Excursions in Saint Petersburg: Top tours

Roof top tour in St Petersburg
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Вы увидите панораму Петербурга с высоты птичьего полета, получите незабываемые впечатления и насладитесь красотой одного из старейших исторических районов Петербурга! Ограничение по возрасту - от 11 лет!
Price: 1000 RUB Shared
Duration: 1 hour
Looking for an unusual and special places in St. Petersburg? I know one! Everyone who took this tour, said that this attraction would stay forever in their memories. You will see typical St. Petersburg courtyards, authentic ceremonial (porches) , exciting lofts, leading to huge roofs. You will enjoy the panorama of the city center: Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac's Cathedral and another sights. It will be unforgettable! Attention please! * Come in comfortable shoes and warm clothes * No alcohol before and during the tour * In case of rain for your own safety tour can be transferred to another date or cancel ( 100% refund ) * This tour is a bit extreme. Keep in mind! See you!
Roof top tour: panorama of river Neva
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Экскурсия на безопасную крышу с бортиками и не скользким покрытием. Вам откроется прекрасный вид на большую акваторию Невы и все главные достопримечательности Петербурга с высоты семиэтажного дома.
Price: 1490 RUB Private
Duration: 1 hour
If you want to feel all greatness and harmony of this city-you shold see it by the bird's eye view. One of the most picturesque and atmospheric places in St.Petersburg. You will visit safe flat roof. From that height you can enjoy panorama of city center,river Neva and see Peter and Paail fortress from unusial foreshortening. Our team can promise you that it will be unforgettable
Introduction to Uzbek food on Vasilievsky Island
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Я хочу рассказать всему миру о тех прекрасных блюдах, которыми славится узбекская кухня: плов, лагман, чучвара, самса и прочие! И не просто расскажу, но и накормлю в правильном месте. Это не экскурсия в классическом ее виде, а скорее путешествие в узбекский Петербург.
Price: 1000 RUB Private
Duration: 1.5 hours
Well. I love food therefore the countries where the food culture exists. One of these countries is Uzbekistan for sure. There is huge community of Uzbek immigrants in St. Petersburg. During the tour I will tell you stories about Central Asia and Uzbekistan. We will visit local market with traditional Uzbek bakery and Central Asian shops. Finnaly we'll go to a local Uzbek chaikhana. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The place is mostly popular among immigrants. I want to show you ti try very authentic Uzbek food: plov, lagman, manti and many many other dishes. I'm originally from Kazakhstan. And I know how it should taste like. Food is quite cheap. You will be very full for 400 roubles! I live and work nearby, so I can conduct a tour any time. Just message me. p.s. all meals contain meat, no vegetarian options.
Exclusive! Fireworks on May 9 from the house on the embankment!
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Легальная безопасная площадка, где вам откроется великолепный вид на салют.
Price: 2500 RUB Shared
Duration: 1 hour
We offer a safe, legal spot on the Petrovskaya embankment to see traditional fireworks on May 9! You will see the panorama of the Peter and Paul fortress, the waters of the Neva, the Troitsky bridge! Do not miss this unique chance! The number of places is limited! 100% safely and legally.
Skip the line ticket to Hermitage Museum
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Входной билет в Эрмитаж. Приобретение электронного билета позволит вам избежать долгих очередей в кассы Государственного Эрмитажа.
Price: 830 RUB Shared
Duration: 8 hours
With this ticket you will be available to skip the line for Hermitage. Entry ticket works all the day long/ You can use it once for entrance to the museum. After booking we will send you voucher. Be sure you have your id (like passport) on the day of visiting museum. It is important as this voucher will be changed for entrance ticket with id only. You don't need to print this ticket. Just be ready to show it on the screen of your phone.
Red Bermuda Triangle: stories and mysteries of an old industrial district
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An off the beaten track historical/sociological walk around a scenic industrial district of Saint Petersburg
Price: 3500 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
An "off the beaten track" tour around and through the famous Red Triangle, one of the most spectacular historic industrial complexes of old Saint Petersburg, and surrounding working class areas of the end of 19th - first half of 20th century. Our trip will include a scenic (and somewhat gloomy) industrial district with an abandoned railroad, housing complexes of various styles, and several masterpieces of early Soviet architecture. Our space and time travelling will be accompanied by observations and anecdotes about those who witnessed the rise of Communist regime in Russia - and of their nowadays descendants.
Individual day-tour in St. Petersburg
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Price: 1500 RUB Private
Duration: 1 hour
Discover the best of Saint Petersburg on a private tour with a local guide! We'll see all the essentials of St. Petersburg as well as the places off the beaten track and places of your preferences. Tour duration is flexible and is from 2 to 12 hours. The rate is 1200 rub/hour for a group of 1-2 people, 1500 rub/hour for a group of 3 -10 people, entrance tickets are extra paid. The price is shared for a group of 1-10 people. Ideas for private tour: - Discover all the highlights in the city center (usually it takes from 3 to 4.5 hours) - Tour around museums like Hermitage or Vodka museum (of 1-2 hour each) - Have a boat tour in day time or in the night time (1 hour) - Ride one of the most beautiful metros (2 hours to see the most impressive stations) - Walk around public gardens and parks - Attend places off the track, e.g. communicating court yards, art nouveau architecture, local places of interest, etc. - Learn a part of a communistic history of Leningrad and places on this topic - Dine at one of the best cafes in the city according your food preferences To calculate the tour duration please tell what you'd love to see on the tour and how large your group is.
