St. Petersburg for first-comers (Private walking tour)
This walking tours cover all the main highlights of St. Petersburg city centre, located within a walking distance.
During the tour, you will see iconic places as Palace Square, Nevsky Prospect, The Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Admiralty building, Neva embankments, Kazinsky Cathedral, and many others.
It is a wonderful opportunity for first-comers to get acquainted with the city.
Beside interesting facts about St. Petersburg, you will get a lot of useful tips (transport, currency, shops, business hours and so on), helpful recommendations (like, what to do on your own, when, where to eat, etc. ).
Being a private tour, you will have maximum flexibility. We can adjust the itinerary upon your personal request, to match it with your interests and needs.
The Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral are available as an additional option for this tour (upon your request).
- Meeting at the hotel lobby (or any other address that you specify)
- Walking tours begins
Some of the spots the you will see:
* Palace Square
* Nevsky Prospect
* Church on the Spilled Blood (visit inside is optional. To be agreed in advance)
* St. Isaac's Cathedral (visit inside is optional. To be agreed in advance)
* Admiralty building
* Neva embankments
* Kazansky Cathedral
- Coffee break (if you like we can make a quick break fro coffee, not included in the price)
- Optional visits to The Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral
- End of the tour program at your hotel (or any other place)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Typically, the tour starts at the hotel lobby, where I will meet you with a name sign. Let me know if you want to meet somewhere else (train station/cafe/shop/any other address).
End location: We can finish the tour in the city center, so that you could explore on your own, or, if you like, I can show you back to your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours
The recommended duration of the walking tour is about 4 hours.
Optional visits inside, if taken, would add another 1 hour.(Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral take about 30 minutes each).
It's a walking tour, so no transportation is needed. However, we might take a bus/metro ride in case your hotel is located far from the tour itinerary.
A professional tour guide, friendly atmosphere and happy smiles.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1500 Russian ruble - The Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral charge 250 RUB per person for the admission.
You would need about 500 RUB for a coffee break (the average price for a cup of coffee is 200-300 RUB). It's good to have some pocket money for your souvenirs shopping, WC, or transportation.
In most places you can pay by card (American Express is not accepted in most places, but VISA and Master Card work everywhere).
Museum admissions (250 RUB for one museum per adult), any meals (coffee break), transportation expenses, WC.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language.
I am not permitted to guide if the customer does not have a guided tour ticket in such museums as The Hermitage, Peterhof Grand Palace, Catherine Palace, Yusupov Palace.
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Natalia has given us with much expertise, enthusiasm and her very sympathetic way to convey information / background knowledge a very good fundament to discover this fantastic city. This city tour ( the best we ever have make in our long life ) is very helpful and a must do for every tourist who want to see and learn more, than only the typical standard tours without high quality and competence. Thank you very much, Natalia, for an unforgettable day.