Private Tours in St. Petersburg Russia for on-land tourists

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Private Tours in St. Petersburg Russia for on-land tourists

Please  note, that when arriving to St petersburg by train , plain or ferry we can assist you with:

  • getting  visa invitation letters for getting visas in Russian embassy in your country (for free).
  • buying tickets for Moscow- St Petersburg  and St Petersburg- Mocsow train Sapsan (they start selling them 45 days before departure day- their Russian site offers the cheapest tickets).
  • recommending good inexpensive centrally located hotels  approved by our previous guests (we recommend to book them on booking .com).
  • buying ( reserving tickets)  for the ballets, folk shows, concerts of classical music.
  • recommending and reserving good restaurants /cafes/bars.
  • meeting  you on the day of your arrival and seeing you off on the day of your departure with transfers to/ from  your chosen hotel.
  • and, naturally , guided tours.

If you give us some extra info about yourselves (private hobbies, interests, way of traveling — anything you consider to be important for making your staying in our city really special and different) we will definitely add a personal touch to your program in St Petersburg.

Contact us for any help you require in preparing your trip to St Petersburg.

1. One-Day St Petersburg Tour

A tour for first-time visitors to St Petersburg with limited time; you can book it even if you are a transit passenger — we will pick you up at the airport, show you the city (with two museum tours) and bring you back to the airport.

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Choose our One-Day St Petersburg Tour if:

You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane.
You are planning to spend one day in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.
You want to have a quick glimpse of the city. You are interested in try authentic Russian food in non-tourist places.



Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here



 Group Size

  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group

 Activity level: Moderate
 Tour Duration: 8 hours


 One-Day St Petersburg Tour Itinerary

This itinerary will be adjusted for museum off days

DAY 1
9:00 am — 9:30 am Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel or at the airport (or at the Sea Port if you have arrived by ferry or at the Railway Terminal): Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it
9:00 am — 12:00 pm City tour: driving along the embankments of the Neva River with stops at the Egyptian Sphinxes and the Vasilyevsky Island, 3 main squares — Art Square, Palace Square and St Isaac’s Square. Tour of Nevsky Prospekt
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Lunch (optional, we can continue the tour instead)
1:30 pm — 2:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
2:30 pm — 5:00 pm Expert guided tour of the Hermitage Museum: This includes the Gala Rooms and the European Department. We leave you in the museum to continue exploring on your own

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Letter of invitation for your VISA — You can receive it at a Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country — if you need it
  • Guide services for the day
  • Driver services for one day with a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. The vehicle type depends on the number of participants in your group
  • Fees to the museums listed in the itinerary
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one per person per day)
  • All local taxes
  • Headphones for tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8+
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of lunch (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)

 Prices

Private One-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Price Per Person US $ 155 110 90 80 70 65 Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 travel for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $ 10 off the cost of the St. Petersburg tour.

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2. Royal Dachas 1-Day Tour

These Royal Palaces are known as “dachas” which means country house, used mainly in the summer time, so a royal dacha = royal summer palace.

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These Royal Palaces are known as “dachas” which means country house, used mainly in the summer time, so a royal dacha = royal summer palace.
Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You are in St Petersburg and want to spend one full day touring with a guide and a driver
  • You would like to cover, in one day, the world-famous summer residences of the Russian tsars, which are remote from the city center and not so easy to see on your own
The Royal Palaces Tour includes both Catherine Palace (with the famous Amber Room) in Pushkin and Peterhof, also known as the Russian Capital of Fountains. You can visit both residences in one day, saving not only time - but also money!
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
 Group Size:
  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group (the price does depend on the number of people in your private party).
 Included Attractions
  • Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • Catherine Royal Park
  • Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
  • Optional: Agate Rooms and 1 small pavilion in the Lower Garden
 Activity level: Medium (this tour can be adjusted for handicapped visitors and very small children)
 Excursion Duration: 9.5 hours

Royal Palaces Tour Itinerary

Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off

DAY 1

8:30 am - 9:00 am

(depending on your ship’s arrival)

Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.

