5 days Walking Tour St. Petersburg

A walking tour in Saint-Petersburg is a tour for active tourists, for those who do not want to waste time in traffic jams and tourist buses, but want to visit the main Saint-Petersburg sights by reseeding to the fastest mode of transport – the metro or the hydrofoil and more often on foot.

This is an opportunity to live a few days as the most ordinary resident of Saint-Petersburg with walks in the historical center, of course, with a visit to the famous Hermitage and Peterhof residence and with the possibility of independent lunches and dinners.

This program can be combined with our post 5 days Walking Moscow extensions with Sapsan speed train or can be sold as a separate weekends stay in Saint-Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg, tucked into a bay in the Baltic Sea of the Gulf of Finland, is built on dozens of islands—fragments of flat land parted by hundreds of waterways, ranging from inky, narrow canals to the 4,000 foot-wide (in places) Neva River.

It’s all twinkling water, supersized European squares, and warrens of smaller streets. Compared to Moscow—that imposing showcase of modern Russia—it’s perhaps a little threadbare in places, but that doesn’t take away from its grandeur.

It’s a city of colorful buildings and in the summer, soft light, especially in the evenings. You should see the city from the water at some point during your stay, but here is our essential land-based crawl across the best small corner of the center, with a sampling of Russian breakfasts, history, art, and Soviet curiosities.
Program 5 days/4 nights - Walking Tour Saint Petersburg
Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Meeting at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel, check in.
Free time.
Optional: Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with guide at the hotel lobby.
Departure to excursion by metro.
Walking tour of Nevsky Prospect with a visit to Hermitage museum.
To get the most complete and objective view of the great Saint-Petersburg, you should take a walk along Nevsky Prospect.
It is on the Nevsky that a large number of the main attractions of Saint-Petersburg are concentrated: the house of the Zinger company, the Kazan Cathedral, Anichkov bridge and many others. Being the main thoroughfare of the city, Nevsky Prospect is great for leisurely walking. Here you can get acquainted with the masterpieces of Saint-Petersburg architecture and modern structures, as well as places associated with historical events. For many centuries, the main street of Saint-Petersburg was repeatedly rebuilt and updated, but somehow miraculously it was able to preserve its soulfulness, uniqueness and originality until now.
In the course of the tour, we invite you to visit the Hermitage – the main Museum of Saint-Petersburg, one of the largest in the world. Its collection contains about three million works of art.
Especially famous is the art gallery, where the works of the great artists of Western Europe – Raphael and Titian, Leonardo da Vinci and other masters are exhibited.
Time for lunch (lunch is not included).
Optional: Lunch in a local restaurant.
Walking excursion to Peter and Paul fortress.
Peter and Paul fortress in Saint-Petersburg is the oldest architectural monument in the city. The date of Foundation of the fortress is considered the date of Foundation of the Northern capital. The history of the city begins with it. The victory over Sweden in the Northern war required Peter I to urgently settle the conquered territories. An uninhabited island at the mouth of the Neva river attracted the attention of the Emperor when he was choosing a site for the future fortress, the heart of the new capital. The fortifications were built according to the latest fortification science of the time. The program includes a tour of the ancient defensive structures of the fortress, Trubetskoy Bastion, Commandant's house, Mint, Arsenal, Guardhouse, etc. In addition, we will visit the main attraction of the fortress-Peter and Paul Cathedral, which houses the tomb of Peter the Great and other Russian emperors. You will admire the gilded spire of the Cathedral, which is crowned by the figure of a flying angel - the main symbol of Saint-Petersburg!
Return to the hotel by metro.
A city built over 42 islands, Saint-Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers, canals and channels that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. Drift along waterways and see Saint-Petersburg from a different angle on a leisurely boat cruise. Pass under some of the city's 400 bridges and admire the 18th-century palaces, amazing cathedrals, and churches as well as many architectural landmarks that line the banks of the Neva River. Affectionately known as the “Venice of the North”, the city rivals Venice and Paris in its romantic atmosphere. Saint-Petersburg was originally built on 33 islands separated by canals in the delta of the Neva River. Now these canals and rivers offer a unique view of the iconic landmarks that dot the city, such as the magnificent Hermitage Museum – one of the largest art museums in the world and the Vasilyevsky Island with its famous Palace Bridge. Glide past historic monuments and landmarks during this cruise and visit otherwise inaccessible areas of the city.
Optional: Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with guide at the hotel lobby.
Departure to excursion by metro.
Walking tour of modern Saint-Petersburg.
In addition to the traditional classic Saint-Petersburg, we offer you to get acquainted with modern Saint-Petersburg with its urban landscapes and the latest buildings. The 300th anniversary Park of Saint Petersburg is a real gift to the residents and guests of the Northern capital for the anniversary of the city. The picturesque green area located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, although it appeared in the city not so long ago, has already become a favorite place for many people to meet and walk. The Park has its own attractions, as well as a sandy beach with a beautiful view of the Bay. Also, from the Park you can see the Lakhta Center, the northernmost skyscraper in the world. During the tour we will move to Krestovsky island – the largest of the Saint-Petersburg Islands. We will find out what architectural innovations have grown here in different years and up to the present day, as well as see the unique high-tech and most visited stadium in Eastern Europe – the Gazprom arena stadium.
Time for lunch (lunch is not included).
Optional: Lunch at a local restaurant.
Walking tour Yards of Saint-Petersburg (residential architecture).
Yards and front doors have long been included in the list of sights of Saint-Petersburg, without losing their originality. You will be imbued with their elusive beauty and history: you will “get lost” in the entrance courtyards, touch the wide window-sills, admire stucco molding and stained-glass windows. Stories will take you to Petersburg of the 19th century, and the route will allow you to make atmospheric shots.
From the middle of the 18th century, unified facade lines appeared in the city – and with them the labyrinths of courtyards, doorway systems and passages. You will penetrate into this special world of non-standard Petersburg: you will learn about the reasons that influenced the appearance of the city; learn to distinguish a communal apartment from an ordinary one, understand the difference between the front door and the staircase, hear about the functions of the back staircase and, of course, see the famous courtyards-wells.
Return to the hotel by metro.
During this tour you will have a unique opportunity to feel the atmosphere of soviet Saint-Petersburg, visiting a real Saint-Petersburg family who lives in a communal apartment. Russian tea with traditional pancakes and live communication will make this evening a heartfelt and simply unforgettable!
Optional: Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with guide at the hotel lobby.
Departure to Peterhof by Meteor.
Meteors, which depart from Saint-Petersburg, are considered the most popular type of transfer to Peterhof, the journey takes only 40 minutes. A trip on the meteor will be a nice bonus to your main vacation in Peterhof, because on the way passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Saint-Petersburg.
Walking tour of Peterhof (Lower park with the fountains and one of the smaller palaces).
The suburbs of Saint-Petersburg are famous for their magnificent palaces, which were built for themselves by Russian nobles. Peterhof is one of the most beautiful country residences built in the style of French Versailles. This is a world-famous Palace and Park ensemble and former summer residence, where official receptions, holidays and events were held in the private life of the Royal family. In the Park, you can see the world's largest system of fountains with natural pressure and water cascades with rich sculptural decoration. From the top step of the cascade, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Park and the sea channel that connects the marine residence with the Bay. After looking at the magnificent panorama and taking a couple of photos, you will take a walk through the Park. Here you will see dozens of unique fountains, a chess hill, a Lion cascade, beautiful small palaces, firecracker fountains, a trout pond, a labyrinth, and also visit one of the small palaces of Peterhof.
Time for lunch (lunch is not included).
Optional: Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continuation of walking tour of Peterhof.
Return to Saint-Petersburg by Meteor.
Optional: Dinner at the hotel.
Saint-Petersburg is popularly called in different ways: The city on the Neva, Northern Venice, the Museum of bridges, which are located in the open air. The fact is that the main attraction of this wonderful city is considered to be the bridges, which number more than 340, but the most important highlight in the architectural delicacy is the drawbridges. These bridges are breed at night and are considered the best spectacle that will be remembered for a lifetime. In total, there are about 21 drawbridges in the city, and the most famous of them are Liteyny bridge, Troitsky bridge and Palace bridge.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.
Transfer from the hotel the airport / railway station.
End of the tour.

