2 Days in St Petersburg with Private Expert Guide

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 2 days
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This private 2-day St Petersburg tour (5 hours each day) includes visiting the best tourist attractions: Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac's Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect, the Hermitage and much more. 

Imperial history, aristocratic environment, the legendary Peterhof - it’s all here in St Petersburg.

Envelope yourself with the charming atmosphere of most stunning cities of Russia – St Petersburg and Peterhof, which are respectively called “The Venice of the North” and “The Rival to Versailles” (in summer time only).

You will also have a chance to see the city from a local perspective, walking the off the beaten paths, through impressive gardens and old streets of the city, breathe in the historical air of the place and be mesmerized by the fascinating architecture of the cathedrals and the Peterhof Palace. Try authentic local food in cozy restaurants. 

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you 


Day 1: St Petersburg Private Tour. Day 1 - City Observation Tour

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
This private walking tour will be a lifetime experience, which will open a new unique perspective on the two most elegant cities in Russia – St Petersburg and Peterhof. This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. 
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
On the first day of the tour your friendly local guide will take you on a breathtaking journey through the Nevskiy prospect, Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and the Hermitage
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
Learn about the culture and history of St Petersburg
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
See one of the most beautiful cathedrals in St Petersburg
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
You will hear many stories about the most famous sites, learn a lot of intriguing controversial facts about the history of Russia and get an insight into a local Petersburg life.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
Fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of St Petersburg. From cobbled streets near Nevsky Prospect to panoramic vistas on Palace Square, St Petersburg is a historical jewel and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of royal Russia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gostiny Dvor, 35, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
You can indulge in Russian cuisine and have lunch at a beautiful café, loved by the bohemian elite. You can also stop for a coffee break any time you want.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: St Petersburg Private Tour. Day 2 - Peterhof Tour

Stop At: Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Razvodnaya ul., d. 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
On the second day you will discover the beauty of the legendary Peterhof fountains, Grand Palace, Monplaisir, Peterhof’s Ermitage, Marly Palace, Cottage Palace and more.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia
You will enjoy a closer introduction to the Neva river and take a 45-minute high-speed hydrofoil tour down the Neva (extra cost).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
Visit the awe-inspiring Peterhof. See one of the most famous attractions of Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Russian pride – Peterhof Palace, where you can take many scenic pictures of the golden statue of Samson bravely grasping the jaws of a lion.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
Take in the legendary fountains: the black and white chessboard design cascade, the fountain featuring Chinese dragons, the fountain depicting Neptune – God of the Sea, and also enjoy listening to the fun facts and fascinating stories about the royal family and the Official Imperial Residence which your local guide will share with you.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum, Nizhniy Park, 4, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198510 Russia
You can have a lunch at one of the nearby cafes in aristocratic environment. 

St Petersburg and Peterhof are two famous historical cities, the residences of many outstanding personalities - sculptors, writers, artists, painters - and the habitat of the royal families of Russia.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Marly Palace, Razvodnaya ul., d. 2 Peterhof, State Museum Preserve,, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
The tour is perfect for first-time visitors and will show you the city’s most iconic sights. Discover some of St Petersburg's best-kept secrets.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cottage Palace, Razvodnaya, 2 Alexandria Park, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
With this 2-day tour in St Petersburg you will explore all the best things two cities have to offer and will remember it as the most enriching tour in your life.

After the tour your guide can take you back to the hotel or you can finish the tour at some place in downtown St Petersburg, if you like. 
Duration: 5 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private 2-day tour - 5 hours each day
  • Multiple start times available
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Iconic places for photo shoot
  • Flexible customizable itinerary
  • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
  • Meeting in the hotel lobby

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Marly Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Cottage Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.

Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


21 Apr, 2019

Andrey our guide fetched us promptly and on time from our hotel for, what proved to be a fully immersive and amazing walking tour of all the main sights , palaces and museums St Petersburg has to offer. We would fully recommend this tour to all who have good mobility as there is a large amount of walking involved! However the walking was very worthwhile as we saw so much more than you would in a car or bus. I'm sure the 48 hours would not have been as good without our guide Andrey, as his knowledge humour and helpful tips made it a wonderful 2 days!


28 Aug, 2018

We were in St. Petersburg for two days and used a private guide (Anna) through La Vacanza Travel. My advice upon visiting St. Peterburg is that one should hire a private guide to see the area. Ship cruises put enormous amounts of people in all of the main attractions. A private guide like Anna will lead you through the main areas - avoiding lines; keeping you going rather than standing around the main attractions. Our guide, Anna, was great in leading us to the main attractions. One cannot really do St. Petersburg on their own; the main tours or ship tours have to many people - one may feel like cattle touring the sites. La Vacanza Travel = private guide = great tour and experience


09 Jul, 2018

Danil was a great tour guide for us and spoke English very well too! Danil made things very easy for us, as he met us in our hotel lobby both days, and even used his personal vehicle to show us around on the 2nd day. Danil showed us several of the main sights and spent extra time with us, we enjoyed meeting him and even become facebook friends!

Adolfo L

22 Jun, 2018

We highly recommend this tour. In particular, since we were traveling with our kids, it was important to skip the lines at the entrance of museums and attractions. Having your own local guides makes the travel experience more enjoyable.

The local guides Andrei and Maria were excellent and knew the city very well. They accommodated our requests in terms of time management and provided good restaurant and shopping options

The booking experience with La Vacanza Travel/Friendly Local guides was also very simple.

John K

27 Mar, 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic time with Pauline in St Petersburg. She took us to the most amazing places, like the Church on Spilled Blood, Hermitage, Nevskiy Prospect, Peter and Paul Fortress and many, many other beautiful and interesting things. She accomodated our every wish.
Pauline really went out of her way to make our visit extra special, and was a delight to spend the time with.
Our very, very deepest thanks to her for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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