Unusual Petersburg or Courtyards of the city private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

The underside of the front Petersburg

Petersburg is the former capital of the Russian Empire. Rulers lived here more than 200 years. It imposed a special imprint on the history of our city and especially in its architecture. Now we're not the capital but to look at the remnants of the former luxury is quite possible. And even in St. Petersburg a lot of unusual buildings. This tour is for those who are interested in architecture or just loves unusual. We'll see what is left of the Voroninski baths which were visited by the Grand Dukes and Rasputin, and will see the old Pharmacy of Pel, psychedelic Griffins' tower, Round house, underground Rotunda, tenant house of Back and places where lived the heroes of Dostoevsky. All of this is hidden in the yards of the front facade, which is why the second name of this excursion Courtyards of the city.

You can ask for customized walking tour. Please let me know in advance. (we will be able to see less sights than using a vehicle)
The tour can be arrranged for any number of people.


The meeting in the hotel with a guide and driver.

The 4-hour trip through the historical part of the city, with stops to make photos.

You'll learn from me about the history and see a lot of unusual buildings!

Voroninski baths
old Pharmacy of Pel
Griffins' tower
Round house
house of Back
the Lion's bridge
Chernihov's Tower
and others

We will transfer you back to the hotel or at your request may put you where you want.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I am going to pick you up at your hotel in St. Petersburg or at the cruise terminal.
I will be waiting in the lobby of the hotel and holding the sign with your name.

End location: The tour ends at your hotel or in other place upon your request.

Duration: 4 hours

Duration of the tour may be changed depending on the traffic but not more than half an hour.


Private car/minibus.

I drive bmw 5 serie 1998, airconditioned and clean.
As well I drive dodge caravan 2006, airconditioned and clean.
I can provide car and driver or we can use your vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: My sevice as a guide for your.

Private car or minibus

Estimated Local Cash Needed

350 ROUBLES - approximate cost of business lunch - can be more or less, it depends.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch or coffee break are additional.

A Recent Review of this tour

If you are coming to this city, you MUST book time with Irina! Her knowledge of the city is unsurpassed and she is so personable, you will adore her. Not only will she provide great information about the standard sights, but will also take you to see hidden gems in the city if you have sufficient time and desire. We were enchanted. We will definitely be contacting her on our next visit to "Piter".
Lori Jennings-Emery

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