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St. Petersburg City Tour
Sightseeing in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg: The city tour

The sight-seeing tour around St. Petersburg usually takes about 3-4 hours. We can arrange a bus or minivan or car, depending on the number of guests. It is also possible to have a walking tour.

You will see the historical centre of the city with its beautiful palaces and cathedrals, hear about the history of St. Petersburg and of course have photo stops in the most picturesque places. It is good to start your visit with the city tour, for it gives you a general view of the city, and also during this tour you can decide which places you would like to come back to and see again in full detail.

The tour includes:

  • Nevsky Prospect - the main street of the city where every building is a history.
  • The Spit of the Basil island - one of the most beautiful places of the city with a magnificent view of the Neva river, the Peter and Paul fortress and the Winter Palace.
  • The Peter and Paul fortress - the place where the city started. An 18th century fortress with the cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is the burial place of the Russian tsars.
  • The Aurora cruiser - a historical ship which is the symbol of the October revolution and the whole Soviet era.
  • The Cathedral of Our Savoir on the Spilled Blood - a memorial church which was built in the place where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated.
  • St. Isaac square - one of the main squares of the city where the largest cathedral in Russia - the St. Isaac's Cathedral and famous Astoria hotel are situated.
  • Many other interesting and beautiful sights, too many to be listed on one page.

We suggest including a tour of the Peter and Paul fortress and/or a tour around St. Isaac's Cathedral (with or without going up to the colonnade) into the city tour. In this case the duration of the whole tour will be 4 hours. We can also include Spilled Blood Cathedral or Aurora cruiser or alter the tour up to your requirements.

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From our clients' reviews:

1 day sightseeing tour Saint Petersburg Russia

...We were so happy that we made the decision to do this private tour. We were able to do things that larger groups just don't do. What really made this trip so special was the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with our guide Anna. Her enthusiasm, hospitality and command of history and context made our day very rewarding. (Richard P, Fredrikstad, Norway)

St Petersburg sightseeing tour

...This was a wonderful, well organized minivan tour of a beautiful and amazing city. We saw all the listed sights and more, and were able to avoid the long lines as our guide Anna had pre-arranged ticket vouchers for all the sights. Anna speaks English very well, was courteous and polite, and is a great driver who was able to navigate the traffic effortlessly and efficiently. Highly recommend this tour! (Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom)

1 day sightseeing tour St Petersburg Russia

...Walking tour is a great way to see the sights of St Petersburg. Our guide, Elena, was very knowledgeable with the city. It was a good city tour that really gave us a snapshot of the historic city. Thank you! Very well recommended! (Anne, Copenhagen, Denmark)

1 day St Petersburg guided sightseeing tour

...St Petersburg is a fabulous experience and our private tour with a sensational guide and driver made it for us. She had everything arranged, able to skirt long lines and her knowledge of the sites was just remarkable. Our driver was pleasant and efficient. I highly recommend this company! (Mal G., Newcastle, Australia)

St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

...We did the walking tour of St Petersburg with Kristina and loved it! Kristina was kind, funny and knowledgable. The tour was a great introduction to st Petersburg, topped off with a delicious meal at a local resturaunt. We enjoyed this tour so much we ended up doing the evening walking tour as well. (Jenny N.)

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