Arrange your private St Petersburg walking tour to start at a time to suit your schedule. Then enjoy a pickup from your hotel to the heart of the city, where your walking tour commences. Your itinerary is flexible, meaning your tour can be tailored to your preferences. If there’s something of particular interest, just let your guide know.
Set off on a stroll around Palace Square, a gorgeous central square that boasts Imperial-era architecture. Headed up by the colorful Winter Palace, Palace Square boasts not only grandiose buildings but a rich history, too; hear tales from your guide about the October Revolution in 1917 when repressed citizens stormed the Winter Palace.
Take a wander down Nevsky Prospekt, seeing its bustling shops, and learn how the main street was created at the request of Tsar Peter the Great – the city’s founder and a man held in reverence by Petersburgers still today. Pass through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great (aka the Bronze Horseman) and then take a rest at the Embankment.
Have your camera ready to capture photos of Peter and Paul Fortress, a historical site that sprawls across St Petersburg’s Zayachy Island, and then visit three of the city’s magnificent Russian Orthodox cathedrals.
First on your list is St Isaac’s Cathedral, a delightful golden-domed creation that was built during the days of the Romanov dynasty. Walk around inside and marvel at its towering marble colonnades, ceiling frescoes and walls lavishly bedecked with mosaics. Compare its ostentatious design with the more refined simplicity of nearby Kazan Cathedral, and then head to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood – one of the city’s superstar sights. Pose for photos against its candy-colored façade and explore inside while hearing tales of Tsar Alexander II, a reformist assassinated on the spot where the church was later built.
Finish your private tour with a drop-off at your St Petersburg hotel.
Traveler pickup is offered
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour was exactly what we wanted and the perfect way to start day one of our trip to St. Petersburg. Anastasia was a great tour guide, picking us up at our hotel and taking us on a well-paced, well thought out, coherent and interesting tour of the city. Our first stop was on a bridge above a canal where she explained the history of the city. We saw many sites, most notable being the Church of the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral, which she described in wonderful detail and really helped us understand their beauty and meaning to the city. She not only gave us local insight into what we were seeing and answered our many questions, she handled all entrance fees and logistics so we had a completely hassle free experience. I would highly recommend this tour.
Olga was very informative, spoke excellent English and was happy to answer lots of questions. We went at a leisurely pace and chatted about all aspects of Russian history, culture and places to visit in St Petersburg. A great way to orient yourself at the start of a visit to this beautiful city.
Irina was an excellent guide and we thouroughly enjoyed our time with her. Her knowledge of St Petersburg was second to none, she took time to take us off the beaten track and our walks along the canals were very enjoyable.
This was well worth it I changed the course of the tour and the guide had no problems as I wanted to go to up market shopping area's which she had no problem taking me to
Learn all about St Petersburg’s history and sights on a 3-hour walking tour, led by a private guide! The itinerary can be tailored to specific interests; simply let the guide know when the tour starts. Then, head off to discover top St Petersburg attractions like Palace Square, Winter Palace, Senate Square and more. This exciting tour also includes visits to St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.