Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 4 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' St. Petersburg from the eyes of our expert guides during this 4-hour half day tour. Your professional historian guide will not bother you with tons of facts rather tell you urban legends, interesting stories and funny jokes! Believe us, many of these stories you will bring back home.

This amazing 4-hour tour will take you through the city streets, taking in some of St Petersburg's top attractions. City tour will cover main spots:
• The Hermitage Museums: It is the Museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852
• Nevsky prospect: It is the main street in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning of the road to Novgorod and Moscow
• Peter and Paul’s fortress: The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740
• The grand panorama of the Neva
• Smolny cathedral: Smolny Convent or Smolny Convent of the Resurrection, located on Ploschad Rastrelli, on the bank of the River Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia, consists of a cathedral and a complex of buildings surrounding it, originally intended for a convent
• Palace square: Palace Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire
• Neva embankment
• The Bronze Horsemen: It is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg
• St. Isaac's Cathedral: Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Meeting Point: The Alexander Column in the middle of the Palace Square

Departure Time

Between 9-9:30am
You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact time.

Voucher info

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


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


06 Feb, 2017

The tour was great and the pace was easy to follow and not tiring. The guide we had, Anna, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learnt a lot about the city and saw all the sights we wanted to see. I highly recommend this tour!

Tony H

20 May, 2017

It would have been five star, but we had a mix up with the timmings at the start. Once we got underway though our guide was fantastic. It was not the usual, date followed by architect, followed by someone you had never heard of, this was a really interesting tour with local stories interspersed with personal recollections. Our guide really knew her stuff and who would have thought we even went on the beach, the water was a bit cold though to go for a swim. We navigated our way through some off the beaten track sights taking in a picnic spot with the achitects of St Petersburg before seeing some very detailed models of what they built. We ended up going for ride home on the metro with the guide who took us up what must be one of the longest escalators in the world - over three minutes to the top. A highly recommended personal tour of this great city.

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