Private guided tours are always better than group ones. There is no need to rush, you can adjust a tour itinerary and visit sights and attractions that you wish. You can see places, ask questions and learn the most of St Petersburg in the most comfortable way and pace. You can choose one or several tours from the given range. Each excursion has its preset program that still can be edited upon your preferences, hourly-based rate and recommended number of hours. The length of each tour can also be adjusted. Personal tours in St Petersburg include walking and city sightseeing, visa free shore excursions, rivers and canals boat trips, one-, two- and three-day tours with visiting St Petersburg suburbs, and metro station exploring.
Personal tours around St. Petersburg will give you the opportunity to look at this city through the eyes of a specialist who knows the history of every corner! This city-museum literally keeps its history in every stone, and not learning about it means not knowing Petersburg for real. You will be as comfortable as possible, because the whole tour will take place at your own pace and rhythm! You can linger at each attraction as long as you want, plunging into the atmosphere of an amazing city.
Popular guided tours
Private excursions are sure to include visits to the most famous landmarks that make up the heart of the city. Here you cannot do without such architectural masterpieces as:
Museums can be visited without queues, as the guide usually purchases tickets in advance with the specified time of the visit. He/she will tell the history of each monument and the amazing legends about them. For those people who do not have a lot of time, there are one-day tours. Due to the close proximity of attractions, this day will be eventful and interesting. You can comfortably ride around the city in a rented car or minivan, as well as on foot using public transport or a taxi, if necessary.
During the preparation and discussion of the itinerary of individual tours, we’ll discuss the duration, cost, approximate route and all important details. We also set the place and time where the guide will meet you. Depending on your preferences, you can get around on foot, public transport, taxi or rented car with a driver. Payment is due at the end of the tour; advance fees may only apply for pre-purchased tickets to museums that are non-refundable during high season, such as the Catherine Palace.
What awaits you
In St. Petersburg, you will find a lot of impressions, the history of the great city, rich architecture, famous streets, a network of canals and much more. An experienced guide will take you through all the streets, because each of them has its own history. The walking program is adjusted for each tourist individually. In addition to walking and car tours, there are also water cruises. Many will want to take a boat ride along the famous canals and listen to another piece of history about this hero-city. During the tours around St. Petersburg, travelers:
- see famous cathedrals, mansions, majestic imperial residences;
- get acquainted with the exhibits of museums known all over the world;
- walk not only along the streets of St. Petersburg, but also along observation platforms, from where beautiful views of the city open up.
Moving independently, the tourist may not pay attention to the details that the guide will indicate. If you go down to the metro stations, you will see real royal chambers. It turns out that the city is also beautiful underground. Arriving in St. Petersburg from the end of May to the end of July, you can see the famous white nights, when it is light outside and you can continue walking overnight. At night, at certain hours, bridges are opened for the passage of water transport, which a lot of people come to see. An attraction is the view that opens on the water surface - the spire of the Peter and Paul Fortress rises directly from it to the sky. St. Petersburg does not sleep at night, until late the streets are also filled with people, there are free shows for the public, Peter I and Catherine walk around the Palace square, with whom you can take a picture as a souvenir.
Photos from the excursion
You can look at the spectacular photos of excursions that have already passed, the happy faces of the participants who received a lot of impressions and a lot of pleasure! And they have much more! Indeed, in St. Petersburg you can take pictures at every step and against the background of any building thanks to its majestic architecture.
Feedback from tourists is the best indicator of the quality of tours. They are always enthusiastic, and first of all because St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where you come across a sight at every step. It is always interesting and informative to walk on this, and if accompanied by a guide, then the walk will be simply priceless. Every tourist will take with him/her many unforgettable impressions. By the way, about the impressions! You can read about them in the reviews.
My daughter and I have enjoyed a most wonderful 3 day visit to St Petersburg. We engaged the services of Anna for a 2 day private tour and we couldn’t have been happier. To start with she is friendly, warm and accomodating and her knowledge is outstanding. Anna also helped us with restaurant and retail recommendations all of which were spot on. As first timers to Russia we wanted to make the most of our time and thanks to Anna we accomplished more then we ever hoped to. I highly recommend using Anna if your are considering a private tour.
I connected with Anna sometime ago for our dream trip around Russia. Anna immediately assisted me with everything I needed going above and beyond her duties as a tour guide. I am travelling with two young children who are full of energy yet she was patient, kind & understanding. Her vast knowledge of the city was much more than expected. This type of knowledge comes with years of experience and passion for her city. By booking Anna will be the best decision you make with an unforgettable experience. Thank you once again Anna for impressive memories.
We could not have had better guidance around St Petersberg. Anna brought the history alive with her stories and her knowledge of the architecture, political history and Russian dynasty. We felt very safe and she was so helpful with getting tickets, timing of visits and taxis. We both feel we have learned so much about this beautiful and interesting city. Thank you Anna.
