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  • St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: 4-Hour Cruise Visa-Free Budget Walking Tour

    This Cruise Walking Tour is affordable, visa-free, and worry-free. You can add-on a round-trip transfer option and save time for sight-seeing. Saint Petersburg is perfect in cruise season — it is never too hot and a guided walk will give you a clear image of the city and exclude you from thousands of other tourists in the museums. The tour will start in the port of Saint Petersburg itself. Your guide will meet you at the arrival area of the port terminal. You will get to the city center by underground which is probably the most beautiful metro system in Europe. At Nevsky Prospect, you'll see Kazan Cathedral, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (outside visit), Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress and its grounds, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (outside visit), Field of Mars, Eliseevy Merchants’ Shop, the USSR cafe, Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences and St. Petersburg State University....

    Olga picked us up at the cruise ship at the agreed time. She was very flexible regarding the itinerary and explained everything in a good way. We appreciated the time which we spent with her.

  • St. Petersburg: Siege of Leningrad Walking Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: Siege of Leningrad Walking Tour

    Feel like a local and learn more about Russian history. See the USSR heritage and the impact war had on Russians. It is a great lesson for children who look for new cultures and in-depth vision. This off-the-beaten-track tour will let you see Russia from a different perspective.  Meet your guide at your accommodation and go to the nearest bus stop to get to the Museum of the Siege for a tour. Continue exploring at the oldest underground stations, which used to be bunkers in WWII. The final destination of the tour is the Eternal Flame at the Victory Square and the Siege Memorial. See the authentic battlefield equipment and ammunition of the past. 

    Anna was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to all my friends and family!

  • St. Petersburg: Legendary Faberge Museum w/ Private Guide

    3. St. Petersburg: Legendary Faberge Museum w/ Private Guide

    Greet your private guide in your hotel lobby and get prepared to get your ultimate culture fix. Explore Nevsky Prospect, the soul of St. Petersburg and its main draw, pass by Anichkov Garden and Anichkov Bridge and duck into the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace, neoclassical building founded in the late 18th century and home to prominent Fabergé Museum. You’ll admire the lavishly decorated interiors of one of the most striking palaces in St. Petersburg, once home to the noble Shuvalov and Naryshkin families, and take in the elegance of its rooms. You’ll catch a glimpse of the famous White Column Hall, the largest ballroom in the city and find out why it was such a popular gathering spot for the Russian elite in the times of Alexander I. Learn the personal history of renowned jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé and be wowed by more than 4000 exhibits created by him and the fellow master craftspeople of...

    I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Faberge Museum and nearby sites on Nevsky Prospekt . My guide Alexandra Vladimirova was extremely knowledgeable & explained the history of the Museum and its many art pieces very well. I would definately recommend this tour to other visitors interested in seeing the evolution of Russian history through the exquisite pieces of art, jewellery, sculptures & paintings over the centuries and the European multi-cultural influence on Russia's cultural history.

  • St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

    4. St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

    The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg ranks among the most famous museums in the world. The whole complex of Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and the Hermitage Theatre is known as the State Hermitage. Tour this magnificent and lavish setting with a private, 3-hour tour. With your guide, enjoy skip-the-line access to the museum. Then walk through the halls, which include more than 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and many more epochs, countries, and regions. Find out about its beginnings, back in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings.  Learn about the development of art and material culture in the West and the East from prehistoric times to the present day. There are remarkable collections of paintings, prints and sculptures, as well as tapestries, carpets, ...

    Ease of organisation, communication and in-depth knowledge all helped to make this one of the most enjoyable experiences during our stay in St Pete's. Thank you to Ksenia for being punctual, pleasant and patient with all our questions.

  • St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

    5. St. Petersburg: Faberge Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

    Skip the entrance line and take a private guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Faberge Museum, a private museum holding the largest collection of Faberge artifacts in the world. Discover the famous Imperial eggs, given to the Russian royal family as Easter presents, and more. Enjoy a 2-hour tour inside the museum and explore its collection, including a permanent exhibition of Faberge items, including the Imperial Easter eggs, silverware, Russian icons and other applied art. Enhance your visit to the museum with a choice of optional extras, such as a canal cruise, a traditional Russian lunch, or a folk show ticket. The tour is available for cruise passengers as a visa-free tour, and an option including hotel pickup is available.

