Guided tours of St Petersburg Russia

We are Polina and Maria. We work in St. Petersburg as private guides. We are always ready to arrange for you best St. Petersburg tours, to show you the city where we work and live.

Usually the decision to visit Russia is not easy and quick for foreign guests. The next step is to understand what cities to go to. The way of travelling is also important as it can be and individual tour, a private guided tour, a tour in a small group of 6-10 people or a big (up to 40 people) group tour. Each way of travelling has its own privileges and disadvantages and we are not going to discuss them now.

In St.Petersburg tourism our experience is rich enough to satisfy any tourist. Communication will not be a problem because we are also offering help with translation everywhere – shops, cafes, bars, theatres…

What Customers Say


  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAugust 2016 Hi Polina, It was our pleasure to spend 3 days with Maria and Ruslan. We had a good time and found the schedule full and to our satisfaction. There was so much to see. One could easily spend 2 weeks in St. Petersburg and barely scratch the surface. We were happy to get the tour that we did and found both Maria and Ruslan to be excellent. We will certainly recommend you and your company to others wishing to go to St. Petersburg or other places in Russia as I understand that you also run tours in other cities. If we ever return, we will be sure to connect with you again.
    Barbara L Garbens
    Canada
  • Test Sue WoodwardMarch 2018 This was about our 8th trip to St Petersburg and we have always used Tourpetersburg as they have always given us 100% satisfaction. It was our 45th wedding anniversary so a special occasion. Our guide was Katya this time and she was as professional as Lena was last time, she spoke perfect English, was kind and extremely helpful. We visited the Faberge museum and it was wonderful to see so many examples of perfection. Polina always comes up with some new place for us to visit each trip and its worth asking her to recommend other things, other than the very obvious stunning palaces which should never be missed of course..
    Sue Woodward
    UK
  • Bill ParaskaAugust 2018 Maria was recommended to me by a friend. If you are on a cruise and have 2 days in St Petersburg then Maria's guided tour will enable you to see as much as possible in the limited time with the most enjoyment. If you want a knowledgeable and pleasant guide taking you around in a nice chauffeured Mercedes then Maria will give you complete satisfaction. You will enjoy walking past the long queues trying to get into the Hermitage. The only problem with superb St Petersburg is that the rest of the world can be quite disappointing in comparison.
    Bill Paraska
    Australia
  • 2016-baltic-sea-cruise-lizs-photos-501August 2016 Saint Petersburg was the highlight of our Baltic Sea cruise and we were very fortunate to have as out tour guide Maria and driver George. They allowed our group of 6 to make maximum use of our limited time and to see the sights we were really interested in. Maria was exceptionally knowledgeable about the city and very efficient in arranging for tickets so we didn't spend a lot of time in lineups. We would highly recommend Tourpetersburg to anyone planning a trip to Russia.
    Alan McIvor
    Canada
  • Test Pauline LeeApril 2018 St Petersburg went extremely well. We could not have asked for more from Maria who was exceptional: in guiding, helping and facilitating all we enjoyed. She was patient, considerate/thoughtful and careful; she understood and anticipated all our needs and went well beyond what can be expected of anyone. She was there proactively facilitating, in the hotels, at all the attractions. She used her experience to help us lose as little time as possible queuing, waiting, struggling with menus, bills, etc … All members of our group said that she was the very best guide they have ever had in all their travels, and they are all well-travelled people. Please convey to her our deep appreciation. She was magnificent! In terms of attractions, they were all interesting and appreciated. There is nothing we would have omitted. The palaces were dazzling. Cathedrals stunning. Museums were excellent. Maria made them all come alive with her explanations (often patiently repeated, because we were not able to remember all the facts in one… More
    Pauline Lee
    Singapore
  • Maria LoscoAugust 2018 My family and friends (22 people)had a great time exploring the beautiful city of St Petersburg for 2 days during our Scandinavian/ St Petersburg Cruise last Aug 22/23, 2018. Maria our very knowledgeable guide showed us the different landmarks of the city(Hermitage museum, Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace /Garden,Church of the Spilled Blood, St Isaac Church etc).We particularly enjoyed the specialty Russian breads during our quick lunches. Thank you Maria for your recommendation on these 2 days . The breads were delicious!! We learned so much about St Petersburg’s history, arts , paintings and other stuff because Maria was an excellent story teller. Thank you for sharing all the infos to us ,we will forever be greatful for the knowledge but most specially for the .... memories!!! Thanks for the souvenirs as well.  
    Maria Solita
    USA
  • malajtsy-10-2016October 2016 I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Ms Polina Kurshakova of Tour Petersburg for the excellent service provided to my group recently on our visit to St Petersburg in early October 2016 . The itenary that was prepared was cleverly and delightfully planned in accordance to our expectations , and the service of the tour guide Ms Tatiana , was indeed very professional , competent and simply adorable . My group had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves . Certainly a well organised company which i will have no hesitation to fully recommend to all who wishes to be well taken cared of whilst visiting St Petersburg . My regards and congratulations to Polina and her Management , wishing her every success in her undertakings , and i will continue to give her my support with repeat businesses and referrals to all my group of friends , family and work colleagues visiting Russia in the near future . Best Regards Louis Tan Head of… More
    Louis Tan
    Russia
  • Test Wendy & Bob BroganMay 2018 Hi Polina and Maria, Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to your beautiful city and also getting to know Maria! Bob was very pleased with your lovely birthday gift! Thank you again. We will be passing your services onto our friends and family who may wish to visit St Petersburg in the future. Best regards Wendy and Bob
    Wendy & Bob Brogan
    Canada
  • Alan ZellSeptember 2018 My wife and I booked 2 days with private tour guide, vehicle and Driver with Maria while we were there while on a cruise. Olga was our guide and she was excellent and was able to show us the city with great energy and knowledge. We would recommend booking with Tourpetersburg and with Olga.
    Alan Zell
    USA
  • 53368224July 2016 It was a blessing that we found Polina `s company on the net so we can book our two days in St Petersburgh with her. The guide was extremely well-informed about all the sites we visited. Her historical and artistic knowledge were exactly what we were looking for. Travel in and out of the city was perfect and always in time and according to the schedule. Our driver was an additional asset (helped us to get to our show as well) and worked fantastic with our guide . The schedule included 2 full days and she was always flexible when we requested a diversion or wanted to spend more time at a location. Her choice of restaurants was excellent and the prices excelent for the quality of food and service. Our recommendation for anybody that want to visit St Petersburgh will be to get in contact with Polina because you will have the best service that you can ask for.
    Marcel Salajan
    Canada

