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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early AccessHalf-day Tours

Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access

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Avoid the main lines at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to see its best-known artworks. With an art-loving guide, gain fast-track entry, and from May to September, get the privilege of early access, beginning your tour in a crowd-free environment. If traveling between October and April, a complimentary ticket to the Impressionists' Collection is included in your tour package.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.29
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US$51.29
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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace (Amber room)Half-day Tours

Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace (Amber room)

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Explore two of imperial Russia’s opulent structures on a half-day private tour to Catherine Palace and Pushkin. Step into the extravagant world of Empress Catherine the Great and see her grand living quarters including the gold leaf-covered Amber Room. Marvel at the magnificent decor of the palace and then step next door to see the beautiful Pushkin and its gardens, which belonged to the heir of Catherine, Emperor Paul I.
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  • 4 hours
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US$158.84
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US$158.84
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Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil rideHalf-day Tours

Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil ride

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Combine a private tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace with a high-speed boat ride back to central St. Petersburg. This combo tour checks all the sightseeing boxes, ensuring you’ll discover the highlights of both St. Petersburg and its most elaborate palace. Stroll around the palace and its fountain-filled gardens, then cruise back to the city by hydrofoil boat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$132.00
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US$132.00
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St. Petersburg Walking City TourHalf-day Tours

St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$56.00
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US$56.00

Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint PetersburgAttraction Tickets

Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.00
Price varies by group size
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US$56.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Guide for a Half-Day in St.PetersburgHalf-day Tours

Private Guide for a Half-Day in St.Petersburg

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Enjoy a personalized tour of the 'Venice of the North' with your own private guide. Spend a half-day exploring the sights and attractions that most appeal to you in the company of a tour expert able to offer local tips, assist with language barriers and pre-order tickets for skip-the-line entry to museums and monuments. Visit such landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress, the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood and the Hermitage Museum alongside a guide who can regale you with fascinating facts and tidbits as you go. By the end of the tour you'll feel like a local, too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St PetersburgDay Trips

Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg

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Escape the tourist crowds and delight in the imperial majesty of the Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens on a half-day tour from St. Petersburg. With a professional guide, explore the opulent chambers and ornamented halls of Peterhof, declared the ‘Russian Versailles’, and delve into the rich history of the regal residence. Stroll amid the botanical grandeur of the garden, roaming past more than 100 fountains and swathes of exotic flowers. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.83
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US$112.83
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Hidden St Petersburg Evening Small Group Tour Half-day Tours

Lonely Planet Experiences: Hidden St Petersburg Evening Small Group Tour

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Experience some of the secrets of St. Petersburg on this evening walking tour. Meet your guide and leave the tourist trail behind to explore the city’s hidden neighborhood spots. Discover metro station art relics, see the city’s oldest and most beautiful railway station, and sip on vodka at a local haunt. This tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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US$56.00
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US$56.00

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private GuideDay Trips

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

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If you have time for one big attraction during a summer visit to St. Petersburg, the Peterhof is a must. This 5-hour private tour takes you to this grand royal complex, the brainchild of Peter the Great, between May and September, when its fountains are running. Explore the Grand Palace, gardens, and Peter’s Monplaisir summer villa, and admire the playing fountains of the Grand Cascade. Skip-the-line entry, return hydrofoil transport, and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$152.00
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US$152.00
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Pavlovsk Tour in St PetersburgDay Trips

Pavlovsk Tour in St Petersburg

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Pavlovsk is one of the most romantic imperial residences around Saint-Petersburg. It was a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Paul I to celebrate the birth of his firstborn. Pavlovsk was a family summer residence of Paul I. The palace is designed in a classical style and surrounded by an English-style park with a total area of 1500 acres. The palace interiors are the best preserved in suburbs, there are a lot of original furniture and belongings. This tour is private and you will have a guide and a driver accompanying you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
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US$153.85
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1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Trip to Peterhof Palace and GardensDay Trips

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1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Trip to Peterhof Palace and Gardens

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Take a half-day tour of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s most prominent and elaborate Imperial estate. In a group of no more than six people, you’ll explore the Lower Park, Grand Palace and Upper Garden, each of which are extravagant in their own right. Learn about Peterhof’s history and hear tales of Tsar Peter the Great as you discover the estate’s fountains, gardens and opulence with your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$171.44
US$182.39
US$10.95 savings
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US$171.44
US$182.39
US$10.95 savings
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Ultimate: St. Petersburg Skip-the-line Hermitage TourHalf-day Tours

Ultimate: St. Petersburg Skip-the-line Hermitage Tour

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Skip the lines at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg on this guided tour, so you have more time to enjoy the impressive art collection. Tour the grand architecture of the former palace as well as the thousands of art works and artifacts with a local guide, who will put everything you see into historical and cultural context. Once the tour is over, you are allowed to stay and browse the museum at your leisure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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US$49.00

Catherine Palace & Amber Room TourHalf-day Tours

Catherine Palace & Amber Room Tour

Visit one of the most spectacular palaces in St Petersburg, which lies about an hour’s drive out of town, the easy way. This tour will introduce you to the Catherine Palace, a summer residence of the Russian tsars. Learn all about their extravagant lifestyles from your guide. Don’t worry about transport connections, as you’ll be transferred directly from your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.24
Price varies by group size
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US$129.24
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Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local GuideHalf-day Tours

Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide

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Avoid the hassle of group tours with too many tourists, and opt to take this private St. Petersburg sightseeing tour. Your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby, and tailors a private experience based on your needs and interests. Plus, you’ll visit top St. Petersburg highlights such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Gostiny Dvor, and the Church of St. Catherine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.00
per group
From
US$131.00
per group

