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St. Petersburg Discovery Walking Tour (roundtrip visa-free cruise transfer included) (4 hours)

Important info

DURATION: 4 Hours
SIZE: Private
TYPE: Cultural
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM
FOOD/BEVERAGE PROVIDED: None
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
LEAVES FROM: Ship Pier

  • 4-hour private St Petersburg walking tour
  • Explore the heart of the city and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
  • Walk around Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and learn about the Winter Palace
  • Pass along Nevsky Prospekt and through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great
  • See three cathedrals: St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral

This is a great 4-hour tour that lets you see all the main sights of St Petersburg in a short space of time.

Start from the Square Palace - the very heart of the city, where your walking tour commences. Your itinerary is flexible, meaning your tour can be tailored to your preferences. If there’s something of particular interest, just let your guide know.

Set off on a stroll around Palace Square, a gorgeous central square that boasts Imperial-era architecture. Headed up by the colorful Winter Palace, Palace Square boasts not only grandiose buildings but a rich history, too; hear tales from your guide about the October Revolution in 1917 when repressed citizens stormed the Winter Palace. Pass through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great (aka the Bronze Horseman) and then take a rest at the Embankment. Have your camera ready to capture photos of Peter and Paul Fortress, a historical site that sprawls across St Petersburg’s Zayachy Island.

Take a wander down Nevsky Prospekt, seeing its bustling shops, and learn how the main street was created at the request of Tsar Peter the Great – the city’s founder and a man held in reverence by Petersburgers still today, and see three of the city’s magnificent Russian Orthodox cathedrals.

First on your list is St Isaac’s Cathedral, a delightful golden-domed creation that was built during the days of the Romanov dynasty. Walk around and marvel at its towering marble colonnades, ceiling frescoes and walls lavishly bedecked with mosaics. Compare its ostentatious design with the more refined simplicity of nearby Kazan Cathedral, and then head to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood – one of the city’s superstar sights. Pose for photos against its candy.

Enjoy a transfer back to the cruise ship after the tour finishes.

INCLUDED:

  • Ship pier pick up and drop off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Port visas

NOT INCLUDED

  • Food/Drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)

Important Information:

You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour. 

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, uVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

uVisitRussia can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, and all you will need to do is provide your passport details to uVisitRussia at least 7 working days before you travel, it's as easy as that.

When making a booking for St Petersburg we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours. A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visas. 

If you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases uVisitRussia cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR PASSPORT INFORMATION WHEN MAKING THE RESERVATION IN ORDER TO ARRANGE YOUR VISA, THE DETAILS REQUIRED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Full Passengers Names
  • Passport Number
  • Start Date and End Date of Passport
  • Nationality

Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in a special request if a seat is required.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
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 : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
The unique ensemble of Senatskaya Ploshchad comprises a panoramic view of the Bolshaya Neva, the Alexander Garden, the magnificent buildings of the Senate and Synod, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Admiralty. The compositional center and main ornament of the square is the Bronze Horseman. It was here in 1825 that the Decembrist Revolt, one of the most important events in Russian history, took place. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Winter Palace
St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. 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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Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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2 person - US$ 190 (US$ 95 per person)
3 person - US$ 225 (US$ 75 per person)
4 person - US$ 252 (US$ 63 per person)
5 person - US$ 275 (US$ 55 per person)
6 person - US$ 270 (US$ 45 per person)
7 person - US$ 301 (US$ 43 per person)
8 person - US$ 328 (US$ 41 per person)
9 person - US$ 333 (US$ 37 per person)
10 person - US$ 370 (US$ 37 per person)
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