2 Day Child-Friendly Shore Excursion


Two-Day Child-Friendly Tour is focused on family travel. It is about Russian history and culture in a child-friendly style, sometimes playing and singing with children. It can be run as a private day tour or visa-free shore tour.

It is a city sightseeing tour with many photo stops. You will see the most historic and beautiful part of the city, know the history of the foundation and development of St Petersburg. It includes visits to the major highlights of
the city: the Church on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Gardens.

You will also have a romantic private boat ride in the historic center, take a «Matroshka» doll painting class. Children can make their own Matroshka doll and create a marvelous souvenir for themselves! Our artist will help you to
paint a unique doll.

One more exciting part of the tour is a Metro ride and tour of the opulent stations (2 or 3).



The tour includes:

  • City sightseeing tour with many photo stops. You will see the most historic and beautiful part of the city, know the history of the foundation and development of St. Petersburg


  • Visits to the major highlights of the city : the Church on Spilled Blood, Hermitage museum, Peterhof Gardens.


  • Private boat ride in the historic center


  • Matroshka doll painting class – you and your kids can make their own Matroshka doll and create a marvelous souvenir for yourself ! Our artist will help you to paint a unique doll


  • Metro ride and tour of the opulent stations (2 or 3)



 Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

9:00 – Meeting at the ship

9:00 – 12:00 – City sightseeing tour with many photo stops including a visit to the Church on Spilled Blood:

12:00 – 13:30 – Drive to Peterhof: Tour of some opulent Metro stations

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant (suitable menu for kids)

14:30 – 16:00 – Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade and Trick Fountains

16:00 – 17:00 – Drive back to the ship

19:00 – 23:00 – Optional evening program

For families with children we offer:

  • Russian Ballet performanes (Swan Lake)
  • Russian Folk Show
  • Dinner with a Russian family with cooking

Day 2

09: 00 – Meeting by the ship

10:00 – 11:30 -Matryoshka painting class

12:30 – 14:00 – Walk on the Palace Square and tour of the Hermitage museum: You will visit the Winter Palace and enjoy unique art masterpieces

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch at a local cafe

14:30 – 15:30 – Canal boat ride

16:30 – 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


  • Private boat ride


  • All port fees


  • 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


  • Audio head sets for groups more than 6 people


  • Individual approach and 24 hours support


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


  • This tour is wheelchair-accessible


  • Babies are most welcome! 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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