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Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide

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$131

This 5-hour private St Petersburg tour is best way to enjoy the legendary city of Gogol, Pushkin and Dostoevsky and to walk through the most historical sights of the city. 
Meet your knowledgeable local guide in hotel lobby who can customize the tour for you. Then, set on a historic journey to uncover many secrets about the local history and life.
On this walking tour you will see the city's main attractions and monuments and get an inside perspective on the local landmarks. Explore Kazan Cathedral, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Palace Square, Beloselsky Beloozersky Palace, Anichkov Palace, monument to Catherine the Great, beautiful bridges, canals and striking equestrian statues.
Drop into Eliseev Emporium for the mouth-watering desserts and chocolate souvenirs. Try the best coffee in the coffee capital of Russia. Finish the tour with a traditional lunch in literary cafe (not included in tour).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
- Private walking tour with the use of metro
- Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  
This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.  
10am - Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
10.30am - The tour starts with visiting the most ancient and vibrant street of St Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect. It is also one of the widest and longest streets of the city, which is known as a central shopping street and the hub of the city's entertainment and nightlife.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

11.00am - Then admire the exquisite architecture and luxury interior of Eliseev Emporium, immerse yourself in the historical atmosphere of the Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace and Hermitage (from the outside).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Take in the views of St Isaac’s Cathedral

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Hear fun facts and stories from your guide about the Winter Palace and Hermitage (from the outside).

Stop At: Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

12.00pm - Stroll through the largest and oldest shopping center of St Petersburg, Gostiny Dvor, also known as Northern GUM.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: RIver Fontanka Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

1.00pm - Break for Russian traditional lunch in the coziest cafe in town (optional, not included in tour)

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Anichkov Palace Saint Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

2.00pm - See two amazing parks, three legendary cathedrals, four embankments and many beautiful bridges and squares. Your guide will tell you interesting fun facts about the history of Russia and fascinating stories behind top attractions. 

Stop At: Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Walk along Neva embankment to see: Palace Embankment, Griboedova Channel,  Admiralty Embankment.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

See picturesque Moika Embankment and Lebyazhya Kanavka Embankment.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Check from outside (and optionally see from inside some of the places): The Hermitage, Triumphal Arch.

Pass By: The General Staff Building, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

See the buildings of Imperial Army General Staff and Royal Guards’ General Staff.

Pass By: Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Snap pictures of the legendary Grand Lions, the Admiralty, the Admiralty Garden and the monumental Alexander column.

Pass By: New Michael Palace, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Explore Iron Horseman, Michael Palace, Catholic Church of St. Catherine.

Pass By: Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

See from outside the Marble Palace, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.

Pass By: Laval House On The Angliyskaya Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

3.00pm - Finish the tour at Moika Embankment or English Embankment that are left for dessert as one of the most scenic places in the city where you can take breathtaking shots of the surrounding views. Your guide can help you get a river boat ride, if you like. 

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Traveler pickup is offered

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Duration:

5 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Alex O

Tour gave a great overview of Russian history, with focus on Saint Petersburg. Guide Valery was very friendly and knowledgeable, and had good recommendations for other activities after the tour. Highly recommend.


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Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide
Overview:

This 5-hour private St Petersburg tour is best way to enjoy the legendary city of Gogol, Pushkin and Dostoevsky and to walk through the most historical sights of the city. 
Meet your knowledgeable local guide in hotel lobby who can customize the tour for you. Then, set on a historic journey to uncover many secrets about the local history and life.
On this walking tour you will see the city's main attractions and monuments and get an inside perspective on the local landmarks. Explore Kazan Cathedral, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Palace Square, Beloselsky Beloozersky Palace, Anichkov Palace, monument to Catherine the Great, beautiful bridges, canals and striking equestrian statues.
Drop into Eliseev Emporium for the mouth-watering desserts and chocolate souvenirs. Try the best coffee in the coffee capital of Russia. Finish the tour with a traditional lunch in literary cafe (not included in tour).

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$131

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