9:00 am - 10:00 amTravel to Pushkin. the town is located some 25 km to the soutd of St Petersburg.
10:00 am - 12:00 pmGuided tour of Catherine Palace featuring Amber room.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Walk in the Royal Park and (optional) visit to Agate Rooms, one of the finest creations of Charles Cameron in St Petersburg.

In beauty, they can be compared to Amber room.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pmQuick coffee break in a nearby cafe.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmDriving to Peterhof.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Walk in the Lower Garden - enjoy all the fountains!

An optional visit to a smaller pavilion in the garden (Catherine Block, Mon Plaisir or Batd Block).

4:30 pm - 5:15 pmTo the city by hydrofoil.
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmReturn to the ship or to the hotel.

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 1 day
  • Driver services for one day featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C
  • Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for parties from 6 people
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of a coffee break (about $10-15 per person per day)
  • Cost of entrance fees to Agate rooms and 1 small pavilion in the Lower garden

 
Prices

St Petersburg One-Day  Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $245185155145130120Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are traveling for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of the tour

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3. St Petersburg Two-Day Basic Tour

This is a basic private tour that includes the most popular attractions in St Petersburg.

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:

You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train, or plane.

— You are planning to spend three relaxed days in St Petersburg, and would like to see some of the most popular attractions in the «Cultural Capital of Russia.» These attractions (such as the Hermitage) are better to see with a local, experienced, English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg, Russia.

— To have enough time to spend in the city on your own (following your guide’s recommendations if needed)

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
 Group Size
  • Minimum: 2 people If you are traveling alone let us know and we can try to pair you up with another small party or compose a special custom tour so you can stay within the limits of your budget.
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group
 Included Attractions
  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • Peterhof Lower Park
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral & Peter and Paul Fortress
Activity level: Light
Tour Duration: 12.5 hours

St Petersburg Two-Day Basic Tour Itinerary
Itinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed

DAY 1
9:30 amMeet in the lobby of your hotel.
9:30 am - 10:40 amDrive to Peterhof (by car).
11:00 am - 12:30 pmWalking tour of Lower park with fountains.
12:30 pm- 1:30 pmDrive by car back to the city. Say goodbye to our driver.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmOrientation guided tour of the Hermitage Museum - Gala rooms and masterpieces  of Europe Department.
We'll leave you in the museum to keep exploring on your own.

 

DAY 2
10:00 amMeet near your hotel.
10:00 am - 12:00  pmDriving city tour (with numerous photo stops).
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmTravel to Tsar Village by car.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Catherine Palace with Amber Room excursion.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmDrive  back to St Petersburg . Drop you of on Nevsky Prospect near the Church of our Savour on the Spilt Blood for an independent tour.

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for 1,5 days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums  
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of coffee breaks (if there is need for a coffee break)

 
Prices

St Petersburg Two-Day  Basic Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $275210175160145135Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $10 off the cost of the tour

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4. St Peterburg Two-Day Standard Tour

This is our standard tour for small groups where you will spend two days with an experienced English-speaking guide and driver asking as many questions as you wish and following an itinerary which you can change as you wish

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Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:

-You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane.

-You are planning to spend two full days in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.

-You are interested to try authentic Russian food in non tourist places while still having enough time to spend in the city on your own.

-​Move at your own pace to make sure you spend enough time in each museum and to ask questions and learn more about local life in St Petersburg.

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
 Group Size
  • Minimum: 2 people If you are traveling alone let us know and we can try to pair you up with another small party, or create a special custom tour so you will stay within the limits of your budget.
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group
Included Attractions
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Duration: 16.5 hours

Two-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour Itinerary
Ltinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed

Day 1
9:00 amMeet in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 amFirst part of the city tour: drive along the embankments of the Neva River with stops near Egyptian Sphixes and on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, 3 main squares - Art Square, Palace Square and St Isaac’s Square. Tour of Nevsky Prospekt.
10:30 am - 11:00 amIndoor tour of the Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood.
11:30 am - 1:30 pmGuided tour of the Hermitage Museum: Gala Rooms and masterpieces of the European Department.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmLunch (optional) or skip lunch to spend more time in the Hermitage Museum.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPublic boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg or a private boat ride (for groups of 6 or more).
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmStroll on Nevsky Prospekt (on your own) or Faberge Museum tour (also on your own) or return to your hotel.
Day 2
9:00 amMeet in the lobby of your hotel.
9:00 am - 11:00 amTravel to the Tsar’s Village (25 km from the center of St Petersburg) with a visit to the Farmer’s  Market, a stop near Chesme Church and guided tour of the St Petersburg Siege Memorial (closed on Wednesday).
11:00 am - 12:30 pmIndoor guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room and a leisurely stroll in the Royal Park.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmDrive to Peterhof, Russian Versailles.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmLunch (optional).
2:30 pm - 4:00 pmWalking tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Park with fountains; optional: visit to the famous Bath Block.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDrive back to St Petersburg with a visit inside the most beautiful St Petersburg Metro stations.
7:00 pmOptional evening program (Theatre, Folk Show, dinner in a restaurant, dinner with a Russian family in their apartment, evening walking tour, etc.).

 
Price Per Person Includes:

  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house) 

 

Prices

Private Two-Day Standard St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group2345678+
Price Per Person US $460340280250225210Upon Request

 
Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of this St Petersburg tour.

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5. Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour

This is an active tour for small groups where you will spend two days with an experienced English-speaking guide and driver asking as many questions as you wish and following an itinerary which you can change as you wish.

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 Choose our 2-Day Active St Petersburg Tour if:

— Choose our two-day active St Petersburg tour if you have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane. You are planning to spend two full days in St Petersburg and would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.

— You are interested in trying traditional Russian food at local spots while and still having enough time to spend in the city on your own. You are fit and active adults wishing to see as much as possible, without spending  much time at each attraction.

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to accommodate the day the museum is closed
Day 1
8:00 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it. City tour of St Petersburg by car with numerous stops at the most beautiful places in the city (drive along The Neva River Embankment).
9:30 am - 11:00 am Travel to Pushkin (25 km from St Petersburg).Visit the St Petersburg Metro and local Farmer’s Market.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Indoor tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Drive to Peterhof
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Traditional Russian Lunch (optional)
2:30 - 4:00 pm Guided tour of the Lower park with fountains.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm By hydrofoil (a boat with underwater wings) back to the city.
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
6:00 pm Return to your hotel or explore on your own with a stroll down Nevsky Prospekt, Faberge Museum tour (Friday is an off day), Ballet / Folk Show performance, or dinner with a Russian family in their apartment.
Day 2
9:00 am Meet with your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel
9:00 am - 10:00 am Second part of the city tour
10:00 am  - 10:45 am Indoor  guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral inside Peter and Paul Fortress - the birthplace of St Petersburg
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Guided tour of the famous Hermitage Museum (no impressionists department visit).
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Quick Lunch (optional)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tour of the mysterious and beautiful Yusupov Palace (with Rasputin assassination exhibit)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of the “icon of St Petersburg” - The Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
6:00 pm Return to your hotel or optional evening program of your choice
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace -$5 per person
  Prices
Private Two-Day Active St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Price Per Person US $ 500 370 315 290 265 245 Upon Request
Note: Children under 7 are included for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $20 off the cost of the this St Petersburg tour.

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6. Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour

This is a great relaxed tour over the course of three days that covers the most popular attractions in St Petersburg

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Choose a Three-Day St Petersburg Tour if:

-You have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane.

