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3 Days in St Petersburg - All Must-See Sites with Local Expert Guides

Explore the best local places and historical landmarks the city has to offer on this private 3 day tour in St Perersburg (5 hours each day).

You will have unforgettable 3 thematic days: Enjoy the secrets and highlights of St Petersburg (Day 1), visit awe-inspiring Peterhof and learn all you need to know about the royal past of the city (Day 2), visit  Peter and Paul Cathedral + Strelka island (Day 3).

Walk through the historic downtown, take a look into the finest landscapes, try Russian authentic cuisine and indulge in a sweet-scented cup of coffee in one of the best local cafes (not included in tour).

Fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of St Petersburg. From Nevsky Prospect’s cobbled streets and cozy nooks to palaces, cathedrals and squares. This walking tour offers excellent photo ops. Take fascinating shots of the most famous canals and bridges.

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off by foot
    • Private tour
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Both must-see and off the beaten path of St Petersburg
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hydrofoil ticket on Peterhof tour (Day 2)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel accommodations are not included in the tour price
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I
    • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 1: Day 1 - History and Culture of St Petersburg

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.

    See the St Isaac's cathedral from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Explore Kazan Cathedral with your private local guide
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Enjoy the views of Winter Palace from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Embankment 21 Shuvalov Palace, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia
    See the legendary Faberge Museum from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    Then enjoy walking through the scenic parks and historical streets of downtown St Petersburg, go to a local cozy cafe to try the traditional Russian cuisine, get an insight on the local life and people, take pictures of many scenic views of the bridges, canals, cathedrals, monuments, squares, parks and fountains. 
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Day 2 - Peterhof and Peterhof Fountains

    Stop At: Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    When it comes to sightseeing in St Petersburg, the options are countless. As far as views go, river cruise down the Neva River on a high-speed hydrofoil reigns supreme. And for a nature fix, visit the beautiful parks and Gardens in St Petersburg and Peterhof, and add on an authentic traditional lunch along the way.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Day 3 - Peter and Paul and Vasilevsky Island

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    The third day of the tour will be dedicated to discovering the oldest and the most striking buildings of St Petersburg, like Peter and Paul fortress.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    Take in the views on Strelka island. You will hear many outstanding stories about the Russian rulers and learn some historical facts about the city and country in general.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Masks Of Lions On The Strelka Of Vasilievsky Island, Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg Russia
    Your guide will also take you to have a look on the ceremony of the guard mounting, which takes place every Saturday during the summer season, and let you enjoy the spectacular views over the St Petersburg skyline on the 138 feet high belfry.
    After visiting the largest island in the city - Vasilievsky Island, you can relax and have some refreshing drinks in the cozy bar or restaurant.
    *The itinerary is subject to change
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental or train station.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P23

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