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

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

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Avoid the hassle of group tours with too many tourists, and opt to take this private St. Petersburg sightseeing tour. Your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby, and tailors a private experience based on your needs and interests. Plus, you’ll visit top St. Petersburg highlights such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Gostiny Dvor, and the Church of St. Catherine.
  • Private sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  • Customize your own itinerary to fit your preferences
  • See sights, such as Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Winter Palace
  • Learn about the city’s history from your guide as you go
  • Stroll through one of the largest shopping centers in St. Petersburg, Gostiny Dvor
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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Friendly local guide
Private tour
Multiple start times available
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Flexible customizable itinerary
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Meeting in the hotel lobby
Food and drinks
Entrance fees (if any, based on your preferences)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.

Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Your private sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg starts at the time of your choosing with prior request. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private experience. Your guide picks you up at your hotel, and then together you hit the streets to experience the city on foot.

Some places you can see include Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Winter Palace. You can walk down Nevsky Prospect, the main street in St. Petersburg, and stroll through one of the city’s largest and oldest shopping centers.

Because this is a private tour, your guide alters his commentary based on your interest, so not only will you get to see what interests you most, but you’ll also get to hear about it, too. When your tour ends, your guide takes you back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Nevsky Prospekt
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kazan Cathedral
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Take in the views of St Isaac’s Cathedral
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The State Hermitage Museum
Hear fun facts and stories from your guide about the Winter Palace and Hermitage (from the outside).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Gostiny Dvor
12.00pm - Stroll through the largest and oldest shopping center of St Petersburg, Gostiny Dvor, also known as Northern GUM.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
RIver Fontanka Embankment
1.00pm - Break for Russian traditional lunch in the coziest cafe in town (optional, not included in tour)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Anichkov Palace Saint Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity
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. 
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment
Walk along Neva embankment to see: Palace Embankment, Griboedova Channel,  Admiralty Embankment.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Moika Embankment
See picturesque Moika Embankment and Lebyazhya Kanavka Embankment.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building
Check from outside (and optionally see from inside some of the places): The Hermitage, Triumphal Arch.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The General Staff Building
See the buildings of Imperial Army General Staff and Royal Guards’ General Staff.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment
Snap pictures of the legendary Grand Lions, the Admiralty, the Admiralty Garden and the monumental Alexander column.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New Michael Palace
Explore Iron Horseman, Michael Palace, Catholic Church of St. Catherine. See New Michael Palace from outside
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Marble Palace
See from outside the Marble Palace, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Laval House On The Angliyskaya Embankment
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. 
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Friendly Local Guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide.

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Tour gave a great overview of...
Alex O
, Jul 2016
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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