HISTORY AND SIGHSEEING TOURS IN ST. PETERSBURG

Private half-day and full-day tours for history buffs and curious travellers.
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Here you will find the options for the perfect start to your acquaintance with St. Petersburg. You can choose among our orientation tours, dive deeper into the history of the last Romanovs and Rasputin, Revolution of 1917 and Bolsheviks, explore Jewish Heritage Sights and much more. We are regularly updating the list of tours with new exciting experiences.

Basic City Tour with Visits of St. Isaac's and Church of the Savior on Blood
We will see the most emblematic buildings, monuments, cathedrals, bridges and streets of the city that has the whole centre declared the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will explore the principal islands of the city centre in a private vehicle with an experienced guide. We will make a stop at the St. Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of St. Petersburg, and visit St. Isaac's and the Church of the Saviour on Blood. We will talk about the turbulent history, multiethnic population and different names of the city.

Duration 3 hours
Rates
7500 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
4000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Extended City Tour and Lunch in Traditional Russian Style
On this tour you will see all the major touristic sights and feel the atmosphere of unique districts of the city that still retain the original atmosphere and authentic buildings of the mid. 19th century. Apart from the emblematic and ceremonial Palace Square, Admiralty, Nevsky Avenue, Arts Square, St. Isaac's and the Old Stock Exchange that no one tourist misses you will see the poorer and much more densely populated historical districts of the city, charming Kolomna Neighbourhood and Petrogradskaya Side.
In the middle of the tour we will make a short break in one of the traditional eateries of St. Petersburg – tasting pancakes or pies.The tour includes visits of the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Cathedral at the fortress, where Russian monarchs are buried.

Duration 5 hours
Rates

12000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
6500 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Rivers and Channels by Boat
This is one of the most popular trips both for city guests and locals. Some routes pass through small rivers and canals during the day, others include a night trip beneath the raised bridges along the Neva River, the main river of the city. It is also a perfect treat for a romantic date – just imagine watching the beautiful scenery from the water while sipping a glass of wine and and gazing on the many islands, rivers and bridges there are in this city!

Duration from 1,5 hours
Rates for a private boat with a guide from:
11000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
4500 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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The City of All Religions
The main religion in Russia is Orthodox Christianity, but there are also significant Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish communities that have been an important part of Russia's society for many centuries. In addition to this, from the very first days of the founding of the city, many European communities which represented different Christian denominations settled here. Therefore, along with our magnificent Orthodox cathedrals, there is a historical mosque, a Buddhist temple and a synagogue which are all architectural masterpieces from imperial times, just like the numerous catholic, protestant, Armenian and Georgian churches. Discover more about the multietnhical population of the city and see some of these masterpieces on this tour!

Duration 3 hours
Rates

7000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
4000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Grigori Rasputin in St. Petersburg
This tour is dedicated to Grigori Rasputin, the mysterious friend of the family of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and an outstanding figure in the history of the country. You will see the sights associated with Rasputin in the city and visit the Yusupov Palace. In the end of the tour you will participate in a fascinating talk about the life of Rasputin in the modest apartment on Gorokhovaya Street where he spent the last years of his life and where many interesting details from his time are still present.

Duration 4 hours
Rates

10000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
6000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Architecture of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is an open-air museum for architecture lovers, open 24/7, all year round: here you will find a variety of styles, from Baroque palaces and Classicism mansions to majestic Russian Revival, Art Nouveau and North Romantic buildings. We will discover original details of decoration that have survived to this day and we will get to know many interesting facts about the everyday life of the people that inhabited the city in the past centuries.

Duration 3 hours
Rates

8000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
4000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Jewish Heritage
It might be that some of your ancestors came from the Russian Empire and they had Jewish roots and it would be interesting to know many interesting details about the history of the Jewish population of St. Petersburg from the first days of its foundation until today. Take this tour with us and see the city districts and buildings associated with the Jewish community of the city and its prominent representatives.

Duration 3 hours
Rates

9500 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
5000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Kolomna Neighbourhood and The Island of New Holland
Do you want to know where the locals now spend their evenings and weekends? In new 'hipster' art clusters, such as New Holland situated on a tiny artificial island with the great history, where so many activities there are to enjoy in every season.
Kolomna is a very charming area that has it all - breathtaking mansions of the nobility along the Moika River, the famous Mariinsky Theatre and Conservatory, beautiful St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral and the Grand Choral Synagogue. We will take a ride around Kolomna and learn more about its history and the present day life.

Duration 3 hours
Rates

8000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons
4000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons

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Kronstadt. The Most Protected Fortress of All Times
This island surrounded by artificial forts was once an inaccessible stronghold that guarded the entrance to St. Petersburg from the sea. Now it is accessible via highway with breathtaking views of the sea and nearby forts. Today, Kronstadt is a town that fascinates visitors with its old docks and warehouses, but above all, with the magnificent Naval Cathedral, recently renovated and absolutely astonishing inside and outside. Let us walk around the streets of Kronstadt, visit the cathedral and later take a boat trip to see the island and its forts from the sea (weather and season permitting). Lunch in Kronstadt is included to the tour.

Duration 5-6 hours
Rates from

13000 RUB for a private tour for 2 persons
6000 RUB for a small group of 5 persons

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St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad. City of Revolutions
On this tour, you will get an insight into the key events of the year 1917 in St. Petersburg and see where and how they were unfolding. You will see the city spots and buildings related to these cursed days and their protagonists – the royal family, Alexander Kerensky, Vladimir Lenin, sailors and the others. You will get onboard the legendary cruiser Aurora, recently renovated and see one of the apartments where Lenin was hiding from the Provisional Government.

Duration 3 hours
Rates

11000 RUB for a private tour for 2 persons
7000 RUB for a small group of 5 persons

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Women of the Soviet Union
In the Soviet Union few areas of everyday life developed as rapidly as the rights of women. Women - scientists, women – cosmonauts (Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space), women - factory workers and so much more – we will talk about the roles of Russian women under communism and the hard destiny that many of them faced at home front during World War II. During our tour we will pass by one of the factory kitchens – ambitious projects built in the constructivist style at the dawn of the Soviet era, which were meant to free women from "the kitchen slavery".

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