What To Expect
This tour of the grand and imperial Saint Petersburg will start from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River, stop at the Spit of Saint Basil Island. From the Spit enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment, with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent Saint Petersburg landmarks, including Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.
With your local guide, you will pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors and members of their families, from Peter the Great onwards. Pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. The church was built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
Continue along Nevsky Prospect, the city's busiest street, and home to restaurants, theaters, museums and splendid palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy. Learn more about the local perspective and more Saint Petersburg history along the way. Pass the Stroganoff Palace where the famous beef stroganoff dish was invented.
We stop our Saint Petersburg tour as we break for lunch (not included) in a Russian fast food place. Why not try a traditional dish like borsch (soup), blinis (pancakes), or beef stroganoff? After lunch, we continue our walking tour towards Saint Isaac's Square to see its beautiful cathedral. Saint Isaac's Cathedral is a great example of late period classical architecture, and is richly decorated with sculptures, high relieves, oil paintings and mosaics. The cathedral used to be the principal place of worship in Saint Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917.
Your Saint Petersburg walking tour ends at the cathedral. Be sure to stay on to take a look inside or perhaps to climb the spiral staircase to the top of Saint Isaac's dome to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
Explore the city on foot at this Saint Petersburg tour.
Stroll along romantic canals in this 'Venice of the North.'
See notable sights such as the Hermitage Museum, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood.
Also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress.
English-speaking tour guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children under 12 years old are not permitted to join this walking tour.
Visit to the cathedral located in the town of Peter is optional.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable.
Tour takes approximately 3 hours.
Tour ends at Saint Isaac's Square.
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2 days / 1 night