Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The original walking tours in St. Petersburg, Russia for budget conscious English speaking travellers
The former Putilov Church, now a socks factory
Soviet architecture and design, southern  St. Petersburg

Griboyedov Canal

Catholic church of Our Lady of Lourdes



The Original Peter's Walking Tour 

In 2017, the Original Walk will be offered daily starting April 14 (except May 27).
Meeting point: Julia Child Bistro (click for details), 10:30 am.

Duration: 4+ hours.
Cost: 1300* rubles per person. (*cost may fluctuate due to very unstable exchange rate of the ruble. Well be posting any updates.)

This is a Peter's walking tour as it was when it all started in 1996. A backpackers' hit ever since, it is a tour without a fixed itinerary, where the walkers and the guide work out a route right before the start.

DO WHAT OTHER TOURISTS DON'T: step off Nevsky Prospect, walk through quiet side lanes, peek into courtyards of old apartment buildings, sample local cafes and shops, ride packed trolley-buses (optional). Enjoy the city through the eyes of a St Petersburg resident.

DISCOVER among other things: sites from Dostoyevskys Crime and Punishment; St Nicholas church; 18 century canals and backstreets of the historical quarter of Kolomna; the New Holland; the English Embankment, the Senate square and the Bronze Horseman. Possibly even make a visit to Vasilievsky Island. Route may be different from this description - discuss with your guide.

LEARN about the city: our guide will be engaging you into discussion on every aspect of St Petersburg - history, architecture, daily life, culture etc.

CUSTOMISE THIS TOUR the way you want it - your suggestions are welcome and in most cases will be incorporated into the walk by our guide.

WHAT THIS TOUR IS NOT: we do not visit the hugely popular tourist attractions such as the Church on the Spilled Blood or the Hermitage museum.This tour thus should not be seen as a way to quickly tick off all the main attractions. If your St Petersburg stay is limited and you want to see the must-sees, please consider booking a customised private tour with us.

GREAT VALUE: its a 4-hour walking tour for only around 22 USD! So much more than just pointing out a few building and naming a few big names, The Original Peter's Walking Tour is a headlong plunge into the cultural environment of one of the largest cities in Europe. Make the most out of your stay with the help of Peter's Walking Tours.

The tour can be led by any of the guides in our team.

Private bookings possible - inquire at, or ask your guide.

This tour can also be booked privately. We charge a minimum of 9600 rubles for a privately booked 4-hr Original Peter's Walking Tour. The price covers up to eight people. (price updated March 22, 2017)

Grand Mosque of St Petersburg