Travelling to a new city is always exciting. However, it can be a bit stressful as well. The main problem is timing. Many tourists face a problem of identifying the perfect time period, they usually ask questions like “How many days do I need to see the most in the city?” Another popular issue is the sights to see. Logical. If you are limited in time, you want to see the most. There is actually a perfect recipe for such travelers – book one or several guided excursions. Luckily, there are many guided tours in Saint Petersburg that everyone can enjoy!

Speaking of the most popular tours in St Petersburg, there are actually several of those. The favourite one is visa free tour. It’s possible to book a shore excursion only if you are a cruise line traveller and have a several day stop in the port of the city. Another chance to have a visa free tour in Saint Petersburg is to visit the city by bus. But again, you should keep in mind, that if you go with a group, you’ll have to follow a pre-arranged route. Instead, in case you have a privately guided visa free tour, you’ll be able to agree on some details with a guide. Thereby, you will visit the places you’d like to see the most.

The water view on Sheremetev Palace

Another popular tour is a boat ride along Saint Petersburg rivers and canals. The city is called the Northern Venice for a reason. And it’s especially beautiful activity during the white nights season, which is in mid summer. The city looks absolutely stunning from the water, as, in fact, starting from Peter the Great ties, all the mansions, palaces and other constructions had their facades towards water.

If people have several days in Saint Petersburg, they usually go on a two days tour. The first day is often spent in the city, exploring the cultural centre of the city with its Winter palace, Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Hermitage and other world’s known attractions. The second day is spent in the countryside, or so called, suburbs of Saint Petersburg – Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo. These former emperors’ residences have special cultural and historical importance to the country. They are also especially wonderful!

If you want to book a guided tour, and learn more about other possible travelling opportunities in St Petersburg, contact me right away.