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  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

    You will begin your first day onboard a cosy boat, exploring rivers and channels of the "Northern Venice". Following this, you will continue to the former residential Winter Palace of the Romanov rulers, which today houses one of the world's most prestigious museums where the rooms themselves rival the art within them. Your guided tour includes both the Winter Palace and the Hermitage display rooms, which are home to more than three million artworks, including works by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. You will then move on to explore the main street of the city. The chief sights include the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, the Anichkov Bridge, and the Singer House. Once an impressive ...

  • Saint Petersburg: Magic Christmas Tour

    2. Saint Petersburg: Magic Christmas Tour

    Start the festivities at the meeting point in the heart of St Petersburg where you will meet your fun and knowledgeable guide. After a short meet and greet, set-off on your adventure through St Petersburg during it's most decorative time of the year - Christmas! During your tour of this magical city, witness landmark sites such as the Hermitage Museum, The Church of the Spilt Blood, and the Peter and Paul Fort. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the Palace Square, which you can only feel at this time of the year! From your learned guide, hear the story of the famous Christmas tree, learn of the first person to ever decorate it and hear tales of Christmas magic and Christmas spells. Your guide will entertain you with anecdotes of Christmas legends about St Petersburg.  Whilst on your tour, you will also get to visit the amazing, old-fashioned Christmas Markets in M...

  • From St. Petersburg: Husky Dog-Trekking and Russian Sauna

    3. From St. Petersburg: Husky Dog-Trekking and Russian Sauna

    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning, from where you'll head off in a private minibus to the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The destination is a picturesque location situated right in the middle of the forest and near the lakeshore. You will be welcomed by a kayur (dog-sled leader) who has lots of experience participating in some of the main Arctic expeditions in Russia in the 21st century. He will introduce you to more than 30 adorable Siberian huskies. They love hanging out with people and will gladly let you pet them and pose for as many photos as you want with them. You will then set off on a dog-trekking adventure, an activity that has gained popularity in Russia in the recent years. For the duration of a 3.1-mile hike in the forest, each member of the group will have a husky strapped to their back by a rope. The dogs will be the ones setting the course of...

  • St. Petersburg: Exclusive Rooftop Experience

    4. St. Petersburg: Exclusive Rooftop Experience

    Meet your guide at a historical building in St. Petersburg. After a safety briefing, ascend to the rooftop of the building with your guide. The experienced and knowledgeable tour guide will make your stay on the roof not only safe but also interesting. In the glorious skyline of St. Petersburg, you will easily recognize its major architectural gems, including Peter and Paul Fortress, the domes of the Church on the Spilled Blood, the famous St. Isaacs’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Winter Palace. You will also see jaw-dropping views over the River Neva and its famous drawbridges that have become one of the most famous symbols of St. Petersburg. After the guide's commentary about the main monuments of the city, you will have time to take breathtaking pictures. The guide will make sure you take the most amazing photos from the best angles. If you book the night tour option, you will ...

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Join-in Small-Group Guided Tour

    5. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Join-in Small-Group Guided Tour

    Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day small-group tour with an English-speaking guide. Benefit from skip-the-line admission to the main museums, and enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off on both days of the tour. Share your tour with other travelers so there will always be a group for you on any given date. Have look at the sample itinerary below, though please bear in mind the exact museums you will attend depend on the dates of your visit. Rest assured, however, that the key museums are always included. On the first day, meet your guide at the reception of your hotel between 8:30–9 AM. Take a 1-hour tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, then transfer to Peterhof Fountain Park by hydrofoil. Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Peterhof Lower Gardens before breaking for lunch between 12:30 PM–1:30 PM. After lunch, explore Catherine Palace, including the Amber Room and gardens, wit...

