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See St Petersburg at its twinkling best on this panoramic, 3-hour night sightseeing tour. Settle into a comfortable minivan with your expert guide, and experience the Russia’s stately former capital as you view the sights, ablaze with floodlights. Admire the sparkling Winter Palace, see the shimmering domes of St Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, trace the lamplit embankments of the Neva River, and learn about the history and architecture from your guide.

Highlights

  • 3-hour tour of St Petersburg illuminated at night
  • See floodlit monuments, palaces and squares in the city center
  • Admire St Isaac Cathedral’s gilded dome and the Russian-style spires of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Look across the Neva riverfront to the Spit of Basil Island
  • Small-group tour maximum 6 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

St Petersburg by Night: City Sightseeing Tour

St Petersburg at Night

Your evening sightseeing tour starts with a pickup from your St Petersburg hotel. Meet your friendly guide, hop aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, and start out on your 3-hour small-group tour.
Enjoy the views over the sparkling avenues as you drive toward the UNESCO-listed city center. Then, have your camera poised as you pass a string of floodlit squares and palaces while learning about their historical significance and architectural styles.
Travel to the first museum built in Russia; the Kunstkamera, set on the banks of the Neva River, and commissioned by Peter the Great in 1727. 
Admire the gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral rising from the walls of its namesake fortress, and soak up the views of the Spit of Basil Island, the bluff that divides the Neva into two, set against the illuminated Stock Exchange building.
Pause by the Fontanka River, one of the Neva’s tributaries, and admire the imperious former residences of Russia’s nobles ranged along the embankment.
Spy the floodlit State Hermitage Museum, whose Winter Palace was once home to Russia’s Tsars, and journey down Nevsky Prospect, stopping for photos at the handsome Admiralty building, neo-classical Kazan Cathedral and monument to Catherine the Great. 
Take in beautiful St Isaac's Cathedral and the onion-shaped domes of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, all glittering with lights, and then wind your way back to your hotel, where your tour ends.
Please Note: Between May and July, St Petersburg experiences the ‘White Nights’ of summer, when the city is cloaked in twilight, rather than darkness. This soft semi-daylight and the illuminated landmarks make the tour extra magical during this time.

Customer Reviews

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice clean minivan with comfortable leather seating. Good friendly driver and excellent lady guide who had good English and was always ready to stop for closer views and photo ops.

Lorenext

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guide was knowledgeable and very kind. She and the driver took us to many places even to our request to ensure we would see everything and would stop to take pictures. Very nice overall.

Bob M H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Good tour. City looks different at night. Lots of info

Aurélia M France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Perfect

c_sikorski

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Nice little tour given by a university student studying physics, lots of walking, which was good to keep me awake. However it was very badly priced. I was expecting quite a posh evening. I really enjoyed the tour, and it included door to door pick-up and drop-off, suited me well. The guide was very nice and considerate. Loved it!

Christine B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

We enjoyed this trip - we were picked up and dropped back to our hotel. We had a guide and driver to ourselves and we saw buildings and places we hadn't previously visited. The guide was very informative and we learnt a lot. One word of warning - in June it is hardly is hardly "by night" as there is no night as such!

Eddy E. B

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

It was nice, except that the mini van used had dark tinted windows, so we could not have a good view
from inside the vehicle.
Our tour guide was very good!

Robert G

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2013

Good tour

Clive H

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.
Because of the time of year we went, the end of May, it was the White Nights, so the attractions were not lit up, as it was not dark!
The tour gave us a good understanding of the layout of St. Petersburg and both the guide and the driver made plenty of stops for us to take photos of the sites.

CARLOS D

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2016

it was a rip off instead of giving us the tour in a minibus, it was send a car, it is misleading , expensive and lousy, any one will be better off with the hoop on hoop off bus, do not take it

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