Architectural and historical tours in Saint Petersburg

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Walking tour in St. Petersburg
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.
3000 ₽
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Notable courtyards of St.Petersburg (walking tour)
This walk through the courtyards of St. Petersburg will be of interest to both adults and children. We will visit the famous St. Petersburg ‘well-yards’, with graffiti all over their walls, and the ‘pompous’ yards of the Tolstoy House. We will also learn where the famous fairytale character Carlson
1300 ₽
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Metro Palaces
The opulent metro system, decorated with the marble sculptures and frescos is a wonder, erected at a time when Leningrad was still healing its wounds inflicted by the Nazi siege. The tour is an exploration of the “palaces for the people” and the Soviet epoch...
3750 ₽
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Individual walking tour in the city center
Walking tour along the embankments, squares and streets of the center of St. Petersburg with an experienced guide and a local resident (2 in 1)))...
3000 ₽
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City Bus Tour
This bus excursion gives a remarkable opportunity to see the main attractions of our city: the famous monuments, architectural ensembles, bridges, embankments and parks with a guide.
1400 ₽
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Bus tour to Peterhof
Peterhof is located on the Southern cost of the Gulf of Finland, 29 kilometers away from St. Petersburg. Here a small house for Peter the Great was built in 1705, where the Tsar could take a rest on his way from Kronstadt to St. Petersburg...
3600 ₽
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Bus tour to Pushkin (Catherine Palace)
Pushkin – “The Tsarskoye Selo” State Museum Reserve is a brilliant monument of world architecture and park and garden artistry of the 18th-20th centuries. A magnificent group of architects, sculptors and painters brought the desires of their royal clients to fruition here...
3600 ₽
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from the local
Trip to local Vintage and Thrift store
With my help you will dive into the past of Saint Petersburg. We’ll go to five local Vintage and Thrift stores where I can help you buy and bargain for good prices. Our tour starts at Bolshaya Monetnaya street and ends on Kronverkskiy prospekt in front of Zoo near Gorkovskaya metro station...
1000 ₽
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Dostoevsky and Revolution of 1917
In his novels, Dostoevsky portrays a city of slums, dives and brothels. The city embodies the social injustice which his characters rebel against. My tour offers you an insight into how the works the great Russian novelist influenced the revolutionary movement...
3750 ₽
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Futuristic Buildings
The Soviet building works of the 1920s was something that amazed foreigners: it was hard to believe that after enduring the civil war the Russians would begin building a “brave, new world” using architectural forms never witnessed before in a style known as “constructivism”...
3750 ₽
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Individual group tours in Saint-Petersburg
Where to go and what to see-it all depends on you!
10900 ₽
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Private sightseeing tour with a personal guide through st. Petersburg
Individual sightseeing tour with a personal guide through st. Petersburg St. Petersburg amazes not only with its architectural grandeur, but also gives rise to feelings of beauty among many people. The arrow of Vasilyevsky Island in St...
8700 ₽
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LGBT History of St. Petersburg
Exclusive excursion on LGBT-history of Petersburg. For 2.5 hours of walking you will learn about how gay and lesbian ruined Rasputin, what is "Total Eclipse" in Russian, where the Russian Conchita Wurst lived, visit the Chamber of Secrets of the Gostiny Dvor and etc...
2500 ₽
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Informal excursion to Kronstadt (Island Kotlin)
To get to Kronshtad we will take the metro from Chernaya Rechka and from there we will take the marshrutka bus to Kronshtad. The cost of the bus ticket is 80 rubles. The trip back is made by bus or marshrutka bus to metro Chernaya Rechka or Staraya Derevnya.
1500 ₽
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Places of assassination of three Russian emperors or the "death triangle"
During the excursion you will find out the scary details - how the three Russian emperors Peter the Third, Paul the First and Alexander the Second were assassinated and see the places where tragic events took place...
3000 ₽
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Kanonersky Island
The island is located not far from the city center and has the access to the water and nature: we can say it’s quite a field and a forrest. At the same time you can explore urban and industrial landscapes. It already attracts a lot of artists, song writers, movie makers, musicians, activists...
4000 ₽
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St. Petersburg by Car Private Tour
The best idea for your second day in Saint Petersburg. This tour is done by car and links the “not-to-be-missed” sights together with the “off-the-tourist path” gems around the city center.
16260 ₽
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St. Petersburg Tour: Three major city squares
Enjoy the beautiful ensemble of three major city squares, which are located back to back to each other, it is the only "block of squares" in the world. You will not only see every major official building, such as the Hermitage, Admiralty and St...
