Experience St. Petersburg at Night on this Private Van & Guide Tour
St. Petersburg, Russia
- City Sights at Night: There is much to be seen on the White Nights Walking Tour, from the Field of Mars memorial to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Stroll along the Neva River’s banks to witness palaces and famous cathedrals on a sweeping scale.
- Neva River Embankment: A great view of the Ministries of Peter the Great, Menshikov Palace and The Chamber of Curiosities.
- Field of Mars: A beautiful, open terrain area, just as enchanting as the close-by Summer Gardens.
About this St. Petersburg tour
Not many visitors will fully experience St. Petersburg at nighttime, which is when it truly looks its best. A stroll along the Nevsky Prospect is where it all begins, and there you can observe the iconic Palace Bridge, as well as other river bridge crossings, such as Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, Troitsky (Trinity) Bridge and Alexander Nevsky Bridge.
There is much more to discover there, such as the Singer House and the Russian National Library. Strut along Palace Square before admiring a radiant view of the 12 Ministries of Peter the Great, Menshikov Palace and The Chamber of Curiosities from the Neva River embankment. The grand bridge opening demands your attention (depends on timing).
Your guide will then lead you in the direction of the Field of Mars, which is nearly as old as the city itself. Once used as a military parade ground, this open terrain is as picture-perfect as the close-by Summer Gardens, which were designed to Peter the Great’s geometrical specifications.
Discover how Emperor Paul’s visions were reflected in the construction of Mikhailovsky Castle – a resemblance of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles. Located on the grounds is an equestrian monument honoring Peter the Great, who was assassinated on the land where the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood now sits.
Remind Yourself of Alexander II’s Historic Events
The White Nights Walking Tour won’t just open your eyes to the magnificent structures that dot the city landscape, but also the experience will let history unfold. Born in Moscow in 1818, Alexander II is remembered for two specific events – his assassination by revolutionaries and his emancipation of Russian serfs. During the 19th century, more than 40 million Russians were presumed to be serfs and the fact that Alexander oversaw Russia’s conquest over Central Asia meant that various provinces were brought under Russian control.
Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Flat shoes make walking on cobblestones much easier.
Travelers walk approximately 2 miles over uneven, cobblestone surfaces, inclines and steps. Due to the walking involved in this tour, it is not recommended for travelers with walkers or wheelchairs.
Cultural, Walking Tour, Private Tour
Vehicles? We have them all. Cars for up to three travelers on the rear seat, Minivan for up to nine folks, and Vans for groups of up to 16 travelers.
English, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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