A walking tour in Saint-Petersburg is a tour for active tourists, for those who do not want to waste time in traffic jams and tourist buses, but want to visit the main Saint-Petersburg sights by reseeding to the fastest mode of transport – the metro or the hydrofoil and more often on foot.
This is an opportunity to live a few days as the most ordinary resident of Saint-Petersburg with walks in the historical center, of course, with a visit to the famous Hermitage and Peterhof residence and with the possibility of independent lunches and dinners.
This program can be combined with our post 5 days Walking Moscow extensions with Sapsan speed train or can be sold as a separate weekends stay in Saint-Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg, tucked into a bay in the Baltic Sea of the Gulf of Finland, is built on dozens of islands—fragments of flat land parted by hundreds of waterways, ranging from inky, narrow canals to the 4,000 foot-wide (in places) Neva River.
It’s all twinkling water, supersized European squares, and warrens of smaller streets. Compared to Moscow—that imposing showcase of modern Russia—it’s perhaps a little threadbare in places, but that doesn’t take away from its grandeur.
It’s a city of colorful buildings and in the summer, soft light, especially in the evenings. You should see the city from the water at some point during your stay, but here is our essential land-based crawl across the best small corner of the center, with a sampling of Russian breakfasts, history, art, and Soviet curiosities.