Should any evens of International or Federal importance coincide with the dates of the tours (such as Economic and Legal forums in Saint-Petersburg), we reserve the right to review the rates and offer a non-central hotel as a substitute.
For groups of less than 5 pax we reserve the right to use public transportation on short distances.
Groups of different languages can be combined in one bus with individual guides.
The program is preliminary. The organizers reserve the right to replace the excursion blocks with similar ones, without changing main waypoints.
Departures calendar
21 Mar – 25 Mar
03 Oct – 07 Oct
10 Oct – 14 Oct
17 Oct – 21 Oct

11 Apr – 15 Apr
18 Apr – 22 Apr
02 May – 06 May
16 May – 20 May
06 June – 10 June
20 June – 24 June
04 July – 08 July
18 July – 22 July
01 Aug – 05 Aug
15 Aug – 19 Aug
22 Aug – 26 Aug
05 Sept – 09 Sept
19 Sept – 23 Sept
What is included and not included in the tour?
Our prices include:
  • Double accommodation in Saint-Petersburg in hotel 4* (Novotel Saint-Petersburg Centre / Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky or similar)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Luggage handling at the hotel
  • Registration fees at the hotel
  • Time for lunches on your own on Day 2, 3, 4
  • Transport service and all transfers per program in cars / minivan / buses depending on number of pax
  • Metro tickets and tickets for Meteor
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program
  • Visa support letter

Supplementary (for prebooking only):
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Lunches at a local restaurant
  • Post 5 days tour Moscow of Alexander Pushkin
  • Sapsan Speed train from Saint-Petersburg to Moscow
  • Optional tours
  • Single supplement in hotel

* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.
** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.
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