  • Dostoyevsky Walking Tour of St Petersburg

    6. Dostoyevsky Walking Tour of St Petersburg

    This walking tour of St Petersburg, is both for Dostoyevsky fans and all those travelers who want to see non-touristy places. Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of the greatest Russian writers of the 19th century. Though he was born in Moscow in 1821, Saint Petersburg was the main city of Dostoyevsky’s life. He spent most of his life in Saint Petersburg and the events of many of his novels take place in its streets and squares. Dostoyevsky’s world-famous novel 'Crime and Punishment' takes place in the notorious slums of Haymarket Square. Dostoyevsky lived close to this square for several years. Recently local scholars have identified many architectural landmarks on which 'Crime and Punishment' have been based. During this tour you will see many places connected with the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the main characters of his novel 'Crime and Punishment'. Start your tour with Haymarket Square; ...

  • St. Petersburg: Private 3 Cathedrals Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: Private 3 Cathedrals Tour

    The tour starts off with you being greeted by your guide in your hotel lobby. Enjoy the city's scenery while walking from your hotel to the closest cathedral. The route will be customised depending on your hotel location. A private guide will accompany you throughout the duration of the tour and you will also be provided with free compliments such as city maps, bottles of water, rain coats (in case of rain) and farewell gifts. The first Cathedral, Saint Isaac Cathedral is a great work of the late period of classical architecture. It used to be the principal place of worship in Saint Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917. The second place of interest is the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, a rare example of a traditional Russian church. Lastly you will get to see the main cathedral of the city, Kazan Cathedral which is located in Nevsky Prospect. Whilst the first two c...

    Our guide was a wonderful young lady who knew her material quite well. The cathedrals are so marvellous, and one can never see them in one day without a guide, except in the unlikely event that you know your way around St. Petersburg. It really is also a walking tour of town. We stopped at some extra sites as well, and our guide left us at the wonderful fast food restaurant Teremok. She made sure we had English menus and could order and then set off to her next tour.

  • St. Petersburg: Historical Walking Tour and Metro Experience

    8. St. Petersburg: Historical Walking Tour and Metro Experience

    Meet your friendly, local guide at Palace Square then head off on your walking tour through the historical center of St. Petersburg. Along the way, listen to fascinating facts and stories about the landmarks and legends of this impressive city. Highlights of the walking tour including the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the Russian Museum, Malaya Sadovaia pedestrian street, and the Eliseevsky grocery store. Arrive at Gostiny Dvor metro station and learn how to purchase your tickets and navigate the system. Soak up the magic of one of the most beautiful metro systems in the world as you pass through the stations of Maiakovskaya/Vosstania Square and Pushkinskaya/Zvenigorodskaya to reach Admiralteyskaya, the deepest station in the city. Finally, the tour ends at the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

  • From St. Petersburg: Pushkin Tour by Public Transport

    9. From St. Petersburg: Pushkin Tour by Public Transport

    Take a private day-trip to Tsarskoye Selo, now know as Pushkin, which lies just outside of St. Petersburg. As a former country residence for the Russian emperors, it is at Tsarskoye Selo that you will find Catherine’s Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of Russian Baroque architecture and home to the world-famous Amber Room. You will also have the chance to take pictures of Alexander's Palace (currently closed for renovation and not available to enter), which is of great historical significance. It was here where the last Russian Tsar, Tsar Nicholas II, and his family spent their final months before being exiled to Ekaterinburg and finally executed. Begin your journey to Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) at approximately 10:00, when you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. Travel to Pushkin by public transport, taking the subway and bus. The journey will take approximate...

  • Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

    10. Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

    Meet your guide at your accommodation and walk to the nearest station to begin your tour of Saint Petersburg's metro transit system. Discover what makes the station interesting or unique, before heading on to many other historic and modern stations throughout the city. As you tour, see distinctive architectural and artistic design representing different eras of the Soviet period to the present.  During the tour, learn about St Petersburg's past with the metro system as the main theme and visit the most remarkable stations like Avtovo, Admiralty, Kirov Plant, Navarskaya, Pushkinskaya, and Ploshchad Vosstaniya.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 226 reviews

very knowledgeable, forthcoming guide. I had booked a visit in French and was impressed by the my guide's linguistic level. Booking, agreeing on a meeting spot and finding each other went very easily. All my expectations were absolutely met.

Ease of organisation, communication and in-depth knowledge all helped to make this one of the most enjoyable experiences during our stay in St Pete's. Thank you to Ksenia for being punctual, pleasant and patient with all our questions.

To truly enjoy the artwork displayed at The Hermitage Museum we highly recommend a tour with a private guide. Our highly knowledgeable guide did her job superb. We would book her anytime for any other tour.

Anna was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to all my friends and family!

Very knowledgeable guide and the tour was at our pace. Very enjoyable day.