Palaces and their owners

Evening sightseeing bus and walking tour with a guide

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Hop On Hop Off tours

2 hr
Working days
Fr, Sat, Sun
Opening hours
1500 rub. *
adult - 1000 rubles, concessionary - 800 rubles. (+ donation for visiting the Smolny Cathedral). Tickets on site only

What is this excursion?

An evening bus and walking tour on the City Sightseeing double-decker bus will introduce you to the famous palaces of Russian emperors and grand dukes. You will see St. Petersburg in enchanting architectural illumination, and the guide will share with you little-known facts from the history of the palaces and the lives of their owners.

Tours are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Travel around St. Petersburg on a double-decker bus
The most beautiful palaces of the Northern capital
History and architecture of St. Petersburg in the 18th-19th centuries
Little-known facts about Russian emperors
A fascinating story by an experienced guide
City center in enchanting evening illumination
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Route and content of the tour

What can you expect?

The route covers the entire historical center of St. Petersburg. You will see ten of the most beautiful palaces of the Northern capital: the Winter and Marble Palaces, the Summer Palace of Peter I and the Mikhailovsky (Engineer) Castle, the Tavrichesky and Stroganovsky, Vladimirsky and Anichkov, the palaces of the Grand Dukes Nikolai Nikolaevich the Younger and Sergei Alexandrovich.

On the way, there is one stop near the Smolny Cathedral. It will last 30 minutes, for which, having paid a small donation to the temple, you can explore the interiors of the cathedral and climb the belfry, from where a magnificent view of the Neva and the center of St. Petersburg opens.


All our excursions are conducted in accordance with the COVID restrictions introduced on the territory of St. Petersburg.

You can also purchase City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off tickets for one or more days.

You can find out more about routes and buy a ticket online on the website City Sightseeing. Electronic tickets must be presented in printed form when boarding the bus.

Additional information by phone: +7 (812) 989 55 33

+7 (812) 989 55 33
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