  • St. Petersburg: Caviar Tasting and Nevsky Prospect Tour

    6. St. Petersburg: Caviar Tasting and Nevsky Prospect Tour

    After meeting your guide at the convenient meeting point in St. Petersburg, enjoy a short walking tour in the Nevsky Prospect, the main city’s street. Step away from the beaten tourist path to see the area that was inhabited by foreigners in the olden times. You’ll then find yourself in the quiet atmosphere of a modern caviar bar where you will be greeted by a local host. Discover interesting facts about caviar and its related food traditions, and see unique antique serving pieces and porcelain. The Russian Caviar House that owns this place is the official supplier of the Kremlin and even produces caviar for Russian astronauts. The company has its own production in an environmentally pristine region of Russia and is of the highest quality. Taste 3 types of caviar and learn more about the ways of production and the tasting palette. The tasting will be accompanied by a glass of champagne...

  • St. Petersburg: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

    7. St. Petersburg: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

    Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the beautiful city of St. Petersburg through the eyes of a local. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get assigned a local host who is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood and find out about the best places to eat and drink. Alternatively, meet at a central location and discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Get tips on the easiest ways to get around, chat about cultural differences and hear about local events. Learn what it is really like to live in the city. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of the rest of your stay.

    We had the perfect guide. Ian was so informative and helpful, and we were able to pack a lot in to our time. It was a very enjoyable tour, and we would recommend him highly.

  • St. Petersburg : Dostoevsky Guided Walking Tour

    8. St. Petersburg : Dostoevsky Guided Walking Tour

    Find out how St. Petersburg looked through the eyes of the great Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. With a local guide, explore the most significant facts of Dostoevsky's biography and visit sights where he studied and worked.

    During your walking tour, see Mikhailovsky Castle, Dostoevsky's apartments in Kuznechny Lane and Vladimirsky Prospect, Semenovsky Platz, and the Apartment Museum. Also, discover monuments to the writer's famous novels “The Idiot,” “White Nights,” and even “Crime and Punishment."

  • Saint Petersburg: Like a Local Walking Tour

    9. Saint Petersburg: Like a Local Walking Tour

    Every city is more than just a museum, a castle, a church, and a river, and Saint Petersburg is no exception. It is actually a great example of a city that is best discovered through the eyes of the local. Embark on a walking tour with a resident to get a look at the city from a new perspective. In addition to the most significant places and views, you will explore hidden locations, exclusive areas, and unknown parts of the northern capital of Russia. Follow routes not frequently trod by the majority of tourists and discover buildings with hidden courtyards, cafes, anti-cafes from the old printing press days, and restaurants in residences and palaces, etc. Pass by unique places where you can taste Russian food or drink some coffee. Your itinerary can be adapted to your wishes and include some secret places near the place you're staying. Another part of the program could be discussing t...

  • St. Petersburg: City Center Walking Tour

    10. St. Petersburg: City Center Walking Tour

    During this three-hour walking tour, discover some of what makes St. Petersburg so great. Walk along the main street, Nevsky Prospekt, and then visit Kazan Cathedral, one of the largest and most majestic temples in St. Petersburg. Throughout the experience, visit three central squares of the city. The first of which is St. Isaac's Square, which offers a wonderful view of the Mariinsky Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Continue to Senate Square, where the famous monument to Peter the Great "Bronze Horseman" is located. Further along the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy panoramic views of the Neva River, Menshikov Palace, Kunstkamera building, and the Palace Bridge. Head then to the main square of the city, Palace Square. Located there is the Hermitage Winter Palace, the General Staff Building, and the Alexander Column. The activity includes a guide and audio equipment.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Seen everything in St.Petersburg in six hours

It was a hot sunny day in St.Petersburg.Our guide met us st our hotel and took us on the tour if St.Petersburg.We saw most of the historical sites and beautiful buildings that we wanted to see. Our guide, Ian, was very knowledgable about the city, although he was not a native. He spoke with fluent English and answered all the questions we asked him. It was an interesting tour.

Nice trip, order was different than in the brochure. We weren't looking forward to a visit to a market. A nice days with lots of info fits. Compliment to the guide, Tatiana managed to give a lot of info!

Our guide was fabulous, well-educated, friendly, helpful, and infor

We had the perfect guide. Ian was so informative and helpful, and we were able to pack a lot in to our time. It was a very enjoyable tour, and we would recommend him highly.

The guide was very good. We learned a lot of anecdotes. A little disappointed with the tasting.

Great couple of days in a fantastic city

We enjoyed a very knowledgeable guide in a fantastic city. Highly recommended!