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Get acquainted with St Petersburg accompanied by your own private guide on a customizable 4-hour city walking tour. Journey through the handsome streets by private minivan, and stop to stroll around top St Petersburg attractions such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Winter Palace, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the bustling Nevsky Prospekt. Enjoy the full attention of your guide, who shares stories of the city’s history on route, and enjoy a flexible itinerary, with the opportunity to tailor your sightseeing around your interests.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour of St Petersburg with a private guide
  • See top St Petersburg attractions like Winter Palace, home of the Hermitage Museum
  • Hear about the city’s history while passing big-name sights such as Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Stop for photos by the colorful Church on Spilled Blood
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think this tour is perfect if you’re looking to escape the crowds and avoid the metro system in St Petersburg! Traveling by private car allows you to visit the places that you want to go to while seeing other sights along the way.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: St Petersburg City Highlights

See sights such as Winter Palace and the Church on Spilled Blood

Meet your guide at your central St Petersburg hotel at a time that suits you best. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan and set off along the handsome streets as your guide shares interesting historical facts about the sights before you.

As this is a private tour, let your guide know if there’s anywhere you want to spend more time at — your itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.

Perhaps start at the Winter Palace, home of the iconic State Hermitage Museum. Admire the baroque façade and hear how Russia’s Empress Catherine II kick started the museum’s art collection to impress guests at her palace.

After snapping photos here, take a pleasant stroll along the stately Nevsky Prospekt – St Petersburg’s busiest boulevard and its answer to Paris’ Champs Elysées.



Stop to view the mighty Peter and Paul Fortress, built by Peter the Great in 1703, and hear sinister tales of how it was used a prison rather than the defence post the great Tsar intended it to be.

Pose for photos outside the extraordinary Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and marvel at its instantly recognizable onion-shaped domes.

Hear how the church marks the site of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, and perhaps compare its eye-popping architecture with the simpler, gold dome atop the nearby St Isaac’s Cathedral.



After exploring St Petersburg’s landmarks for three hours, your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel. Before parting ways with your guide, perhaps ask for insider tips on other places to visit during your time in the city.

Customer Reviews

Ray B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We did this tour and a tour of Pushkin with Nina Kazarina and we had a great time. The weather was good and Nina is a passionate, knowledgeable, and fun guide, always adjusting to your interests. She speaks good English. Highly recommend her.

Alexander T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were happy with the local travel company who were very obliging. The guide was excellent and very informative and enthusiastic. We can definitely recommend this tour.

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