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Get to know our special St Petersburg Russia Tours and choose to discover the city the way you want - by walking, bus, helicopter, boat, or bike.

No matter your budget, language, age, or orientation, in the Venice of the North there is a tour to suit everyone all year round.

Saint Petersburg offers an impressive range of interesting and fun tours. You can tour our beautiful World-Heritage-Listed City Center from the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, from a little boat cruising the rivers and canals, by taking a stroll or going by bike around Nevsky Prospekt. If you have money to splurge, you can even enjoy the city from the sky! Regardless of what way you choose to tour, we do not doubt that you will enjoy the rich cultural and architectural heritage of our charming St. Petersburg.

A city tour may take one day, two days or three days and it can be as adventurous or cultural as you like. It all depends on how much you can spend, what you want to see, and when/how you come. And, if you're on a low budget or just don't want to hire a tour guide, you can also explore the city alone. Just buy a city's pocket guide and you are off to go!

Nowadays it is not that hard to visit the cultural capital of Russia on your own. The subways are wonderfully marked in English, the streets are accessible and safe, and many, but not all, of the top attractions are located in the city center. However, keep in mind that hiring a local guide even just for one day, is money well spent as it will add enormous value to your visit, maximize your time and unveil the hidden secrets of St. Petersburg, especially if it is your first-time visit.

If you don't know yet, first take a look at our complete list of St Petersburg Russia Tours below, and later get in touch with us for more information. Whether you want to see the most you can in one day or have a month or less to explore, our range of St Petersburg Russia Tours presented on this page are here to help you make the most of your time in the city!


From classical city tours and cultural excursions to outstanding day or night riverboat tours, choosing the perfect tour in St. Petersburg can be a difficult task, especially if it is your first time to the city. To help you narrow down your search we came up with a list of the most popular St Petersburg Russia Tours. We hope you'll find something you like!



Discover the magnificent architecture, charm, and history of St. Petersburg by boat, by bus, and by bike, or even by helicopter. Learn more about each of these options and choose which one suits your needs. Go for a classical and fun private tour of the city with your loved ones and friends or just on your own and get the most out of your day.



If you travel 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, avoid the crowds, and enjoy the convenience of being picked up at the seaport. Tour the city privately and in comfort and visa-free with our tour guides.



If you're planning a trip to St. Petersburg with your kids, you definitely want to look for fun tours. Our beautiful Russian 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 you can do with your kids. Check-out this complete list of tours chosen especially for families and have fun.



If you're tired of the classical tours, we are happy to offer you something different. From a visit to the roofs of the city's old buildings or a trip to a Russian dacha to a bike tour in a natural park, or even a walking tour to the old flea market, we are sure to have something for you. See our list of alternative tours in Saint Petersburg and get in touch with us for more information.



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 Tsar's 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 tours listed here.



Our St Petersburg Russia Tours are led by qualified local tour guides who are eager to meet with you. If you're looking for a custom-guided tour or some professional advice on a tour you'd like to do let us help you. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, a family, a group of friends, or a business delegation, we are with you every step of the way from planning to the end of the tour.



Our Tips and Recommendations

Below we have gathered some of our best recommendations to help you plan your city sightseeing tour. Among the most important tip, remember to book your private guided tour well in advance so that you are sure to get the best guide available, and perhaps, the best price. Last minutes bookings are not recommended because we may not be able to find tickets or tour guides available for your travel date. The same works for other tour agencies so take note of that when booking some of the St Petersburg Russia Tours.

  • In the event you would like to tour on your own, you should know that all the major Western Hotels let you book English-language tours of sights at your convenience, though they all have their price. Keep in mind that if you book through any Hotel or ship cruise company, your tour will ultimately be more expensive because Hotels and ship cruises will increase prices so they can get a higher commission. Plus, in most cases, you will be joining a large group of people on a standard tour with limited flexibility.
  • If you're looking for a tour company or a private tour guide on the web, for example on Trip Advisor or Cruise Critic and similar on-line platforms, be aware of the many proposals you may receive by private message. Most of the time the people contacting you are new and have little or no real experience, though they have dozens of referrals and rave reviews. The same works for the feedback left, some are genuine, but some are not.
  • Before booking a tour with someone remember to ask if the tour guide you will be assigned is legally allowed to enter the museums or palaces of the city. For your information, a tour guide must be licensed in order to be able to work as a professional guide. Just to let you know, our tour guides are all licensed and authorized by the Russian Federal Government, so they can lead any of our St Petersburg Russia Tours.
  • Please note that not all the tour guides can arrange a visa-free entry, but only those who are authorized by the Russian Federal Government. So be alert when choosing your tour company.
  • Remember that it is always good practice to call or email your private guide two or three days before your arrival for a confirmation of your tour booking. Also, during the planning be sure to provide the correct travel information to your organizer. No one wants a bad surprise!
  • The best time to visit Saint Petersburg is from May to October when the city is warm, sunny, and is not raining a lot. December and January is also a great time to come if you don't mind the cold. All the other months are very quiet and the weather is not at its best, though the weather in St Petersburg may not be such a so big issue.
  • Before booking any of our St Petersburg Russia Tours we suggest that you decide what you really want to do before you arrive: how you would like to spend your time, where you would like to go and eat, and whether you want to do some shopping. Remember that we are here to help so feel free to contact us any time of the year.


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