We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

2 day private St Petersburg city tour

  • Explore the best of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion
  • See Peterhof, the Winter Palace, and the Savior on Spilled Blood Church
  • Discover Russia’s rich history and culture form your tour guide
2 day private St Petersburg city tour
From USD 280.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Tour options (1)
2 day private St Petersburg city tour
From USD 280.00
Low Price Guarantee
See the best of St. Petersburg on this comprehensive 2-day tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers. Visit key landmarks such as Peterhof, Grand Cascade, the collection of Faberge eggs, the Winter Palace, the Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, and much more. Learn about Russia’s rich history and culture from your guide and enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the canals of the city.
What to Expect
Your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at the ship or hotel at 9.00. This morning enjoy 2 hours city. You will drive in a comfortable air-conditioning vehicle around the historical part of the Imperial St. Petersburg. You will see its main streets and squares, marvelous cathedrals and monuments, beautiful bridges and palaces. You will get acquainted with  the history of the foundation and development of this gorgeous city. On the tour you will have some stops for taking pictures - by the Egyptian Sphinx what according to legend guard and protect St. Petersburg, on St. Isaac's square – one of the most central squares of the city, on the Spit of Vasilievsky island. After the city tour you leave the city for Peterhof. The drive will take you about 45-55 minutes. Peterhof -  the former summer residence of Peter the Great – is world-known for the picturesque Lower Gardens  with spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace and numerous smaller Palaces and pavilions representing "Russian Versailles". You visit the Grand Palace and walk through the gardens with your guide and get acquainted with its history. By the park you may have a lunch at a local blinni cafe.
The drive back to the city will take about 1 hour. This afternoon enjoy the unique collection of the Faberge eggs and royal jewelry. The collection has more than 4,000 items, which in addition to the works of Faberge include items produced by other Russian artists. The luxurious interiors of the newly reconstructed Shuvalov Palace will impress you. After the tour at about 17.30 you go back to the ship or hotel. Or you can stay in the city for some evening activities : Russian ballet, folkshow “Feel yourself Russian” or Dinner with a Russian family. Next day your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at the ship or hotel at 9.00. This morning you will travel to see some everyday life of locals: you will visit some opulent stations of metro, Farmer's market, St. Nicolas cathedral. At about 10.30 after a walk on the Palace square you will enter the Hermitage museum with your guide. You will be able to see the splendid state halls of the Winter Palace - the former Tzar's residence. You will see the luxurious halls which witnessed important historical meetings. You can see the exact room where the revolution started. Art lovers will enjoy the unique art collection. The tour will take you about 2,5 hours. Then you leave the Hermitage museum for the romantic boat ride along small rivers and canals of the “Northern Venice”.
At about 2 pm when you arrive you may stop at a local cafe for a lunch. You guide will bring you to a place where the locals love to eat.
At about 3 pm you have a tour of the Church on Spilled Blood – a piece of authentic Russia.
At about 4.30 you will be back to the ship.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2018
The best way to see St.Petersburg

We booked a guided tour with Red Sun Tours to arrange our two day in St. Petersburg. All communication prior the tour was excellent. We needed also visa support as all 6 of us are the British citizens. They emailed the visa tickets and with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank V8342FUriccardom
Reviewed 5 September 2018
A great adventure through St. Pete

I went on a tour through Red Sun Tours booked through another travel agent. I was part of a group of 28 geocachers. My travel agent had used Elena last year and she knew we'd have a great time again! We had two days in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kmtom
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
Absolutely the best tour

Dave & I did a two day private tour with Elena & she is just the most knowledge person to have as a guide in St Petersburg. We went to the Faberge` museum, Catherine's palace & Pavlov's palace, Elena was able to get us to...More

Thank 788angelac788
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Top line Fun Tour

We arrived St Petersburg on Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth. Elana from SunTours had arranged our VisaFree tour coupon. Russian immigration was very efficient and Elana met us as planned exactly on time. Her English language is excellent, her knowledge superb. Elana is a true tour...More

Thank PaulL6905
Reviewed 19 July 2018
Excellent Tour

We had a two day tour in St. Petersburg with Elena as our guide and owner to Red Sun Tours. We were in a group of 12 and Elena was an excellent guide, very informative, knowledgeable and caring. We had a great time and would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GwelTek24
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 2 day private St Petersburg city tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines