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Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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    What to Expect
    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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    Departure Point
    Julia Child Bistro, Sankt-Peterburg
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    near St Isaac’s cathedral
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    All reviews four hours st petersburg your bearings meeting point delicious lunch great introduction russia today behind the scenes private tour beautiful city major sights great sense of humor winter palace wonderful guide courtyard tours politics
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    Reviewed 25 May 2019

    My teenage son and I learned about Peterswalk in Lonely Planet. We initially only intended to take the short group tour, but found out they would not be starting until mid-April after our trip was over. We ended up booking three half-day tours after reading...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Matthew U
    peterswalk, Manager at Peter's Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

    Thank you Matthew! We will make sure that Dmitri reads this review. Just so our readers know: the topics covered and the sites visited included Lenin (his younger years in St Petersburg prior to the revolution), Dostoyevsky and his Crime and Punishment, Grigory Rasputin, the...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

    We had the most enjoyable,informative walking tour of St Petersburg. Our guide was so enthusiastic of this town where she grew up and shared many childhood memories with us. She showed us where and how the locals live. We saw places that other tourist would...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Saryna V
    Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

    So we wanted to get a bit of background on St Petersburg and booked this for our 1st morning on Monday 20th May . We had breakfast at Julia Childs so we were there in good time (breakfast delicious). Our guide made herself known and...More

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    peterswalk, Manager at Peter's Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Thank you MrPhillyman! Your review conveys the spirit of our Original Walk perfectly, and hopefully will inspire readers to join this daily walk. Twenty-five thousand steps sounds like a lot though - did you really walk these 15-18 km during the 4-hr walk? We usually...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

    Completed a walking tour with Zhenya, from Peterswalk, and learned so much of Russian history and culture. Walk was around the back streets and Zhenya, had so much delight in showing us the little hidden treasures that a large tour would not be able to...More

    Thank Wayne D
    Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

    We saw and understood St. Petersburg in a way that even the best guidebooks can't tell you. Peter will also tailor the tour on the spot to your interests. He taught us how to navigate the subway and bus system while introducing us to the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sandra P
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    11 July 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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