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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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
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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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Palace Square
    Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

    City Tourist Information Booth at the Palace Square.

Start time

End point

  • Savior on the Spilled Blood
    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

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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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.
We did the morning walking tour with...
Jamie C, 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.
Marie was a most delightful guide...
Nancy Z, 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.
Maria is a very knowledgeable...
Angela B, 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!
This was a fabulous way to see St...
EA_F, Nov 2016
This was a fabulous way to see St Petersburg and get our bearings on our first day. Anastasia was a bright, cheerful and very friendly guide with an excellent knowledge of the city. She kept our interest and attention on a very chilly day approx-14degrees celsius! . Would definitely recommend!
such a great way to end tour of St...
Stephen R, Sep 2016
such a great way to end tour of St Petersburg. Great great great guide. So thankful for her. She did Hermitage tour as well
Our private walking tour with Igor...
Bruce_S, Aug 2016
Our private walking tour with Igor was outstanding. Both friendly and extremely knowledgeable, he shared information with us as we walked. He also tailored the length of the walk to our abilities, yet still managed to cover everything. This is an excellent introduction to the city and its history. When we were finished, we really felt we had a good sense of the city and were comfortable exploring it further on our own. Thank you!
The tour guide is very professional and...
Hwangji L, Aug 2016
The tour guide is very professional and Knowledgeable.
Fabulous experience in the company...
MG_S, May 2016
Fabulous experience in the company of Olga , our guide. Other than being enthusiastic and engaged, she was very well versed in every detail of the body and soul of this beautiful city. The important thing about her approach was that she made sure all the sites were optimally covered , which was quite a bit in the little over three hours she spent with us. Go Olga !!
Olga is a walking encyclopedia. She...
John K, Aug 2015
Olga is a walking encyclopedia. She is very thorough and considerate as well. She will make sure your question is answered before moving on. Highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour but high paced. You...
Suzanne R, Jul 2015
Fantastic tour but high paced. You need to be able to walk solidly for 3 hours as this takes in the whole of St Petersburg main sites. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable, took photos of us all wherever we went and answered all our questions. We all loved this tour and although our legs ached at the end of it, it was really brilliant and worth doing, I would highly recommend it


Product code: 5873RUUA