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Saint Petersburg: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Saint Petersburg: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 72 per person

Enjoy the private 1–day tour which can be fully tailored to your needs. Enjoy admission to the most popular places without queuing with other travelers, discover the unknown St Petersburg and find new friends.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up in the lobby of your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover St. Petersburg with a private, full-day tour
  • See the Hermitage Museum and discover the great works within its walls
  • Go to the Church of the Spilled Blood, the site where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and learn about the founding of the city
  • Admire the marvelous exterior of St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Customize your tour with visits to sites that interest you the most
Full description
Your private tour guide will meet you in the hall of your hotel with your name on the card, after that you will decide on your program and sights you would like to visit. From now on, you can completely rely on your professional guide and let them take you on a tour to discover the history of St Petersburg. Tell your guide about the places you wish to see as soon as possible in order to avoid queuing at entrances and to order admissions in advance. Your tour operator will order your tickets in advance so that you will not have to wait in the queue (please, not that price does not include admissions). Must-see sights: Church on the Spilled Blood, St Isaac's cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, Yusupov palace, Russian Museum, Faberge Museum, Alexander-Nevsky Lavra, River, and Canal tour. Apart from that, you can spend your day in Hermitage or visit Imperial residences outside of St Petersburg (Catherine's palace and park, Pavlovsk Palace and park, Peterhof Palace and park or Gatchina castle and park).
  • Private guide (for 8 hours)
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Admission fees (if any)
  • Visa-free paper handling (cruise ship passengers only)
  • Driver's services for 4 hours (for cruise ship passengers)
  • Taxi from the cruise port
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please note, if you are a cruise ship passenger traveling to Russia without a visa then you will be charged an additional fee for the visa-free paperwork. You will also be charged an additional fee for a driver to transport you from the cruise port to the city center (30-minute drive)
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

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Wonderful walking tour with out guide Natalia.She picked us up from our Hotel and then took us to all the major attractions of the city - The church of the spilled blood,St.Issacs Cathedral,Kazan Cathedral,Main Nevsky street,Hermitage,Palace Square.We had lunch at an Indian Restaurant (Namaste Restaurant).We had an evening boat tour so she showed us the way to Fontanka.She had good knowledge about the city and spoke good english.The tour does no include any entrance tickets or lunches so please beware that is on top of your tour cost.It is all walking tour.Being a Monday the Hermitage was closed.I also wanted to goto Petergof Palace though the price was coming out to be high for that. Overall a great tour with a great guide though its a bit expensive i would say.

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August 16, 2018

A fantastic way to see the city with a great guide

We were picked up by Daria from our hotel lobby, and spent the day with her (just the three of us) walking around St Petersburg. It was a fantastic introduction to everything the city has to offer - so useful to get a knowledgeable local to provide those additional details that a guide book could never tell you. Would 100% recommend this to anyone visiting the city, especially given the amount of people that speak very little English.

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January 9, 2017

It was excellent.

Our guide Marijana was very friendly and also very proffesional. She told us about history of St. Petersburg - datas and very interesting facts. Of course, she also knew where to lead us through to be faster and not to stuck in the crowd if not needed. So, I warmly recommend her (company UlkoTours).

October 28, 2015

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