-You are planning to spend three relaxed days in St Petersburg and would like to see some basic attractions in St Petersburg that are  better to see with a local, experienced. English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg, have enough time to spend in the city on your own( following your guide’s recommendations if  needed)

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour Itinerary This itinerary will be adjusted to accomodatethe days  museums are closed
Day 1
9:00 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Driving /walking city tour with visit of Peter and Paul cathedral in the Fortress.
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum .We will leave you in the museum to keep exploring it on your own.
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/ lunch with Russian family in their apartment, Faberge Museum.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting near your hotel.
9:00 am - 10:00 am Travel to Peterhof, Russian Versailles, by car.
10:30 am  - 1:00 pm Tour of Fountain Park in Peterhof with a visit to the Bath Block (or Catherine Block or Mon Plaisir ).
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Drive back to St Petersburg with visit of Metro (subway) Stations
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Visit of St Isaac's Cathedral. Drop you off  near Cathedral.
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/lunch with a Russian family in their apartment.
Day 3
10 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel.
10:00 am - 11:00 am Travel to Tsar Village.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine palace with Amber Room.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Driving back to the City.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Church of Our Savior on The Spilt Blood  guided tour leaving you near the Church (not far from Nevsky Prospect).
After 7:00 pm Optional: Ballet/Folk Show/lunch with Russian family in their apartment.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 3 days
  • Driver services for days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace - $5 per person
Prices
Three-Day Basic St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9+
Price Per Person US $ 440 335 280 255 235 215 210 upon request

Note: Children under 7 are travelling for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $15 off the cost of the tour.

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7. Three-Day St Petersburg Tour

Perfect variant for first time visitors — Enjoy St Petersburg during 3 days — you will see all the main attractions following your own pace, trying authentic Russian food, and being guided by our expert guides.

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Choose a Three-Day St Petersburg Tour if:
  • you have arrived to St Petersburg by ferry, train or plane and you have three full days in St Petersburg.
  • you would like to explore the city with an experienced English speaking guide while learning about art, history, and everyday life in St Petersburg.
  • you are interested to trying authentic Russian food at local spots and still having enough time to spend in the city on your own.
  • You want to move at your own pace spending enough time in each museum and to ask  questions and learn more about local life in St Petersburg.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Three-Day St Petersburg Tour Itinerary This itinerary will be adjusted to accomodate the days museums are closed and your arrival time to St Petersburg ( if you are ferry passengers)
Day 1
9:00 am Your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel: we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it
9:00 am - 11:00 am Driving /walking city tour with a boat ride along the  rivers and canals of St Petersburg
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Guided excursion of  the Hermitage Museum
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch (optional). There will be a chance to try traditional Russian dumplings with meat (pelmeni) as an option
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Second part of the city tour with  a visit  of the Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood with a great photo stop
5:00 pm Explore on your own with a stroll on Nevsky Prospekt or a possible tour of the Faberge Museum (after 6:00 pm), or return to your hotel
Day 2
9:00 am Meet your guide near your hotel
9:00 am - 10:30 am Travel to Peterhof, the famous "Russian Versailles", by car. Visit several Stalin Era St Petersburg Metro stations
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Tour of Fountain Park in Peterhof with a visit to the Bath Block and Upper Garden
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (optional) with a chance traditional Russian borscht soup or beef stroganoff
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Travel to the Tsar’s Village
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Guided Tour of the opulent Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Drive back to St Petersburg with visits to a local Farmer’s Market and the somber St Petersburg Siege Memorial
Day 3
9:30 am Meet in the lobby of your hotel
10:00 am - 11:00 am Guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral inside Peter and Paul Fortress - burial place of Romanov dynasty, including famous Anastasia and her sisters and parents killed by the Bolsheviks
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tour of Yusupov Palace - this is the private palatial mansion of the richest family in Russia and the assassination place of the notorious Grigori Rasputin
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch (optional) at a traditional Russian pie cafe
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm St Isaac’s Cathedral guided tour
4:00 pm Return to your hotel or possibly   climb the colonnade of St Isaac’s Cathedral
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Visa invitation letter for receiving a VISA at the Russian Embassy (Consulate) in your country - if you need it
  • Guide services for 3 days
  • Driver services for days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 8 or more
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house)
  • The cost of permit for taking pictures in Yusupov Palace - $5 per person
Prices
Three-Day St Petersburg Tour
Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9+
Price per person in US $ 650 475 395 360 325 300 285 Upon Request

Note: Children under 7 are included  for free; children from 7 to 18 years and students from 18 to 24 (upon showing their ISIC student card only) receive a discount of $20 off the cost of the tour.

