Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour5 reviews
Set off on a stroll around Palace Square, a gorgeous central square that boasts Imperial-era architecture. Headed up by the colorful Winter Palace, Palace Square boasts not only grandiose buildings but a rich history, too; hear tales from your guide about the October Revolution in 1917 when repressed citizens stormed the Winter Palace.
Take a wander down Nevsky Prospekt, seeing its bustling shops, and learn how the main street was created at the request of Tsar Peter the Great – the city’s founder and a man held in reverence by Petersburgers still today. Pass through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great (aka the Bronze Horseman) and then take a rest at the Embankment.
Have your camera ready to capture photos of Peter and Paul Fortress, a historical site that sprawls across St Petersburg’s Zayachy Island, and then visit three of the city’s magnificent Russian Orthodox cathedrals.
First on your list is St Isaac’s Cathedral, a delightful golden-domed creation that was built during the days of the Romanov dynasty. Walk around inside and marvel at its towering marble colonnades, ceiling frescoes and walls lavishly bedecked with mosaics. Compare its ostentatious design with the more refined simplicity of nearby Kazan Cathedral, and then head to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood – one of the city’s superstar sights. Pose for photos against its candy-colored façade and explore inside while hearing tales of Tsar Alexander II, a reformist assassinated on the spot where the church was later built.
Finish your private tour with a drop-off at your St Petersburg hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private guide
- Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
- Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
- Food and drinks
- Entrance to attractions unless otherwise specified
Flexible; contact the local service provider to confirm your preferred start time
Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide will waiy for you in the lobby of your hotel with a sign of your name
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Booking Terms and Conditions
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.
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