1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

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1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line
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The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a 8-hour sightseeing: a complete tour of St Petersburg's most famous sites with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Your guide will share the stories of the majestic city at the most interesting and historically significant spots. See the Winter Palace, cathedrals and churches, and examples of classic St. Petersburg architecture.
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In Brief

St. Petersburg, Russia
8 hours
Tour only: Daily
Tour + Hermitage: Daily except Mondays
Tour + Peter&Paul Fortress: Daily
Tour + Cathedral: Daily except Wednesdays
All inclusive Tour: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of St. Petersburg and one of the most famous streets in Russia with beautiful buildings, squares and bridges. Admire the amazing views of city attractions during your trip and listen to fascinating comments about everything you see and want to know.

Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia

Along with the Palace and Senate squares, St. Isaac’s traditionally belong to the architectural ensemble of the central squares of the city

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia

The Bronze Horseman is a monument to Peter I on Senate Square in St. Petersburg. Its discovery took place on August 7 1782. The monument is made of bronze.

Stop At: Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia

Spit of Vasilyevsky Island - the eastern tip of Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg; one of the most famous architectural ensembles of the city; An example of the harmony of city architecture with the landscape of the banks of the Neva.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure built in St Petersburg by Peter the Great. Learn about its rich and unique history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, and a prison that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Trinity Bridge, Neva River Emb. joins Suvorovskaya and Troitskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia

Drawbridge across the Neva in St. Petersburg. It connects the Petrograd and 1st Admiralty Islands. The third permanent bridge across the Neva, one of the most beautiful bridges in St. Petersburg.

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

World's largest museum of mosaics is indeed a striking architectural and historic monument. Inside mosaics are breathtakingly beautiful.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000

St. Isaac's Cathedral is a stunning monument of architecture. Inside more beautiful than outside, the grand cathedral never fails to impress. Constructes to serve to the fame of Russia, it's the 4th largest church on the world.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Tour the world-renowned Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg with a 3-hour guided visit. Walk the reception halls of the Winter Palace, and tour the art gallery to behold the great masterpieces of Western European art. Then explore the rest at leisure.

Duration: 3 hours


  • Hotel pick up
  • Transportation by air conditioned comfortable vehicle
  • Assistance of a local guide
  • Lunch
  • Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum


