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St Petersburg Off the Beaten Track On-line Walking Tour

  • Saint Petersburg
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Anglotourismo

Anglotourismo guides are professional city experts, members of Anglotourismo team, who run our regular river cruises. Eager to feel hard ground under their feet they'll come out of the way to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors on this informative and interactive walking tour. In fact, they all took part in designing this tour that makes it a perfect sele... More »

Anglotourismo guides are professional city experts, members of Anglotourismo team, who run our regular river cruises. Eager to feel hard ground under their feet they'll come out of the way to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors on this informative and interactive walking tour. In fact, they all took part in designing this tour that makes it a perfect selection of the top sites and stories Anglotourismo has to offer!

About the tour

This is an on-line walking tour via Zoom i.e., we do the walking and talking, you stay at home and literally get to see St. Petersburg with the eyes of your tour guide! To go on this tour you’ll need to have downloaded the Zoom app. After that it’s even easier. Just pick a date, make a booking and we’ll send you an e-mail with Zoom invitation and password and link to PayPal donations kitty. During the tour we’ll keep the chat open, so the tour-takers can throw in a question or a comment between the beers.

This walk is focused on one of the oldest yet least touristy neighborhoods in St. Petersburg – Vasilievsky Island. Do what most other tourists never bother doing! As you follow your guide’s footsteps learn about local street life and street food, immerse yourself into a web of back alleyways and patios, find out about Russian banya (sauna) culture, visit an underground music club, hear the stories about the German district and famous people who lived in the area and get behind the scenes of some incredible historical sites!

Meeting place: us – out on a St. Petersburg street, you – in the rocking chair.

a very quick demo of the tour is here https://youtu.be/UWdrIwEIGso

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How to find me: on-line via ZOOM
Tour duration: 1 hour

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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 €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 6

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Kae Chee

23 days ago

My guide Mike was very friendly from the start. He showed interesting sights and peppered his presentation with bits of history, architecture, culture and personal insights. I was also encouraged to ask questions. I enjoyed the walking tour very much.

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Response from Anglotourismo:

thanks a lot for taking the tour!
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ELENA

24 days ago

To me, it was a very special experience to walk through St. Petersburg with Michael and Olga, guides from Anglotourismo. St. Petersburg is the city which I have planned to visit, but due to COVID-19 pandemic my flights were cancelled. Fortunately, I have got this unique opportunity to join the guided tour right the same day my departure was originally scheduled. Remotely, but with the virtual "Being There" effect, we had a decent walk, stopping by the city hidden gems. Michael as a local resident and a professional guide provides you not only a comprehensive historical background and architectural heritage introduction, which of course are closely intertwined in St. Petersburg, but also current views on the local society, education, multicultural kitchen and even music. It gives you a live taste of the city and the citizens' everyday life, so I highly recommend to join the St. Petersburg Off the Beaten Track On-line Walking Tour!

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Response from Anglotourismo:

thanks a lot for taking the tour
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Masha

28 days ago

Such a great walk! Misha (the guide) was fun and informative. The pace of the tour was perfect. I loved that the walk took us not only to the major sites, but also through courtyards and ordinary living areas. Many beautiful buildings, and all of them have a lot of history.

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Response from Anglotourismo:

Thank you, Masha!
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Marina

30 days ago

Wonderful, intimate tour conducted by a professional couple of guides who obviously know and love their city and its history. Following them around Vassilievsky island, through the labyrinth of its yards (impossible for tourists to discover on their own) was exciting. The university neighborhood is spectacular. It was nice to be able to hop into a few cafes, pastry shops and a music club along the way. I would recommend this tour for those who would like a little taste of the city they have never visited, but also for those who have been there and want to discover St. Petersburg’s hidden treasures. Thank you, Mike and Olga, for showing us a piece of your beautiful city!

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Response from Anglotourismo:

Thank you Marina!
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Elena

30 days ago

Thank you for the lovely and insightful tour which showed us a corner of st Petersburg we wouldn't have otherwise seen. It was a pleasure to listen to the experienced guide and we would recommend this tour to everyone.

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Response from Anglotourismo:

Thank you Elena!
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Nicole

30 days ago

We loved the tour, the guide was very knowledgable and engaging. Thank you for showing us the real St Petersburg!

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Response from Anglotourismo:

Thank you Nicole!
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