Explore the most notable places in Saint Petersburg and pay a visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood and St.Isaac's cathedrals with a private local guide. Learn about the history and the people of the city that has become the center of Russian cultural life. This tour is especially well suited for those who have a short time in St. Petersburg, as it will provide you with the basic understanding of the highlights of the city.
Saint Petersburg Must See Private Tour
Total tour price
Adults (age 15-99)
Youth (age 1-14)
Hotel pickup and dropoff
Duration: 4 hours
Your guide will pick you up from your place of stay and head toward the Nevsky prospect, main artery of Saint Petersburg. While admiring the beauty of the Nevsky Prospect and the dozens of canals and streets coming of it, your guide will provide you the brief history of the founding of the city and how it became the capital of the Russian empire.
Pass by one of the most beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg and at the same time main bookshop of the city – Singer house, learn how the company could circumvent the royal law and made their building higher than the Winter palace. Continue with the Kazan Cathedral, which is a symbol of Russia's victory over Napolen. Listen to the story how celebrated general Mikhail Kutuzov became the only military man allowed to be barred in the church and why Kazan Cathedral is the favorite of local Christians. According to your preferences you may go inside and enjoy its' classical style interiors.
Take pictures next to the gem of Russian Northern capital - the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Made in Russian traditional style, it is marvelous from the outside and breathtaking from the inside, 7500 square meters of colorful mosaics from the floor up to the ceiling will leave you overwhelmed. The church stands in the very place where Russian tsar Alexander II was assassinated. Learn why he was killed and how the church miraculously survived during Bolsheviks' reign and the siege of Leningrad.
After visiting the cathedral walk towards the Palace Square where some of the most notable events in Russian history took place including the October Revolution of 1917. Have a look at the Winter palace – former royal residence which now houses the Hermitage museum.
Continue your way walking along the embankment of Neva river, see famous Palace bridge and find out why there are so many drawing bridges in St. Petersburg and how they function. Enjoy the view on Peter and Paul's fortress, the very first structure of the city.
Finish your tour in St. Isaac's cathedral. As it was built as the main church of Russian empire, decoration of the cathedral is truly impressive. Silver, gold, mosaics of the highest quality and walls made of different types of semi-precious stones create unforgettable impression. Russian tsars constructed St. Isaac's church 4 times before they were satisfied with the result, so don't loose your chance to appreciate it's beauty.