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8. Art and Architecture (2 day tour)

This tour is specially designed for art lovers! St. Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia. Its architecture is so impressive, that it is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky.

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 Choose this private shore excursion if:
  • You are fond of  art and architecture;
  • wish to spend more time in The Hermitage( including impressionists and postimpressionists department)  and enjoy treasures of Faberge Museum;
  • would like to see some off the beaten track  small museums ( like Tsar Pavilion and Agate Rooms) which are not included in regular tours;
  • Prefer to be accompanied by our art and architecture expert guide.
This tour is specially designed for art lovers and suites for both cruise passengers and on-land ones. St. Petersburg is known as the Cultural Capital of Russia. Its numerous architectural ensembles are so beautiful, that city is even called sometimes the museum under the open sky. And the largest museum in Russia, the Hermitage, famous for its art collection, which includes works by Da Vinci and Rembrandt is also in St. Petersburg! So if you are fond of art, this tour is definitely for you.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Art and Architecture Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
 9:oo am (depending on your ship’s arrival) Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. Beautiful Vitebsky Railway Terminal( Art Neauveau style) ; short stop (without going inside) near Chesma Church( Pseudo Gothic style).
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace featuring the Amber room. Agate rooms. Panoramic view of Catherine Park from Cameron Gallery.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Driving back to the city with lunch on the way there.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ensemble of Art Square. “From icons to Avant Garde paintings” -  Russian and Soviet Art in the world famous Russian Museum.
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Guided tour of the Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Walking along Nevsky Prospect - main street of St. Petersburg with its architectural masterpieces: Kazan Cathedral, Singer Sewing Company Building, Eliseev Emporium, etc.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Faberge Museum - The biggest  collection of Faberge Royal Easter Eggs in the world ,   collection of silver ,enamels, precious icons and much more..
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Return to the ship/hotel.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the city tour
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (we start before official opening hours)
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm By hydrofoil to the Russian Versailles - Peterhof (with lunch boxes)
1:40 pm - 3:30 pm Walk through the Lower Park with fountains. Guided tour of the Tsar Pavilion.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Driving back to the city with visit to some stations of St Petersburg metro (if time permits).
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of a lunch and lunch boxes (about $10-15 per person, per day)
Prices. Wnen booked before Decemeber 31, 2017 you will get 10% discount
ART and ARCHITECTURE ( 2day tour)
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
Price per person in US$  545  415  345  315  285  265  255  240  230  225  215

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9. 2 day Family Tour (for families with little ones)

This tour is specially designed for travellers with small children.

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 Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:Families will enjoy our private tours for children in St Petersburg. Any of these family attractions can be added to a St Petersburg tour or St Petersburg shore excursion at your convenience. Planning to sneak away your kids for an exciting and interesting trip? We at Dancing Bear Tours have immense experience to offer the best tours for children. Our expert guides in St Petersburg can make the kids acquainted with the place and take them around to all those attractions of the city that would most certainly make them feel happy to witness. St Petersburg has a lot to offer for kids such as amusing parks, Museum of Dolls, Dolphinarium and Museum of Natural History to name a few.
Furthermore, we can customize the tours for children and integrate many more wonderful places for their visit. At Dancing Bear Tours, we ensure to chalk out a perfect vacay for children as we are well aware of the fact that kids are the most finicky travelers and they could easily lose interest. Thus, in order to please the little ones, we include the most children-friendly destinations of St Petersburg and ensure that the kids enjoy their holiday with us in the best possible manner.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
St Petersburg for the Little Ones Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
 9:oo am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 10:30 pm City tour in St Petersburg including visit to Kazan cathedral and local market.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Grand Model of Russia.
12:40-1:20 pm inside guided tour of Church on the Spilt Blood.
1:30- 2:30 pm Lunch.
3:00- 4:30pm Walk in Peter and Paul Fortress attending Festival of Sand Sculptures in the Fortress or “St Petersburg in Miniature” exhibition
6:00 pm Back to the ship/hotel.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:30 am - 10:00 am Private Boat ride along rivers and canals.
10:00 am - 10:50 am By car to Petergof.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Petergof Lower park . You take sandwiches from the ship or buy them on the spot.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving back to the city.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Inside guided Tour of Hermitage Museum.
5:00 pm Return to the ship/hotel.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • the cost of private boat ride
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups from 6 people
  • Special welcome gift for adults and very special gifts for children
Not Included:
  • The cost of a coffee break and lunches (about $10-15 per person, per day).
Prices When booked before December 31,2017  you will get 10%  discount
2 day Family Tour( for families with little ones)
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
Price per person in US$  495  385  285  250  220  200  185  175  165  155  150
Children under 7 y.o are included for free,children of  7-18 y.o and students with ISIC and will get doscounts.

