Insider's tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

576459


Categories

Shopping, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

a informal walking tour to try non-touristy local life


You will experience local life, visiting places where locals go (markets, stores, churches, yards, subway etc). and try yummy local Russian food. You will definitely learn more about Russians and have a new viewpoint of Saint-Petersburg

This tour can be customized for cruiseship passangers. It can be combined with any of my other tours

Itinerary

Meeting at Palace Square by Alexander Column, where all the most important public events are held.
Visit to a local farmers' market, where you can enjoy the variety of fruit, vegetables, fish and try local pickled things. You will probably also see half legal side street market.
Subway ride to see several old Soviet palace like stations and some new ones including the world's second deepest metro station.
Walk through the famous "well" yards and a story of local appartments including kommunalkas.
Time for coffee break to try local specialties - Russian pies and/or Leningrad doughnats
Stroll along Newsky Prospekt - main meeting point for most locals.
Visiting stores where locals shop only for special occasions - exquisite Eliseews Delicatessen and Passage Store.
Visit to an active church and a story of religious local life.
"Palace of children" and how education system works.
Small cat monuments so much loved in the city of cat owners.
Local artists' market

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Palace Square, by Alexander column, on the side of the Hermitage (Winter Palace). If you stay in the city center we can agree to meet in your hotel

End Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Newski Prospekt, or your hotel

Duration: 4 hours

the duration of a tour is 4 hours including 1-2 short coffee breaks

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400 Russian ruble - For snack and subway

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Private tour guide Olga

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