Explore the cultural capital of Russia and taste bear meat (if you dare)!
What would you see through the window of the bus? What will you feel while the stop lasts only for five minutes and the parking time lasts for half an hour? This tour will make you enjoy the city and indulge your stomach with good food after it!
From the time we meet we will start a long and exciting walking tour around the very heart of the city. We will have time for photo stops, shopping, entering the buildings-all according to your needs and wants, no hurry. I will be telling you the basics of Russian history, culture, mentality, showing you the best places for photos and talking about them. You will walk on the very same streets and paths the Russian Tsar and his advisers did. In the navigation time it is possible to take also a boat trip, you can choose!
By the time we are hungry and tired enough I will suggest you a very good restaurant where you will be able to taste even the bear meat!
The last (optional) step for us will be an evening theater program. I will get you the tickets.
11:00-Meeting and leaving to the point where excursion starts, public transportation
11:30-14:30- We will walk for around three hours, enjoying the city, taking photos, listening to interesting facts about the buildings, history, culture, people, mentality, food. You will not be bored! We will stop at any point you want, do shopping, enter the buildings. You will walk the paths of Tsar his counselors and the dykes and feel the spirits and breath of the city. We will see all the best points of attraction too. Half of the tour can be taken by a channel boat (contact me for details).
14:30-16:30 Dinner at a Russian restaurant, game tasting, wine and the other drinks.
16:30-17:00 We return to agreed upon location.
Optional evening program (custom tour on request)
17:00-18:30 - You can choose to have free time or to go shopping for souvenirs, jewels, fur hats or whatever you can imagine.
18:30 - time to arrive at the theater.
19:00-21:00 -Theater program.
21:00-21:30- End of tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
It can be 6 hours without evening program or up to 11 hours with evening program (!for the tour with evening program contact me to make a custom tour for you!) Also keep in mind that the minimum notice for the tour with the theater program could be more than three days, it depends on the tickets availability.
This is a walking tour.
Public transportation as needed (buses, metro).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 RUR - Admission costs (if you would like to visit some museum on the way)
Restaurant food and drinks costs
I am not a driver guide but I can make transportation arrangements.
I cannot guide inside museums at the moment.
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We had a wonderful time on our tour with Diana. She went out of her way to customize our experience and ensure we were able to see the things most interesting to our somewhat unusual tastes. She was such a wonderful person with a bright personality and easy-going manner. We really feel like we have a new friend in Russia and would certainly ask for her again on future trips to St. Petersburg.