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I love you, Peterís great creation,
I love your view of stern and grace,
The Neva waveís regal procession,
The grayish granite Ė her bankís dress...
(Alexander Pushkin)

Citizen's view

Walking tour

St. Petersburg: Citizen's view. Walking tour
One of our metro stations

From a window of the tour bus you can very well see beautiful palaces, spacious squares and magnificent architectural ensembles of the city. You can see a lot of things but there is one thing which you actually canít see – itís the real life of the city. During this tour we suggest that you should live a life of a citizen, to see the city through the eyes of a St. Petersburger. Of cause our guide will give you some information about the modern life of the city, our traditions, a unique metro system, religious life and so on, but there will be less information than in the majority of other tours, because this tour appeals much more to your emotions and feelings.

The tour includes:

  • a short metro tour and a story about our metro system which is the deepest in Europe
  • a visit to the Kuznechny market, the central and most pictorial food market in the city
  • a visit to a Russian Orthodox Church in operation, a story about religious life in St. Petersburg
  • a walk along Vladimirsky prospect and a visit to a porcelain store, story about St. Petersburg porcelain factory and Russian porcelain
  • a walk along part of Nevsky prospect, Anichkov bridge and Anichkov palace
  • "minor" monuments of the city: a monument to the first photographer, monuments to St. Petersburg cats, the fountain "Time", and traditions connected with them
  • a visit to Karl Bulla photo gallery (optional) which is situated on the very top of one of the buildings in the Nevsky prospect. Those who love art of photography will enjoy several works of the most famous St. Petersburg photographer of the turn of the centuries and/or one of the temporary exhibitions. All others will definitely appreciate a breathtaking view from the gallery terrace to the Nevsky prospect and some of the famous landmarks
  • a walk through the Passage – one of the two largest department stores in St. Petersburg, which is famous because of its unusual design
  • the Square of Arts – one of the most charming squares of the city, a monument to Pushkin, the Russian museum and cultural traditions of the city
  • one of our art galleries or a souvenir market – stories about most popular Russian souvenirs and traditions connected with them, time for shopping
  • tea with Russian "pirogi" (pies) in "Shtolle" café. Tea traditions in Russia (optional)*.

The tour will take about 3-4 hours and the exact itinerary would depend on the location of your hotel.

We have no doubts that this tour will be an unforgettable experience of Russian life, will help you to understand Russia as it is, and will be just great fun for everyone.


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* The cost of tea and pies is not included into the cost of the tour.






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