We'll make our way around the main part of fabulous downtown taking stops at the most remarkable places and memorials like St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Palace square, Kazan Cathedral and many others. *I'll tell you the most interesting facts about each highlight and share precious information on the best time and ways to visit the museums in your own time. *We'll sneak through the secret passages to get around the venues faster. There will be small charming streets and beautiful landscape parks on our way. *We'll have a coffee break in extraordinary place, where you can take unique photos or simply have a rest in a very pleasant atmosphere. *Antique shops, local groceries, art galleries - more ideas for unusual souvenirs! *At the end of the tour you'll get a clear picture of the major city's gems and have a bunch of tips that will be very helpful for the rest of your time here. If you come here for a very short visit (1-2 days) this experience can be your only tour as it covers the main part of city center. It is also a great intro for those who come for a longer period.
I was certified as a professional guide in St Petersburg eight years ago, and got a chance to work as a traditional guide for a while. Very soon I realized that everyday crowds in the museums were simply killing my love to humankind. I've had a long-term break working as a travel consultant in the office which gave me a number of other useful skills. All this time I was thinking about possible alternative way to explore the city. This is how I came up with my first idea to create "Off the beaten path" tour which takes you to completely non-touristy places showing city from the inside. Thanks to this tour I met lot of like-minded people and they inspired me to create new tour that would involve both - traditional highlights and hidden places. I managed to connect it with intricate passages and Vois la! Welcome to enjoy city beauty with me!
Traditional pirozhki with various stuffing
*We'll make stops at the most popular monuments so you could take perfect must-have shots *We'll make stops in the least known spots so you could take the most unique shots:) *You'll get to visit stores with some local produce to have an idea of uncommon souvenirs you can bring back home *There will be a coffee break in a very unique charming place *I'll show you the most popular bar streets and give you tips for hidden ones
Umbrella, you always need it here
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;)
YOUR FIRST TRIP AID