St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star 28 reviews
St. Petersburg Walking City Tour
from USD $61.60
Availablity  
Experience the cultural highlights of St Petersburg on a 3-hour walking tour with a guide. As you explore the spectacular city on foot – from Palace Square to St Isaac’s Square – you’ll learn about its imperial history and view prominent landmarks along the way. See St Isaac’s Cathedral, stroll down Nevsky Prospect, and pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the most famous church in town. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

Location:
Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city
Overview
Important InfoInfo
Pricing
Reviews
Start your St. Petersburg tour from Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. Next, you'll pass the palace where the famous Beef Stroganoff dish was invented and continue towards St. Isaac’s Square, to see its beautiful cathedral. Get the inside scoop behind the architectural flourishes on this gorgeous building, and discover how it has been used over the centuries. You’ll also see the bronze horseman, a symbol of St. Petersburg.

After crossing the Neva River, stop at a favorite local spot from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent St. Petersburg landmarks including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.

With your local St. Petersburg guide, you will pay a visit to the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors and members of their families, from Peter the Great onward. A visit to the cathedral is optional here, but it's well worth taking a peek.

Pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the most famous church in town. The church was built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, and here your guide will tell you the infamous story of how this historical event unfolded. Continue along St. Petersburg's busiest street, home to restaurants, theaters, museums, and ornate palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy, learning more about St. Petersburg from a local perspective along the way.

All that fresh air and walking will no doubt spark your appetite, so you’ll finish off the tour with a stop for food. Break for lunch in a typical Russian joint to try a traditional dish like borsch (soup), blinis (pancakes), or Beef Stroganoff. It’s here in the café that your tour will end, but you can linger as you like and relax and chat with your guide in the warm, cosy atmosphere.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guiding
  • Lunch
  • Public transport fare if needed for tour route that day

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia

Returns To

Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedov channel embankment, 2Б, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

Additional Information

  • 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.

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

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.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 02 Oct 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.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
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.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
This was the best day ever. First time in St. Petes and this tour made me want to come back. Anastasia was an amazing tour guide. She was so knowledgeable about her city and the passion she has is contagious. I got to see all the highlights of the city and made some friends along the way. I was so impressed with Urban Adventures that I signed up for their evening off the beaten path tour. And Anastasia was the tour guide again. This tour is a must for anyone looking to learn about the weird or not so touristic part of St Petes. Anastasia does not disappoint. I can not wait to visit again.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
We did the morning walking tour with Anastasia and loved it! Anastasia was kind, funny and knowledgable. The tour was a great introduction to st Petersburg, topped off with a delicious meal at a local resturaunt. We enjoyed this tour so much we ended up doing the evening walking tour as well.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2017
Marie was a most delightful guide, cheery and enthusiastic. She was quite knowledgeable and obviously loves her city. Her English is excellent. While the weather was foul, she came prepared with extra umbrellas.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2017
Maria is a very knowledgeable, friendly guide. 5people were part of this Walking tour which included a local lunch. We could not have asked for a better guide. We were delayed leaving the ship as shuttle would not run until it was full. We missed the beginning but she came to get us. Well worth it!
• Submitted 16 Jun 2017
This ended up being a one-on-one tour, and we changed the route because it started raining and I got a partial subway tour which was an added bonus. My tour guide, Anastasia, was very knowledgeable and take pleasure in pointing out the little things that most people wouldn't notice and it really gave a sense of the long history of this amazing city. And I bet if I wanted to take this tour again, she could take me on a whole different tour that would be just as interesting.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2016
This was a fabulous way to see St Petersburg and get our bearings on our first day. Anastasia was a bright, cheerful and very friendly guide with an excellent knowledge of the city. She kept our interest and attention on a very chilly day approx-14degrees celsius! . Would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2016
such a great way to end tour of St Petersburg. Great great great guide. So thankful for her. She did Hermitage tour as well
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
Our private walking tour with Igor was outstanding. Both friendly and extremely knowledgeable, he shared information with us as we walked. He also tailored the length of the walk to our abilities, yet still managed to cover everything. This is an excellent introduction to the city and its history. When we were finished, we really felt we had a good sense of the city and were comfortable exploring it further on our own. Thank you!
• Submitted 30 Aug 2016
The tour guide is very professional and Knowledgeable.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2016
Fabulous experience in the company of Olga , our guide. Other than being enthusiastic and engaged, she was very well versed in every detail of the body and soul of this beautiful city. The important thing about her approach was that she made sure all the sites were optimally covered , which was quite a bit in the little over three hours she spent with us. Go Olga !!
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
Olga is a walking encyclopedia. She is very thorough and considerate as well. She will make sure your question is answered before moving on. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2015
Fantastic tour but high paced. You need to be able to walk solidly for 3 hours as this takes in the whole of St Petersburg main sites. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable, took photos of us all wherever we went and answered all our questions. We all loved this tour and although our legs ached at the end of it, it was really brilliant and worth doing, I would highly recommend it
• Submitted 31 Jul 2015
You simply cannot visit St Petersburg without doing a walking tour. Our guide - Marianna - made the history of Russia come alive and helped us to understand and appreciate what we saw. She even booked lunch for us at a lovely Russian restaurant. It is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes - but it was worth every step.
• Submitted 15 May 2015
Our guide was amazing and very knowledgable of St Petersburg. It was so nice because it was just my fiancé and I and our tour guide so it was very personal and we got the first class treatment.
• Submitted 28 May 2015
The three of us were the only ones on the tour with our guide so it was wonderful. This tour involves quite a lot of walking but you get a great sense of the city and the guide was very informative. We did this on our first full day in St Petersburg and it really helped us find our way around the city . Highly recommended.
• Submitted 11 Aug 2014
Our guide ,Alexander was very knowledgeable on historical events and the layout of St. Petersburg. We learned about the city, the architecture, and its people. It was a great way to start our visit to St. Petersburg. Walter and Wilfriede Axsmith
• Submitted 05 Aug 2014
This ended up being a minibus tour due to inclement weather! There was just three of us on the tour which made it very personal. Our guide was Valeria who was young, enthusiastic and very knowledgable about the city, the sites and the history of St. P. it was a great introduction to the city and covered all the main sites that I wanted to see. Most of these we only saw the outside (I went back the next day to do the insides) but we did do the inside of the Fortress and the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Tickets were pre-arranged so we didn't have to queue. The organisation was great, Valeria met me at the arranged time and place with a sign with my name on! The tour also included an official washroom stop! Where most of the tourist places charged for using the facilities and there was always a queue, Valeria had an arrangement with a souvenir shop who had free washrooms, and coffee an a good selection of reasonably priced souvenirs (I bought guide books which were about the same price as in the Hermitage).
• Submitted 15 Jul 2014
This was our first full day in St Petersburg and we booked this tour in order to familiarise ourselves with the major landmarks, in this respect the tour more than met our expections. We were given the history of the city together with old photographs illustrating the siege of Leningrad which added depth to the information given to us by our guide Alexander. We visited a local cafe and took a trip on the metro. As there were only the four of us on the tour we were able to ask many more questions than is usual on this type of guided tour. We were very impressed by our guide and the depth of his knowledge.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2013
Excellent tour; Marina our guide provided us with a lot of extra information on the tour (restaurant recommendation, use of Metro). very good tour to see all highlights of St. Petersburg (located in the city center); can be easily combined with a private tour to Hermitage (online ticket sale).
• Submitted 09 Sep 2013
Good tour, Olga was very helpful.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2016
Olga was great. Enjoyed the tour
• Submitted 26 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city