Panoramic private tour and local life experience. Explore St Petersburg by car, on foot, by boat.
This tour has been created to give the idea of everyday life in the city. To do what the locals do and to see what we see, walking up and down big avenues and quiet lanes, sitting at a cafe, buying food at a grocery store or farmers market.
The route passes through the central of St-Petersburg and covers the following sights:
- Nevsky prospect
- The Church on the spilled blood (inside visit)
- Anichkov bridge across Fontanka river
- Kazan Cathedral
- Vassilievsky island (Rostral columns)
- Eliseev grocery store
- Singer house (Central book store)
- Little bridges of Griboedov canal
- Farmers market etc.
- Subway ride
- Canal boat (+ 1 hour to the tour)
The tour includes time for lunch and shopping.
This is the most complete overview of Saint-Petersburg, to see all the highlights we'll drive, walk and do a canal boat.
10:00 Meet by the ship or at the hotel. City tour by car with optional photo stops.
11:00 Inside visit to the Farmers market. Walk in Dostoevsky district. (Short subway ride is optional but would be convinient to get to the next spot, however we can drive or walk. )
12:00 Walk down the main street - Nevsky prospect. Shopping at the grocery store.
13:00 Inside visit to the Spilled blood church.
13:40 Stop for a lunch or coffee.
14:30 Optional stop at the book store in Singer house.
15:00 Walk down the Griboedov canal, across the Bank (Griffon) bridge.
15:30 Soviet style cafeteria with doughnuts - "Pyshechnaya".
16:00 Canal boat trip.
17:30 Return back to the ship/hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, by the ship at the sea port or the address you are staying.
End location: After the tour I will drop you off at the meeting place or in the city center.
Duration: 7 hours
IMPORTANT! Please be informed that Spilled Blood Church is closed for visits on Wednesdays and can be replaced with Peter and Paul Cathedral (burial place of the Romanov family).
Modern air-conditioned car.
- Guide service
- Private car (3 hours)
- Subway ride
- Public transport (if needed)
- Admission to the Spilled blood church
- Canal boat trip
- Coffee and doughnuts.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 RUB - Lunch.
1000 Roubles ($15) per person is an average cost for the lunch in a good cafe/restaurant without alcohol.
- Coffee/snack (optional) ~ 350 Rub
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Anna is a wonderful guide and very personable. Her english is great and her knowledge of the history of St. Petersburg was well informed. Tours by locals is a great way to see a city and also get a feel for the people. I highly recommend Anna.