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This is a short overview of tours we offer on Sputnik. Please read.

The Classics of St Petesburg

If you want to enjoy the classics of St Petersburg, we recommend you to visit Hermitage , take a personal tour of city center and have a day trip to Peterhof , Versailles of Russian Royal family. These are what you learn about St Petersburg in every guidebook.

Very Russian experience

Even though Russians consider St Petersburg to be the most "Western" looking city of Russia. It is still part of Russia. Especially for international travelers.
There are two very Russian things to do: dacha and banya experience in summer and drinking vodka with real locals all year round. Dacha is a bit pricey, but vodka is very cheap.

Off the beaten track or St Petersburg of Today

If you want to take a look at other side of St Petersburg, we have tours for you as well.
a) Roof top tour is a must. Very unique experience with beautiful panorama of the historical center.
b) Explore cultural spaces for young people where modern culture is emerging. You will find many art galleries, restaurants, bars and local shops.
c) And of course we have a bike tour for all bike lovers.

Foodies section

Russian food is not famous in the world. But there is interesting food in the city.
First of all, Uzbek food. There is huge Uzbek immigrant community and they have unique culinary traditions. So please, sign up for Uzbek food tour .
Other very unique and tasty cuisine is Georgian. And Georgian restaurants are scattered all over St Petersburg. Good but pricey restaurant is Mamalyga which is located next to Kazansky cathedral.
For Russian food I would personally recommend you to visit Vkus Est restaurant. They serve so called New Russian cuisine and cook using "local" ingredients from all over Russia.

Lighter Alexandr Kim,
founder of this website.

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Linn Ø.

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Arsene is an exceptionally well qualified, knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, professional guide that we recommend warmly. His wide range of deep, precise knowledge, attentive ear to all questions, personal involvement and evident love of his city made his tour a true pleasure for us both. Erling and Linn, Norway.

About activity Red Bermuda Triangle: stories and mysteries of an old industrial district 2 days ago
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It was really fascinating tour allowing to understand much better Russian history.

About activity Metro Palaces about 1 month ago
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It was really good experiment with an expert guide. The weather was really icy, but it's normal in January. It gave an additional atmosphere to this amazing square and this old-time factory. The guide gave a lot of detail and information of the history of the architecture and the factory. It was a real pleasure! And it's a good opportunity to take so nice pictures.

About activity Red Bermuda Triangle: stories and mysteries of an old industrial district about 1 month ago
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Alla P.

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Эмитентами отлично обзорная никакая!

About activity Обзорная автобусная экскурсия с посещением Эрмитажа about 2 months ago
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Vladimir is a real expert on the architecture and history of the city. He did a great job by making a private to suit our interests. He showed us some buildings of early and later soviet periods we would never have found ourselves. Besides that he takes time for everything you would like to know. As a surprise he introduced us to some really good Russian wines we really enjoyed.

About activity Private guide in St. Petersburg about 2 months ago
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Aleksandr was like a window on central asia. He tells you about the people through the delicious food that is on offer on the market and a small market with handlers and products from the region. Combined with his smile and open mind he makes a great guide. If you are looking for a rather different view on st Petersburg this is wortwhile.

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About activity Introduction to Uzbek food on Vasilievsky Island about 2 months ago