Vasilievsky island: from the Spit to the Harbour
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An urban walk across the official facades and gritty greats of Vasilievsky island, a historical district where people of all walks of life - from University professors to dockers - live and share space with gryphons, sphinxes and other creatures. We'll see
Price: 3000 RUB Shared
Duration: 2.5 hours
This urban walk will take us through three centuries of Vasilievsky island. This historical district, remarkable for its regular grid of streets and avenues, was conceived as the finest example of Imperial urban planning by Peter the Great and one of the first parts of the city to be actively built over. All three centuries of development of Saint Petersburg have left their marks on this island shared between different notable groups of people – from celebrated statesmen of the XVIII and XIX century to heroes of counterculture of the late Soviet union, from university students and professors in university cluster at the Spit of the island to migrant labourers in the industrial areas. We will see the evolution of this part of town through centuries (from historical complexes in the Spit to late Soviet buildings in the western part of island, with some deviations from the East-West axis to see old industrial buildings) and also explore the enfilades of courtyards that form an alternative grid of walkways through the downside hidden behind the facades. We'll also touch a bit of mystical part of Vasilievsky island and see some of local fantastic beasts, like dragons, sphinxes and gryphons.
Historical restaurants and bars
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Price: 1000 RUB Shared
Duration: 2 hours
As the city of great history Saint Petersburg is famous for it's great citizens. In every century all of them needed place to feed themselves, to meet their friends and just to have some rest and fun. During the tour we'll visit historical restaurants where such famous people as Pushkin have been. Also we'll see the oldest crumpets cafe (pishechnaya) and vodka bar (rumochnaya). And that is not all. We'll visit some places where used to be famous restaurants that now became a history. You'll have ability to taste most delicious crumpets in the world which are made by soviet technology, to drink rare coniac with champaign drink, see the cafe that was the last in Pushkin's life, to hear the mysterious legend about Tchaikovsky death, to see the place where poets and writers of Silver centure spent their time and to hear a lot of exciting stories. Extra payments: Crumpets - average bill 50-70 rub. (2 dollars) Cakes in confectionery Sever - average bill 200 - 300 rub. (10 dollars) Coniac with champaign - 150 rub. (5 dollars) ___________________________________________ Read about Vlada's tour in our blog Historical bars and restaurants with Vlada
Forts and docks of Kronstadt
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A day-long exploration of forts and docks of Kronstadt, an authentic suburb with a rich history, and once the largest naval fortress of the Baltic sea. Abandoned docks, picturesque old fortifications located in the middle of a coastal reserve and an on-demand seaside picnic as a reward of a day's worth of walking and climbing across the living history of Russian military genius.
Price: 7000 RUB Private
Duration: 7 hours
A day-long exploration of Kronstadt, a historical suburb of Saint-Petersburg and the largest naval fortress of the Baltic sea. A town of officers, scientists, clergy and merchants, Kronstadt will capture your heart without you noticing it with its impressive docks and canals, authentic green streetscape, romantic ruins and a wonderful view on Neo-Byzantine Naval Cathedral built about a century ago. We will climb into a huge dry dock and explore a network of hydraulic installations in the historical center of Kronstadt (with a glimpse upon other scenic parts of town, of course) and then travel to other two abandoned forts located in a forest reserve in the western part of the island. An on-demand seaside picnic at Fort Reef and a charming overlook of Neva Bay from the dam that connects Kronstadt to the mainland will be a bonus.
