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Two-day Active Shore excursion

Two-day Active Shore excursion

Two-day Active Shore Tour

2-day Tour of St. Petersburg with Red sun Tours  

This tour was the highlight of our 11-day Princess cruise to the Baltics We had 5 teenagers with us and our guide, Anastasia, tailored it to fit our needs. She even changed a bit of the itinerary during the course of the two days. Like going to a wonderful chocolate shop and we ALL got to make delicious chocolate candies. We had dinner with Anastasia's family the first night and it was so much fun for the kids to live the life of a Russian family if only for a few hours and the food was delicious. Nothing more to say but EXCELLENT and will highly recommend it to friends going to St. Petersburg in the future. I had been to St. Petersburg once before but saw things I did not experience on my first trip. Thanks you Red Sun Tours for a trip/tour to ALWAYS remember.

Great Two Day Tour of St Petersburg with Red Sun Tours  

We have just returned from our cruise with Seabourn with the highlight being 3 days in St Petersburg. For two of these days we had a private tour with Red Sun Tours. We organised our itinerary with Elena Semenova, the owner, who was very prompt and clear with all communications prior to our arrival. A bonus was that we did not have to pay a deposit, we just paid on the day by card. There were 6 of us on the first day and 2 of our friends were sailing on a different ship, but all was well managed without delays. Although we had a very full couple of days we saw everything on our list plus had a trip on the underground, an extra suggested by Elena. We travelled in a modern van the first day and a large modern car the second day, when there were only 4 of us. We had two different drivers, both were polite and always there to meet us at appointed time and place. On the first day we had an evening excursion from our ship and, although traffic was very heavy, Elena & driver were mindful of the time and had us back to our ship in time to change and eat before we set off out again. We had different guides on the two days (two Elena’s). Both were knowledgeable and friendly, spoke excellent English, answered all our questions, and managed to circumvent the queues – which were numerous everywhere. In other words, they were excellent. If we had been on a larger private or ship’s tour we would not have been able to experience everything that we did in St Petersburg. I have no hesitation in recommending Elena Semenova and her team at Red Sun Tours.

This Two-day Active Shore Tour is the most comprehensive itinerary for cruise travelers. It includes a skip-the-line visit to such attractions as:

  • Catherine Palace and the Amber room
  • Peterhof Lower Gardens.
  • Church on Spilled Blood.
  • Hermitage Museum
  • St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • A subway ride and tour of the Metro stations
Two day Active Shore Tour details
Red Sun Tours
Meeting at the St Petersburg Port

The tour starts at the St Petersrbug port. Our guide will meet you with the Red Sun Tours sign. You will get in a private mini van and start your travel with a general overview of St Petersburg sights. You will see the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Basil’s Island, St Isaac’s Cathedral.

Dive in the St Petersburg underground and take a ride in the oldest metro stations in Russia which look like a USSR museums with glass and marble decorations.

In the afternoon you will visit the Peterhof Fountains (including the Grand Cascade and Samson) and the Catherine Palace with Amber Room.

The tickets to the museums provide skip-the-line admission. It is an exclusive chance to avoid all the queuing.

The second day you the Active Shore Tour is packed with St Petersburg highlights.

It includes:

  • A visit to St. Peter&Paul fortress and Cathedral,
  • Hermitage museum tour
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral tour
  • Spilled Blood Cathedral tour

Please note, if you are a wheelchair cruise traveler, there is an Accessible Two Day Shore Tour designed exactly for you.

What is visa-free tour in St Petersburg

This 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 the legal right to offer visa-free excursions for cruise ship passengers.

If you are staying at the hotel, we can also customize this tour for your stay but in this case you need to get a travel visa. 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 including the Hermitage, Peterhof Gardens, Catherine Palace and many more. 

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2 day(s)
16 hours
  • This tour includes
    • City sightseeing tour.
    • Catherine’s palace with the famous Amber room and Catherine’s park.
    • Peterhof Lower Gardens.
    • Church on Spilled Blood.
    • Hermitage Museum
    • St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral
    • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • A subway ride and tour of the Metro stations
  • The itinerary of the tour

    Day 1

    9.00 — Meeting at the ship.

    9.00 — 10.00 — city sightseeing tour, Subway ride.

    10.00 — 11.00 — drive to Peterhof.

    11.00 — 12. 30 — Tour of the Peterhof Lower fountain park and gardens, including the Grand Cascade.

    12.30 — 13.00 lunch (optional).

    13.00 — 14.00 — Drive to the Tsars’ Village

    14.00 — 16.00 — a visit to the Catherine’s Palace, including the famous Amber room. A walk in the park.

    16.00 — 17.00 Drive back to the city

    Day 2

    9.00 — Meeting by the ship.

    9.30 — 10.30 — St. Peter&Paul fortress and cathedral.

    10.30 — 13.00 — tour of the Hermitage museum.

    13.00 — 14.00 lunch ( optional).

    14.00 — 17.00 Sightseeing tour with the inside visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Spilled Blood Church.

    17.00 — return to the ship

  • Tour price includes
    • all port fees for 2 days and all local Russian taxes
    • visa support
    • professional English-speaking guide for 2 days (other languages available for private tours upon request )
    • A/C vehicle for 2 days with tis timing
    • admission tickets to the museums shown in the itinerary
    • subway ride

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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