Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

Join this 4-hour walking tour in the city of St Petersburg and enjoy learning about the life beyond all the gilded palaces, cathedrals and other touristy spots. Learn about the city and explore its fabric by strolling its historical neighborhoods, visiting markets, active churches, backyards of residential buildings. Discuss cultural peculiarities, visit addresses of famous residents, writers, politicians, scientists and other celebrities.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Raskolnikov House, Stolyarny per 5 metro Sennaya Pl, St. Petersburg 190031 Russia

    Key location from Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. A must stop on our walks, located in a charming old residential neighbourhood close to Hay Market.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Mariinsky Theatre, Teatralnaya Sq., 1, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    Ask the guide to help you buy tickets for a performance (we do this routinely) or make inquires at the ticket office regarding repertoir.

    Stop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Nikolskaya sq., 1/3, St. Petersburg 190125 Russia

    Optional inside visit. You may be asked for a donation to enter.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Trinity Cathedral, Izmailovskiy Ave., 7 A, St. Petersburg 190005 Russia

    Free admission to this active cathedral

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: English Embankment, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia

    Great waterfront views and dozens of private palaces and historic buildings all along to admire and to learn about.

    Stop At: New Holland Island, Admiralteyskiy Canal Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    We sometimes enter and spend some time exploring this historical island. Possible to stop for a snack here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia

    The main monument to Peter the Great, a symbol of St Petersburg and the Russian Empire.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Senate And Synod Building, Senatskaya Square, St. Petersburg Russia

    Formerly headquarters of Imperial Senate. Best seen from Senate square.

    Pass By: Griboyedov Canal, St Petersburg, Russia

    We cross this meandering canal several times during the walk, weaving through historical neighbourhoods of old St Petersburg. Many sites from Dostoyevsky's novels are in this area of St Petersburg.

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    One of the main squares of St Petersburg, lots of history, monumental views all around. Bronze Horseman monument, Imperial Senate and Synod buildings, St Isaac's Cathedral.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Senny Rynok, Moskolskiy Ave., 4A, St. Petersburg Russia

    Hay Market is the biggest and maddest of the old city markets, and the cheapest too. We sometimes wonder in - ask your guide. A great place to study everyday life of St Petersburg and sample seasonal fruit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sennaya Square, ul. Sadovaya, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Hay Square (English translation of the name) is a huge bustling square, historically a centre of the universe of the lower classes of St Petersburg residents. A top location from Crime and Punishment; a great spot to observe everyday life, in many aspects unchanged since the times of Dostoyevsky.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Julia Child Bistro, Grazhdanskaya Ulitsa, 27, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190031
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Admiralty Building, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (4km to 8km).
    • Tour is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stops for rest/snack are possible upon request, subject to consent of all participants.
    • Exact route may vary from tour to tour, and no two walks are exactly the same. We welcome requests for specific sights, themes and neighbourhoods; however, we tend to stay away from the obvious big attractions which you may easily visit by yourself. For example, we wouldn't go to the Church on Spilled Blood on this walk.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Peterswalk Co Ltd

Activity ID: V-50750P1

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