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

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

From $20.17 per person

See the very best of St Petersburg with a 48 or 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. If you opt for a ticket that includes a boat tour, you'll get see the city from the water too.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 - 3 days
Instant confirmation
English, Russian, German, Spanish, Chinese
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Korean
Small group available


  • Enjoy an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour of St Petersburg for 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
  • Admire the palaces, department stores, and art nouveau bookshops of Nevsky Prospekt
Full description
Climb aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus for a tour of Russia's former imperial capital, with a flexible hop-on-hop-off bus pass for 48 or 72-hours, or a bus and boat tour combination. You can also opt for the 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 more than 20 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 - Spit of Vasilievsky Island Stop 5 - Peter & Paul Fortress Stop 6 - The Cruiser Aurora Stop 7 - Palace Embankment Stop 8 - Admiral Embankment Boat Tour: Choose 1 of 4 boat tours: Tour 1: Canal Cruise Tour 2: Golden Triangle Tour 3: Gala St Petersburg & Gulf of Finland Inlet Tour 4: Northern Isles of Neva Delta & Gulf of Finland Inlet
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket includes a 48 or 72-hour bus pass
  • Boat ticket includes a choice of 1 of 4 boat tours
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus and boat ticket includes a 48 or 72-hour bus pass, and 1 of 4 boat tours
  • Tickets for the attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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
  • Red Route commentary in Russian, English, French, German, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean
  • 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
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out
  • Canal tour provides commentary in Russian only. The other boat tours offer Russian, English, Chinese, German and Spanish, however due to restrictions following COVID-19, the audio commentaries are currently unavailable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 539 reviews

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We enjoyed our stay in St Petersburg, the Hop On Hop Off was our greatest highlight. We were happy to meet a very friendly and helpful guide, Tatyana in Red Line bus. She really made our sight seeing your very memorable. We will definitely encourage people to use the bus just to get the feel of what is happening around St Petersburg.

May 17, 2021

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

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