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St.Petersburg
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I love you, Peter’s great creation,
I love your view of stern and grace,
The Neva wave’s regal procession,
The grayish granite – her bank’s dress...
(Alexander Pushkin)

Winter tours
in St. Petersburg

Winter tours in St Petersburg

Were you told that winter time is not good to visit St. Petersburg? Do not believe it!

If you decide to come to St. Petersburg in winter you will fully enjoy the fantastic beauty of the city covered with snow.

There are also several things which you can do only in Russia and only in winter. You can have a famous "troika ride" which we can organize in the most beautiful park of Pavlovsk. If you come during New Year and Christmas time (Russian Christmas is after New Year - on the 7th of January) you will be able to visit Christmas Fairs and see the City beautifully decorated for the festive days. You will have a chance to enjoy the best ballets and operas in our most famous theaters for quite reasonable price.

We are pleased to say that the whole winter we have 15% off for guide service and 15% off for transport.

We can make a special individual program for you or offer:

White days tour package

(Valid from 1st of November to the 31st of March)

It's a special suggestion for this very winter. The package includes 3 tours:

You can have all these tours on different days or combine two of them in one day.


The cost of the package*:

№ of guests Price per person
US $
1 guest 389
2 guests 212
3 guests 163
4 guests 135
5 guests 115
6 guests 99

* The cost includes guide service, museum tickets, car service for the city tour and tour to the Catherine Palace. The tour of the Hermitage doesn't include car service. You can walk to the museum or use public transport. Discount for children/students is 15 US $. Children under 6 will come complementary.


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Russian Christmas Special offer

(Valid from the 20st of December to the 15st of January)

  • Tour of Pavlovsk including a visit to Pavlovsk Palace and a horse ride around the Park - 5 hours
  • Evening City Tour - New Year in St.Petersburg - 3 hours
    • you will see the most beautiful decorations and lights of the night city
    • have a stop near the largest New Year tree in the Palace Square
    • visit a Christmas Fare with a possibility to have Russian pies and some mulled wine
    • if your children travel with you - we can make special arrangements for Russian Farther Frost to leave presents for them under the New Year Tree

No doubt your children will enjoy such a trip. As for the parents - they will have a possibility to return to their childhood once more.


Prices at request



Winter in St. Petersburg

Enjoy St. Petersburg!!!



From our clients' reviews:

Russia winter tours

...We booked a private winter tour with Best Guides to see Saint Petersburg and the palaces in Pushkin. Both tours were great. Everything was well organised and Svetlana had lots of knowledge to share with us. Would highly recommend! (Alexandra S)

Christmas St Petersburg Russia

...We arrived in St Petersburg with no plans in Christmas time, I simply called Masha (from Best Guides) and she did everything! Their attention to detail and focus on making your holiday tailor-made to what you want, was phenomenal. (Suzaan Rossouw, South Africa)

Winter in St Petersburg Russia

...Our lovely Russian guide Inna took us to the Catherine Palace and to Peterhof last Thursday. She showed us the highlights of the Palaces and also we had time for a fantastic walk in the gardens of the Catherine Palace in the snow. She was able to answer our endless stream of questions and the three of us got on extremely well. (SJC0nlan, Edinburgh, UK)

Winter tours St Petersburg Russia

...Our guide Elena was amazing. Full of interesting stories. We were also so lucky with the weather. We added extra to the white days tours package. We had fun as the places were Empty and even had a waltz in the ballroom of Catherine Palace. (JayAv, Israel)

Private tours St Petersburg winter

...We decided to revisit end of January. Best time - no queues at all! Our private guide Elena was so friendly, perfect English, informative and wowed us with her knowledge. Thoroughly recommend Best Guides. (Coffeelover963, Shirley, UK)

Private tours St Petersburg in winter

...We had a very enjoyable trip to St Petersburg over New Year made successful by the help of Anna from Best Guides. She met us at our hotel and gave us three wonderful guided days around the city. Perfect. (Andrew and Gilly)

Christmas tour St Petersburg Russia

...I had booked a private guide for 1.5 day and we had a wonderful time with Kristina. Do try to get her if you can, she is a University lecturer in history, speaks fluent English and has a wonderful personality full of energy and knowledge. We did the "Christmas package" tour with city tour, Hermitage etc. (BBostrom, UK)

Winter visit to St Petersburg

...Our guide Irena was wonderful and really took into consideration what we wanted to see and do and gave us some fab recommendation on where to eat/spend an evening. Highly recommend and we will be back. (Elias34534, Switzerland)

Visit to St. Petersburg at Christmas

...The service we received from Best Guides was outstanding. Easy to arrange, they met all our needs and wishes, and the guide we had for 3 days, Olga, was fantastic - very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Absolutely recommended. (IGJ53, London)


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