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10. St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour (2 day tour)

You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.

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 Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.
St. Petersburg is not a very typical Jewish city, but we have a number of Jewish people living in the city. Our Grand Choral Synagogue is one of the most beautiful Synagogues in Western Europe. If you are interested in the history of Jews in Russia and in their life in St. Petersburg today, this tour is preciously for you! It gives an opportunity to see the main sites of the city but also gives a specific flavour to the whole experience!
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Evening programs
St Petersburg Jewish Heritage  Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
8:30 am - 10:30 am “Jewish St. Petersburg” tour. Meeting with a member of the Jewish community in the Grand Choral Synagogue. Short tour of the Synagogue.
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. History of Pushkin town and the Jewish population during WWII with a view of a monument to perished Jews by Vadim Sidur
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with its world famous Amber Room.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Driving to Peterhof, Russian Versailles.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Lunch (optional)
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Peterhof Lower Garden and Upper Garden
4:15m - 5:30 pm Driving back to the city, visit to St Petersburg metro stations on the way there.
6:00 pm Return to the ship.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the City tour, Souvenir Shopping
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Guided tour of Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm Lunch
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of the Jewish exhibition in the Ethnography Museum.
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift
Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person, per day)
Prices When booked before December 31, 2017 you will get 10% disount
St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour ( 2 day tour)
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8    9-12
Price per person in US$  550  405  335  295  265  240  230     upon request

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11. Back to the USSR St Petersburg Tour

Welcome to The USSR !Taking this tour you will see not only main attractions of ST Petersburg but learn how soviet people lived, what they believed in , how they brought up their children and much more!

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So the iron curtain is lifted — find out what is behind it! (2-day Tour)

Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:
  • You are interested in the Soviet period of the Russian history, i.e. WWII, the Siege of Leningrad, the figure of Stalin.
  • You would like to understand how the Soviet people lived and what they believed in.
  • You are wishing to learn as much as possible and see not only the must see places, but also something more specifically connected to the Soviet period.
This tour offers an opportunity to see the most famous must see attractions of St Petersburg but also provides a slightly different flavour to the whole experience.
Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here
Evening programs
 Back to the USSR Tour Itinerary Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off
Day 1
8:oo am - 8:30 am (depending on your ship arrival) Meeting in port (in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
9:00 am - 11:00 am Travel to Pushkin (25 km from St Petersburg). On the way we will have a number of photo stops to show you the most impressive ensembles of St Petersburg as well as some remarkable examples of Soviet architecture. Visit to the Stalin Metro.
10:15 am - 11:00 am Visit to the Siege memorial, an extremely emotional monument and a memorial hall devoted to the defenders of Leningrad during WWII.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Inside tour of Catherine Palace with the world famous Amber Room. Enjoy the amazing work of the Soviet restorers, who managed to return to the world this stunning baroque-style palace. Learn more about their heroic deeds and the titanic efforts they took to bring this beauty back for future generations.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Driving back to St Petersburg with a quick lunch in a non-tourist place.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Inside guided tour of the Russian Museum (spending most of the time in the department of Soviet and contemporary art)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood.
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Russian Vodka museum, learn more about the history of this Russian drink and try 3 different kinds of vodka.
7:00 pm Return to the ship or optional Dinner with the Russian family in their apartment (return to the ship at 9:00 pm).
Day 2
8:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
8:00 am - 11:00 am Second part of the city tour (Smolny district, Neva river embankments). Coffee break in a famous Soviet donut cafe.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Museum of the political history of Russia, mostly devoted to the soviet period. The museum provides a perfect opportunity to learn and discover more about not only the history but also about the everyday life of the Russian people in the 20th century.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in a Soviet style cafe.
2:15 pm - 4:30 pm Hermitage museuminside guided tour (no impressionist department visit)
5:00 pm Return to the ship.
Price Per Person Includes:
  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C. Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for guided tours inside the museums fоr groups of 6 or more
  • Special welcome gift
  • Not Included:
  • The cost of lunches and coffee (about $10-15 per person at a traditional Russian pancake or pie house
  • The cost of the dinner with the Russian family and return transfer.
 Prices When booked before December 31, 2017 you will get 10% discount
Back to the USSR  St Petersburg tour
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11  12
Price per person in US$  535  400  330  295  270 upon request

