Explore St. Petersburg by foot with a stroll along romantic canals in the ‘Venice of the North.’ See famous sights such as the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, as well as the Peter and Paul Fortress.
What to Expect
The tour of this grand imperial city will start from the Palace Square, home of the imposing Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River, stop at the Spit of St. Basil Island and enjoy a beautiful view of the Palace Embankment, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and many more of St. Petersburg’s famous landmarks.
From here, pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town was founded in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors and 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, a church built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
Continue along the bustling Nevsky Prospect, home to restaurants, theaters, museums, and splendid palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy. Feel free to stop for lunch and try a traditional Russian dish such as borscht, blinis, or beef stroganoff.
After lunch, carry on towards St. Isaac’s Square to see its beautiful and ornate cathedral, an impressive example of late classical architecture. The tour ends at the cathedra, but feel free take a look inside or climb the spiral staircase to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
- English-speaking guide
- Public transport passes
What's Not Included
- Tips for your guide
- Personal items
Know Before You Go
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12. Children under 12 are not permitted on the tour.