• Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Be introduced to St Petersburg’s sights by your own private guide on this 3-hour tour. Exploring by foot, see top St Petersburg attractions such as Palace Square, the Winter Palace and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter Great, the city’s founder. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and visit three must-see cathedrals, including St Isaac’s and the extravagant Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Tailor your itinerary to your interests, and, as you explore, hear tales of Peter the Great, the Romanovs and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution from your guide.


  • 3-hour private St Petersburg walking tour
  • Explore the heart of the city and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
  • Walk around Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and learn about the Winter Palace
  • Pass along Nevsky Prospekt and through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great
  • See three cathedrals: St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

See the beautiful Kazan Cathedral on your Private St Petersburg Walking Tour

Choose your desired start time and meet your guide at your central Petersburg hotel to start your 3-hour tour. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle, and travel into the heart of the city.

As you travel, let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of during your tour. Your itinerary is flexible, so your sightseeing can be tailored to suit you. 

Start with a stroll around Palace Square, the stunning main square ringed by elegant imperial-era buildings, including the ornate, baroque Winter Palace. Wonder at the beauty of the square as your guide regales you with tales of the October Revolution in 1917, when Bolshevik crowds, impassioned by Lenin, stormed the Winter Palace from this very spot. 

Stretch your legs along the Nevsky Prospekt and learn how the stately avenue was commissioned by Peter the Great – the city’s revered founder. Then, head into Senate Square to view the Bronze Horseman, the famous statue depicting Peter astride a rearing horse.

Snap photos of the sprawling Peter and Paul Fortress across the water from the Palace Embankment, and then visit three of the city’s splendid Russian Orthodox cathedrals.

 Head inside St Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest of Russia’s cathedrals, and built during the Romanov period of rule in the 1800s. Ogle the marble colonnades, ceiling frescoes and mosaic-adorned walls, and then compare this lavish church to the more restrained Kazan Cathedral. Admire the Kazan’s colonnade as your guide explains how its design was inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Next, walk to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood – one of the city’s showpiece sights. Ogle the gilded interior and onion-shaped domes as your guide charts how the church was built to honor Tsar Alexander II, the reformist ruler who was assassinated on the site in 1881.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Rachel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was exactly what we wanted and the perfect way to start day one of our trip to St. Petersburg. Anastasia was a great tour guide, picking us up at our hotel and taking us on a well-paced, well thought out, coherent and interesting tour of the city. Our first stop was on a bridge above a canal where she explained the history of the city. We saw many sites, most notable being the Church of the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral, which she described in wonderful detail and really helped us understand their beauty and meaning to the city. She not only gave us local insight into what we were seeing and answered our many questions, she handled all entrance fees and logistics so we had a completely hassle free experience. I would highly recommend this tour.

Colette L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Olga was very informative, spoke excellent English and was happy to answer lots of questions. We went at a leisurely pace and chatted about all aspects of Russian history, culture and places to visit in St Petersburg. A great way to orient yourself at the start of a visit to this beautiful city.

Graham R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Irina was an excellent guide and we thouroughly enjoyed our time with her. Her knowledge of St Petersburg was second to none, she took time to take us off the beaten track and our walks along the canals were very enjoyable.

Astrid H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was well worth it I changed the course of the tour and the guide had no problems as I wanted to go to up market shopping area's which she had no problem taking me to

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