Shore Excursions
in Russia and the Baltics
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St. Petersburg
Shine like a Star
Trusted friend in the Baltic since 1989
Red Star is your guiding star, guiding you through your journey. We offer a great variety of tours that will match your interests, needs and budget, driving you a lifetime experience. Red Star is unique, yet approachable, modern, yet reliable. We see an individual in every customer and strive to satisfy every single guest by providing the maximum comfort, best services and care.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Impresionante San Petersburgo!
Hemos viajado en crucero en Julio del año pasado. San Petersburgo nos ha encantado de tal manera que podríamos decir que ya es una de nuestras ciudades favoritas. Tuvimos una experiencia excelente con Red Star Travel!. Nuestra guía Elena nos ha enseñado los museos más importantes. El Hermitage y la Catedral del Salvador sobre la sangre derramada son las joyas de la ciudad. Aprendimos un montón sobre la gran historia que tiene ese gran país y esta ciudad, la capital del pasado... si queréis ver lo mejor de San Petersburgo esta es la manera mas personalizada y a buen precio. Os recomiendo esa agencia de viajes. Muchas gracias a Red Star por organizar nuestro tour!
Packages
package
3 cities
Baltic Stars (easy package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
Tallinn
From $ 999
Save $ 200
package
3 cities
Baltic Gems (medium package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
St. Petersburg
Helsinki
Stockholm
From $ 1 300
Save $ 250
package
3 cities
Baltic Complete Package
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Helsinki
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
From $ 1 600
Save $ 300
package
3 cities
Baltic Stars (easy package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
Tallinn
From $ 999
Save $ 200
package
3 cities
Baltic Gems (medium package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
St. Petersburg
Helsinki
Stockholm
From $ 1 300
Save $ 250
package
3 cities
Baltic Complete Package
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Helsinki
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
From $ 1 600
Save $ 300
package
3 cities
Baltic Stars (easy package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
Tallinn
From $ 999
Save $ 200
package
3 cities
Baltic Gems (medium package)
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
St. Petersburg
Helsinki
Stockholm
From $ 1 300
Save $ 250
package
3 cities
Baltic Complete Package
Itinerary
Flat-rate
Ships only
Helsinki
Stockholm
St. Petersburg
From $ 1 600
Save $ 300
Why choose us?
Reliable
  • since 1989
  • 24 hour customer service
  • Immediate response (request process in under 2 hours)
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • Our professional and licensed guides - flexible, personable and attentive to the needs of our guests.
  • Office team is dedicated, efficient, well-organised and caring


Unique
  • 3-step simplified booking process
  • Ergonomic website
  • Red Star Care
  • Competitive tour prices
  • Great range of signature Red Star tours to match any taste and requests of our guests
  • Small groups - from 16 up to 26 people


Modern
  • Free wifi in every vehicle
  • Best vehicles available
  • Audioguide systems
  • Modern and eye-catchy branding
  • Mobile phone optimisation of website
  • Constant improvement of our services and implementation of the latest, top-notch technological solutions
Сustomer reviews
Best tour
Reviewed by MayaLarson, 09 December 2019
We had such a great time in St Petersburg! Our trip was so easy to book. The tour we picked was so interesting and we found out a lot of interesting d...
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FAQ
Is Red Star a licensed tour operator?
Yes! Our registration number at the Federal Agency of Tourism of the Russian Federation is РТО 021834. Please note that the page is entirely in Russian, but you can find our company name ООО «Ред Стар». You can also use translate.google.com to translate the website. Red Star Travel is authorized to issue Tour Tickets (blanket visas) for cruise ship passengers taking our excursions and only fully-licensed companies like Red Star Travel can do this.  We have an official agreement with the St. Petersburg Passenger Port “Marine Facade", meaning our clients are covered by the Tour Tickets we issue and don’t need to apply for their own visa. We are also able to bring our vehicles directly onto the territory of the port, allowing us to meet our guests right at the ship terminal (on the other side of the Russian immigration).
What is the difference between a flat-rate group tour and a private tour?
A flat-rate group option is easy and economical. If you aren’t sure what to take, we suggest our flat-rate group tours. We will place you with other passengers from your ship so you don’t need to form a tour group yourself, and you will be guaranteed the low group rate for the tour.. Our maximum group sizes are small (16 - 26 people, depending on the destination), so you are ensured a more personal touring experience. Private tours are for your party only. With the private option you and your group will have your own guide, vehicle and driver (if the tour includes a vehicle and driver), so you’ll be able to take the tour at your own pace and make some adjustments on the fly in discussion with the guide. The price of a private tour depends on the size of your party and on any customizations you wish to make/add to your itinerary. You can see the pricing right below each tour description, or you can send us an email asking about the private option.
I am not on a cruise ship. Can I still tour with Red Star Travel?
Our company specializes in day tours for cruise ship passengers. Our main city of focus is St. Petersburg, but in Russia we occasionally also run day tours to Moscow for our cruise ship guests arriving in St. Petersburg, and we offer tours in other cities in the Baltic as well. We can, sometimes, run tours for independent travelers, but we are not a full service travel agency, so we would not be able to arrange for airplane tickets or accommodation. If you wish to use our services for your stay in any of the Baltic cities we offer tours in, we would be happy to arrange a private tour for you. Any of our so-called "shore excursions" are also suitable as city tours (private option). Please email us for details on how to make such an arrangement.
How can I find others to join my private tour or to befriend before my tours with you?
CruiseCritic.com is a website that many cruise ship passengers use to find information about their cruises. They have a very popular message board section called Roll Calls that are specifically for people to "meet" online beforehand to get to know each other and provide an opportunity to plan shore excursions and other activities together.
Do you provide visas for Russia?
YES! To those people arriving to St. Petersburg on a cruise ship who are booking shore excursions with us, we take care of your visa for Russia for the duration of your ship’s stay. As a fully licensed tour operator, we are legally authorized to provide you with a document called a «Tour Ticket» which acts as your blanket visa for the duration of your stay in St. Petersburg. This document will allow you to enter Russia to take your tour with us. This has been an integral part of our business for the 7 years we have been in operation and we have never had a problem with our guests getting through Russian immigration. Tour Tickets are only required for St. Petersburg. When you disembark the ship, all you need from us is your tour-ticket (along with your physical passport (not a copy)) and you are good to go! Red Star Travel is a licensed, registered tour operator by the Ministry of Culture of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism. Our registration number is MBT 021834.