My wife and I were planning a cruise this summer that included 2 days in St. Petersburg. We had already been to St. Petersburg and visited the main sites and wanted something different. I selected Anna because of her great website and the chance to put together a private tour. Over several weeks we worked to put together a great 2 day tour at less than 1/2 the cost of our ship tour. Anna was going to purchase tickets for several sites so we would not have to wait in line, plus get government approval for our private tour, so I send the funds by paypal . Unfortunately with the corona virus, we decided to cancel our cruise. When I told Anna she was very understanding and refunded our funds the very day we let her know we were not coming. It was a pleasure to work with her and put together a private tour. Hopefully one day we will get to go and tour with her.
The whole process of booking the tour was very easy, with the date and time being agreed with Anna prior to booking. The tour was very interesting with Anna sharing information about the Metro system and also what we could expect to see when we went to see other places of interest. We learnt a lot about the history of St. Petersburg and Russia. The stations themselves were beautiful and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the amazing stations and learn about the history of the Metro.
I highly recommend this tour. Anna showed me many metro stations and gave me insights into the significance of them, how they are decorated and why that is significant. She also took me to a couple of places that I wouldn't have been to if I had just stayed within the standard area of where you would go as a tourist of St Petersburg. A lovely afternoon
We arrived in St Petersburg on a cruise ship and Anna arranged a great 2 day trip of the city for us. She communicated with us in advance to agree what our tour would involve and all timings, and gave us useful advice. When we arrived, she was there on time to meet us and start our tour. It was an action packed couple of days and Anna was full of information about all the places we were visiting. We were whisked to the front of the queue at each place we went to so no standing in line! And on our final day she had us back exactly when she said she would do we were back on board on plenty of time for the ship leaving. For anyone visiting St Petersburg I would recommend Anna as your guide, she was excellent!
I spent a fantastic 2 days seeing the sights of beautiful St Petersburg with Anna as my private guide. The tour was very well organised and managed to cram in all the things I wanted to do in my short time there. There was no waiting in line to get into any of the attractions as Anna had pre booked the tickets and we were able to skip the long queues. She was very accommodating to fit in all the things I wanted to see in my time in St Petersburg including transport options. Anna was always on time with meeting me in the morning and including at midnight when we did the open bridges tour. It was a very informative 2 days and there was not a question I asked she was unable to answer. Her knowledge of the city and history of Russia is second to none and extremely impressive!! Anna is an absolute professional, very friendly and easy to communicate with. It was a pleasure to explore St Petersburg with someone who is passionate about their city and I recommend her services while visiting!!
We did an nice and flexible tour, according to my wishes. Anna impressed often by the great knowledge about Details of the history and art of her City SPB - and you can easily imagine, that she loved SPB.
Anna was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Metro. I couldn't have done it on my own. I would definitely recommend any tour that Anna does if this one was indicative of her ability to provide a wonderful experience.
We spent two fantastic days in St. Petersburg and had the great pleasure to have Anna as our private guide. She planned our visits to all fantastic places and arranged all tickets in advance. Somehow she always got us among the first in line. Anna has a great knowledge about history, buildings and all worth knowing about the city and the life in Russia. We can really recommend Anna if you want to explore St. Petersburg. Best regards
Anna was a fabulous guide today. I really enjoyed how well the tour was planned and having a guide who has a genuine passion for the magnificent culture of St Petersburg. She was also understanding of my interest of having some of the tour in Russian though her English is excellent. I highly recommend her!
It was our pleasure and good fortune to spend time with you in your favorite city. We enjoyed all our conversations with you: historical, architectural, cultural, political and spiritual. Every year on the feast day of Epiphany I will be thinking of you and your sacramental rite of baptism in the Neva River! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We were so blessed to have you to guide us in St. Petersburg! I hope you and I can keep in touch a little
Dear Anna, thank you so much for a wonderful time we have spent with you in St Petersburg... We really enjoyed, and had an excellent, joyful tours with you and so many amazing learnings you have shared with us! The whole organization, professional approach and especially positive energy during the days we spent with you were amazing!
Fantastic tour Anna, we cant wait to come again! Looks like we might be doing 2 trips to russia next year. So excited
Dear Anya, It was very pleasent to work with you for trips we recently done to Saint Petersburg. We are not getting proper response from guides for our trips but later we found you. We appreciate your work with professionality and accurate explanation of all places. I personally like to recommend you to other and for sure all future trips for our group, you are the only one we would like to walk at nevskiy. Thanks for making our trip memorable :-) Best of luck!! Regards Gorussia Holidays team
She was excellent, patient and very knowledgeable. She took us to hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress and Peterhof. We had a great time and she even took interest in the kids and showed them things that would interest then. If I travel back to St. Petersburg I would surely get in touch with her. Her service was affordable and extremely professional. Thanks for making our vacation in St. Petersburg pleasurable.
We got to St. Petersburg for a couple of days, wanted to watch something special from russian history. Our guide Ann suggested to get to Pushkin City. It was really fun!!! We heard lots of things! Amber room is something special! Ann thanks for interesting tour.
Will surely recommend your name to my family and friends who wish to visit st Petersburg.
Thanks so much again for today. You helped make my stay here more meaningful. You are very good at what you do!