Main sights and everyday life
Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You don't have to take my word for it- see it with your own eyes during a sightseeing tour around the downtown. You'll see the city's most famous palaces and churches, streets and squares. I'll tell you about the beginning of St. Petersburg, the time of Catherine the Great, the Russian Revolution and World War II.
Apart from Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square, we'll get a chance to visit one of the active Orthodox Churches, farmer's market and do a subway trip in the deepest and very ornate subway. And of course we'll have a lot of picture stops in the famous places! The weather is not very important as you'll be in a car/mini van. This tour is ideal if it is your very first day in St. Petersburg, as it can help you to plan your future days.
If you'd like a walking tour around the downtown - contact me, I'll be glad to take you around!
During the tour we'll see Palace Square, the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, Mariinsky Theatre, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Peter and Paul Fortress, monument to Peter the Great(Bronze Horseman), Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Savior on the Blood Church, Smolny Cathedral. We'll be driving most of the time with picture stops and we'll go inside St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral or Kazan Cathedral, visit farmer's market near the house where Dostoevsky had his last apartment (now it is an apartment-museum).
We can do a subway trip to see a couple of nicely decorated stations in the deepest subway in the world, have a coffee break in the local pie shop and taste delicious and very popular pies and have some time for souvenir shopping or a stroll in Nevsky Prospect.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
It can take a little bit longer or shorter depending on the traffic in the city.
Comfortable AC car or mini bus depends on how many people are in your party.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 rubles - You can use credit cards in most places
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.
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We loved spending a morning touring St. Petersburg with Irina! She is warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgable about St. Petersburg's history, churches and historical sites. She took our family of four around efficiently, tailored the tour to our interests, and taught us all interesting facts about her city. She is a wonderful tour guide and we recommend her highly.