Feel the atmosphere of Christmas in Saint-Petersburg!
In the course of this 5-hour walking tour we will enjoy the winter vibes along the main streets of Saint-Petersburg, Nevsky prospect, Palace embankment, Admiralty embankment and many more. We will see all the beautiful and magic decorations, the main Christmas tree of the city on the Palace square. After that we will visit the Winter palace (Hermitage museum) with it's Royal Chambers and also we will explore the insides of the Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral.
After that we can try Russian street food on the outdoor Christmas market - doughnuts, panckaces, Christmas pies, mulled wine or herbal tea. If you wish, we can also go to the skating rink while exploring Saint-Petersburg Christmas market.
At the end of the day I can take you to the opera & ballet theatre to enjoy the Nutcracker performance (not included in the price of the tour).
12:00 - Meeting with the guide, going to the Winter palace (by foot)
12:30 - 15:00 - Guided tour in the Winter palace (Hermitage museum)
15:00 - Visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood
16:00 - Visit to St. Isaacs cathedral
17:00 - Visit to the Christmas Market on New Holland island, Free time for the ice skating
*19:30 - OPTIONAL - Nutcracker ballet performance at Mariinsky theatre or Hermitage museum theatre or Mikhailovsky theatre - TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED
** Message me to get information about tickets and the playbill
*** Note that Hermitage museum is CLOSED on Mondays (we can visit the Russian Art museum instead) and the Churches are CLOSED on Wednesdays (We can visit the Kazan cathedral and just the colonnade of St. Isaacs cathedral instead)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
The tour can take the whole day if you decide to add the Tickets to the ballet performance and visit the Mariinsky opera and ballet theatre at the end of the day
No transportation included, this is a walking tour
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Rubles - For the Christmas market - gifts, souvenirs, snacks
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks