49 Best St Petersburg Guided Tours 2020 - Best Tours in St Petersburg

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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
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 USD

Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour

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Discover the spectacular Hermitage with a local guide! During the tour you’ll see the museum’s major art collections, including its main buildings: the Winter Palace and the General Staff Building.
From
30 USD
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
Private Half-Day Customised Tour of St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
8 USD

Private Half-Day Customised Tour of St Petersburg

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Hire a guide for half a day to enhance your experience in St Petersburg and make your stay safer, more exciting, and more educational! It's always better to have a local guide to accompany you to various attractions, show you off-the-beaten-path places, and help you skip long lines.
From
8 USD
Small-Group Tour of Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
150 USD

Small-Group Tour of Catherine Palace in Pushkin

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A fine ensemble of palaces and parks, the imperial residence located in Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) is famous worldwide. Get to know the history of the Russian Imperial family and enjoy the exquisite baroque and classical interiors of the Catherine Palace on a small-group tour with a professional guide.
From
150 USD
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
Tour of the Catherine & Pavlovsk Palaces from St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
170 USD

Tour of the Catherine & Pavlovsk Palaces from St Petersburg

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Visit two of Russia’s grandest and most beautiful imperial residences, Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk Palace, on a fascinating day trip from St Petersburg! Together, Tsarskoye Selo and the Pavlovsk Palace form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From
170 USD
Moscow one-day shore tour
Tour ∙ 18 hrs
 ∙ From 
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.
From
475 EUR
1-Hour Segway Tour in the City Center
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
35 EUR

1-Hour Segway Tour in the City Center

Explore the main sights of the northern capital of Russia on this sightseeing tour. Discover the city, enjoy a ride by Segway, the machine of the future.
From
35 EUR
2-Hours Segway Tour in the City Center
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
47 EUR

2-Hours Segway Tour in the City Center

This 2-hour small group Segway tour around the city center is perfect for fans of city history and architecture
From
47 EUR
Sightseeing tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
51 USD

Sightseeing tour

The most complete city tour ever! Comfortable, entertaining and educating. All sights, history of the city, photos and understanding of city planning included.
From
51 USD
Tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress in St Petersburg
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
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
1-Day Tour of St Petersburg - City Highlights & Vodka Museum
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
125 USD

1-Day Tour of St Petersburg - City Highlights & Vodka Museum

Take this private tour to discover the sights of St Petersburg with a professional guide and driver. You will see the Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood, the Vodka Museum, and take a boat cruise on the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.
From
125 USD
Classic One-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
90 USD

Classic One-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

Choose this essential one-day tour of St Petersburg with a private guide to obtain the full understanding its history and character. You will see the Hermitage Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church, and have a fantastic boat cruise on the rivers and canals.
From
90 USD

Customer feedback about Guided Tours in St Petersburg

Rating 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Very intresting tour!
I really recomend this very interesting tour.

No line, no waiting and so much interesting facts.

A very professional guide!

10/10!
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
Fantastic
Really enjoyed the tour with our experienced and friendly tour guide
Definitely recommend this tour to everyone
Thanks
Private Half-Day Customised Tour of St Petersburg
Excellent trip
The guide Julia was very informative and gave us great insights into the history of St Petersburg and it’s monuments
Private Half-Day Customised Tour of St Petersburg
S
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
H
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
P
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
P
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
F
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
J
A quite interesting tour with our guide Constantin
Our guide Constantin and our car driver Nikita were on time to pick up us from our Hotel. They took us through the city with a nice new Van and Constantin told us many interesting stories about the city while traveling to Catherine Palace. There we had not to wait to enter in the palace and to admire the magnificent arquitecture and art of this incredible perfect restored palace. Constantin explained us a lot of details concerning the history of Imperial Russia in a perfect German language. We enjoyed a lot this tour and got safe back to our hotel. We can recommend everybody to get the services of this agency, Thank you very much: Andrea, Pauline and Carlos

Small-Group Tour of Catherine Palace in Pushkin
G
Fabulous Personal Tour
We were delighted with our personal guide and tour of St Petersburg. I'd researched some places that interested us and Julie from Ulko Tours exceeded our expectations. We first went on a tour of the city, then to Peter and Paul Fortress, then to Spilled Blood Church, St Isaacs Cathedral (with a climb to the top and a view of the city, the Yusipov Palace and many other stops along the way, all with an interesting commentary of interesting facts and history. It was easy meeting up with our guide at the ship terminal and everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend this company.
Private Half-Day Customised Tour of St Petersburg
M
Excellent guide and excursion!
Daria is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. We also got a couple of freebies not included in the tour as she granted our request to see the Carriage museum at Catherine's palace, and also had our driver stop for us at the war memorial at our request on the way, where I got an excellent video of the interactive monument. Very happy, one of the highlights of our trip. Also, Paul's palace in Pavlovsk is not to be missed, one of the best palaces to be seen in Russia.

Tour of the Catherine & Pavlovsk Palaces from St Petersburg
Superb tour guide Nadja
Nadja was the most knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had. She knew everything about anything we pointed to in the entire Hermitage. Nadja also knew exactly where to go to see the Best the hermitage has to offer. She enhanced the tour by making sure we got around the crowds quickly and efficiently while still seeing everything we wanted to and more! My only regret was not having booked her for more days!!!
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
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
B
Excellent tour of hermitage
We spent time at The Hermitage with Dasha and she went above and beyond what she needed to, in terms of effort and time. She was punctual, helpful and the whole experience was just incredible
From the very beginning, this tour company were responsive, helpful and communicative and made sure we were looked after.
Our experience with them was excellent and we would not hesitate in recommending them.
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
N
Great tour of thr Hermitage Museum by Ulko Tours by Marianna
We visited The Hermitage with Marianna from Ulko tours. What a fantastic tour she gave our small party. With perfect time management of the long queues, she had us inside and ready to walk round round in no time. Her knowledge and her enthusiasm for all the works on display was fantastic. We also did all the major sihts with her, including the Perterhof palace, what splendour.
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
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
L
Excellent Tour!
This was a small group tour (in fact it was only us and an additional person) of Pushkin over 5-6 hours. We had Olga as our guide and she was brilliant. She gave the right level of information and told us stories to keep us entertained. Highly recommended!

Small-Group Tour of Catherine Palace in Pushkin
M
Hermitage tour with Ksenia
Ksenia was amazing and really made our Hermitage experience a wonderful one. She had extensive knowledge on the museum and the art pieces and we just had a great time.
Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour
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
P
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

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