St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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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 such as Beef Stroganoff, borsch (soup), or blinis (pancakes)
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
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. Opt to take a look inside the cathedral, the burial place of Russian emperors.

Continue past the Field of Mars and the Summer Gardens to the most famous church in town, built where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.

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 such as Beef Stroganoff, borsch (soup), or blinis (pancakes). Your walking tour will end here.


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, 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.

, 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.

, 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.

, Aug 2017

This was the best day ever. First time in St. Petes and this tour made me want to come back. Anastasia was an amazing tour guide. She was so knowledgeable about her city and the passion she has is contagious. I got to see all the highlights of the city and made some friends along the way. I was so impressed with Urban Adventures that I signed up for their evening off the beaten path tour. And Anastasia was the tour guide again. This tour is a must for anyone looking to learn about the weird or not so touristic part of St Petes. Anastasia does not disappoint. I can not wait to visit again.

, 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.

, Jun 2017

We did the morning walking tour with Anastasia and loved it! Anastasia was kind, funny and knowledgable. The tour was a great introduction to st Petersburg, topped off with a delicious meal at a local resturaunt.
We enjoyed this tour so much we ended up doing the evening walking tour as well.

, Jun 2017

Marie was a most delightful guide, cheery and enthusiastic. She was quite knowledgeable and obviously loves her city. Her English is excellent. While the weather was foul, she came prepared with extra umbrellas.

, Jun 2017

Maria is a very knowledgeable, friendly guide. 5people were part of this Walking tour which included a local lunch. We could not have asked for a better guide. We were delayed leaving the ship as shuttle would not run until it was full. We missed the beginning but she came to get us. Well worth it!

, Apr 2017

The guide was somewhat rude

, Nov 2016

This ended up being a one-on-one tour, and we changed the route because it started raining and I got a partial subway tour which was an added bonus. My tour guide, Anastasia, was very knowledgeable and take pleasure in pointing out the little things that most people wouldn't notice and it really gave a sense of the long history of this amazing city. And I bet if I wanted to take this tour again, she could take me on a whole different tour that would be just as interesting.

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