15 Best St Petersburg Tours & Experiences 2022 - Local Guides

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St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Tour ∙ 20 hrs
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299 EUR

St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion

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This small group (max 16 people) St Petersburg Cruise Excursion will give you an opportunity to see all highlights of St. Petersburg in just two days for only $325 per person.
From
299 EUR
Hermitage private tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Hermitage private tour

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Avoid any hassle and skip the line at your visit to St. Petersburg's Hermitage with this private guided tour.
From
50 EUR
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
 ∙ From 
225 EUR

Complete St Petersburg one-day tour

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This tour itinerary was designed for those visitors who would like see major highlights of St Petersburg and its' environs in just one day.
From
225 EUR
Faberge museum private tour
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Faberge museum private tour

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World's largest Fabergé collection has just gone on display at a new museum in St Petersburg. It includes nine unique Imperial eggs and more than 4000 other pieces of jewerly artwork.
From
50 EUR
Bar Tour Saint Petersburg
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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1499 RUB

Bar Tour Saint Petersburg

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It is a bar party-tour for visitors and residents of Saint Petersburg. Guided by expert of pub crawling, participants move from one bar to another, get to know each other, play funny games and contests, get bonuses and welcome shots in bars.
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1499 RUB
Jewish St Petersburg tour
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
 ∙ From 
175 EUR

Jewish St Petersburg tour

Explore the Jewish heritage of St. Petersburg on a full-day tour with a private guide. After a pick-up from your city hotel or cruise ship port, drive past the magnificent palaces of the Russian tsars and the romantic bridges and monuments of the city’s rivers and canals.
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175 EUR
Moscow one-day shore tour
Tour ∙ 18 hrs
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475 EUR

Moscow one-day shore tour

Enlarge your experience of Russian Culture by visiting its' capital - Moscow! The tour includes round trip to Moscow, city tour with a metro ride, a walking tour of Red Square and the Kremlin museums, time for lunch and shopping, all needed transfers and a full day guide's assistance.
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475 EUR
Tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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20 EUR

Tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

See the ornate baroque cathedral, the burial place of Russian Emperors, a grim, former high-security prison for political prisoners (including Dostoyevsky and Tito), and the mighty star fortress – all in one place!
From
20 EUR
The Best of the Hermitage in 2.5h
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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22 EUR

The Best of the Hermitage in 2.5h

The Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world, and one of the most beautiful, because previously some of its buildings were used as a residence of Russian Emperors, who collected so many renowned masterpieces in their time. Two and a half hours is just enough for a good overview.
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22 EUR
Saviour on the Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedrals
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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16 EUR

Saviour on the Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedrals

You'll see two of the most interesting, massive and rich religious buildings ever constructed. On our way from one to another you'll have an opportunity to see the best part of Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of St. Petersburg, and a few picturesque streets adjoining it.
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16 EUR
2-in-1 Business Class Tour: City Tour + Boat Trip with History test
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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75 EUR

2-in-1 Business Class Tour: City Tour + Boat Trip with History test

City tour: during the city tour you will see the main highlights and the most important places of St.Petersburg. Boat trip: no visit to St.Petersburg is complete without a boat trip along rivers and canals.
From
75 EUR
2-in-1 Business Class Tour: Peterhof + Metro with History test
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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85 EUR

2-in-1 Business Class Tour: Peterhof + Metro with History test

Peterhof: walk through the famous Peterhof fountain park. October 15 – May 1: replaced by tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace. Metro tour: during the tour you will see the most beautiful stations and you learn about the history of the subway.
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85 EUR
4-in-2 Business Class Tour: Light Package with History test (2 Days)
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
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160 EUR

4-in-2 Business Class Tour: Light Package with History test (2 Days)

DAY 1 City tour: you will see the main highlights of St.Petersburg. Boat trip: no visit to St.Petersburg is complete without a river cruise. DAY 2 Peterhof: walk through the famous Peterhof fountain park. Metro tour: you will see the most beautiful stations.
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160 EUR
4-in-1 Business Class Tour: City Package with History test
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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130 EUR

