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St Petersburg Myths and Legends Walking Tour (2 hours)

Hear stories of revenge, romance and Imperial aristocracy on a 2-hour evening walking tour of St Petersburg! Focusing on the eccentric St Peterburgians of bygone days, the commentary on this fascinating legends tour is rich with mystery and humor – just like the city itself. Learn of the exploits of Catherine the Great and her secretive son Tsar Paul I, and see Mikhailovsky Castle (St Michael’s Castle) along with lesser-celebrated gems like the diminutive Chizhyk-Pyzhik Monument.
  • 2-hour St Petersburg legends walking tour, led by a local guide
  • Learn of the secrets, coups, and romances that characterized Imperial-era St Petersburg
  • Admire the monument to Catherine the Great while learning of her late 18th-century exploits
  • See some of the city’s lesser-known sights like the so-called 'square of the architects'
  • Walk around the outside of Mikhailovsky Castle (St Michael’s Castle) to follow the trail of Tsar Paul I's ghost

Meet your guide in Ostrovsky Square in central St Petersburg, and then set off on your stroll to find out about the city’s countless myths and legends. As Russia’s Imperial capital for more than 200 years, St Petersburg attracted some interesting characters, who left many a story in their wake.

Continue to Mikhailovsky Castle while hearing tales of its history as you walk; built for Catherine the Great’s son (the elusive Tsar Paul I), the castle was only his home for a mere 40 days before he was mysteriously murdered in his bedroom. Today, his ghost is said to haunt the castle, so look out for spooky sights as you walk around the outside of the building.

Known as the ‘square of the architects,’ the open space contains the busts of the notable St Petersburgian architects such as Rastrelli and Rossi, whose work you will no doubt have seen around town. Your tour then finishes with a stroll down Nevsky Prospekt in the center of town.

Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 09:00 PM

Important info

Price includes

Professional guide

Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance to Mikhailovsky Castle
Departure and Return
Departure point
Ostrovsky Square, St Petersburg
Return details
Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Chizhyk-Pyzhik Monument
Chizhik Pyzhik, an 11-centimeter statue of a siskin, was installed near the Summer Garden in 1994, on the site of the former Imperial Legal Academy, founded by Prince Pyotr Oldenburgsky in 1835. Read more
Enjoying a prominent location on the Fontanka River Embankment between the Summer Garden and the Mikhailovskiy Garden, the Mikhailovskiy Castle (also known as the Engineers' Castle) is one of St. Petersburg's most striking and unusual buildings, a reflection of Emperor Paul I's fascination with medieval chivalry, mysticism, and all things military.  Read more
Saint Petersburg : Manezhnaya Ploshchad
Despite the fact that the buildings and architectural style of the square have undergone multiple changes, it has always been adored by the townspeople for its quietness, comfort, and natural beauty. As the name suggests, this small, triangular square has a long association with the stabling of animals, but not just horses. Its first four-legged residents were in fact elephants.  Read more
This monument to Catherine the Great was unveiled in 1873. The Empress was adored by the people of St. Petersburg for all her efforts to improve the life and education provided by the city and her reign has long seen been known as the "golden age" of Russia. Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more

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