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Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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    Meet the guide 15 minutes before 10:30am inside Julia Child Bistro. Enjoy this 4-hrour walking tour, conducted in English by a professional local guide. Participants are encouraged to offer themes or ideas for the walk, and the guide will incorporate that into his/her own plan, making it unique.

    The tour will most likely* include: the writer Dostoyevsky and his Crime and Punishment, the active St Nicholas church, 18 century canals, bridges and backstreets of the historical Kolomna, the Mariinsky Theatre (without going inside) and the addresses of associated celebrities, the island of New Holland, the English Embankment, the Senate square and the Bronze Horseman, and much more, possibly a detour to the Troitsky cathedral and market, or even a visit to Vasilievsky Island with its many delights. Variations upon request are possible. Discuss the plan with the guide when you meet.

    A stop for a coffee or snack can be made upon request, or you can request to be dropped off at a restaurant at the end of tour. Also possible to include a ride by public transport - a useful practical skill to learn in this city. Ask our guide where to go out for a traditional shot of vodka or where to buy a Soviet army hat, or anything else you want to do/see in St Petersburg but wouldn’t know who else to ask.
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    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    Our Guide Evgeny was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed his explanations on how the city developed and what it went through in various stages of its (also recent) history. For us, doing this tour at the beginning of our tour was very useful since he...More

    Thank nomadoftoday
    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    The guide spoke excellent English and told interesting stories about St. Petersburg and it's inhabitants. I learned a lot about the city. We walked really far and it was a pretty hot day, but he was considerate and found us shady spots to stand in...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank janetf980
    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    The guide was lovely and told interesting stories. It was quite a bit of walking, but time gone by quick. I would have liked to have visited a bit more “touristy” places though. However it was great value for money.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank solveigag675
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    This was a great tour seeing some of the local sights and suburbs not the standard tourist highlights. Our guide was excellent, passionate and spoke very good English. We got tips for cafes and bars not usually frequented by tourists and that was very helpful.

    1  Thank ce105wine
    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    This highly enjoyable walking tour turned out to be the highlight of my short trip to St Petersburg. Our extremely congenial and knowledgeable guide Elena was able to tailor the tour for the contrasting members of our small group with some of us more interested...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Response from MrPhillyman | Reviewed this property |
    Look for a YouTube channel called The Wayaway, they have done a video recently covering this when they visited. Its a great tour but wear good shoes as you cover a lot of ground!
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