The best way to explore the city is with a private local guide. See more of St Petersburg on this private tour than you could on any group tour. Learn of St. Petersburg’s history and see sides to the city many visitors miss on this 2-hour or 3-hour walking tour. Follow your expert guide though the streets of St. Petersburg and gain insight into the events which shaped the city we see today. Learn of Russia’s Orthodox religion at the 19th-century Kazan Cathedral, and take in top city attractions such as Gostiny Dvor, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, and the 18th-century Stroganov Palace.Drop in Eliseev Emporium for chocolate souvenirs and the best local bookstore in town for more cute gifts and ideas.Finish your tour at a coffee bar, a lunch place or get back to your hotel (depending on the location of the hotel).
We'll meet in front of Kazan Cathedral (located on Nevskiy Prospect street). We'll start our walking tour with exploring the "Nevskiy Prospect" boulevard, Kazan cathedral and historical "Singer" building. We'll continue along the boulevard and see the famous "Gostiniy Dvor" market, "Alexandrinskiy" theater, and the amazing "Eliseev Food Emporium" famous for its collection of goods and eclectic gilded interiors. You will have a chance to sit down at the "Eliseev Food Emporium" and enjoy a cup of coffee. After the coffee break, we will stroll to the "St.Isaac's" cathedral where I'll share the story of its creation and will introduce you to the design. We will walk along the St.Isaac's Square and see the famous statue of the emperor, Mariinskiy palace and Astoria hotel. After that we will walk by "Bronze Horseman" to the "Admiralty" building and continue to the "Palace Square. After that we will stroll down to the exquisite "Church on the Spilled Blood".