St Petersburg Private Tour: Full-Day Walking Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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


Meet your private local guide in hotel lobby who will gladly customize your experience.

Discover UNESCO World Heritage–listed treasures in Russia on this private 8-hour St. Petersburg walking tour. 

St Petersburg is synonymous with canals, which means bridges, embankments and beautiful panoramic views are high up on the must-do list. And this is just the beginning of a perfect St Petersburg itinerary

Follow your knowledgeable guide through St. Petersburg and take in over 20 top attractions and must-see places including the Alexander Column, Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace, the Eliseev Emporium and the Nevsky Prospect. Admire key sights of religious significance like the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Kazan Cathedral, then stroll along winding pathways through pretty Michael Garden. 

Rebalance and relax in parks and gardens.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

10.00am Meet your private guide at your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel, then set off into the city on foot to begin your tour. Explore the vibrant culture and centuries of rich history found in St. Petersburg, considered among Russia’s most impressive cities.

10.30am Take in top attractions including Alexander Column, the Neo-Baroque Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace, the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alexander Column, Dvortsovaya Square metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia

Snap a memorable photo at the beautiful Alexander Column

Duration: 10 minutes

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

See Alexander Column, General Staff Building and Winter Palace. You may want to check out the Hermitage with you expert guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Learn about the historical heritage of the Northern capital of Russia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

12.00pm Marvel at popular sites of religious significance including the 19th-century Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Enjoy the impressive architecture of Russian cathedral.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia

2.00-3.00pm Break for a Russian traditional lunch in a cozy restaurant - either with Soviet theme or modern trendy place (not included in tour).

Duration: 1 hour

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

See St Isaac’s Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral, and gain insight into Russia’s Orthodox beliefs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palace Bridge, Bolshaya Neva River Emb., St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

4.00pm Explore Palace Square, Palace Bridge and Palace Embankment.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Take in the views that Russian Emperors used to enjoy.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

Stroll along the banks of the Moika River to the Nevsky Prospect and discover the Art Nouveau architecture at the Eliseev Emporium. See Yusupov Palace from outside (if you want to go inside, tickets must be purchased in advance so please write us in comments)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anichkov Bridge, Fontanka River across Nevskiy Ave., St. Petersburg Russia

Along the way, admire the detailed sculptures and elegant ironwork of Anichkov Bridge.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

See Anichkov palace from outside and admire this architectural gem.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mikhailovsky Garden, Sadovaya street, 1 Mikhailovsky Palace, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

5.30pm Stroll through the shade of the pretty Michael Garden to recharge.

Duration: 1 hour

  • 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
  • Metro tickets
  • Entrance fees (if any, depending on your preferences)
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of the metro
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • From May to August, witness the raising of the illuminated bridges, one of the most spectacular sights in the city. (Applicable only if you start between 6pm and 7pm)
  • From May to July, enjoy the legendary White Nights of St. Petersburg festival. (Applicable only if you start between 6pm and 7pm).
  • 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
  • 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
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.
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.


8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Meredith B

28 Jun, 2016

The only and one of the biggest downsides is that the tour includes transportation to the first walking tour site and it does not. You have to pay your own way, using Taxi in order to begin the excursion. However, transportation seemed to be included.

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