Hop on a state of the art open top bus and fall in love with the beautiful city connecting Russia with the rest of Europe, Saint Petersburg. See the iconic landmarks of the city; St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and more!
Discover Russia's imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, on our famous bright red double decker buses and boats! Take in panoramic views of this dazzling metropolis, hopping on and off at 19 conveniently located stops around the city.
First stop is at the gold domed 19th century St. Isaac's Cathedral an is one of St. Petersburg's most famous landmarks with its breathtaking views from its gilded viewing platform. It used to be a museum of atheism in Soviet time and is nowadays a museum of a collection if 19th century artwork.
Then continue on to see the Winter Palace which physically dominates the Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River. It also plays an important political, cultural role in the history of the city. The Hermitage also houses masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt along with over 3 million exhibits placed in 350 halls.
Witness the uniqueness of the city through its impressive buildings, statues, parks and canal. Hop off and rub off the toes of the 7 Atlantian Statues for good luck. Explore the Nevsky Prospekt, the center of the city's social and cultural life.
Make sure to drop by St. Petersburg's important attractions too; the Kazan Cathedral, summer garden, and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Don't miss a thing with the help of our exciting multilingual audio guide.
Experience the sights from the comfort of a canal boat that takes you along the Neva River. Ride along the Golden Ring of St. Petersburg and conveniently hop on and off at stops waterside the city.
Stop 1 - St. Isaac's Cathedral
Stop 2 - The Admiralty
Stop 3 - Palace Square
Stop 4 - Kazan Cathedral
Stop 5 - Grand Guest Yard
Stop 6 - Anichkov Palace and Bridge
Stop 7 - Nevsky Ave. 35 / Liteiny Prospect
Stop 8 - Moscow Railway Terminal
Stop 9 - Vosstaniya Square
Stop 10 - Nevsky Ave. 74-80 / Liteiny Prospect
Stop 11 - Eliseyev Brothers' Emporium
Stop 12 - Singer House
Stop 13 - Arts Square
Stop 14 - Grand Ciniselli Circus
Stop 15 - Summer Garden
Stop 16 - Palace Square
Stop 17 - Palace Embankment
Stop 18 - Admiral Embankment
Stop 19 - Bronze Horseman
Frequency : every 20 minutes
Loop Duration : 80 minutes
Stop 1 - Admiral Embankment
Stop 2 - Peter and Paul Fortress
Stop 3 - Summer Garden
Stop 4 - Liteiny Prospect
Stop 5 - Spit of Vasilievsky Island
Stop 6 - Bronze Horseman
Frequency : 60 minute intervals from 11:00 to 18:00
Loop Duration : 90 minutes
All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.
A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.
The same principle applies for a 2-day/48-hour (or more) ticket.
Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Location and direction
Discover St. Petersburg and get the best panoramic views of the city on board a comfortable open-top double decker bus. Hop on and off at any of the 18 stops and explore St. Petersburg at your own leisure!
Voucher Exchange Procedure:
Please present your VELTRA voucher to the bus driver at any of the official bus stops along the route.
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus Tour
Schedule (From 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019):
First Departure: 10:00
Last Departure: 18:00
Duration: 90 minutes
Frequency: 20-40 minutes
Schedule (From 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018):
First Departure: 09:00
Last Departure: 20:00
Duration: 80 minutes
Frequency: 30 minutes
1. St Isaac’s Cathedral
2. The Admiralty
3. Palace Square
4. Kazan Cathedral
5. Grand Guest Yard
6. Anichkov Palace and Bridge
7. Nevsky Ave/Vladimirsky Prospect
8. Moscow Railway Terminal
9. Vosstaniya Square
10. Nevsky Ave/ Liteiny Prospect
11. Eliseyev Brothers’ Emporium
12. Arts Square
13. Grand Ciniselli Circus
14. Summer Garden
15. Palace Square
16. Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
17. Palace Embankment
18. Admiral Embankment
Price & Options
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Students and senior citizens will have to bring a valid ID for proof of age.
Printed VELTRA voucher
The audio guides during the bus tour are available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Finnish and Greek.
Ticket validity is for consecutive hours from first use. A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day. The same principle applies for a 48-hour (or more) ticket.
Please note that the tickets are valid and redeemable for up to 3 months as of your booking date.
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present to a bus driver at any of the designated stops. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.