St. Petersburg Urban Adventures

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Venice of the North

The famous Russian poet A.S. Pushkin called St. Petersburg “The beauty and wonder of the northern lands." The translation might sound not as poetic as in the Russian language but this is an extremely precise definition of St. Petersburg. Our tours of St. Petersburg take you off the regular tourist track enabling quality time and unique experiences. Our St. Petersburg tours are never the same. Visit little suburban churches along the way, check local supermarkets in residential areas, get metro rides and visit local families in communal apartments.

Compared to the ancient cities of Europe or Russia, St. Petersburg, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003, is really a youngster. Despite this, not too many cities in the world can compete with the number of historical places and architectural wonders of this former Russian capital.


The Hermitage Museum, Peterhoff, Amber Room, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kirov Theatre… the list of places to visit in St. Petersburg goes on and on. It is a real challenge to squeeze things and places we want to show our customers in our city into the format of a tour, however long it is. From the very first minute of your walking tour of St. Petersburg, you start feeling overwhelmed with the grandeur, taste and mystery of this place, full of great shades and memories.

The town was conceived and built on the bank of the Finish Gulf according to the rational plan and Peter the Great’s desire to build the first European town in Russia. Just a 3-4 hour flight from any major European hub will bring you to the Venice of the North. Though the present city center is really a mixture of buildings constructed at different times, one can not escape the impression of the divine unity, harmony of stone and water.

St Petersburg Like a Local, St Petersburg tour St Petersburg Like a Local
From USD 59.00

Join this St Petersburg tour to discover the gritty greats and strange sights of the 'burg - and make some new friends along the way! Visit the former homes of Lenin and Rasputin, sip on vodka in a bar filled with Soviet Airforce paraphernalia, find metro station art relics, and see a yard dedicated to the Wizard of Oz.  Ahhhh Russia, don't go changing!


St-Petersburg Discovery tour in St Petersburg St Petersburg Discovery
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From USD 49.00

St Petersburg gives good monument, with enough palaces, cathedrals, fortresses, churches, and museums to keep Antiques Roadshow on air for another decade. Join this St Petersburg tour to see where stroganoff started, where Emperor Alexander II's life ended, and period architecture endures.


8th of March
[ 08/03/2015 ]

Ladies' Day

Nights of Museums
Place: ST-Petersburg - [ 15/05/2015 - 16/05/2015 ]

Nights of Museums is an annual event dedicated to the International Museum Day, when most of city museums open their doors to the public for free.

City BirthDay
Place: ST-Petersburg, Russia - [ 27/05/2015 ]

The day when the foundation stone of Peter and Paul Fortress was laid is traditionally celebrated as a birthday of St. Petersburg.

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The Legend Behind the Name

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Mr. Peter O.
United Kingdom
06 Sep 2014
The tour was very well conducted by an extremely knowledgeable guide (whose name I have sadly forgotten). Her knowledge of the city and readiness to answer questions was excellent. It was well paced to allow time for photographs and explanations, without being rushed.
Mr. Richard B.
07 Sep 2013
Alexander was an excellent guide who was intelligent, enthusiastic and gave great insights into St Petersburg. His English was excellent and he was a fantastic host.

St. Petersburg Urban Adventures

Our Urban Adventures team of St. Petersburg is a compact and multi-skilled group of professionals. Native to the city and passionate travellers, all of our experiences are personalized. We are happy and eager to step off the regular tourist track enabling the quality time and unique experiences. Book your personalised tour of St. Petersburg today!


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