Architectural and historical tours in Saint Petersburg
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.
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
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)))...
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...
Christmas in the museum
On the tour you will: - visit both the ceremonial halls of the two enfilades and the living quarters of the Winter Palace; in the chambers of the three empresses, you will find out where Alexander 2 lived all his life and what rooms the tsar’s children occupied, about their daily routine and ac...
Hermitage Museum Ticket & Audio Tour of the State Rooms
The Hermitage is the second largest art museum in the world. It is easy to get lost in there, especially if this is your first time in the museum. After all, you need to walk 24 kilometers to see all the 350 halls...
City tour + Peter and Paul Cathedral
City tour is something from what you have to start get aquanted with St.-Petersbourg. Rich history which was written just for 300 years. Former Imperial capital with fantastic architecture...
Tzarskoye selo, Catherine palace + Amber room
Former contryside royal residence Tzarskoye selo was established at the very beginning of the XVIII century by our first Empress Catherine I. But the building which we can see today is the result of brilliant work of prominent architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli...
Founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great, it became an important international centre of commerce whose trade role was later eclipsed by its strategic significance as the primary maritime defence outpost of the former Russian capital...
Peter and Paul Fortress, cathedral and prison
Peter and Paul fortress is the heart of St.-Petersburg. The birthday of the city counts from the establishing of this place. It was the fortress, prison and also the bural place of all Emperors and Empresses who ruled the Russian Empire...
Peterhof parks and palaces
This facinating place used to be around must see places. Russian Versales, city of fountains and many other names are suitable to it. Walking around roads of huge park, we will speak about history of this place, how unique the fountain system of Peterhof, what tragedies and tricks had happened...
SAINT-PETERSBURG BEFORE PETER
At the beginning of the 19th century, when Tzar Peter the Great started to found the city of Petersburg, there were already about 40 islands in the mouth of the Neva River and they still exist today...
Saint Isaac's Cathedral + Colonnade Ticket
Explore the world's largest Russian Orthodox church and 4th largest cathedral in the world with an entrance ticket to St. Petersburg's magnificent Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Upgrade to climb the spiral staircase of the colonnade.
Constructivism . Architecture of early Soviet time
Early Soviet years was the time when people were dreaming about the new society and architects were literally building it. Constructivist buildings in this area represent the whole complex where a new man was to live, eat, study, get medical care and cultural life...
Hermitage museum is the 2nd largest museum in the world. Lots of people coming to St. Petersburg with the goal to see this place. Around thousands of paintings you will see the masterpeaces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrand, Rubience and many others...
Walking tour around the island
One of the world’s most magnificent cities, St. Petersburg stretches over forty-four islands. Enjoy the walk around the oldest and the biggest Vasilevsky island with stops at most important sights...
Count Sheremetev estate
Sheremetev palace or the Fountain house belonged to 5 generations of the family. You'll learn about the family history in the beautiful interiors...
You’ll see the most famous sights of St. Petersburg - the Field of Mars, the Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island and the Peter and Paul Fortress from the water.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
Individual group tours in Saint-Petersburg
Where to go and what to see-it all depends on you!
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...
St.Petersburg - city's history and architecture
Take a walk with me alongside Nevsky prospect - the main avenue of St. Petersburg, which connected the Admiralty shipyard with the rest of Russia. Here you can see the unique skyline of St. Petersburg, where no building should be taller than Winter Palace or wider than the street...
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!
about 3 years 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.
about 3 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!
over 4 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...
about 5 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.
over 5 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...
over 5 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.
about 6 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!
over 7 years ago
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