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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 3-hour cultural walking tour of St Petersburg
  • Discover the grandeur of the imperial city with a guide
  • Stroll along Nevsky Prospect to St Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Head to a traditional Russian cafe for traditional dishes
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guiding
  • Lunch
  • Public transport fare if needed for tour route that day
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
    City Tourist Information Booth at the Palace Square.

Departure Time

  • 9:30 AM

Return Details

  • neberezhnaya kanala Griboyedova, 2Б, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Palace Square and take in views of the Winter Palace. Pass the spot where the Beef Stroganoff dish was invented and continue toward the impressive cathedral in St. Isaac’s Square. Learn about the structure's many uses over the centuries and its architectural flourishes, and see the symbol of St. Petersburg: the bronze horseman.

Cross the Neva River and stop for panoramic views of the Palace Embankment. See the Hermitage Museum, the Chamber of Curiosities, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Admiralty.

Next, follow your guide to the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703- Peter and Paul Fortress.

On your way from fortress back to the Nevsky prospect discover the deepest metro in the world

Then stroll along Nevsky Prospect, bustling with restaurants, theaters, museums, and ornate palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy, and learn the history behind the area as you go.

Afterward, make your last stop at a traditional Russian cafe to try traditional dishes . Your walking tour will end here.

Palace Square

We will meet at Palace Square and start our discovery of the city.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


St. Isaac's Cathedral

We will enjoy the beauty of St. Isaac's Cathedral and learn its history.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum group size is 12
  • As we stop at a few cathedrals during this tour, we might encounter a few services along the way. If this happens, we'll find an alternative route for the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Urban Adventures- Russia

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour.

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Worth 3 hrs walk
hariharansrnvsn, Feb 2020
The tour was well organized and ideal for small groups trying to take a look around the center by foot to get a feel of it. Anna was my guide and was very knowledgeable and passionate to share the history. We ended the tour with traditional Russian food. Overall was a good experience. Would recommend to take this tour to get a feel of the place, narrow down your interests and go in detail to the ones that you would like to explore more.
Excellent Tour
Nicholas P, Nov 2019
I had a great visit and enjoyed my guide’s passion and knowledge throughout the bitter cold day. She and I talked quite a bit about her experience in the US as well. Great guide!
Excellent tour on our last day in St. Petersburg
SUSAN_K, Oct 2019
We were fortunate to be the only people on the tour so our charming guide, Oksana, tailored the walk to ensure we covered highlights of the historic area that we had not already seen during our week here. Then we had a simple, yet delicious, lunch at a local restaurant. Definitely recommended.
Ask for Oksana as your tour guide!
Samuel F, Jul 2019
I could not have asked for a better tour guide. I arrived about 10 min late for my tour and Oksana was patient enough to wait for me given that I was the only person who booked the tour that day (20 July 2019). She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of St. Petersburg and is very passionate about giving a great tour. She came prepared with many supplementary materials to help explain how the many of the attractions of the city have changed over time. At the end of the tour, we had a delicious Russian lunch at a local restaurant. Overall, I highly recommend taking this tour with Oksana!
Ask for Oksana
Ronit_G, Oct 2018
We had an amazing day at St. Petersburg. First, we got lucky with the weather-a cold but bright and sunny day. Second we got lucky getting Oksana as our tour guide.Oksana is a real professional; very knowledgeable smart and funny (and speaks a perfect English). We learned a lot about the history of St Pete. The only thing I would change in the tour was the lunch that was not to our liking. We would have been happier with just good coffee and conversation or a place that specializes with one Russian dish.
One of the Best Walking Tours I had...
Tony M, Oct 2018
One of the Best Walking Tours I had. Anna the Tour Guide was great and I had a wonderful time discovering the beauty of Historical Russia during the reign of the Tsars. I highly recommend it.
The actual walking tour was pretty...
Michael_G, Jul 2018
The actual walking tour was pretty good in terms of the sites seen. However, the guide was inexperienced and just spouted basic facts with little insight. In addition, the included lunch was late and the food second rate.
Kate was an amazing guide, very...
Kristine K, Feb 2018
Kate was an amazing guide, very friendly and considerate esp because i was carrying a sleeping 2 year old toddler while it snows and walking around town. This was a very nice tour and we learned a lot.
Our guide , Anastasia, was simply...
Medi Pepper, Aug 2017
Our guide , Anastasia, was simply perfect. We were on a cruise and had seen some of St. Petersburg via the cruise ship's excursion. The day we toured with Anastasia was our free day . When we met her, we told her what we had already seen so, on the spot she devised a new route for us . It was informative and entertaining and it was tailored made. Anastasia has a laid back way that encourages questions and comments . She knows her city and her history. We ,obviously, recommend her as a tour guide.
The two of us were so lucky to have...
harelmarilyn, Aug 2017
The two of us were so lucky to have had Maria to ourselves for a very interesting and enjoyable 3 hours of walking discovering St Petersburg followed by a local meal in a pub we would never have found on our own.


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