I'm running this tour for several years, love it so much and still keep on working on it, making it better. It's now a well-balanced combination of a walk across charming non-touristy part of downtown, intricate labirints of courtyards and food experience at the local food market. It's a number of many little things to show you a real picture of the city. *We'll visit lovely old book store, where you get insight into Soviet period life and may find some unique examples of books, postcards and pins. *Then we'll head to the most beautiful train station that still keeps spirit of imperial times. *Local food market will surprise you with big variety of products even in winter and overwhelming fruits and vegetables choice in summer. We'll taste variety of pickled food, different sorts of honey, freshly-pressed oils. *We'll also have a coffee break in adorable chocolate store known for its unusual chocolate presentation and unexpected delicious flavours. *At the end of the tour I'll take you around New Holland island - local recreation area where you'll be able to stay for a lunch or dinner.
As an experienced travel consultant I'm well aware of the highlights the city is famous for. However, as a passionate traveler I do realize that it's not only about visiting museums, but more about city vibes. St Petersburg got very unique atmosphere and I'm eager to share it with you, not as a guide but as a person in love with the city. Historical background is very important, but I'm not the one who would overload you with dates and names, my Experience is more like a story about city's past and its reflection in present.
Local produce samples on market
Route of my tour pierces the city center from one end to another. I'll take you through the secret passages that locals usually use to avoid noizy streets. Expect to see both - spectacular and romantic places as well as "real life" corners.
Tour start time is flexible, please contact me to set up a better option for you. If you're going to book any other tour with me, be sure - no places overlap and each tour is unique;)
Walk off the beaten path & Food market