Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

Check Availability

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


This 5-hour private St Petersburg tour is best way to enjoy the legendary city of Gogol, Pushkin and Dostoevsky and to walk through the most historical sights of the city. 

Meet your knowledgeable local guide in hotel lobby who can customize the tour for you. Then, set on a historic journey to uncover many secrets about the local history and life.

On this walking tour you will see the city's main attractions and monuments and get an inside perspective on the local landmarks. Explore Kazan Cathedral, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Palace Square, Beloselsky Beloozersky Palace, Anichkov Palace, monument to Catherine the Great, beautiful bridges, canals and striking equestrian statues.

Drop into Eliseev Emporium for the mouth-watering desserts and chocolate souvenirs. Try the best coffee in the coffee capital of Russia. Finish the tour with a traditional lunch in literary cafe (not included in tour).

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  

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.  

10am - Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.

10.30am - The tour starts with visiting the most ancient and vibrant street of St Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect. It is also one of the widest and longest streets of the city, which is known as a central shopping street and the hub of the city's entertainment and nightlife.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

11.00am - Then admire the exquisite architecture and luxury interior of Eliseev Emporium, immerse yourself in the historical atmosphere of the Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace and Hermitage (from the outside).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Take in the views of St Isaac’s Cathedral

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Hear fun facts and stories from your guide about the Winter Palace and Hermitage (from the outside).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gostiny Dvor, 35, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

12.00pm - Stroll through the largest and oldest shopping center of St Petersburg, Gostiny Dvor, also known as Northern GUM.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: RIver Fontanka Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia

1.00pm - Break for Russian traditional lunch in the coziest cafe in town (optional, not included in tour)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anichkov Palace Saint Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity, Nevskiy Ave., 39 m. Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191023 Russia

2.00pm - See two amazing parks, three legendary cathedrals, four embankments and many beautiful bridges and squares. Your guide will tell you interesting fun facts about the history of Russia and fascinating stories behind top attractions. 

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment, Admiralty Embankment, St. Petersburg 199155 Russia

Walk along Neva embankment to see: Palace Embankment, Griboedova Channel,  Admiralty Embankment.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia

See picturesque Moika Embankment and Lebyazhya Kanavka Embankment.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building, Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Check from outside (and optionally see from inside some of the places): The Hermitage, Triumphal Arch.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

See the buildings of Imperial Army General Staff and Royal Guards’ General Staff.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Guard Lions At The Admiralty Embankment, Admiralty Embankment, St. Petersburg 199155 Russia

Snap pictures of the legendary Grand Lions, the Admiralty, the Admiralty Garden and the monumental Alexander column.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: New Michael Palace, Dvortsovaya Embankment, 18, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

Explore Iron Horseman, Michael Palace, Catholic Church of St. Catherine. See New Michael Palace from outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Marble Palace, Millionnaya St., 5/11, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

See from outside the Marble Palace, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Laval House On The Angliyskaya Embankment, Angliyskaya Embankment, 4, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

3.00pm - Finish the tour at Moika Embankment or English Embankment that are left for dessert as one of the most scenic places in the city where you can take breathtaking shots of the surrounding views. Your guide can help you get a river boat ride, if you like. 

Duration: 5 minutes

  • All taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private tour
  • 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
  • Entrance fees (if any, based on your preferences)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building
  • Entry/Admission - New Michael Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Marble Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Laval House On The Angliyskaya Embankment
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • 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.


5 hours

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

User's Reviews

Alex O

12 Jul, 2016

Tour gave a great overview of Russian history, with focus on Saint Petersburg. Guide Valery was very friendly and knowledgeable, and had good recommendations for other activities after the tour. Highly recommend.

User's Picture Gallery

Similar Packages