***CHRISTMAS UPDATE*** Only for 2 days on December 21 and 22 I offer an exclusive extended version of this tour when besides main attractions we'll also visit two very unique christmas markets in unusual locations with handiworks made by local artists. **MAJOR** We'll make our way around the main part of fabulous downtown taking stops at the most remarkable places and memorials like St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Palace square, Kazan Cathedral and many others. *I'll tell you the most interesting facts about each highlight and share precious information on the best time and ways to visit the museums in your own time. *We'll sneak through the secret passages to get around the venues faster. There will be small charming streets and beautiful landscape parks on our way. *We'll have a coffee break in extraordinary place, where you can take unique photos or simply have a rest in a very pleasant atmosphere. *Antique shops, local groceries, art galleries - more ideas for unusual souvenirs! *At the end of the tour you'll get a clear picture of the major city's gems and have a bunch of tips that will be very helpful for the rest of your time here. If you come here for a very short visit (1-2 days) this experience can be your only tour as it covers the main part of city center. It is also a great intro for those who come for a longer period.
Seven years ago I was certified as a professional guide in St Petersburg. Being squeezed in museums' crowds daily I realized that I can't enjoy traditional guiding any longer. Seeing no way out I've had a long-term break working as a travel consultant in the office which gave me deeper undrestanding of different travel aspects. At the same time I kept on looking for comfortable ways to admire city's beauty. This is how I came up with my first idea to create "Off the beaten track" tour which takes you to completely non-touristy places showing city from the inside. I've been running it successfully for more than a year. However, during this period I got many suggestions from my guests to create a healthy introduction into city's main attractions . I listened to my guests, so now I'm here with my non-traditional version of city center tour.
Traditional pirozhki with various stuffing
*We'll make stops at the most popular monuments so you could take perfect must-have shots *We'll make stops in the least known spots so you could take the most unique shots:) *You'll get to visit stores with some local produce to have an idea of uncommon souvenirs you can bring back home *There will be a coffee break in a very unique charming place *I'll show you the most popular bar streets and give you tips for hidden ones