One day enjoying the city lifestyle at places only locals know
Discover the city off the beaten track! Spend the best time having real Saint Petersburg day. Surrounded by locals, exploring neighborhoods, learning interesting facts about Russian history, culture and modern life. . . sounds great, doesn't it?
On our Off the Beaten Track tour you will get the idea of a real Saint Petersburg. I will take you by inner yards, street art, workshops, little churches and quiet squares without losing sight of the great architecture of this incredible open-air museum that I call home. Oh, and we will pass by some buildings so well known by our president. Do you know that Putin is originally from Saint Petersburg?
Every stop will give us the opportunity to talk about what makes this district such peculiar part of Saint Petersburg. I will reveal to you hidden secrets and anecdotes as well as insight how locals live their lives now here.
The tour starts in the morning at 11am and in the evening at 5pm
During our walking tour we will talk about myths and legends of the city.
-walk through hidden peaceful local yards
-see street art
-visit an art gallery
-greet Queen Elizabeth
-see signs of Stalin's repressions
-make a wish that will come true for sure
-see the scariest place of the city-KGB building
-have a metro ride and see why our subway is called "underground palace"
-see an abandoned church
-get on a safe roof to see the panorama of the city
-visit typical markets and stores only go
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
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The day we spent with Irene was much more than what we had expected! The places she took us to were very well chosen and showed us a side of the city we never would have seen. Irene quickly sensed what we would be interested in and adapted her suggestions quickly. Our 14-year old girl was so happy that Irene took us to places that really spoke to her. Irene is perfectly fluent in Spanish and English, and her candid insights into the fantastic city of St.Petersburg and modern Russia were very enlightening.