Vasilyevsky Island

Enter your dates to find available activities

Vasilyevsky Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    1. Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    Discover Saint Petersburg like a true local with an informative walk. Uncover the stories of the city’s past and present as you follow your guide through the historical center. Meet your guide right next to Palace Square. Learn about the main residence of the tsars of the Russian Empire and the famous State Hermitage Museum from your guide. Admire the panorama of the magnificent River Neva. Find out the main waterway of the city, its bridges and learn of the catastrophic floods the river caused the city. See the birthplace of Saint-Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the former city port on the Spit of Basil Island. Stop in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and hear about the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II. Then, continue walking along the paths of the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Fontanka River Embankment and the main street of the city, the Nevsky Pr...

  • St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    This comprehensive tour offers you the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city as possible in a day's sightseeing. All of your exploration will be conducted from the comfort of a car or minivan and accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites, beginning with the neoclassical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral. You can observe the geometry of the Palace Square, and visit the oldest construction in St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul's Fortress. Following that you'll see the burial vault of the Romanov family, before visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The tour also includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon you'll go on a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world: the State H...

    We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

  • Saint Petersburg: Private Half-Day Tour with Faberge Museum

    3. Saint Petersburg: Private Half-Day Tour with Faberge Museum

    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will head toward the Nevsky prospect, the main artery of Saint-Petersburg. While admiring the beauty of the Nevsky Prospect and the hundreds of canals and streets coming off it, your guide will provide you a brief history of the founding of the city and how it became the capital of the Russian Empire. After you reach the famous Hermitage Museum on the Palace Square and admire the architectural wonders of Bartolomeo Rastrelli, head down the Palace Embankment toward the statue of the Bronze Horseman (Peter the Great) on the Thunder Stone. From here, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view seeing Vasilyevsky Island and The Menshikov Palace on the other side of Neva River. From the monument, your guide will take you to the Kazan Cathedral, which was modeled on the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Continue down Griboyedov Emban...

    Our guide Roufina was very kindness and she is very professionnal . She knows very well the history of Russia and she gave us very complete informations and she answered to all our questions with sweet delicatesse. And she speaks very fluently French language which is different from others guide . She love her job and contact with people. Next time when we will come back to St. Petersburg we will ask to your company to be with her for our excursions . Best regards Thierry and laurence

  • St Petersburg VIP Night Tour by Limousine

    4. St Petersburg VIP Night Tour by Limousine

    Your Limousine tour will begin with pick-up from your hotel at 23:00. Night illumination makes the city particularly beautiful, so you will see St Petersburg at its best. Discover the embankments and avenues, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Vasilyevsky Island is another beautiful and popular site at this hour. The city is situated on 42 islands, so there are many bridges. Major bridges are over the river Neva, lighting up at night in sequence (all in all 13 bridges), and this performance is definitely worth seeing! All stops will be made according to your wishes. An English-speaking guide will accompany you without intruding upon your privacy. In the bar you will find wine, sweets and chocolate - all you need for a romantic evening. We will drop you off at your hotel at midnight.

  • Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

    5. Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

    Discover St. Petersburg from a new perspective as you kayak down its main water arterial, the Neva River. As you float down the pristine river, gaze at the sprawling Winter Palace, which hosts the 2nd-largest collection of art in the world. Learn of centuries of history as you pass the Peter and Paul Fortress, an 18th century fortification built by Russian Czars.  Enjoy vast panoramas of the city only possible from the water as your guide leads you throughout St. Petersburg. At the end of your 2-hour tour, you’ll end up at the Aurora, the legendary cruiser that signaled the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917. After a unique photo-op in front of the cruiser, you’ll hop out of the water, having experienced St. Petersburg in a way that few have.

  • St. Petersburg: Private Canals Speedboat Rental

    6. St. Petersburg: Private Canals Speedboat Rental

    Your tour will begin as your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel, before accompany you to the pier and helping you with the renting process. After receiving all the necessary explanations and safety instructions at the pier, you will be ready to embark your comfortable snow-white speedboat. Each participant will receive a life jacket, and in addition, you will have a river-range transceiver for safe divergence from other boats. It is recommend that you take your guide with you, as they will help you to find your way. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, your guide will share all of his/her knowledge of the city with you. You will be free to stand at the helm of your vessel, from where you will enjoy complete freedom of navigation along the Neva River, as well as numerous canals of this "Northern Venice". On your way, you will see the most ...

  • St. Petersburg: Baltic Cruise around Vasilyevsky Island

    7. St. Petersburg: Baltic Cruise around Vasilyevsky Island

    See the city from its seaside on an informative and entertaining ride through Neva River, the Gulf of Finland, and around Vasilievskiy Island. Listen to commentary in English and Russian and enjoy pleasant background music. To access the audio in English, please ask the crewman for an individual audioguide.  The seaside sights of the Gulf of Finland are world-renowned. Gaze upon the tallest tower of Saint Petersburg, Gazprom. Pass by the public port with its spectacular cruise liners. Get the most out of your trip to Saint Petersburg with this 2-hour Baltic cruise.

Other Sightseeing Options in Vasilyevsky Island

Want to discover all there is to do in Vasilyevsky Island? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Vasilyevsky Island

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

Our guide Roufina was very kindness and she is very professionnal . She knows very well the history of Russia and she gave us very complete informations and she answered to all our questions with sweet delicatesse. And she speaks very fluently French language which is different from others guide . She love her job and contact with people. Next time when we will come back to St. Petersburg we will ask to your company to be with her for our excursions . Best regards Thierry and laurence

Alexandra was knowledgeable, friendly and it was a great experience

We had a great time with Alexandra, she was a constant source of knowledge and insight. She was vey friendly and very happy to answer our endless questions about all the places we visited. The weather was really cold and she regularly checked to see that we were ok. In addition she recommended some sights to see by ourselves and gave us some excellent restaurant suggestions. She really brought our trip to St Petersburg alive and we would very much recommend her ;) Thank you.