Walking tour in St. Petersburg

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.
Duration: 2 hours
Group size up to 10 persons
Venue: Discussed individually
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
You can get the full amount back when paying online

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.

guide and interpreter
Choice of tourists

Four Soviet-related Leningrad Walks tours have been conceived by Vladimir I., a linguist, who was fed up with the myths of the Cold War era and the wrong perceptions of the Soviet times that exist both in Russian and in Western society.

3000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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2 hours with a guide
3000 ₽
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3 hours with a guide
4500 ₽
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4 hours with a guide
6000 ₽
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Services of Russian and English-speaking guide
• Excursion program

What is not included

• personal expenses
• Tickets to museums
• Food

Activity schedule

Saturday, Sunday, Monday any time

What places will you see

You can choose one of the available programs of author's excursions or Express your own wishes on the duration and route. We will discuss all the details with you in advance and find the best option.

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 36 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Discussed individually

How long your tour will be
2 h.
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Reviews by travellers
Mathilde P.
over 1 year ago
Yes, Vladimir was very sympathic, he showed us many things that we couldn't have discover without him. Very nice moment !
3000 ₽
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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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After the advance payment you will receive a letter with an electronic ticket comprising information about the tour: the date, time and venue, tips how to find your guide, his phone number and email address. At the same moment the guide receives a notification that you have booked his tour - the date and time of the meeting, the number of people, your name and phone number.
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Do I get back money for the cancelled tour?
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