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  • Isaac's Cathedral + Colonnade Ticket with Audio in Russian

    1. Isaac's Cathedral + Colonnade Ticket with Audio in Russian

    Discover one of the finest churches in St. Petersburg with an in-app audio guide. Uncover interesting facts about its creation and learn about the technical aspects of its construction during the first half of the 19th century. Hear more about the church's multifaceted history and its role in the many significant events throughout St Petersburg's often turbulent past. Admire the beauty of its interior decoration as well as its magnificent dome, which is amongst the tallest in the world. Climb the 262 steps leading to the Cathedral colonnade. From here, be rewarded for your efforts with fantastic views of the oldest districts of the city of St. Petersburg.

  • St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    2. St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    Enjoy free entrance to 28 attractions in St Petersburg and see the city from different perspectives. Enjoy 6 free tours by land or water with a 2,3 or 5-day Saint Petersburg City Pass. Save time and money with free entry to the city’s best museums, along with complimentary tours by river, sea, and double-decker bus. Plan your visits with a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). The most interesting attractions have already been chosen for you! Just open your guide and decide where you want to go first. Each tear-off voucher can be used once by one person, making it the most convenient passport to the city. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. St.Petersburg CityPass is valid for 48, 72 or 120-hours. Free Entry: Museums: 1. St. Isaac’s Cathedral 2. St. Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnaded Walk...

    Hi in Moscow I got a card to go around in saint Petersburg apart from the blunder on the part of Getyourguide cancellation of my pass the pass was ok. Unfortunately the new one I had to paid was in a form of a booklet in which you had to tear sections in order to use. That was very inconvenient. Also instead of looking for the place of collection you should have an office in the airport. The time for collection was also bad, 11 am is very late.

  • St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    3. St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    Enjoy a comprehensive city tour and have a relaxing trip to Peterhof Gardens on the same day. Learn from your local guide and discover why the city is known as the "Cultural Capital of Russia". The city tour includes all the main city highlights: a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, its Cathedral, the burial place of the Romanov dynasty, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and the world-famous Church on Spilled Blood.

    In the afternoon, explore Peterhof Gardens by hydrofoil and take a relaxing tour of the famous fountain park. The gardens were commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France.

  • St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    4. St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

    This comprehensive tour offers you the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city as possible in a day's sightseeing. All of your exploration will be conducted from the comfort of a car or minivan and accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites, beginning with the neoclassical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral. You can observe the geometry of the Palace Square, and visit the oldest construction in St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul's Fortress. Following that you'll see the burial vault of the Romanov family, before visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The tour also includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon you'll go on a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world: the State H...

    We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

  • St. Petersburg: Private Tailor-Made Tour with Guide & Driver

    5. St. Petersburg: Private Tailor-Made Tour with Guide & Driver

    Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof - you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included. Specify your sightseeing preferences on booking, and on the day, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel at your preferred time. Selecting what you want to see in advance will allow your guide to plan logistics and pre-book tickets so you won’t need to join lines for tickets on the day. If you have no particular sightseeing plans, your guide will craft an itinerary for you. Your guide will also recommend restaurants for lunch (own expense) should you wish. Discuss your itinerary with your guide, and then hop inside your private, air-conditioned sedan or minivan (depending on group ...

  • Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    6. Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    Day 1 Meet your guide at the cruise port in the morning and start the city overview tour. Visit the largest Russian Orthodox church - St Isaac's Cathedral - which will leave a lasting impression with its glory and beauty. Here you will have time to take as many memorable pictures as you can. Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, together with your knowledgeable guide who will surely make the guided tour is entertaining and educating. Then, take a subway tour to see the most impressive metro stations. Before the tour continues you will have a moment to relax and enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Afterwards, pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum to admire amazing art collections of Russian Tsars and to explore its palatial interiors. The tour for the day will end around 17:00 when you will make your way back to the ship. Day 2 On the following day, visit tw...

    Better than that offered by the cruise line. Cheaper, smaller group, superb timing on entrances. Picture book of St. Petersberg was a nice surprise.

  • St. Petersburg: Alternative Self-Guided Walking Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: Alternative Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the popular area around St. Isaac's Square with an audioguide tour on your cell phone. See iconic landmarks like St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Mariinsky Theatre, and New Holland Island. Then head off the beaten track as you discover hidden gems in the area that reveal the true spirit of St. Petersburg. Admire the intricate decoration of historical building entrances, known as "paradnaya". Listen to locals gossiping on side streets, admire cool design spaces, and see the house-museum of the famous Russian writer, Demidov.