4-in-1 Business Class Tour: City Package with History test

City tour: the most important places of St.Petersburg; Boat trip: no visit to St.Petersburg is complete without a river cruise; Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood: the most iconic site of the city with its impressive mosaics; Hermitage: collections of European art, beautiful gala rooms, etc.
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130 EUR
3-in-1 Business Class Tour: Suburbs Package with History test
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
134 EUR

3-in-1 Business Class Tour: Suburbs Package with History test

Peterhof: walk through the famous Peterhof fountain park Metro tour: you will see the most beautiful stations Visiting Paul’s Palace: belonged to the son of Catherine II, the Great, Paul I.
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134 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in St Petersburg

Rating 4.9 based on 13 reviews

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From the very start on meeting Alexei in the morning and our guide Diana the service was exemplary. We had a simply fantastic 2 days in their company and it is difficult to know how we could have fitted more in. Diana was knowledgeable friendly and happy to amend the day to accommodate any of the groups needs. Our group tour consisted of 10 people from 3 different families, with a variety of interests but we found something for everyone. We arrived in St Petersburg on Brilliance of the Seas with Royal Carribean and despite the caution in their Royal Carribean's literature the visa-free process through border control was easy with just a passport, sea pass card (from the ship) and our maxibalt tour ticket. There was absolutely no problems - this had been our one concern prior to arrival but it absolutely wasn't an issue. Being in a small group was the best, as in busy museums such as the Hermitage we could use our "sneaking skills" as Diana put it to by pass any queues and maximise our use of the time available. During the two days we had lunch at two local restaurants (included in the tour price) where the service and welcome was on a par with Alexei and Diana's. Gift shopping whilst not imperative was made easier and cheaper by their knowledge of good shops off the beaten track where prices were much lower than the peak tourist areas, but quality was fantastic.

The tour we had included the Hermitage, Yusopov's palace, Catherines palace (inc the amber room), the fountains at Peterhof, St Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral, a hydrofoil trip, a metro trip, plus my personal highlight "The Church of the Spilled Blood" which is an iconic building. Diana was always on the lookout for things to make our visit even more memorable - for example we had a short stop at one of the summer houses at Catherines Palace to listen to a 6 man choir sing a traditional Russian folk song which was unbelievably good and would have been missed by all the larger group tours.

My sister is going to St Petersburg next year and I have already told her there is no option but to contact Alexei!

