Get ready for a historical tour of glorious St Petersburg, with a twist! Instead of box-ticking a load of monuments surrounded by tourists, you'll go on a journey with new friends to discover the city's weird and wonderful sights, giving you a healthy dose of real local life. After all, how often do you visit the famous landmarks in your own city? Join a local guide to see what makes St. Petersburg tick for the people that live there.
We begin this St. Petersburg tour at the information booth on the Palace Square. This square is the heart of St. Petersburg local life and where the city’s most important celebrations always take place – making it the best point to start your “like a local” tour!
You’ll continue along St. Petersburg's busiest street, Nevsky Prospect, home to restaurants, theatres, and museums. This street is famous for its lively atmosphere, with so many things to see! All along here, you’ll find Russian history side-by-side with the modern life of local youth – and with a St. Petersburg citizen by your side, you’ll really feel the local life.
We’ll turn off Nevsky Prospect and head toward the Vladimirskaya metro station. Here, you can see a monument to the famous Russian writer Dostoevsky, who lived and worked in one of the houses nearby.
Then, we’ll go down into the metro where you’ll see the oldest rail line with its most unusual interior. Your guide will show you some secrets of the metro and will explain why St. Petersburg’s system is so much more than just public transport. From there, we’ll head to the Vitebsky railway station, one of the most beautiful places in St. Petersburg, and constructed in the same style as the Eiffel Tower.
Your St. Petersburg city tour ends next to Vosstaniya metro station, where we will visit a local bar for a taste of the good stuff! We'll head to a traditional Soviet-style vodka room, where we'll enjoy a shot of chilled vodka washed down with an array of classic Russian vodka chasers. We'll get to know each other over a glass of Russia's most beloved tipple, giving you the chance to chat with a local and get social with your group.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, small glass of vodka, snack.
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: You must be at least 19 years of age to join this tour. Photo ID must be supplied to your guide at the beginning of the tour.