Meet your guide, who will be on foot, at your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel, and then set out on your food and culture walking tour of this beautiful city.
Stroll along the main shopping avenue, Nevsky Prospect, and take in the imperious façade and interior of the Eliseyev Emporium, a large early-20th-century retail complex, famous for its grandiose food hall.
Having explored here, walk on to see city highlights such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, and St. Michael's Castle with its formal gardens; a former residence of Russia’s emperors. Admire the Russian Museum, and swing by Isaac’s Square to see the 19th-century St. Isaac’s Cathedral. This mighty cathedral took 40 years to build and is crowned by a massive gilded dome that dominates the city skyline.
Wander by the banks of the Moyka River and dive into a trendy coffee shop. Here, take a seat to taste popular local dishes such as cottage cheese fritters with sour cream and a poached egg on baked toast.
Next, make your way through Palace Square, the city’s main square. See the Alexander Column, and admire the majestic State Hermitage Museum and Alexander Garden, as your guide shares information on St. Petersburg’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Head inside a cafe and relax over a Russian tea or a glass of kvass (grain-based beer) teamed with a salad. Alternatively, enjoy a bowl of hearty borscht (beetroot soup) at the Soviet-era cafe Dachniki.
Duly refreshed, amble along the pretty Griboyedov Canal to Bank Bridge, and admire the views from here of the 19th-century Kazan Cathedral. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel or a central location in the city.