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St. Petersburg Like a Local: The Legends of a City

Product ID: 36533
Discover the unknown stories and legends of Russia's capital city of St. Petersburg. See the city like a local as you travel to locations such as a typical city fountain and the St. Micheal Castle, once owned by the Romanov family and now home to a ghost.
About this activity
Duration: 120 minutes
Starting time 8:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Make a wish at a typical fountain on Malaya Sadovaya Street.
  • Visit the St. Michael Castle, once owned by the Romanov family
  • See the city sights like a local as you travel off the beaten path
Full description
Visit the sights of St. Petersburg not mentioned in the guide books. Hear the history, myths, anecdotes, jokes, and legends that have surrounded St. Petersburg over its 200 year history as the capital of Russia.

Become a local for a day as try your luck by making a wish in the traditional fountain on Malaya Sadovaya Street. Be immersed in the myth and mystery that surrounds the St. Michael Castle, once belonging to the Romanov family - it's said to be home to a ghost!

Experience these unique and widely unknown locations that have truly become the unofficial symbols of St. Petersburg, and have a great day out!

This tour is essential if you really want to feel like a local. During this tour you will see unique and beautiful places and take unforgettable pictures. This is a walking tour and it ends near Savior Spilled Blood Church.

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Meeting point

This tour will leave from the monument of Catherine the Great

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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It was a very exciting tour with our guide Anastasia! She is a very interesting and smart person. You can ask her any questions and she always has answers for you. I enjoyed the walk and the atmosphere very much. I can only recommend it! Good job!

August 12, 2019

Informative in an alternative way

The young lady in question, who functioned as our guide, was on time at the designated spot, which was easy to find. She spoke excellent English and was able to tell background information in an enthusiastic way, which is not in a standard travel guide.

April 25, 2019

Discovery of secret places

Pity that it was just about secret places and not life secrets of the Romanov. And a tip: do not forget a good light...

March 8, 2018

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Petersburg Free Tour

Product ID: 36533