12:30 – Faberge Museum Tour

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 – Yusupov Palace Tour

15:00 – 16:00 – A visit to the local farm food market or regular supermaket

17.00 – Return to the ship




Tour cost includes:

-Pick up and drop off by the ship

-Professional and personable English speaking guide

-Experienced driver with a comfortable A/C van

-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

Important info:

-You do not need visa for this tour if you are cruise ship passengers docking in St. Petersburg for less than 72 hours. Red Sun Tours is fully licensed to provide VISA FREE shore excursions in the Russian Federation.

-The itinerary above is just an idea of your St. Petersburg tour. The tour can be customized for you. Please let us know what are your preferences and we will be happy to compose a tour for you.

– Children aged 0-6 are free of charge.

-Discount for older children and teenagers of 7-17 is 10% per person.

-Cost of lunches and gratuities is not included in the tour cost

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