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St Petersburg Walking Tours
Explore the best of the cultural
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Our St Petersburg walking tours let you see the very best of the city on a leisurely walk. Learn how!

There's no better way to get to know a city than to take a walking tour. Walking tours are the most fun and informative way to tour a city because we always can learn something unexpected when we take one - not just from the official tour, but often from the unscripted moments of chitchat with the guide.

If, and when you take a walking tour you are accompanied by a local guide who knows the city inside and out. For example, if you book one of our professional local guides they will give you a cool insightful intro to St. Petersburg's secrets, famous characters, architecture, art, culture, and history. Plus a qualified tour guide can arrange entrance tickets to museums and palaces beforehand and let you skip the line.

Now, if you are looking for a private walking tour, you're in the right place! Here you can find a range of interesting St Petersburg Walking Tours that will let you get close to the sights and landmarks of the city without being caught in a stiff tour schedule with large groups.

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There are many different tours to choose from, but for a deep dive into St. Petersburg’s history and culture, check out our list of the most popular St Petersburg walking tours below. And once you’ve finished a tour, keep the fun going by checking out the best St Petersburg attractions. Clicks on the links below to get started!

NEVSKY PROSPEKT WALKING TOUR


"One of our most popular St Petersburg Walking Tours".

Find your way around the imperial city and learn about the classic monuments, churches, and buildings first-hand in this essential Downtown Walking Tour of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a stroll along the famous Nevsky Prospekt and experience the cultural highlights of the city and the daily life of Russians. See the very best of the city together with one of our local guides and have fun.

Itinerary: During this tour, you'll meet with one of our local guides at your hotel. From there our tour guide will take you to walk on the large Nevsky Prospekt in the central part of the city. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Vosstaniya Square; Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace; Anichkov Bridge; Anichkov Palace; Elisseeff Emporium; Ostrovsky Square; Alexandrinsky Theatre; National Library of Russia; Gostiny Dvor; Saint Petersburg City Duma; St. Catherine Catholic Church; House of Book; Kazan Cathedral; Stroganov Palace; Kotomin House; Admiralty; Palace Square.

Options: You can combine this tour with a visit to St Isaac's Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood, and the Kazan Cathedral.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested in getting a general overview of the central part of the city in a short time.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise, we can also organize private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets (Only if you wish to visit a museum);
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS


"One of our most interesting St Petersburg Walking Tours".

With a trained historical guide step back in time to the past of St. Petersburg with our Historical Walking Tour and enjoy an insight into Petersburg's life between 1917 and 1991. Walk-through the places where the fiery 1917 October Revolution or the grim 900 days of the Leningrad Siege took place, and discover intriguing sites from its communist past while learning what many travel guides will never tell you.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our local guides at the hotel and then start walking along specific historical spots in the city. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Hero City Obelisk; Kirov Museum Apartment; Lenin Memorial Museum; Finland Railway Station; Monument to the Fallen Fighters of the Revolution; Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad; Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery; Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad; Memorial to Victims of Political Repression.

Options: You can choose from the two historical tours: the Red Revolution Tour or the Siege of Leningrad Tour.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, family with kids and small or large groups of people interested in Russian history and politics.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise, we can also organize private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets to Museums;
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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MOSTLY INDOOR WALKING TOURS


"One of our most popular St Petersburg Walking Tours".

You’ve traveled to St. Petersburg. You have limited time. And it’s pouring outside. Don’t lie on the bed in your hotel room. Choose one of these Indoor Walking Tours and get through some of the best museums of the imperial city with an expert local guide. Enjoy a blend of history, art, and architecture in just a few hours. Discover a place of your particular interest, go shopping, and take some photos.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our local guides at your hotel and then visit one of the most interesting and famous museums in St Petersburg. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Hermitage State Museum; Peter and Paul Fortress and Museum of the History of St Petersburg; State Russian Museum; Yusupov Palace; St Nicholas Cathedral; Ethnographic Museum; Faberge Museum; Kunstkamera; Museum of Political History.

Options: You can choose from different museums and you can combine this tour with a visit to a local food market, Russian cafe, shopping mall, or antique shop.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested in a specific topic or place related to Russian culture, art, history, and architecture.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise, we can also organize private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets to Museums;
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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MOSTLY OUTDOOR WALKING TOURS


"One of our most requested St Petersburg Walking Tours".

When the rain is over and the sun comes out there is nothing better than taking a pleasant stroll through the countless parks of St. Petersburg. If you want to explore the green side of the "City of love", as locals often call it, then take one of these Outdoor Walking Tours and enjoy a few hours strolling and relaxing along the rivers and canals or gardens and parks of the city.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our qualified local guides at your hotel and then start your walking tour around the parks in St Petersburg and some of the city's rivers and canals. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Moika River; Griboedov Canal; Fontanka River; Elagin Island; Summer Garden; Mikhailovsky Garden; Bank Bridge; Kazan Cathedral; Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood; Lion Bridge; Field of Mars; Mariinsky Palace; Pochtamtsky Bridge; Blue Bridge; Lomonosov Bridge; Tauride Garden; Moscow Victory Park; Botanical Garden and Park; Peterhof Park; Catherine Park; Pavlovsk Park.

Options: You can choose from the following tours: walking tour in the parks or walking tour along the rivers and canals.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people looking to spend a relaxing day covering the mostly green sides of the city.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise we can also organize a private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: From May till September

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets (Only if you wish to visit a museum);
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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VASILIEVSKY ISLAND WALKING TOUR


"One of our most original St Petersburg Walking Tours".