  • Hotel drop off

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in central Saint-Petersburg


  • St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Kid friendly
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We flew to St. Petersburg for a day during a week-long trip to Moscow for the World Cup. Our tour guide, Dasha, was very competent and knew her history. She also spoke perfect English, which was very helpful. We did the all day tour which included Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, lunch and ended at the Hermitage Museum. There was a lot of walking, but we were driven to each location by minivan. The Hermitage Museum is huge, like the Louvre, so there is a lot to see in just a few hours. My only complaint was that we did not get dropped off at our pick up location (across from the airport), but instead had to take a taxi back to the airport. With the World Cup traffic (there was a game in St. Petersburg that day) and a sudden downpour, we barely made it back to the airport in time for our return flight to Moscow. Other than that small inconvenience, the tour was very informative and covered all the sites one would want to see while visiting St. Petersburg.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
beautiful tour with Yulia! with visit to HErmitage! without waiting! highly recommended!!!
• Submitted 09 May 2018
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
We booked this amazing excursion on Viator in Saint Petersburg on the 26th of December 2017. It was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Julia picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan on time. She made it possible for us to see almost all the main attractions in St Petersburg in the short time available to us. We had lunch at the most charming little restaurant with lovely food typical of the region. Julia was a fountain of knowledge and enjoyed the day immensely. She spoke English perfect. I would 100 recommend this trip.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
This was perfect. My husband literally had one day to tour and we wanted to see as much as we could. Our guide was perfect-she was so friendly and we did see everything. We were together all day and into the evening. I would definitely recommend this if you need to do St. Petersburg in a day!
• Submitted 04 Feb 2018
Anya was very nice and knowledgeable!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
So this one day tour suited the needs of our small group of six and it made sure we understood some of the highlights of this wonderful city. Our guide was Lyda from Maria tours and she was absolutely first class and so knowledgable and very patient in imparting that explanation. The first part of the tour is via minibus with stops on the way. The latter part of the tour is conducting on foot but its not arduous. The lunch stop is in a very nice restaurant with a very enjoyable 3 course format. All of the entry fees are included in the rice and the guide facilitates these on the parties entry.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
Whistle stop tour in a car with driver and guide. We got to see lots and it was a grea5 way to get an appreciate for the city. The guide was excellent and we had lots of stops for photo opportunities
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
It was my first stop in Russia, and I am so glad that I join the grand tour in St Petersburg. I got to see the most interesting and famous sites within the city in just one day!! The route was very well planned so that we got to cover as much places as possible. My tour guide named Alyona was amazing! She's one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever encountered when I visit a foreign city. You will never get confused or bored when you have her on your side. Her very well-spoken British English will charm you throughout the tour : In general, I would highly recommend this tour to visitors who only visit the city for a short time. But believe me, St Petersburg is a very beautiful and classic city with enormous elegant sites to visit and fun to shop. So stay a bit longer is highly recommended!!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Our tour guide was great at explaining the historical significance of everywhere we went, in good detail.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
worth of the money.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Malinka was a wonderful, knowledgeable and best of all, enthusiastic guide! Her english was perfect and I was just swept off by the wonderful display of historical and beauty of the places she showed me.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
If you are short on time in St Petersburg and are after a comprehensive tour of this stunning city, we can't recommend this tour enough. Our guide Lida was incredibly informative and provided excellent commentary throughout all of the places we visited. Lida even took us on a little detour to visit the Church of St Nicholas Naval Cathedral which had its daily service on when we visited we were silent! and we were blown away by the beauty of the cathedral as well as the choir that sang during service. Possibly one of the better tours we have ever attended.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
The guide,Gleb, was friendly, knowledgeable,and efficient in showing us the highlights within the short time we had. Tour duration was just right and we managed to see the main sights without feeling rushed. Highly recommended for those who only have time to see St Petersburg in a day
• Submitted 25 Jun 2017
very nice tour
• Submitted 22 May 2017
Our guide Romero arrived promptly and was a knowledgeable and informative guide. He include some additional stops that were of particular interest. We enjoyed his company and gained greater insight into Russian culture and the way of life. Thanks also to Max our driver.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2017
Our tour guide was lovely and so knowledgeable. She kept us moving as a good pace throughout the tour which meant this tour really packs in a lot of historic and important sites. This was the perfect start to our St Petersburg visit and provided an excellent orientation tour of the city.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2017
An excellent experience with an extremely knowledgable tour guide, who was keen to share her knowledge and experience.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2017
Our tour guide was most excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable and very gracious.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2017
Very good way to start your stay in the city. The tour covers many of the interesting places to see. Our guide Lidia was so informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the day.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2016
Excellent. One of the best tours we've had with viator. Fab guide very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 17 Nov 2016
It was a fantastic trip . Our tour guide lady was superb. She was well-versed and experienced. Got to know a little bit of history of everything we visited. Super
• Submitted 05 Nov 2016
This tour was very exciting, informative, and personal. We had an AMAZING time with our guide and truly learned a lot from our experience. I would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone who plans to travel to this area of Europe. The tour was well-worth the money, and I will definitely book this tour or a similar tour the next time I travel!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016
This was a great way to see the main sites of St. Petersburg. Elena, our tour guide, met me at the front door of my hotel around 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup, and a comfortable van then took us to meet the other 4 people in our group, staying a few blocks away. We drove first to the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, and then on to tour several of the main cathedrals and other sites. Elena also guided us to a shop with very high quality jewelry and marushka dolls - a bit pricey but much better than the stuff found in the shops along Nevsky Forum. After lunch we had a guided tour of the Hermitage. Elena provided extensive knowledge of the history and life in current day St. Petersburg. We even had an insightful discussion of Russian vs. Western attitudes towards autistic children. I greatly appreciated this inside view of the city in a small group where we could ask all sorts of questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an introduction to the city.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2016

In Brief

St. Petersburg, Russia
8 hours
Tour only: Daily
Tour + Hermitage: Daily except Mondays
Tour + Peter&Paul Fortress: Daily
Tour + Cathedral: Daily except Wednesdays
All inclusive Tour: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays