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 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.

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


  • August 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
  • August 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
  • July 2017 We had two full days in St Petersburg as part of a cruise and arranged for private touring with Tourpetersburg for both days. We made arrangements by email with Maria, who answered all our questions quickly and efficiently. We wanted to see most, but not all, of the stops on the usual must-see tour of the city, but also wanted to add a stop of our own, which they were able to accommodate. I had previously reviewed the shore excursions offered by the cruise line. While the cost for private tours was a little, but not much, more, we were able to customize our tour and have our own private guide and vehicle, so it was well worth it. We are not people who usually take formal tours. When travelling, we mostly head into a city on our own and explore using local transport and our feet. To see anything in a short time in St Petersburg, however, a guided tour is a must. First, it eliminates the… More
    Carolyn Jones
    USA
  • June 2019 We booked a tour last year with Maria and our ship was unable to get into St Petersburg. Maria was most caring throughout this disappointing time. We rebooked this year and when we finally met Maria it was like meeting an old friend. Her tour was excellent and included many of the highlights of this beautiful city, but also had some local sights too. A ride on the metro, local cafe and a farmers market. Maria’s English is excellent. Our driver, Constantine, was courteous and helpful. It was a wonderful trip and would highly recommend.
    Sandra Kimberling
    UK
  • October 2014 I loved the custom made tours and the flexibility offered. Maria Kostina was gracious, polite, knowledgeable, and flexible. She understood that the main purpose of the tour, was not just to get information, but to enjoy the city and be able to wander around and change things as we went along. There were some restrictions due Holidays, days off, and Russian customs of buying tickets early, but these were all dealt with well. Most importantly, there was no RUSHING... I would highly recommend her as a tourist guide in this beautiful city...
    Muna
    Saudi Arabia
  • July 2018 Thank you for the most interesting 2 days in St. Petersburg! Your professionalism, flexibility, and kindnesses are most appreciated, and about which we will be sharing with our friends. All of your combined efforts provided an excellent visit to such an astounding city, and I will be encouraging all of my clients to the Baltic area to experience your tours.
    M.J. Bryant
    USA
  • October 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
  • September 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
  • August 2017 Our time in St. Petersburg was short, and we had lots on our list of places to see and do. Thankfully, this company allowed our group of 6 to pick and choose the sights and events that most interested us. The guide and driver both demonstrated exceptional ability to guide us in, through, and ahead of super crowded sights, which allowed us to make the most of our short time in their beautiful city. Choosing this company was one of the best decisions we made while on our trip this summer.
    Lacey McPherson
    USA
  • June 2019 Maria was an excellent and amazingly friendly tour guide. We felt like we got to know her during our correspondence prior to the trip. She was always happy to answer questions and allow us to change our itinerary to suit our needs. I had last minute mobility problems but she was happy to accommodate my new needs, even arranging a wheelchair for me at no extra cost. The tour was fantastic! We had 2 very full days which gave us a real spectrum of the sights and treasures of St Petersburg. We even got to go in the metro stations to see their amazing mosaics and marble. Wow! Peterhof gardens were beautiful. There was so much more, but suffice to say, we had a great time and we would thoroughly recommend TourPetersburg.
    Valerie Hatch
    UK

Why Us


Rich experience

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

Your safety

Your guide knows what can be difficult for a foreigner visiting Saint-Petersburg. He 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. Our main task is making your stay in our wonderful city comfortable, interesting and safe. Working directly with us 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 to St Petersburg museums are endless. This is our job to book your tickets in advance that will help you to avoid them. Being one of the best tour guides in Saint-Petersburg we want you to have a great experience during your visit. No deposit!




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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 the Russian history and art – this is the city you need to visit.
Within its history St Petersburg has 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 its 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 the 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, calmer, more polite and cultural, more easy-going.
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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