Guided tour

St Petersburg Highlight Tour

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

St Petersburg Highlight Tour

From US$ 90 per person

Discover the grandeur and majesty of St Petersburg on this private 4-hour tour. Accompanied by a professional guide you will explore this fascinating city and its amazing highlights.

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Duration 4 hours
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Your hotel in St Petersburg
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • See majestic St Petersburg in a luxury of a private vehicle and a company of a local licensed guide
  • Marvel at the beauty and symmetry of Peter the Great’s imperial capital
  • See the extravagant St Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Drive along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s busiest street, lined with beautiful buildings, shops and restaurants
  • See Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the birthplace of this amazing city
  • Visit the site of the famous Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, a rare and beautiful example of a traditional Russian church
Full description
Compared to the ancient cities of Europe or Russia, St Petersburg, which celebrated its 300 anniversary in 2003, is relatively young. This is not to say that the city lacks in historical or architectural beauty. Built by the enlightened Tsar Peter the Great as his new capital, the city is considered Russia’s most European. It is a product of Peter’s attempts to make Russia as culturally important as other European states. Designed and build in one go the city is triumph of architectural and organizational balance, seeing it often called the Paris of Russia. A must-see of this beautiful city is the stunning Winter Palace. This magnificent green, white and gold building constructed in the Russian Baroque style was the official residence of the tsars from Catherine the Great onwards. Catherine the Great later added the Small and Large Hermitages onto the palace as a sanctuary for herself and her private art collection. The Hermitage Museum has grown from a small collection of paintings started by Catherine the Great in 1764, to a massive display of over three million exhibits. They are housed within the splendor of one of the world’s most spectacular palaces. The three floors cover a full range of art from ancient times, to Russian works and 20th century Europe. It also includes a fabulous collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, set against the rich interior of white marble staircases, golden ceilings, crystal chandeliers and elaborate mosaics. There is the amazing Nevsky Prospect, the city’s busiest street, running for 2.8 miles (4.5 km). Today you can find it lined with modern restaurants, movie theatres, restaurants, together with the splendid palaces of the Russian aristocracy. Marvel at the beauty and immensity of St Isaac’s Cathedral, commissioned by Alexander I as the Imperial Cathedral, it took over 40 years to build and it’s easy to see why. Look forward to see the cathedral covered and decorated in the most extravagant manner with the Russian classic style exterior. The splendid interior adorned with red granite columns, exquisite mosaics, painted ceilings, sculptures, frescoe, and a beautiful stained glass window will leave you impressed. You will also have the chance to visit the Peter and Paul Fortres and the Cathedral of the same name that stands within its walls. The fortress was the first built on a small island in the delta by Peter the Great to protect his new capital from the Swedes. However it was also used as a high security prison for political prisoners. Among the first inmates was Peter's own rebellious son Alexei. The list of famous residents also later included Dostoyevsky, Gorkiy, Trotsky and Lenin's older brother Alexander. While within the walls you will also see the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Begun in 1703 it became the burial place of the Russian emperors and members of the Imperial family. The final place of interest is the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, a rare and stunning example of a traditional Orthodox Russian church. Both the interior and exterior of the church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics, designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.
  • Air- conditioned chauffeured transportation
  • Guide services
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-booked admission to Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entrance fee to the Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entrance fee to the Spilled Blood Cathedral
  • Entrance fee to the St Isaac's Cathedral
  • Meals & gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Maximum group size is 6. Private arrangements and discounts for larger groups are available.
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4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Interesting and flexible

When we met our guide we realised that we had already seen some of the attractions. My fault for not reading the email properly. In any case she was pretty relaxed about fitting in with us. She was knowledgeable and the transport was first class. For me, the 10 minutes in the cathedral of St. Nicholas was a highlight.

March 10, 2015

Perfect overview, competent leadership

June 16, 2019


We had a great guide and a very good chaffeur !!!? Anastasia explained everything to us very well and we filled up very safely with her !! Gladly again!!!

September 10, 2018

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