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12. Novgorod the Great - Famous Hansa City

Novgorod the Great is one of the oldest cities in the North-West of Russia.

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 Choose this Tour if:
  • You are staying in St. Petersburg for a few days or if  this is not your first visit;
  • You are interested in ancient  Russian history and traditional Russian architecture, but are staying in a hotel in St. Petersburg.
Novgorod the Great is one of the oldest cities in northwestern Russia. Unlike St. Petersburg, it features traditional Russian architecture, its churches are white and crowned with those famous onion-shaped domes, which will perfectly match your expectations of what old Russian towns are all about.
In addition, this city is unique, because while the southern parts of Russia were under tatar-mongol yoke, Novgorod, situated so much more to the north, was not affected and preserved its Russian culture. St. George’s Cathedral dates back to the 12th century! In addition, during your visit you will see wooden architecture. For those structures Russian masters used only one tool - the axe! So if you are intrigued by old Russia, this tour is definitely for you!

Novgorod the Great - Famous Hansa City Itinerary

Option 1: One day in Novgorod ( by car)
8:30 amMeeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel): we will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it.
8:30 am - 12:00 pmDriving to Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in the North-West of Russia
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmCity tour of Novgorod, visit to the Kremlin of Novgorod the Great. Inside visit to St. Sophia Cathedral, Yaroslav’s Court and the former Merchant’s Headquarters. 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmLunch (upon your wish), visit to St. George's Monastery, inside visit to a 12th century cathedral. Tour to an open-air museum of popular wooden architecture.
4:00 pm - 7:30 pmDriving back to St. Petersburg
Option 2: One day in Novgorod ( by high speed train “Lastochka”)
07:25 am -10:17 amDriving to Novgorod by high speed train “Lastochka”.
12:00 pm -2:00 pmCity tour of Novgorod, visit to the Kremlin of Novgorod the Great. Go inside the St. Sophia Cathedral, Yaroslav’s Court and the former Merchant’s Headquarters.
2:00 pm -4:00 pmLunch ( optional ) A visit to St. George's Monastery, a visit inside a 12th century cathedral. Tour to an open-air museum of popular wooden architecture.
4:00-5:30 pmYour free time in Novgorod: you may take a boat ride on the Volkhov river.Visit Museum of Icons, visit of  the church with frescoes of famous Theophanes the Greek.
6:05 pm -8:55 pmDriving back to St Petersburg  by “Lastochka” high speed train.

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Guide services in Novgorod- 4 hours for both options 
  • Option 1: driver services for 1 day featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C (driving to, from and inside Novgorod city) 
  • Option  2: local Novgorodian driver service  ( 4 hours) and  return tickets for Lastochka train
  • Option 1: admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Headphones for groups of 6 and  more

Not Included:

  • The cost of a lunch and lunch boxes (about $ 10-15 per person, per day)
  • Admittance fees to the Museum of Icons and  the church with frescoes of Theophanes the Greek and cost of boat ride along the  Volkhov River ( option 2) 

 
Prices

Novgorod the Great - Famous Hansa City (1 day Tour)
Number of people in the party 1 2 3 4 5 6
Option 1: price p/p in USD 395 205 140 110 105 90
Option 2: price p/p in USD 250 140 100 80 

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We offer a personalized family touch to each St Petersburg private tour with a focus on quality. Each of our tours can be customized for your unique requirements. You can take a private St Petersburg tour or join a small group. Taking a St Petersburg tour with Dancing Bear Tours is the best way to see the Cultural Capital of Russia. We can help you create the exact tour you are searching for with all the attractions you really want to see.

