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About Petersburgtrip
Hi, my name is Alisa. I am a private guide in St Petersburg, Russia, and owner of Petersburgtrip. I am always trying to combine “must see” and off the beaten track sights in my tours. I offer ready-made or customized programs. We can walk, use public transport or rent a car. My tours are affordable, informative and entertaining.
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Private Catherine Palace and Metro Tour by Public Transport

Rewind to the days of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union on a great-value, private day trip to the Catherine Palace and St Petersburg metro stations from St Petersburg. Travel by public transport to Pushkin, formerly Tsarskoye Selo, and enjoy a guided tour of the Catherine Palace, the 18th-century residence of Catherine I. Ogle the opulent interiors, including the famous Amber Room, and stroll through the manicured gardens. Then, return to St Petersburg to visit some of its most beautiful metro stations: ornate art deco masterpieces built during Soviet times.
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6 to 7 hours
from $103.70

Top 3 St Petersburg city tour

Discover three of St. Petersburg’s most popular attractions on this 5-hour walking tour. Go inside and explore St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and the Peter and Paul Fortress—tickets are included in the tour price—and discover their history. See other city highlights as you wander around including the Nevsky Project, the Palace Square, and Kazan Cathedral to give visitors a well-rounded overview of St Petersburg.
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5 hours
from $96.16

Private White Nights Walking Tour of St Petersburg

Soak in the impressive beauty of St Petersburg under the endless midnight sun. Embark on a private walking tour of this 'Venice of the North' during White Nights, typically from June through July, when the city is at its brightest around the clock. Wander along Nevsky Prospect, the city's main street; marvel at the stunning waterfront Winter Palace from the heart of Palace Square; and admire the onion-domed Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. An expert guide will fill you in on the city's unique history as you go.
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3 hours
from $33.85

St. Petersburg City Walking Tour and the Hermitage Museum

Immerse yourself in local culture with a walking tour of St Petersburg and a guided tour of the city's vast Hermitage museum. Explore this 'Venice of the North's' top attractions: marvel at the impressive dome atop St Isaac's Cathedral, stroll along the great people-watching corridor of Nevsky Prospect and learn how St Petersburg came to be at Peter and Paul Fortress, the city's birthplace. Once inside the Hermitage enjoy access to hundreds of thousands of incredible artworks, including some by Monet, da Vinci, Goya, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.
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7 hours
from $121.80

2 day St Petersburg private tour

St. Petersburg is so rich in art and architecture that its hard to see the top sights in a single day. Slow down and spread your sightseeing out over two days with this private tour on foot and via public transportation that takes in the city’s main churches, museums, monument-lined thoroughfare, and fortress and gardens at a relaxed pace—plus includes a two-hour guided tour of the Hermitage.
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2 days
from $292.92
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ekaterina k wrote a review Jun 2020
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My husband and I had this tour in March 2020, we LOVED it, it was MARVELOUS, and you should do it too! I have to say my husband and I were stunned at how beautiful the palace was. Mind blowing as was the experience, we also realized we really would not enjoy The Catherine place much as we did without all the information our brilliant, knowledgeable and funny guide told us, about the Russian court dances, and fan language, and secrets of the royal court and personal life of the tzars and tzarinas. It’s also totally worth it to to have a private guide and a private tour too, as you get into the palace in no time skipping all the enormous lines. (Yes, even in March this year!) On the same day we did the metro tour. And again even if you know where to go without a guide it would be just a selfie-trip, with Alice however it became a true cultural experience and at times a revelation. I always pick little private agencies for my trips and I always find out I’m right to do so because they have personal approach to clients and the guides are usually the best there because they value their reputation. I was glad that this agency really did their best for me and my husband and will surely be using them again! Thank you Alice so very much. Sent from my iPhone
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Taungza e wrote a review Mar 2020
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Alisa is the best, thank you for your well organised the trip. We have a wonderful 2 days in St. Petersburg. At Frist, I come in national days, that some places will be closed. Alisa tried to check it and update me.. Finally we are lucky enough to visit Catherine's Palace. She also help me for booking circus in Moscow, get refund from the trip which I can't go. If you want to travel with the local experience guide I strongly recommend Petersburgtrip.com 😘
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SmartiePants10 wrote a review Dec 2019
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We enjoyed 2 excellent sightseeing days with Alisa who was extremely professional and knowledgable. We decided to take the option of transportation on both days and this worked very well for us, as there was much walking particularly on the first day of the tour - which included The Hermitage museums. A private viewing of the Metro stations was a highlight of our tour as was lunch at a local Russian restaurant. Overall a varied and well planned tour which offered us a real insight into the history of St Petersburg. Thank you Alisa.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Anchittha P wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a wonderful day tour to Catherine Palace and Peterhof with amazing guide Alisa. (It's super convenient for us because it is a private tour with private van) We get to know about an interesting history and details of all places. Alisa took us to lunch at a local Pancake restaurant.. which we absolutely enjoyed.On our way back we stopped by to see some of the most beautiful Metro stations in Saint Petersburg as well. We had a great day thanks to Alisa.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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USCtraveller wrote a review Oct 2019
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We used this company for a skip the line tour of the Hermitage and separately for a private transfer to the airport. I found Alisa, the owner, to be highly responsive to my information requests. She was always quick to respond. I believe you can really trust her to try to meet your tour needs in St. Petersburg. I also thought their Hermitage private tour prices were very competitive. I wouldn’t hesitate asking Alisa any question about your touring needs. I think she will do whatever she can to help you with your St. Petersburg touring experience. We had a ½ day private tour of the Hermitage, including the impressionist collection, with Nadya. Nadya is a younger guide, but she really knows her stuff. She gave us a very thorough tour of the palace and highlights of the art collections in the Winter Palace, New Hermitage and small Hermitage. She then took us over to General Staff building to view the impressionist collection which also had items on display from Moscow. Throughout our tour I was very impressed with Nadya’s knowledge. She has a somewhat reserved personality yet she keeps you thoroughly engaged with her in-depth knowledge of the museum and its collection. I would recommend Nadya for a tour of the Hermitage. Alisa also arranged a private transfer from our hotel to the airport that was very, very early in the morning. Again, the rate was very competitive. Our driver, Nadezda, showed up early and drove us in her Lexus MDX to the airport. Overall, I would highly recommend using Petersgrip (and Alisa) for tours in St. Petersburg, and for private transfers, as she and her company provides excellent service at very competitive prices.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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