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Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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    What to Expect
    Meet the guide 15 minutes before 10:30am inside Julia Child Bistro. Enjoy this 4-hrour walking tour, conducted in English by a professional local guide. Participants are encouraged to offer themes or ideas for the walk, and the guide will incorporate that into his/her own plan, making it unique.

    The tour will most likely* include: the writer Dostoyevsky and his Crime and Punishment, the active St Nicholas church, 18 century canals, bridges and backstreets of the historical Kolomna, the Mariinsky Theatre (without going inside) and the addresses of associated celebrities, the island of New Holland, the English Embankment, the Senate square and the Bronze Horseman, and much more, possibly a detour to the Troitsky cathedral and market, or even a visit to Vasilievsky Island with its many delights. Variations upon request are possible. Discuss the plan with the guide when you meet.

    A stop for a coffee or snack can be made upon request, or you can request to be dropped off at a restaurant at the end of tour. Also possible to include a ride by public transport - a useful practical skill to learn in this city. Ask our guide where to go out for a traditional shot of vodka or where to buy a Soviet army hat, or anything else you want to do/see in St Petersburg but wouldn’t know who else to ask.
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    Departure Point
    Julia Child Bistro, Sankt-Peterburg
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    Return Details
    near St Isaac’s cathedral
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (4km to 8km)
    • Tour is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    All reviews four hours your bearings local life walked miles meeting point walking tour of st private tour fluent in english delicious lunch knowledgeable guides behind the scenes soviet times great introduction russia today fascinating city church on spilled blood major sites
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This tour was excellent, guide Eugene was extremely knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting details about the city while we walked around. Great way to orient yourself to the city. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Christine Y
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide, Anastasía, showed us a great knowledge of her city and it's history. I was fascinated by all the facts and interesting details she told us, i would defenitely recommend this walking tour for anyone arriving in the city like i did. Perfect introduction!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Hetty1979
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Excellent. Fascinating to walk round St Petersburg with someone so knowledgeable. Walking was easy with a nice stop for tea/ coffee. Thoroughly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Kathlyn B
    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    There was initially a slight problem with our tour which the owner remedied immediately. This tour bypasses the normal attractions and highlights lesser known but fascinating features of the city, modern history and the Russian people’s perspective. It really was superb.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Darren P
    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    Our Guide Evgeny was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed his explanations on how the city developed and what it went through in various stages of its (also recent) history. For us, doing this tour at the beginning of our tour was very useful since he...More

    1  Thank nomadoftoday
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    11 July 2019|
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    Response from MrPhillyman | Reviewed this property |
    Look for a YouTube channel called The Wayaway, they have done a video recently covering this when they visited. Its a great tour but wear good shoes as you cover a lot of ground!
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