Our tours can be private or in small groups so you receive a personal touch, ask all the questions you want, and have the flexibility to change your itinerary as you go along.

You can create your own custom tour or choose a packaged tour which includes many of the most popular attractions such as the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Catherine Palace, the Faberge Museum, and the Church of Our Savior.

We also offer tours to some lesser known but very interesting attractions including the Russian Vodka MuseumGrand Choral Synagogue, and the Museum of Russian Political History.

Choose the St Petersburg private Tour that Fits your Requirements.

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St. Petersburg is an astonishingly beautiful city. Unlike many old European cities, it is also the second biggest city in Russia. The downtown is vast and it is not easy to reach all the sights on foot. Therefore for your convenience, to make your stay in St. Petersburg memorable, and so that you see more in a shorter period of time, we offer you private tours in St. Petersburg Russia.

St. Petersburg is an astonishingly beautiful city

St. Petersburg is definitely one of the most impressive cities of the world. It is sometimes nicknamed “The museum under the open sky” because of its unique architecture. No wonder that the historical downtown of St. Petersburg became the first object of Russia to be listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage. However all the buildings and the beauty of the city is just the cream. So many fascinating stories hide behind those facades! Our private guide St. Petersburg Russia will not only show you the external beauty but will take you deeper into the mysteries of our city!

The other reason to choose St. Petersburg private guide is that sometimes you can get overwhelmed by the city – there is just so much to see! Our experienced guides will help you to find your way better, see the most important landmarks and enjoy our beautiful city at the fullest!

Choose private tours St. Petersburg if:

  • You are a couple;
  • You are traveling with children;
  • You are a party and want to tour as a party;
  • You would like to get a personal approach when touring and be more flexible during the tour.

Private tours in Saint Petersburg is one of the most pleasant ways to spend your free time on vacation or your weekend. We will customize a tour for you making sure that you really enjoy your visit to St. Petersburg and the city fully meets your expectations!

St. Petersburg private guide for everyone

We at Dancing Bear Tours specialize in private tours in St Petersburg Russia. St. Petersburg provides numerous opportunities, whatever your interests are we will be able to customize your tour so that it meets your needs and interests. We have some readymade tours, but we are always flexible, and any tour we offer can be easily changed in any way you wish.

The advantages of private tours:

  • You get your own car, driver and guide;
  • The tour is customized, so that you only see sights you are interested in;
  • Small group provides more flexibility; the itinerary can be adjusted slightly on the spot, if you need.

A private tour is not a lecture. It is more like a conversation. Our guides are not only well informed about the history of Russia, but they also share their personal stories, which gives the whole experience an absolutely different touch!

How to find in St Petersburg a private guide

It is a well-known fact that in order to learn a country better you should speak to the local people. All our guides who work for the Dancing Bear are from the area and are ready to share not only their knowledge about the city and the history of Russia, but also their family stories and personal experience.

It takes a year of training to become a St. Petersburg private guide. There are special courses organized either by the state or by private institution, but in the end to get a license, guides take a state examination. Apart from this, every guide also has to pass a test in each museum, where they want to take their guests in order to get a license. Our company only hires fully licensed and very experienced (at least three years of experience) guides! Therefore, if you contact us we will definitely provide you with a reliable, knowledgeable guide.

Private tours in St Petersburg, Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world. Each city is unique and has its own personality. Private tours in St Petersburg, Russia will help you get acquainted with the most European city of our country! In addition, we arrange trips to other places of Russia, including Moscow and Novgorod (one of the oldest cities in the North-West of Russia, where you can witness some typical Russian architecture!).