  • St. Petersburg: Full-Day Private Tour

    8. St. Petersburg: Full-Day Private Tour

    This Full-Day tour of St. Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing, from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of Saint-Petersburg most famous sites - beginning with the neo-classical splendour of St. Isaac's Cathedral, geometry of Palace Square, visiting the oldest construction of Saint-Petersburg - the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral - the burial vault of Romanovs's family and also the Savior-on-blood Church. The tour includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world - The State Hermitage Museum - to finalize your excellent introduction to St. Petersburg. You visit the Hermitage Museum - R...

    We had a great day, saw unbelievable places!!! We booked 2 guides because we had a mixed language groupe. We just choosed that way to see the city because they offered us Portuguese and German as guides. The comunication with the company was very good. We booked in advance over 6 months. Got the confirmation about the guides, pick up and visum for 13 people. Unfornatuanly one day before, while we were in the cruise, we got the information that they couldn't offer a potuguese speaker guide and that they never could do that, this language were never available. 6 months longer... they did not informed us. I had to translate To Portuguese, what was tyring and not that enjoyable. But the only way. We had 4 eldery people in the group, so we got to late for the last atraction and could not get in. Wathever, not the foult of the guides for the false information about the language... the girls were brilliant. They did a very good job! Explained very well and were very friendly and patient.

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    9. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    Spend 2 days exploring beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruise and ferry passengers can easily participate in this tour, all arrangements will be made for them by the tour operator and no visa is required. Enjoy visits to major monuments and sites, including the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Cathedral of Our Savior of Spilled Blood. Tour Russia's cultural capital to see famous artworks and revel in the opulence of St. Petersburg's imperial heritage. This 2-day tour includes a half-day visit to Peterhof, where you'll enjoy tours of the Fountain Park, the Catherine Palace, and Amber Room, before roaming the famous gardens. The 2nd day of the tour includes visits to fortresses and palaces as well as a guided tour of the infamous Hermitage Museum. Lunch is provided on both days, as well as comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and from the port.

    A very busy two days. Our guide, Valeria from Marina Wilson Tours, was very informative and gave us a wonderful experience of St Petersburg. There were only the two of us on the tour so we had the personal attention of our guide and driver. Entry to Catherine's Palace and the Hermitage was very speedy and 'beat the crowds'. Lunches were excellent and in unusual restaurants rather than the usual mass cratering of most tours.

  • St Petersburg: 2-Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

    10. St Petersburg: 2-Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

    Day 1  Start your 2-day excursion with a sightseeing tour driving towards Peterhof. Stop along the way and see the best panoramic views of St Petersburg. When at Peterhof explore the lower garden which is decorated with numerous fountains.  Have lunch at a local restaurant, then return to the city and see the jewels of the Fabergé Museum. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral, the birthplace of St. Petersburg. On the way back to your ship you will visit the St. Petersburg underground, which is beautifully decorated with marble. Day 2  Begin your day with a sightseeing tour. After the tour enjoy a boat ride to see the most breathtaking views on the Neva River, pass the former royal palaces and famous drawbridges.   Visit the largest museum in the country, the Hermitage. During the tour you will admire the reception halls, the "Hanging" Garden, collections of Italian, Dutch an...

    Our guide, Olga, was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and knew just how to get us into all the places we booked with ease. There were only seven of us on our excursion so we were able to interact with her and get all questions answered. Of all our excursions, this St Petersburg was the best!

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We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell

This was a private family tour of Catherine the Great's Summer Palace, the Hermitage and the Winter palace with hotel pickup and drop off in a clean late model minivan The tour was efficiently run with punctual pickup and drop off at the various locations. There was a seperate driver and tour guide. The guide gave an oustanding background to the Romanov family which resembled the detail of a Russian novel. This was as well as information specific to various exhibits. We had teenage children and our guide initially sanitised parts of the story but we indicated we were happy to tell it as it was and she happily complied. Our children were not upset.

I am a businesswoman , a jeweller, our guided tour in Saint Petersburg is an experience that is so memorable - our driver named max and lady tour guide dasha was so friendly , helpful , and patience to all what we want to do - not only sightseeing but also side shopping for souvenirs We will surely choose get your guide for our coming tours and i would highly recommend them fo safety and secured tour guide !

Love the tour. Perfect for introduction of St. Petersburg. Our guide and driver were very nice and patient. We even got nice souvenirs from the owner himself. Thanks, you guys. We'll definitely go back there again soon enough.

Very informative ellina was excellent guide and it was very personalized very much enjoyed it