Saint Petersburg City Centre Walking tour

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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Your means of transportation have to allow you moving along busy city streets on your own, or you should be accompanied by a pusher.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (conversational), Russian (fluent)

A unique possibility to explore the city and its genuine life at your own pace!

What can be better than strolling along the center of this miraculous city, being able to make a pause, or turn away from the scheduled itinerary to find out something new and unusual? If you want to throw yourself into the real life of the city - this tour is for you.

During the tour, you will walk along the major street of the city - Nevsky Prospect, built up with amazing palaces, churches, and cathedrals - symbols of Imperial capital of Russia. We'll drop into our famous well-courtyards to see the flip side of this glittering coin.

You'll enjoy opulent interiors of the best food store of Saint Petersburg - Merchant's Elyseev's Grocery Store, which supplied Russian aristocracy and the Royal Court with the best quality food, and we'll visit our renowned Church on Spilled Blood - a real masterpiece under the open sky - famous for its unforgettable mosaics.

Be ready for the weather surprises. And take note that this tour is not available on Wednesdays.


This is, probably, the most flexible tour you can find. A possible itinerary looks like this:

11:00 - Meeting hour, start of the tour
11:30 - strolling along Nevsky prospect, outside view of the Admiralty, Stroganoff Palace
12:00 - drop into Pyshechnaya (Russian Doughnuts), Soviet-style coffee and pyshka as a small snack
12:30 - Inside visit to Church on Spilled Blood
13:00 - continuation of the tour, view of Arts Square, Merchant's yard, a monument to Catherine the Great
13:30 - drop into Merchant Elyseev's Grocery Store
14:00 - Walk across Anichkov Bridge, stroll down Nevsky, through well-courtyards to Uprising Square
15:00 - end of the tour

I can always arrange the itinerary according to your personal demands and interests.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Metro Station "Admiralteyskaya" or "Ploschad Vosstaniya"

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Metro Station "Admiralteyskaya" or "Ploschad Vosstaniya"

Duration: 4 hours

In case of hard frosts and heavy rains, the duration of the tour can be reduced.


walking, public transport if needed

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Note that kids under 6 y.o. are free of charge.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 rub - You might need cash for buying a bus or trolleybus ticket, (you can do it right on board) and for some food and snacks. Pay attention, they do not accept credit cards in our public transport, except metro. In "Pyshechnaya" also only cash is accepted.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Private tour guide Olga

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