Why Us


Your safety

Your guide knows what can be difficult for a foreigner visiting Saint-Petersburg and will be responsible not only for your personal guided tour but also for your safety. We will never take you to a place that is not suitable for you or your children. We see our main task as making your stay in our wonderful city comfortable, interesting and safe. Working directly with us, not via an agency, you will save time and money while also having the best expertise. No cancelation penalties!

Our individual approach

You will be offered a guided tour in which all your preferences will be included. We are happy to meet any needs of each guest. Thanks to our experience we can offer you the best options of what to see here. During the high season queues are endless in St. Petersburg museums. This is our job to book your tickets in advance. Being one of the best tour guides in Saint-Petersburg we want you to have a great experience during your visit. No deposit!

Rich experience

Visiting St. Petersburg you will not have to study guidebooks for information or itinerary, they usually write one and the same things. We will tell you everything we know about the city and its history. But a private guide does not only run tours. Being experienced in St. Petersburg tourism we believe in professionalism and cooperation that is why in our work we have been using many contacts we collected over the years.




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We would like to help you with the choice of the city and to provoke you to come to the cultural capital of Russia, to our Northern Venice – Saint-Petersburg. To confirm our point of view below we offer you a comparison of two most famous cities in Russia – Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
St Petersburg is located in the Northwestern part of Russia, Moscow – in the central one. Climate differences all come from this fact – the weather in St Petersburg is worse and there are more rains here. Because of the climate and its geographical location from the end of May to the beginning of July you can experience the period of White Nights in Saint-Petersburg. Generally Moscow gets more sun, it is located on seven hills and from Vorobyovy Mountains you can see the half of the city. As Moscow is the capital of Russia with the population of more than 12 mln people, its rhythm and tempo of life is very active. Also, Moscow’s population keeps constantly growing. The population of Saint-Petersburg is only 5 mln people and life here is considered to be quieter. Talking about these cities’ territory in Moscow it is two times bigger than in St Petersburg.
St Petersburg is considered to be the cultural capital of our country as more than 8000 cultural objects are located here. So, if you are in interested in Russian history and art this is the city you need to visit.
Within its history St Petersburg changed its name 4 times (Saint-Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad-Saint-Petersburg). Moscow has been Moscow all the time.
From the point of view of the economy, our city is the center of shipbuilding when Moscow’s main industry is aircraft equipment production. There is more transport in Moscow that is why they have endless traffic jams at rush hours. Also there are more policemen in Moscow as the city has more power. You may watch VIP motorcades that provoke difficulties on roads very often there. In our city the traffic is much quieter.
Of course, the situation in the city influences the character, life and mentality of those who live in Saint-Petersburg. Citizens of our city are considered to be more European as initially Peter the Great founded the city as European capital of the country. Also, such European countries as Estonia and Finland are very close to us. Citizens of St Petersburg are considered to be more thoughtful, calm, polite, cultural and much friendlier.
We hope we managed to achieve our goal and to persuade you to come to our beautiful city. We will be happy to show you Saint-Petersburg at its best.

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