Walking Tour & Vodka Tasting


  • Admire St. Isaac’s Cathedral that was compared to Egyptian pyramids
  • Take pictures at the Palace Square and see the highest building in the city
  • Walk through the net of courtyards that are often used by locals for shortcuts
  • Learn how the city survived all wars and revolutions
  • Hear about the phenomenon of communal apartments
  • Find out the differences between St. Petersburg and the rest of the country


The tour starts at “Admiralteyskaya” metro station where your friendly guide will greet you with a TJ Travel sign.

We will first see the best known highlights of the city center including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty Garden, Bronze Horseman, Menshikov palace, St. Petersburg State University, the Hermitage Museum and the Palace Square. And then we will head to a more discreet part of the city.

A net of courtyards, or “wells”, will give you an idea of how the city was designed and planned. This quarter is often called “the golden triangle” of St. Petersburg and reveals all the main architectural styles of the city. Ornate domes of the neo-Russian Church on the Spilled Blood, classical Roman structures of the Imperial Horse Stables and intricate art nouveau railings of Michael’s Garden coexist in harmony next to each other. But how much does it cost to live within these historical surroundings and what hides behind the gorgeous facades? You will discover that the rich and the poor often live under the same roof, and learn other aspects of modern life in St. Petersburg.

At the end of the tour you will find yourself in the cozy atmosphere of a local bar, where you can try traditional Russian nastoikas (flavoured vodka) and chat with your guide about famous Russian beverages and related traditions. Before you leave the guide to enjoy the rest of your day, please feel free to ask any questions.

Meeting point

“Admiralteyskaya” metro station

24 USD
per person
3 hours
On foot
Languages available:
Eng, Ger, Fr, Esp, Ch
Max group size: 12 person
Time: 12:00
Meeting point “Admiralteyskaya” metro station


  • Tour starts at “Admiralteyskaya” metro station and finishes at «Passage», next to “Gostiny Dvor” metro station
  • Tour includes flavored vodka tasting at a bar and snacks. Please, let us know if you have any food restrictions.
  • Children under 18 will get a non-alcoholic drink
  • Please wear comfortable shoes – tour covers approx. 4 km or 2,5 miles
  • Tour runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English-speaking guide (ENG, SP, GER, FR, CH)
  • Alcohol set (3 drinks) + snacks


  • Tips for the guide
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Transport

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