Our St Petersburg Russia tours are the best way for you, your family and friends to experience the city's gigantic treasure-house of art.
St Petersburg offers an impressive range of interesting tours. You can tour the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned small or large bus, admire the stunning imperial palaces from a boat cruise on the Neva River and canals, stroll or bike around the city and absorb the rich cultural and architectural heritage and, if you have money to splurge, you can also see the city from the sky.
No matter your budget, language, age or orientation, in the beautiful city of Peter the Great there is a tour to suit everyone all year round.
Your St Petersburg tour may take one
day, two days or three days and it can be as adventurous or
luxurious as you like. However, if you're on a budget or just
don't want to hire a tour guide, you can easily explore the city alone;
just do your homework first, get a city map and download a good guidebook or audio guide.
Nowadays it is not that hard to get around the city of St Petersburg.
The subways are wonderfully marked in English, the streets are walkable and safe and many of the best St Petersburg attractions are located in the city center.
However, if you're sightseeing on your own, you may not have the chance to feel and fully understand our fascinating Russian city. Without a guide, you won't see and learn as much, especially if you're a first time traveller and you have very limited time. Also, you may spend a long time in queues or might not be able to access important historical sights that would be a pity to miss.
So, frankly speaking, hiring a local guide even just for one day, is money well spent as it will add enormous value to your trip to St Petersburg, maximize your time and unveil the hidden secrets of the Northern Capital of Russia.
There are many ways to explore St Petersburg, so the final choice is up to you!
But, if you want to cover all bases and enjoy the magnificent architecture, charm and history of Russia's Northern Capital, then take a look at this complete list of different St Petersburg Russia Tours below.
Hopefully it will help you to make up your mind and choose a suitable tour. And if you don't find yet what you're looking for or have questions about a specific tour, please feel free to contact us.
We would be very happy to answer any questions you have and help you to organize your tour.☺
From classical city tours and cultural excursions to outstanding day or night river boat tours, choosing the perfect tour in St Petersburg can be a difficult task, especially if it is your first visit to the city. To help you in your search check out our list of the best St Petersburg Russia tours, you may find something you like!
Discover the majesty of St Petersburg on foot or by boat, bus, bike or even helicopter. Learn more about each of these tour options and choose which one suits your needs, budget and expectations best. Take a private tour to the imperial city with your loved ones and friends or just go on your own and have fun!
If you're traveling to St Petersburg on a cruise ship or ferry, you won't have a lot of time to cover all of the key sights. But with an action-packed sightseeing tour you can get a great glimpse of the city in just one or two days and enjoy the convenience of being picked up at the seaport. Tour the city privately, in comfort and visa free without breaking the bank with our list of private shore tours!
If you're planning a trip to St Petersburg with your kids, you definitely need to find fun tours. The imperial city isn't just for adults, it is for everyone, including kids! From the St Petersburg Dolphinarium to the Leningrad Zoo, there are a lot of indoor and outdoor tours to do with kids. Check out our list of popular tours for kids chosen especially for families.
If you're tired of the classical tours, no worries! St Petersburg also offers many alternative things to do. From a visit to the roofs of the old buildings or a trip to a Russian dacha to a bike tour of the biggest park in the city, or a walking tour to the old flea market, the list is endless. Take a look at our list of favorite alternative tours in St Petersburg and learn how to avoid the crowds.
Venture outside St Petersburg and enjoy a unique showcase of the wealth and taste of the Emperors of Russia. Plan a day trip to the imperial summer residences in the city's suburbs or take yourself on an adventure to the beautiful Russian countryside. Experience the centuries old traditions and uncover historical sights away from the city with our top picks of guided tours.
As two locals living in St Petersburg, we can organize a city tour tailored just for you and connect you with friendly, expert local guides. We’re with you every step of the way from planning to the end of the tour.
Wondering how much you should pay for a private tour guide? Well, to estimate the total price of a tour is difficult, but we can tell you what you will be paying for!☺
Many of the tours in St Petersburg are different and maybe run by large or small tour companies or conducted by a single, qualified individual who runs the business. This may influence the final price as well as the quality of the tour. That said, the price you pay for a tour package will vary according to what you are scheduled to do, the time, how many people there are, and what kind of tour you choose.
Usually the longer the tour, the less you pay per hour. That seems to be the rule so far!
Now, to give you a broad idea, we have made a list of what you should expect to pay for when booking a complete private sightseeing tour along with an estimated price for each service included:
In addition to that, if you arrive by ship and book a private on-shore excursion there are also other costs to cover,
such as the port fees for the pass of a minibus and the tour voucher,
known also as the blanket visa which is needed to cross the border.
Meals, gratuities and any extras, such as headphones for groups larger than ten people are not included in the tour package. Photo stops are included in all St Petersburg Russia tours, so you can take pictures of the sights and views.
Note: Tour guides who speak Chinese, Portuguese, German or Italian usually have a price of $32/30€ per hour.
Written by Davide C.