The message is quite simple, if you go to St Petersburg, then you must go MaxiBalt!
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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My wife and I had an excellent two-day visit to St. Petersburg, thanks to Alexei and Maria. (Note for disclosure purposes: This was a private tour rather than one of the group itineraries. Our time was limited because we were on a cruise.) The proprietor (Alexei) listened to our priorities in advance, made great suggestions, and then drove or walked us around with insightful and enjoyable (but not overbearing) commentary. Alexei clearly loves his home city and conveyed that to us. The fact that he had spent a year as a grad student in the US made his remarks and responses all that much more meaningful. The only times Alexei did not stay with us was when he turned the job over to Maria for Catherine’s Palace on the first day and the Hermitage on the second. Maria’s tours were wonderful. She asked about our main interests before we walked into the Hermitage. We knew this could only be an introduction to the museum’s amazing holdings, so we had picked out our points of focus rather than follow someone else’s “top ten”. We wanted to spend our time on two of the major collections, combined with an architectural overview of the palace. Without knowing in advance about our interests, Maria quickly calculated the best walking paths including temporary shows that were in different wings from the permanent exhibits. The walking paths alone would have been worth the admission but there was much more. No matter what the painting, Maria had well-informed answers to our constant and unscripted questions. It was a memorable experience. After the Hermitage, we had a great time celebrating with Alexei and Maria over traditional dumplings. Until the next time!
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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My wife and I concluded our Russian river boat vacation in St. Petersburg and extended two days at a hotel to spend more time is this beautiful city. I had contracted with MaxiBalt Tours in advance of arriving in Russia for private guides for the Faberge and Hermitage museums. The services promised were delivered and could not have been better. Alexei Volkov, himself, coordinated both tours personally and the guides he provided were extremely knowledgeable and made sure we saw what we wanted to see. We never felt rushed and on this, our 2nd trip through the Hermitage, we were shown through doors and hallways so as to avoid much of the crowd. At the end of our last tour, Alexei showed us to a restaurant (somewhat hidden) where we enjoyed a nice lunch with him. All in all, Maxibalt Tours went above and beyond to leave us with very good memories of St. Petersburg.
Hermitage private tour
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My wife and I concluded our Russian river boat vacation in St. Petersburg and extended two days at a hotel to spend more time is this beautiful city. I had contracted with MaxiBalt Tours in advance of arriving in Russia for private guides for the Faberge and Hermitage museums. The services promised were delivered and could not have been better. Alexei Volkov, himself, coordinated both tours personally and the guides he provided were extremely knowledgeable and made sure we saw what we wanted to see. We never felt rushed and on this, our 2nd trip through the Hermitage, we were shown through doors and hallways so as to avoid much of the crowd. At the end of our last tour, Alexei showed us to a restaurant (somewhat hidden) where we ejoyed a nice lunch with him. All in all, Maxibalt Tours went above and beyond to leave us with very good memories of St. Petersburg.
Faberge museum private tour
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We,a group of 7 people of friends and relatives, had an excellent two-day visit to St. Petersburg. We were on a cruise and instead of using the excursion arranged by Royal Caribbean, we booked our own from MaxiBaltTours. This was a private tour with a van and a driver. The owner Alexei gave us great suggestions in advance to choose the best way to see as much as possible the city within our limited time, yet everything run smoothly. The guide Elena was so nice and patient to help everybody. She was well prepared and spoke excellent English. She was very knowledgeable and well informed about the all historical events and the great art works. Thanks to Alexei and Elena, we experienced a most enjoyable and unforgettable tour in St. Petersburg.
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Great experience
Christina’s commentary was knowledgeable and informative. She actually got our tour into a couple of extra special little performances. Obviously she knew her way around and how to beat the lines. Very professional. Max greeted us prior to taking off on the first day and was there to greet us on the last day. He cares about the client’s experience. The driver was super. Highly recommend this company.
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
Wonderful private tour
We had a wonderful private tour with Arina. She was waiting for us at the meeting point and told us a lot of interesting things about the buildings and the art. We had a private entrance, avoiding long waiting lines, so this was really great.
Arina also shared some nice insights in the culture and ways of living of the locals during the coffee break. We loved it!
Hermitage private tour
It was a lot of fun!
Fhe tour-guides were fun and friendly, the bars that we visited had been nice too -and 1 free shot in every bar :) The group was an interesting combination of people, all very nice to be around. Awesome to meet people.
All in one a great experience and kind of a different, more exciting evening for us. Would recommend!
Bar Tour Saint Petersburg
Wonderful
Tour guide Sylvia is very warm and passionate, professional as well, guiding us detaily thru majors sites of St Petersburg
St Petersburg All-inclusive visa free 2-day shore excursion
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Alyonia was an excellent guide.
We did not ‘skip’ the line up: queued for an hour to get in. Otherwise a great tour.
Hermitage private tour
Great to experience Romanov Legacy
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
comprehensive one day tour allowing to see all highlights
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour
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Very Good Coverage
Advantages: I do not need to wait for long queue. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly Guide and driver. Very good coverage. I have seen the best places in one day. Pick up from hotel and bringing me back was good for me. I liked that I would see only the specific best arts or spots but I need good pictures which I was not able to achieve so much. Wasted the first hour at 0900 going around I do not need to wait for the opening of Spilled Blood Church at 10. Should be 10 hours tour including the driving to and from but it was only more than 8 hours spent. I should have seen more inside Catherine Palace. I was not able to take better pictures due to fast forward because it was too rush. I have very few good pictures. However I should have told the Guide but I thought she would show me more but we went out earlier and did not see more inside the Catherine Palace which was the last destination. And I was returned to the wrong address because it has similar gate as my actual hotel.

But definitely, I am impressed with local guide. I recommend this type of tour.
Complete St Petersburg one-day tour

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