Duration: 3 hours
Runs: every day, all year round
Language: English. Other languages available upon request
- Private car/van
- Guide services
- All taxes and fees
Going on a city tour is the most important of things to do in St Petersburg. It will serve you as a foundation for your whole visit.
At the start our guide will meet you at your hotel (if you stay in the center; if not, we’ll pick you up at one of the central metro stations).
During the tour you will learn about the origins of the name “St Petersburg”. Discover how many times did the city change its name and why, as well as what was St Petersburg called before.
You will make a stop at the Point of Vasilyevsky Island by Rostral Columns. Across the Neva River you’ll see Peter and Paul Fortess and the famous Peter and Paul Cathedral. A birthplace of St Petersburg.
This stop offers a good chance to take the photo of the Winter Palace, that famous trademark building of Hermitage Museum, the largest museum of Fine Arts in St Petersburg. You will talk about and see every important St Petersburg cathedral and church, like Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Blood, or St. Isaac’s Cathedral to name a few. Will learn about what makes Russian Orthodox church different from other denominations. The tour will also take you to the Fine Arts Square in front of the Russian Museum, two minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt, the most famous street of St Petersburg.
You will learn about famous Bronze Horseman monument which stands in the middle of Senate Square and learn what role it played in St Petersburg history.
On our City Tour you will also see many other important St Petersburg attractions that will make your introduction to Russia complete. After the tour you will feel like home walking through historic district downtown St Petersburg. We will make sure that this tour makes sightseeing in St Petersburg an easy and entertaining experience for you.
I’ve already been in St Petersburg for a few weeks, and I thought I already knew most of the ‘usual facts’ about the main tourist sites from reading online and in my guidebook. I was wrong!
I joined Lena and Eugene’s tour and learned much more about the history and significance of the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, the bridges over the Neva, the area in front of the old stock exchange, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Fine Arts Square, and more..
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When you visit St Petersburg we want it to be your best experience and we work hard for that. We understand that sometimes, unexpected delays can occur, making schedule adjustments. If you need to cancel your appointment, we respectfully request at least 72-hour notice.
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