1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Square of the Arts

St. Petersburg: Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Boat Tour

Product ID: 54045
· See the very best of St Petersburg with a 24, 48 or 72-hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour. If you opt for a ticket that includes the 1-day boat tour, you'll get see this pretty city from the water.
About this activity
Valid 1 day - 72 hours
(from first activation)
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour of St Petersburg for 24, 48 or 72-hours
  • Explore the magnificent Saint Isaac's Cathedral
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck
  • Discover the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Walk on the grounds of the Summer Palace of Peter the Great
  • Admire the palaces, department stores, and art nouveau bookshops of Nevsky Prospekt
Full description
Climb aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus for a highly enjoyable tour of Russia's former imperial capital, with a flexible hop-on-hop-off bus pass for 24, 48 or 72-hour, or a bus and 1-day boat tour combination.. You can also opt for the 1-day boat tour on its own if you want to see some of the historic sights from the relaxing and unique perspective of the water. The bus tour features 25 stops across 2 routes and gives you the chance to explore the city at your own pace. You'll get to see monuments such as the gold-domed St Isaac’s Cathedral.

Discover the wonderful architecture St Petersburg has to offer, whilst listening to the onboard tour commentary that will give you a fascinating insight into the past of these sites. Experience 360-degree views of the Summer Garden and Kazan Cathedral from the open-top deck. Or sit back and enjoy a full loop of the route, this tour enables you to design your own schedule.

Red Route:
Stop 1 - St Isaac's Cathedral
Stop 2 - The Admiralty
Stop 3 - Nevsky Prospect
Stop 4 - Kazan Cathedral
Stop 5 - Grand Guest Yard
Stop 6 - Anichkov Palace
Stop 7 - Vladimirsky Prospect
Stop 8 - Vosstaniya Square
Stop 9 - Liteiny Prospect
Stop 10 - Eliseyev Brothers' Emporium
Stop 11 - Arts Square
Stop 12 - Grand Ciniselli Circus
Stop 13 - Summer Garden
Stop 14 - Hermitage
Stop 15 - Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
Stop 16 - Palace Embankment
Stop 17 - Admiral Embankment

Green Route: 
Stop 1 - Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Stop 2 - The Sphinxes
Stop 3 - The Kunstkamera
Stop 4 - Peter and Paul Fortress
Stop 5 - The Cruiser Aurora
Stop 6 - Palace Embankment
Stop 7 - Admiral Embankment

Blue Route (Boat Tour): 
Stop 1 - Hermitage
Stop 2 - Peter and Paul Fortress
Stop 3 - Summer Garden
Stop 4 - Cruiser Aurora
Stop 5 - Faberge Museum
Stop 6 - The Kunstkamera
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket includes a 24, 48 or 72-hour bus pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off boat ticket includes a 1-day boat pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus and boat ticket includes a 24, 48 or 72-hour bus pass, and a 1-day boat pass
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for the attractions

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• There are 18 stops along the Red Route and 7 along the Green, which can be taken as a single loop (without getting off) in 90 minutes; buses run every 30 minutes
• May–September: first tour 9 AM, last tour 7 PM, no departures from 2 PM to 3 PM
• October–April: first tour 10 AM, last tour 5:30 PM, no departures from 1 PM to 2 PM
• Boat tour operational from May 1 to September 15, departing from 21 Fontanka River Embankment; first tour 11 AM, last tour 5 PM
• Red Route commentary in Russian, English, French, German, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean
• Boat tour provides commentary in Russian only
• If you purchase the combo ticket, redeem your voucher on the bus first, prior to visiting the boat
• The Green Route is suspended until further notice
• Customers who book a ticket with a date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point until 31st December 2020; for tickets booked with a date of 1st October onwards, a normal 3-month ticket validity will apply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 535 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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This was worthwhile and excellent although we could only use the ticket for one day. Ticket much cheaper than buying at St Isaacs ticket booth. Nice courteous English speaking staff. We took Green route on an older bus and Red on a newer one which had a slightly better sound system. Otherwise both excellent with good information and great views from the top deck. The roof was closed so the cabin quite warm. At least 48 hour ticket would be recommended as you need lots of time to see all of St Petersburg and hop on/off for all of its sites.

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November 10, 2019

Best option to tour the city if you have limited time. I would advise to take 48 days pass as that's what we took and gave us enough time to visit all the places at our own pace. Only problem is that the duration between busses is too long (may be due to the traffic)... Worth the money!

August 15, 2019

Very useful and interesting for a first "meeting" with the town attractions.

January 17, 2020

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Product ID: 54045