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St Petersburg was founded as “a window on the West”, but throughout three centuries of its turbulent history it became truly Russian city, that has shared joys and sorrows, wins and loses with the rest of Russia. For a traveler, St Petersburg is “a window on Russia”, a city to feel and understand this strange, but alluring country. My tour will help you to look at Russian history of different epochs and not to get lost.
However, this does not mean that you will be buried under historical facts. The spirit of the city could be felt in mundane things — from the tradition of older generation to eat up all crumbs (memory of the Nazi’s Siege) to the schedule of opening bridges known to everyone living in the islands (and that is a good few of Petersburgers). Whether you want to stroll through the city in the company of knowledgeable companion, or you’d rather plunge into the city’s history and culture, my tour is the best choice. I can offer you:
— the highlights tour including Nevsky prospect, the Kazan and St Isaac Cathedral, and main squares — the Palace Square and the Decembrists’ Square — 2 or 3 hours;
— Russian Museum, the Hermitage, St Peter and Paul Fortress — from 2 hours;
— my special tours of the Soviet epoch (St Petersburg underground palaces tour, futuristic buildings tour, and October 1917 tour) — 2 hours;
— literary St Petersburg (including Crime and Punishment tour) — from 2 hours;
— advice on choosing the best eatery, tickets to the theatre, and tickets to canal boat trip.
The tour program is always discussed in advance and scheduled. 1 hour costs 1.500 roubles (regardless of the size of the group), orders from 6 hours and more are substantially discounted. Tickets to the museums are not included in the price.
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Private guide in St. Petersburg - customer reviews
July, 27 2018
Eduard and Evgeniya were amazing tour guides, they showed St Petersburg and Hermitage with so much energy and enthusiasm. Both of them are very knowledgeable tour guides with excellent customer service and an awesome passion for the city.
January, 17 2018
Vladimir is awesome
January, 1 2017
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.
July, 4 2016
Vladimir provided an amazing experience in St Petersburg. He is very smart and educated about all things historical and modern in his city. Whether you are looking to visit the museums or simply learn about local life and cuisine, Vladimir can deliver an authentic local experience that is 100% hassle free. I would highly recommend him.