Myths and legends tour of St. Petersburg
Attractions & guided tours

Myths and legends tour of St. Petersburg

Free cancellation
Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the main sights of Saint Petersburg
  • Visit Smolny Cathedral with a guide
  • Learn the story behind the mysterious appearance of St. Petersburg
What to expect

This tour unites a tour of the historical part of St. Petersburg, during which you will discover the story behind the mysterious appearance of St. Petersburg, with a visit to the Smolny Cathedral, accompanied by a professional Russian-speaking guide. You will learn about the mysterious secrets of the city, behind-the-scenes stories and curious incidents.

During a bus tour you will see many interesting places and hear mysterious stories associated with them: about the mystical Emperor Paul I, who died in the Mikhailovsky Castle, about Admiralty Advisor A.V. Kikin, who built the chambers of his loved ones (Kikin's chambers) and dropped dead there, about the prison "Crosses" and the sphinxes of Mikhail Shemyakin, about Peter and Paul Fortress and its prisoners, about the house of the Queen of Spades and the history of the fatal duel. This is only an incomplete list of what you can see and learn during the tour.

The tour will end at the Smolny Cathedral, which you will visit with a guide.

There are three stops planned during the tour:

  • at Mikhailovsky Castle and / or at the monument to Chizhik-Pyzhik
  • at the Sphinxes on the University Embankment
  • at Smolny Cathedral, which you will visit
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Transport and excursion services
    • Entry to Smolny Cathedral
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    Reduced price
    • Students, pensioners and disabled
    • Children (ages 7-15)
    • Infants (ages 0-6)
    Where

    Nevsky Ave, 33литБ, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191011

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide at the Nevskiy Prospect metro station "Nevsky Prospect", you will find the "Turservice" Pavilion with red stickers at the corner between Dumskaya Street and Nevskiy Prospect, opposite to The Duma Tower and on the side of the Gostiny Dvor
    What to remember
    • When boarding the bus, you need to have a ticket with you and documents confirming the benefits for privileged category of citizens (pensioner, disabled, etc.) if you are entitled to them
    • Please do not forget to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, to bring your umbrella and your camera
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure
    • The reduced ticket is for students, pensioners and disabled with documents which prove their status
    • This event is available only in Russian
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Турсервис
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 10 hours before the experience begins.

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