Ideal city tour for those staying at hotels
If you plan your first visit to St Petersburg and don't know what to start with - this tour is perfect you. You will not only get a general overview of the city but also visit the main highlights of St Petersburg. One of them is the Hermitage museum - where you will see both the sumptuous rooms of the former Winter Palace of the Russian tsars and a fantastic collection of European art.
We will also visit two famous cathedrals - St Isaac Cathedral - the former main cathedral of the Russia adorned with gold and semi-precious stones and a fabulous ornate Church on Spilled Blood (Church of the Savior on Blood).
We will also take a 1-hour river and canal tour and you will see why St Petersburg is nicknamed the Venice of the North. (in the winter time we will do a car tour instead)
The whole tour takes 8-9 hours.
All admission fees and boat trip tickets are included in the cost.
The Hermitage tickets will be pre-booked, so you will not have to line up .
The tour is also available in German
- the Hermitage museum (2, 5 -3 hours)
- City Walk (1 hour)
- Lunch (inexpensive, traditional Russian cuisine)
- St. Isaac Cathedral
- Church on Spilled Blood
- River & canal boat trip (1 hour) - available from April to October
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: in the lobby of your hotel
End location: at your hotel
Duration: 9 hours
walking (all sights are located in the city center within walking distance from each other and from most hotels )
my services as your private guide and driver, admission fees, boat tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 rubles - per person
lunch, drinks, souvenirs
food and drinks
*Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.
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Kate was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and receptive to our personalized needs. Highly recommend.