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St Petersburg: Private City Sightseeing Tour

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St Petersburg: Private City Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 81.67 per person

Join a private city tour that will take you to the most important attractions in St. Petersburg’s city center, including St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, and Peter and Paul Fortress.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, German
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.
Private group


  • Choose to explore the city on foot or by car, and get a great overview of the city with both
  • Skip the line at major attractions and sights in the old city center
  • Step back in time on a history tour and let your private guide tell you about the history and importance of all the landmarks
  • Visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, and the Peter and Paul Fortress
Full description
St. Petersburg is a pilgrimage site for lovers of beauty. Explore St. Petersburg with a local guide and spend a half-day driving or walking the streets of this magnificent city, stopping at its major monuments and landmarks. Continue this marvelous tour inside Church of the Savior, reminding of picturesque facades of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It contains the biggest amount of mosaics worldwide – over 7500 square meters.  On Nevsky Prospect, the city's main avenue filled with shops, restaurants, churches and majestic palaces, see the famous Gostiny Dvor. See Kazan Cathedral and learn something new about Russian religion, the internal structure of the Russian Church. The Cathedral resembles Vatican City's St. Peter’s Basilica and is St. Petersburg's main church. Later arrive at the heart of the city: Palace Square, which strongly influenced the country during the three Russian Revolutions. The fascinating Hermitage Museum is situated here and is home to many sites like the Winter Palace, a true masterpiece of Russian baroque. See a panorama of the main river Neva. On the opposite bank is Vasilievsky Island, site of the former city port, Stock Exchange building, palaces and museums as well as the Academy of Sciences and the University. Next, visit the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman dedicated to Peter the Great and the majestic St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the third highest in the world, topped with a cupola gilded in 100 kg of gold with another 300 kg for interior decoration. The tour includes visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, a unique historical place built as a military fortress that eventually became a prison for political prisoners. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the tallest building in the city, is the burial place of the Romanov dynasty dating all the way back to Peter I, who founded the city.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional private guide service
  • Comfortable private transportation (if option selected)
  • Express pass entry to Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance to the Colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the cathedral in Peter and Paul Fortress
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is not suitable for cruise passengers as it does not offer port pick-up and drop off, nor the required blanket visa
  • This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group
  • Hotel pickup is possible and can be organized if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg, or a maximum of 5 km away from it
  • Tour options include a 4-hour tour by car, a 5-hour walking tour, or a 5-hour walking tour plus cruise ticket valid for 24 hours.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Great tour. Our guide Andrey is not only a knowledgeable historian, but he’s also fun and speaks excellent Spanish

July 15, 2019

We had Xenia. We walked with her for 5.5 hours. Her English was excellent, she was like a living guidebook, and had the most pleasant personality.

June 23, 2019

Gorgeous tour guide!

June 10, 2018

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