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St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Give St. Petersburg’s architectural treasures the attention they deserve on a full-day walking tour, with a private guide all to yourself. Traveling by foot and metro (own expense), experience all the must-sees and some lesser-known landmarks of the city center. Take in Palace Square and the Hermitage and Winter Palace; see the Church of the Spilled Blood, and stroll down Nevsky Prospekt and river banks to see palaces, cathedrals, bridges, and more.
  • Private full-day walking tour of St. Petersburg
  • View St. Petersburg attractions such as the Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Spilled Blood, and Alexander Column
  • Admire the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace from the outside
  • Stroll down Nevsky Prospekt and in the Michael Garden
  • Hear about St. Petersburg’s history and cultural heritage
  • Walking tour with use of metro (own expense) and hotel pickup and drop-off on foot
  • Personalized commentary from a private guide
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Friendly local guide
Private tour
Multiple start times available
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Flexible customizable itinerary
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Meeting in the hotel lobby
Food and drinks
Metro tickets
Entrance fees (if any, depending on your preferences)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Meet your private guide, who will be on foot, at your central St. Petersburg hotel. Then, set off on your walking tour of the highlights of this beautiful city. The tour will include some metro journeys (own expense) between sites, together with a moderate amount of walking.

As you explore St. Petersburg’s historical heart, listen to stories of its founding by Peter the Great in 1703 and hear all about its great cultural heritage.

Stroll along the banks of the Moika River and down the main thoroughfare, the Nevsky Prospekt, making regular photo stops en route. See landmarks such as the Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace and Eliseev Emporium, an art nouveau masterpiece that’s one of the Prospekt’s must-sees. Pause, too, at the impressive Kazan Cathedral to admire its bronze doors and 262-foot (80-meter) high dome.

Stop at the Anichkov Bridge to view its ornate iron railings and four famous horse sculptures by Peter Klodt von Jurgensburg. Hear the history of these ornate sculptures from your guide, including the tale that surrounds the strange carvings on one of the stallions.

Take in the magnificent exteriors of the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace as your guide recounts the priceless artworks and other treasures held in each. Stroll around Palace Square, home to the Alexander Column, and hear about the momentous events that have taken place here, including a battle in the 1917 October Revolution.

Stop to view St. Isaac’s Cathedral and take in the multi-colored, onion-shaped domes of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built on the site where Tsar Alexander III was assassinated in 1881.

Finally, stroll through the pretty Michael Garden, and absorb the peaceful atmosphere of this 19th-century park. Your tour then ends with drop-off on foot back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The State Hermitage Museum
Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. Timing is flexible. 10.00am Meet your private guide at your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel, then set off into the city on foot to begin your tour. Explore the vibrant culture and centuries of rich history found in St. Petersburg, considered among Russia’s most impressive cities. 10.30am Take in top attractions including Alexander Column, the Neo-Baroque Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace, the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Alexander Column
Snap a memorable photo at the beautiful Alexander Column
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The General Staff Building
See Alexander Column, General Staff Building and Winter Palace. You may want to check out the Hermitage with you expert guide.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building
Learn about the historical heritage of the Northern capital of Russia.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
12.00pm Marvel at popular sites of religious significance including the 19th-century Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kazan Cathedral
Enjoy the impressive architecture of Russian cathedral.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Moika Embankment
2.00-3.00pm Break for a Russian traditional lunch in a cozy restaurant - either with Soviet theme or modern trendy place (not included in tour).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
See St Isaac’s Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral, and gain insight into Russia’s Orthodox beliefs.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Palace Bridge
4.00pm Explore Palace Square, Palace Bridge and Palace Embankment.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace Square
Take in the views that Russian Emperors used to enjoy.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yusupov Palace on Moika River
Stroll along the banks of the Moika River to the Nevsky Prospect and discover the Art Nouveau architecture at the Eliseev Emporium. See Yusupov Palace from outside (if you want to go inside, tickets must be purchased in advance so please write us in comments)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Anichkov Bridge
Along the way, admire the detailed sculptures and elegant ironwork of Anichkov Bridge.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Anichkov Palace Saint Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity
See Anichkov palace from outside and admire this architectural gem.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mikhailovsky Garden
5.30pm Stroll through the shade of the pretty Michael Garden to recharge.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of the metro
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • From May to August, witness the raising of the illuminated bridges, one of the most spectacular sights in the city. (Applicable only if you start between 6pm and 7pm)
  • From May to July, enjoy the legendary White Nights of St. Petersburg festival. (Applicable only if you start between 6pm and 7pm).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide.

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The only and one of the biggest...
Meredith B
, Jun 2016
The only and one of the biggest downsides is that the tour includes transportation to the first walking tour site and it does not. You have to pay your own way, using Taxi in order to begin the excursion. However, transportation seemed to be included.
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