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St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
  • 3-hour cultural walking tour of St Petersburg
  • Discover the grandeur of the imperial city with a guide
  • Stroll along Nevsky Prospect to St Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Head to a traditional Russian cafe for traditional dishes
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
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Local English-speaking guiding
Lunch
Public transport fare if needed for tour route that day
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food and drinks
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

City Tourist Information Booth at the Palace Square.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

neberezhnaya kanala Griboyedova, 2Б, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Meet your guide in Palace Square and take in views of the Winter Palace. Pass the spot where the Beef Stroganoff dish was invented and continue toward the impressive cathedral in St. Isaac’s Square. Learn about the structure's many uses over the centuries and its architectural flourishes, and see the symbol of St. Petersburg: the bronze horseman.

Cross the Neva River and stop for panoramic views of the Palace Embankment. See the Hermitage Museum, the Chamber of Curiosities, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Admiralty.

Next, follow your guide to the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703- Peter and Paul Fortress.

On your way from fortress back to the Nevsky prospect discover the deepest metro in the world

Then stroll along Nevsky Prospect, bustling with restaurants, theaters, museums, and ornate palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy, and learn the history behind the area as you go.

Afterward, make your last stop at a traditional Russian cafe to try traditional dishes . Your walking tour will end here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace Square
We will meet at Palace Square and start our discovery of the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Isaac's Cathedral
We will enjoy the beauty of St. Isaac's Cathedral and learn its history.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I
We will pass by the the Bronze Horseman and learn the history of this city monumnet.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace Bridge
We will cross the Palace Bridge to get to the other island.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Masks Of Lions On The Strelka Of Vasilievsky Island
We will stop at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island​ to see the beautiful views.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Peter and Paul Fortress
We will visit the Peter and Paul Fortress to learn its history.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Petersburg
A local cafe. We will stop at a local cafe to have a traditional Russian lunch together.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum group size is 12
  • As we stop at a few cathedrals during this tour, we might encounter a few services along the way. If this happens, we'll find an alternative route for the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at our website
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures- Russia

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St. Petersburg Walking City Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St. Petersburg Walking City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St. Petersburg Walking City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St. Petersburg Walking City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during St. Petersburg Walking City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by St. Petersburg Walking City Tour.

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star-5
Worth 3 hrs walk
hariharansrnvsn
, Feb 2020
The tour was well organized and ideal for small groups trying to take a look around the center by foot to get a feel of it. Anna was my guide and was very knowledgeable and passionate to share the history. We ended the tour with traditional Russian food. Overall was a good experience. Would recommend to take this tour to get a feel of the place, narrow down your interests and go in detail to the ones that you would like to explore more.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Nicholas P
, Nov 2019
I had a great visit and enjoyed my guide’s passion and knowledge throughout the bitter cold day. She and I talked quite a bit about her experience in the US as well. Great guide!
star-5
Excellent tour on our last day in St. Petersburg
JohnK8846
, Oct 2019
We were fortunate to be the only people on the tour so our charming guide, Oksana, tailored the walk to ensure we covered highlights of the historic area that we had not already seen during our week here. Then we had a simple, yet delicious, lunch at a local restaurant. Definitely recommended.
star-5
Ask for Oksana as your tour guide!
Samuel F
, Jul 2019
I could not have asked for a better tour guide. I arrived about 10 min late for my tour and Oksana was patient enough to wait for me given that I was the only person who booked the tour that day (20 July 2019). She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of St. Petersburg and is very passionate about giving a great tour. She came prepared with many supplementary materials to help explain how the many of the attractions of the city have changed over time. At the end of the tour, we had a delicious Russian lunch at a local restaurant. Overall, I highly recommend taking this tour with Oksana!
star-5
Ask for Oksana
Ronitgonen
, Oct 2018
We had an amazing day at St. Petersburg. First, we got lucky with the weather-a cold but bright and sunny day. Second we got lucky getting Oksana as our tour guide.Oksana is a real professional; very knowledgeable smart and funny (and speaks a perfect English). We learned a lot about the history of St Pete. The only thing I would change in the tour was the lunch that was not to our liking. We would have been happier with just good coffee and conversation or a place that specializes with one Russian dish.
star-5
One of the Best Walking Tours I had...
Tony M
, Oct 2018
One of the Best Walking Tours I had. Anna the Tour Guide was great and I had a wonderful time discovering the beauty of Historical Russia during the reign of the Tsars. I highly recommend it.
star-2
The actual walking tour was pretty...
Mike
, Jul 2018
The actual walking tour was pretty good in terms of the sites seen. However, the guide was inexperienced and just spouted basic facts with little insight. In addition, the included lunch was late and the food second rate.
star-5
Kate was an amazing guide, very...
Kristine K
, Feb 2018
Kate was an amazing guide, very friendly and considerate esp because i was carrying a sleeping 2 year old toddler while it snows and walking around town. This was a very nice tour and we learned a lot.
star-5
Our guide , Anastasia, was simply...
Medi Pepper
, Aug 2017
Our guide , Anastasia, was simply perfect. We were on a cruise and had seen some of St. Petersburg via the cruise ship's excursion. The day we toured with Anastasia was our free day . When we met her, we told her what we had already seen so, on the spot she devised a new route for us . It was informative and entertaining and it was tailored made. Anastasia has a laid back way that encourages questions and comments . She knows her city and her history. We ,obviously, recommend her as a tour guide.
star-5
The two of us were so lucky to have...
harelmarilyn
, Aug 2017
The two of us were so lucky to have had Maria to ourselves for a very interesting and enjoyable 3 hours of walking discovering St Petersburg followed by a local meal in a pub we would never have found on our own.

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