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Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our guide will waiy for you in the lobby of your hotel with a sign of your name
    Departure Time
    Flexible; contact the local service provider to confirm your preferred start time
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private guide
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to attractions unless otherwise specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Polina was a brilliant guide and told us lots of stories about her wonderful city. The tour took us all round the major sights and helped us get to grips with the city and what not to miss. Polina also gave us top tips on...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Plibbyj
    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    on Saturday July 4th I joined Anna's group and it was 2.5 hours well spent. She had a schedule that involved us seeing the best in a good time and I was thrilled by her level of knowledge (mostly 'cos I got lost on the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Caroline L
    Reviewed 2 October 2018

    We did the tour today and really enjoyed it. Our young guide Anna was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. She gave us some interesting history and information about living in the City. We walked for around 2.5 hours and saw many of the...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Gill12013
    Reviewed 26 May 2018

    Our guide was very knowledgeable and well prepared. He also had great sense of humour, which was constantly present for the whole duration of the tour (2:30 hours)! I am really happy I chose to take part into this tour and will probably use the...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank rosario p
    Reviewed 16 April 2018

    We were advised doing a free walking tour in St. Petersburg and it was one of the best decisions we made. Dima was our guide and he did an excellent job. A friend and me were the only two participating the free walking tour but...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    4  Thank jacquelinereuer
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