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City TourHalf-day Tours

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

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See the best of St Petersburg on a 3-hour private panoramic tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a driver and guide, and admire the landmarks from your comfortable seat. Hear intriguing history from your guide as you pass sights like Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and more. Absorb the city skyline from the riverbanks, drive along Nevsky Prospekt and stop for photos at the prettiest sights. If you wish, let your guide know what you want to see; your itinerary is flexible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.67
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US$66.67
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St Petersburg at Night Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

St Petersburg at Night Sightseeing Tour

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St. Petersburg at night is very different from St. Petersburg during the daylight. We suggest to use every minute of your St. Petersburg visit to the full and see our city beautifully lit at night. This one-of-a kind St. Petersburg at night sightseeing tour will add to your impressions of the city. You will enjoy interesting narration and superb after-dark photos. Night-time tour of St. Petersburg will surely be the highlight of your visit.
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  • 3 hours
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US$116.93
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US$116.93
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Catherine Palace & Park (Pushkin Tour)Half-day Tours

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Catherine Palace & Park (Pushkin Tour)

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The Catherine’s Palace is located in the place called Pushkin. It is a former imperial palace, the official summer residence of three Russian monarchs, a masterpiece of Russian baroque of the XVIII century. Walk through the large park (107 hectares) around the Residence and enjoy fresh air and beauty of the nature. A visit to the Amber Room - the “eighth wonder of the world” will become a cherry on the cake and the highlight of your journey. This place has a special historical value, the fate of which is shrouded in thousands of secrets. Then in the original cafe you can try the real soup "soup" with snacks and pay as much as you think is right.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180.00
US$200.01
US$20.01 savings
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US$180.00
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Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg ExperienceDay Trips

Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience

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Enjoy a private tour of Russia's 'Venice of the North,' including a visit to the Hermitage Museum. Embark on a family-geared 6-hour journey through St Petersburg, learning its fascinating history as you go. Start with a city sightseeing tour with stops at St Isaac Cathedral and the onion-domed Church of the Spilled Blood. Walk along Sadovaya Street, home to several local markets and historical monuments, and explore the vast Hermitage―one of the largest museums on the planet―to view works by iconic artists such as Rembrandt, van Gogh, Picasso and more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.00
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US$112.00

Cruise Visa Free Skip-the-line Hermitage Small Group TourHalf-day Tours

Cruise Visa Free Skip-the-line Hermitage Small Group Tour

Applying for a Russian visa is a notoriously arduous process. Avoid the hassle on this visa-free tour to the Hermitage Museum. Your guide meets you at the port upon arrival and takes you straight to the museum. Skip-the-line entrance means you can maximize your time exploring the art collection.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.21
Price varies by group size
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US$128.21
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Private tour: Hermitage Museum Including Diamond and Gold Rooms with a CuratorAttraction Tickets

Private tour: Hermitage Museum Including Diamond and Gold Rooms with a Curator

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Get a rare look at the Hermitage's most prized possessions with a private tour of the museum's Diamond and Gold rooms. Join an expert curator in exploring these exclusive galleries filled with gold, jewels, icons and antiques, and marvel at intricate artworks commissioned by Catherine the Great, a toilet set made of gold and Fabergé items that go beyond Easter eggs. Then continue your day with a guided tour of the greater museum, admiring paintings by Rembrandt and Goya and learning the history of this vast complex as you go.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$348.00
Price varies by group size
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US$348.00
Price varies by group size
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Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil from St. PetersburgHalf-day Tours

Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg

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Witness the grandeur of Peterhof inside and out on a private 5-hour tour from St Petersburg. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the estate, enjoy priority access, and awe at the extravagant interiors and gardens with an art-historian guide. Admire showpieces such as the Throne Room and Ballroom as you hear how Peter the Great designed the palace in the early 1700s. Stroll through the Upper Garden and fountain-studded Lower Park; and view highlights such as Peter’s original Monplaisir palace. Finish with a relaxing, scenic boat ride back to St Petersburg.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.89
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US$125.89

Private guiding in St PetersburgHalf-day Tours

Private guiding in St Petersburg

We invite you to have 5 amazing hours in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! You can choose and spend them visiting great museums like the Hermitage museum, you will walk through the rooms with a professional local guide and enjoy the stories about masterpieces, you can visit Yusupov palace and discover the mystery of Rasputin, you can visit breathtaking cathedrals of Saint Petersburg or go underground and see incredible metro stations, you may enjoy some very local food and drinks or try some great world famous Russian dishes. You can choose your own route and get some cultural and local experience! Just let us know! All these 5 hours you will be accompanied by our licensed, passionate about the city, guide! After you book the tour we will write to you to discuss all the details of your future experience! Also we can suggest you some of the options to make your time in St Petersburg unforgettable.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$147.07
per group
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US$147.07
per group

Private Tour of Hermitage and General Staff Building with Impressionist ExhibitAttraction Tickets

Private Tour of Hermitage and General Staff Building with Impressionist Exhibit

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A guided, private tour of the Hermitage Museum allows you to skip the line to enter the Winter Palace and the General Staff Building. Your guide picks you up at your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel, and then introduces you to the key exhibits, allowing you to customize your visit along the way. Schedule your personalized experience in the morning or afternoon to best suit your vacation schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$95.00
Price varies by group size
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US$95.00
Price varies by group size
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St. Petersburg Underground and Metro Stations Walking TourHalf-day Tours

St. Petersburg Underground and Metro Stations Walking Tour

St. Petersburg is home to the world’s third deepest metro—282 feet (86 meters)—after Pyongyang and Kiev. Not only is it deep but it’s also one of the most grandiose with marble columns and fancy chandeliers. Take a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s underground and metro station to learn about its history, listen to stories, and see citizens go about their daily life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

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