Cross Palace Bridge and explore on foot the beautiful Vasilievsky Island, the largest island of the city. Book this tour and get a wonderful view of our version of the Venice of the North from the famous Spit of Vasilievsky Island. Stroll along the embankment of the Neva River and wander around the pedestrian lined streets of the island while admiring outstanding cultural and institutional sites.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our professional local guides at your hotel and then start your walking tour of Vasilievsky Island. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Rostral Columns; the Warehouse; Pushkin House; Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange; Zoological Museum; Kunstkammer; Twelve Collegia; Monument to Lomonosov; St. Andrew's Cathedral; Academy of Arts; St Petersburg State University.

Options: You can combine this tour with a visit to the Kunstkammer Museum, Zoological Museum, Pushkin House, Erarta Museum as well as a stop at a local food market or Russian cafe.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested in seeing another part of the city.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise, we can also organize private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets (Only if you wish to visit a museum);
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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RUSSIAN LITERATURE HERITAGE WALKING TOURS


"One of our most intriguing St Petersburg Walking Tours".

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind tour into the incandescent world of Russian literature. Go beyond the standard tourist itineraries by walking in the footsteps of everyday life and work of some of Russia’s greatest writers, such as Lev Tolstoy, Alexander Pushkin, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gogol or Fyodor Dostoevsky. Visit their soviet homes or flats, monuments and graves and have fun.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our local guides at your hotel and then start walking on the avenues that have inspired some Russian poets and writers to place the characters of great works including: “The Bronze Horseman”, “The Queen of Spades” and “The Crime and Punishment” into its setting. Along the way, you'll also visit your favorite artist's house museum and learn about their intriguing life and work. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Vladimir Nabokov House Museum; the Bronze Horseman; Monument to Vasily Zhukovsky; Pushkin Apartment Museum; Monument to Alexander Pushkin; Moika Embankment; Griboedova Canal; Museum of Anna Akhmatova in Fountain House; Dostoyevsky House Museum; several literature Monuments and Statues.

Options: You can combine this tour with a visit to the following main writer's house museums: Alexander Pushkin House, Dostoyevsky House, Museum of Anna Akhmatova, the House of Nabokov. If you want, at the end of the tour you can have lunch or dinner at the Literary Cafe on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested in the history of Russian literature.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Otherwise, we can also organize private service transport.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12;

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets to Museums;
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and Drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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NIGHT PALACE EMBANKMENT WALKING TOUR


"One of our most romantic St Petersburg Walking Tours".

Experience the romance and charm of St. Petersburg at night by going on a night walking tour. Take a stroll down Nevsky Prospekt to the Palace Embankment to see the Winter Palace and its surrounding area marvelously lit up. Stop at the Palace embankment and watch some of the popular drawbridges rise up. See the ships go through the open bridges and enjoy a unique nocturnal atmosphere.

Itinerary: You'll meet with one of our local guides at your hotel, and then start walking from your place of stay to the Palace bridge along the main avenue Nevsky Prospekt. Once you get to the Palace Embankment you'll stand near the bridge and wait for the rise of the drawbridges. You'll take a lot of photos, enjoy amazing fireworks, and meet with a lot of locals. An itinerary based on your travel dates and your interests will be defined together prior to your arrival in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Nevsky Prospekt; Palace Square; Winter Palace; Winter Canal; Hermitage Bridge; Vladimir Palace; Marble Palace.

Options: We can organize private transport from/to your hotel to the draw- bridges in St. Petersburg later at night, if you don't want to walk to get there from your hotel.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested to enjoy a pleasant and entertaining night time walk in the city center.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration: 4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12.

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Private Transport (Upon Request);
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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CUSTOM WALKING TOURS


"One of our most flexible and fun St Petersburg Walking Tours".

Whatever your interest - visiting the trendiest fashion boutiques, the Hermitage Museum, or anything you can think of - we will work with you to create an itinerary tailored for you. Together we can design an amazing Custom Walking Tour for your family, friends, or group that you're sure to enjoy and remember for a long time. Your personal tour guide can go anywhere in Saint Petersburg and beyond. 

Itinerary: We design a tour itinerary based on your interests before you arrive. You only need to tell us what topic or location(s) you would like to see and for how long, and we will do the rest. Our St Petersburg Walking Tours are affordable and can be scheduled for any time and anywhere in the city.

Sights covered on the tour: Personal choice.

Options: You can combine your walking tour with anything you like.

Ideal for: Couples, friends, families with kids and small or large groups of people interested in touring the city individually and at their own leisurely pace.

Note: A short trip by bus or metro might be necessary in order to cover some of the places on the tour. Please note that when making a tour plan we must comply with the entrance time and date of the museums and palaces we include in the itinerary. Admission tickets  must be bought in advance.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Your Hotel or any other location in the city

Returning Point: To be agreed

Departure Time: To be agreed

Duration:  4 hours (Minimum)

When: All year round

Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Russian.

Group Size: (1-4 People); (1-8 People); (1-12 People); Min. 2 People, Max up to 12.

Inclusions:

  • Professional Local Guide;
  • Entrance Tickets (Only if you wish to visit a museum);
  • Private Transport (Upon Request)
  • Set of Headphones for Large Groups;
  • Tour Vouchers provided for cruise passengers if needed.

Exclusions: Food and drinks; Tips to the guide.

Price: Ask

Reservation Request: From 14 to 60 days in advance

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