1000 ₽
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Beautiful Saint-Petersburg of Peter the Great.
We will see 2 monuments to Peter the Great, the Admiralty, the territory of the former Port, look at the building of the University and the Academy of Sciences, you will find out about the Kunstkamera - all these places are connected with the name of Peter 1...
700 ₽
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Dostoevsky ville. 730 steps of R. Raskolnikov
Walk the very same 730 steps that separated Rodion Raskolnikov from the house of the old woman money lender, meeting the City and yourself, exploring the toponymy of literary spaces with the voices of the heroes of the novel Crime and Punishment.
7999 ₽
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St. Petersburg Must-See's Private Tour
See the most famous sights of St. Petersburg in one day walking tour: take a walk along the busy Nevsky Prospekt and enjoy the view on it from a rooftop, compare Kazan Cathedral with St...
12245 ₽
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The State Hermitage guided tour
The tour usually starts from main staircase and state rooms of the Winter Palace and follow the route of the Zar’s ceremonial procession toward the church...
1900 ₽
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Excursion to a safe high-altitude roof
We have a guaranteed support of the government of St. Petersburg, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and supervisory bodies. The best city guides, experienced climbers and instructors are ready to make your stay on the roof interesting and safe.
800 ₽
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Two-day individual tour: The Hermitage and Saint Petersburg downtown
On the first day we are going visit the Hermitage and walk around the surrounding area. After that (if you feel like) we might visit several famous St Petersburg cathedrals...
3000 ₽
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6 reviews
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Tourists reviews
Marta
about 1 year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of St. Petersburg with Marina. We informed in advance about our route, which she gladly set up for us. She arrived on time at our hotel, spent a few minutes fixing the plan, and then gave us an excellent overview of the city. She was friendly, she liked to discuss many topics, and, as an avid traveler, she herself understands how much information is enough for a short period of time. We highly recommend Marina!
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Helena
about 1 year ago
What an amazing tour of an amazing city. Leonid met us at the station in a minibus, as we had planned before - he was on time, very friendly and made sure that I could drop my things in my hotel before we started our tour. On the tour, I was able to change a few things that were in my interest, and Leonid was more than happy to do it. I felt that I had not only a great tour, but also made friends with Leonid.
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Dawndarc
over 2 years ago
Igor was very knowledgeable- extremely knowledgeable about Russian history. He was well organized and knew exactly where to take us. It was a busy schedule and we walked lots but we felt like we saw and learned so much. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Igor as a guide. His English by the way is fantastic!
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Andrew D.
about 3 years ago
Igor Ribin was our guide in Saint Petersburg and he took us literally everywhere. His knowledge of Saint Petersburg is extensive and he was happy to adapt his tours to our interests. His Hermitage tour is amazing in respect of his detailed knowledge of the art and artifacts in this remarkable museum. You definitely appreciate having a guide. Igor also guided us at the the Hermitage Storage Facility, this is a fabulous off the beaten track must see in Saint Petersburg and the assistance of...
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Maureen0
over 3 years ago
If you would like to see a side of St. Petersburg that the regular tours don't take you on please try this one! Irina knew the best vintage shoppes. And my Mother in Law is a foodie. Irina took us to the best place where both of us had a great time. This is different view of St Petersburg and we highly recommend it.
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Samantha H.
over 3 years ago
We were fortunate to book Igor for a two day hermitage and city tour. We learned so much, covered so much ground and enjoyed the experience that we booked Igor for another day to Peterhof and Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin. Igor is in himself a quintessential Russian experience. His passion for his craft, the history of his city and the landmarks know no bounds. As an Australian, Igor looks, sounds and acts like what we would believe a typical Russian would be, stern, forthright and a se...
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Eduardo M.
about 4 years ago
A palace that no visitor to Saint Petersburg should miss. The English guide was excellent, we visited all the important spots. The only negative: the Palace does not allow taking pictures inside - memories fade and a picture speaks a thousand words.
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Lucindah
over 5 years ago
St Petersburg is a fantastic city - full of history, politics...and great tour guides! Vladimir was a wonderful guide, showing us the highlights of Soviet architecture. Both his Metro Palaces and Futuristic Buildings tours were fascinating - way beyond the banal information offered by bog-standard guidebooks. He was engaging, well-prepared and passionate about his subject. Thanks for making sure we'll never forget our trip to St Petersburg!
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History & Architecture in Saint Petersburg

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