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St. Petersburg: Winter Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

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St. Petersburg: Winter Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

From US$ 185.76 per person

Take a 4-hour panoramic city tour on a vehicle to see the best winter spots in St. Petersburg. Enjoy a fairytale horse-drawn ride on Yelagin Island, followed by a visit to the Vodka Museum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Romanian, Chinese, Finnish, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel/cruise port in St. Petersburg. Please provide your hotel address. Drop-off can be arranged at your hotel or other central location


  • Enjoy a horse-drawn ride through the picturesque Yelagin Island
  • Admire panoramic winter views and take a few photo stops in the heart of St. Petersburg
  • Warm up with vodka tasting in the Vodka Museum
Full description
You will be met by your guide in the lobby of your hotel and set off to experience the wonders of St. Petersburg in wintertime. Start with a sightseeing tour that will show you the best sites around the city. After having a few panoramic photo-stops you will drive towards one of the largest islands in St. Petersburg, Yelagin Island. Here, you'll get to experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the island and see the magnificent Yelagin Palace. The island used to be a Royal residence, but was turned into a public garden during the 20th century. It's sometimes referred to as the Hyde Park of St. Petersburg. After the picturesque horse ride, you will head to the Vodka Museum where you will learn the secrets of vodka’s origins and the way it has entrenched itself as the main alcoholic beverage in Russia. At the end of the tour, you will be offered a selection of vodka flavors and typical Russian appetizers. A car will then return you to your hotel. 
  • Professional guide
  • Tour around St. Petersberg
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride on Elagin Island (up to 30-minutes)
  • Admission to the Vodka Museum
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a private tour by vehicle
  • In the event of no snow blanket in the park, the sleigh ride will be replaced by a carriage
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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This was my birthday treat! Our tour guide, Helena (I think) chatted with us before we set off and worked out a route to fill in the bits we'd not seen, as we'd spent 3 days sightseeing already. She was very knowledgeable and we still managed to learn new things about St. Petersburg. We were very lucky in that it had actually snowed the day before the tour, so Yelagin park looked beautiful under a layer of snow, although there was not enough snow for a sleigh ride (carriage ride instead). We had chance to warm up with a warm drink in a souvenir shop after the carriage ride, which was very cold, despite wearing thermals. The vodka museum was out last stop, with an interesting tour about the history of vodka in Russia , followed by a tasting. Special thanks to the driver, who was the best (and safest!) we'd had during our stay.

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February 9, 2020

In spite of the lack of snow (and pouring rain fro most of the day) we had a fantastic excursion with our guide (Victoria) who was very knowledgable and professional but told everything in the sort of way that made the trip feel like we were going out in town with a friend. Our driver was excellent with good English and a great sense of humour which we appreciated. A less experienced team could have been phased about how to fill the time but it was never a problem and we would recommend this excursion.

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January 6, 2020

Great experience. A private tour always gives you more flexibility, more attention to details. We are a group of 4 and we enjoyed everything. Our guide was Helena (Yelena?) and she was absolutely fantastic! Her knowledge about St Petersburg and almost every building in the city is astonishing. We are so lucky she was our guide. Our driver was also a very gentle man. I forgot his name but he was so polite, so great with navigation. All in all the tour was fantastic.

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December 25, 2019

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