The people’s City

From Palace Square to Saint Isaac

Advanced reservation is required and can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Tour includes: tour guide.

Tour does not include: hotel pick-up, gratuity for guide (optional).

What's in our tour?

“The people’s City” walking tour of Saint Petersburg is where you can encounter the soul of our city.

We meet at the foot of Alexander’s Column on Palace Square, stage of some of the Russian revolution’s most dramatic events.

We come to the memorial to “the great patriotic war” and discuss how the Russian people experienced World War II differently than any other nation.

We see the traces of the 900-day blockade of the city – and the immense sacrifices and deaths of 600,000 people defending the city.

We make our way through the city, enjoying the great landmarks – the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman – as well as pointing to some invisible details and what they reveal about the city and its people.

Our finale is one of Saint Petersburg’s greatest icons – glittering Saint Isaac cathedral.


  • the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and the Bronze Horseman – the crown jewels
  • Tales and traces of the ‘hero city’: how SPB survived Hitler’s 900-day-long siege
  • countless photo opps for capturing Saint Petersburg
  • your guide is an enthusiastic local who can give you insights into the city, and share tips about things to do
  • very small groups – you get a lot of face-time with your guide

Why take this tour?

Hard to claim you know Saint Petersburg until you have taken this tour.


Tour is €24/adult, and kids 13 and under go free. Tour runs Saturday and Sunday, snow or shine. In English.

Tour starts on time at 3 pm and lasts a leisurely 90 minutes.

We meet on Palace Square, at the foot of Alexander’s column, in the city center. Closest metro station is Admiralteyskaya. Advanced reservation is required and can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

This tour ends near Saint Isaac Cathedral, near metro station Admiralteyskaya.


at Palace Square, near Alexander’s column


3 pm on Sat. and Sun. by reservation

Metro station


Additional information

Average time: 1 hour 30 minutes
ends in front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral,
near metro Admiralteyskaya
Wheelchair compatible