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St. Petersburg: Heart of Imperial Russia.

  • Saint Petersburg
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Ruslan(RusLed)

I'm a licensed official guide in St. Petersburg. I'm in love with my city and I want to convey this love to everyone. The word that most often appears in the suggestions of my tourists is "fascinating" and “fun”. And this is how I go :), mixing serious things with urban stories and fun material, instead of dry information. I try to build my tours in an interactive way. Apart... More »

I'm a licensed official guide in St. Petersburg. I'm in love with my city and I want to convey this love to everyone. The word that most often appears in the suggestions of my tourists is "fascinating" and “fun”. And this is how I go :), mixing serious things with urban stories and fun material, instead of dry information. I try to build my tours in an interactive way. Apart from that, I have my own "tricks" that make life and work very easy.

About the tour

On this walk with a local guide, in love with his city you will enjoy amazing views and extraordinary architecture of the city full of history.

You will know, shortly, the key figures in the development of the Russian Empire and listen to the story of how and why the city appeared, and why it became capital in its time.

By observing buildings from various eras and centuries, you will absorb the spirit of the magnificent St. Petersburg.

By walking and breathing the air of the cultural capital of Russia, you will see the hidden secrets of the city. You will get to know the origin of the famous matrioshkas, Fabergé eggs and the reason for such a sharp jump from Russia to the European stage. We will pass from the birth of the city to World War II.

We will visit the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and 2 other churches comparing 3 different religions. We will also see the widest bridge in the world and we will reach the Palace Square with the famous Hermitage and the Neva River, the largest river in Europe. Finally, we will teach to the bravest how to drink vodka.

You'll understand, because the Russians themselves say that they come to Moscow for work and to St. Petersburg - for love!

The most important places that we are going to see (among others) are:

Avda Nevskiy

San Salvador on Spilled Blood

Zinger House

Alexandrinskiy Theater

Eleseev Brothers Store

Catherine II Monument

Gostinniy Dvor

Santa Catalina Armenian Church of

Santa Catalina Catholic Church

Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

Stroganoff Palace

Literary Cafe

St. Isaac's Cathedral

Monument to Nicolas I

Astoria Hotel

Admiralty

Palace Square

Hermitage

Palace Bridge

Neva River

Fortress of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Zoological Museum

Kunstcamara

Meeting point
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How to find me: We gather in front of monument to Catherine II. I will carry a “RusLed” sign in my hand.
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings (11)

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Gaston

2 days ago

La verdad que Ruslan fue excelente!

Puntual, con mucho conocimiento de los lugares y poniéndole pasión a su trabajo.

Se notaba que tenía experiencia, con un idioma español excelente y ayudándonos en todo lo que preguntamos!

Sin duda muy recomendable!

Y algo fundamental, hace divertido el tour!

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Dora Padilla

2 days ago

El tour fantástico a pesar de la lluvia todos permanecimos por las 3 horas con él dinámico, simpático y conocedor del tema. Excelente y ampliamente recomendado para que tomen el tours con él. También hicimos por 20 Euros el tours por el Hermitage muy bueno tambien.

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Maria José Gajardo

2 days ago

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Uxue

4 days ago

El tour fue muy bueno. El guía estaba muy documentado y nos enseñó los lugares más emblemáticos de la ciudad, respondiendo todas las dudas y adecuándose a las necesidades del grupo. Muy entretenido, sin duda recomendable.

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Ignacio rostion

4 days ago

Es el mejor freetour que he tomado durante mis vacaciones en europa

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Miguel

4 days ago

El mejor guía que he tenido nunca.

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