Creative spaces in Saint Petersburg
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Price: 1200 RUB Private
Duration: 2.5 hours
I'm Olya Polyakova. I work with creative spaces since 2012. I run a flower workshop in one place in 2012, then organized charity and social events there in 2013, then I worked as a PR. It was called 'Chetvert' and it was closed with a huge media buzz by the owner so we became a legend. Then we made an art-space with modern art galleries and pop-up cafe in old garage for summer 2014. Now I work with numerous projects in creative industries (hipster's industries) and know everything about it in Saint-Petersburg. We gonna see the oldest art-center squatted by underground artists and musicians in early 90's, 8 year old space in the former bread factory, designers spot and modern creative spaces. I'll tell the last history of creative spaces, recommend best designer shops and cozy cafe and bars. We'll visit some exhibitions and sometimes events, try local streetfood. I will give you extra contacts and recommendations based on your interest. So I'll be your local guide in Russian creative industries. The tour depends on current events and always updated with new spots. [I'm traveling till around middle of January so can't make a tour with you and don't know anyone who can. Just visit the following spots by yourself to make an impression about modern art and culture. 'Taiga' http://space-taiga.org/ (go any day since 1 to 9 p.m.) Time-cafe http://www.itsamiracle.ru/ Techno bars&clubs in former horsestables http://mosaique-space.com/, https://www.facebook.com/stackenschneider and non-techno Tancplowadka (weekend after midnight) Eat and have beer in the artsy yard: Kovenskii, 14, second yard (from midday till 9 p.m.) Design shops and bars Fontanka, 20, inside the yard (anyday, second half of the day, try something in 'Treska' bar, chill in Ziferblat) http://www.p-10.ru/en/, early postsoviet squat, any day http://www.loftprojectetagi.ru/en/, old and hot spot, too crowdy and pop now http://streetartmuseum.ru/, schedule on the website, strongly recommended]
Metro Palaces
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Price: 3750 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
The opulent metro system, decorated with the marble sculptures and frescos is a wonder, erected at a time when Leningrad was still healing its wounds inflicted by the Nazi siege. The tour is an exploration of the “palaces for the people” and the Soviet epoch. The earliest stations of the Leningrad metro show an extraordinary sense of taste in interior design. Besides purely aesthetic beauty, the underground “palaces for the people” reveal different aspects of life in the Soviet Union, such as the veneration of Russian literature or the religion of the socially significant deed. Discover the values of post-war Russia deep below the ground on the metro tour. This tour, dedicated to the post-war history of Leningrad and its citizens, takes you through the most opulent stations of the red line: from Avtovo to Ploshad Vosstaniya. The metro tickets are included in the price. You will see the decoration of both underground halls and surface vestibules of the oldest eight stations across the red line. _________________________________________ Read about Vladimir's tour in sptnik blog Experience Metro Palaces tour with Vladimir
Subway Tour
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Price: 1000 RUB Shared
Duration: 2 hours
See one of the most beautiful subways in the world! In fact, Saint Petersburg subway doesn't need any advertising. It's not only one of the most beautiful metro systems in the world, but also the system thoughtfully constructed and well organized. If you wonder • Why the stations are so beautifully decorated; • Why the metro system is so deep (no, not for bomb-shelter usage); • Why there's a feeling that something is missing in decoration of some stations; • How the metro decorators left memories about the metro builders; • Where you can find the only of left bass relief of Stalin; • Where is the most suitable escalator for reading the whole chapter of book; • What construction which was first invented for Saint-Petersburg subway is now used all around the world; • What's like to stay inside the third deepest station in the world than the Subway tour is right for you! This tour won't let you loose a day of your trip because of heat /rain/cold as it's always warm and dry inside subway! This tour includes: 8 stations to visit and take photo; 3 lines, where you can see retro and modern trains; 2 transfers to experience the difference between the train lines. Stations to see: 1. Mayakov st. / Mayakovskaya - green line 2. The Uprising square / Ploshad' Vosstaniya - red line 3. Avtovo / Avtovo - red line 4. Kirov Plant / Kirovkiy zavod - red line 5. Narva st. / Narvskaya - red line 6. Pushkin st. / Pushkinskaya - red line 7. Zvenigorod st. / Zvenigorodskaya - violet line 8. Admiralty / Admiralteyskaya - violet line Extra payment for the subway ticket is essential and is 28 rub (~1$ ) per ticket. Tour starts: Nevsky prospect st. (blue line) Tour ends: Admiralty st. / Admiralteyskaya (violet line) See you!
St. Petersburg off the beaten track
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Price: 1500 RUB Private
Duration: 2 hours
Feel St Petersburg as if you were born in it! If you wonder: - What are the nicknames of St Petersburg; - Where 5 streets join together in a single place; - Where in the city center you can shoot the thriller paying nothing for making decorations; - What is the best pub crawl place in the city; - Where you can see 5 different buildings of absolutely the same design; What the street with the most accurate proportions looks like; - Why russian people smile rare You are for the right tour! We'll cover: - local food and close market - Connected courtyards, we’ll walk trough 5 of them; - Five corners – famous crossroads in the city center; - Pub streets; - Well yards; - The true soviet union department store and other local palces
Pulkovo airport transfer (Taxi in SPb)
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Price: 1000 RUB Private
Duration: 1 hour
Good news from Sputnik! Now you can book your Pulkovo airport transfer. Russian taxi-drivers at the airport are always ready to help you with your luggage - usually, it costs much. Especially for foreign tourists. So we decided to provide our own Pulkovo airport transfers for you. For just 1000 Rub. (about 15 USD / 13 EUR) we will organize your transfers between the airport and your hotel, your taxi-trips in Saint-Petersburg and all other transportations during your stay in Saint-Petersburg. Good cars and nice drivers - the real locals, who can show you smth interesting by your way. Every time you use our taxi in Saint-Petersburg, you save several hundreds roubles. Why don't use them to book our interesting and unusual tours in Saint-Petersburg! Welcome to Saint-Petersburg and have a nice trip - welcome aboard!