Petersburg: from nothing to the imperial capital

A story about the history, circumstances and mysteries of the construction of St. Petersburg

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Individual walking tours

3 hr
Working days
Opening hours
By prior order
5900 rub. *
for a group of 1-4 people

What is this excursion?

This informative and exciting excursion introduces the first steps in the construction of St. Petersburg, tells about the circumstances and mysteries of the birth of a new capital on the banks of the Neva. The route will pass from the Peter and Paul Fortress and the house of Peter I - through the ceremonial center of the city - to the Kikiny Chambers.

The sights that you will see and learn about are located quite far from each other. And therefore, walking tours will alternate with trips to beautiful places in a comfortable car.

+7 (812) 611-30-12
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The tour is conducted by

Local historian and philologist with knowledge of European languages

Alexey Shishkov

Route and content of the tour

What can you expect?

Do you know that, in fact, Peter I did not plan to build a new capital of Russia in these latitudes even in his nightmares? How did it happen that the city of St. Peter ended up here?

You will learn how the Peter and Paul Fortress was built and what were the first houses around it, in which the associates of Peter I lived.

You will get acquainted with the peculiarities of the famous architectural style Petrovskoe Baroque on the example of the building of the Twelve Collegia on the University Embankment. It was here that 10 ministries with the Senate and Synod were located, and each of the departments had its own building with its own entrance, but the roof was the same for all.

Why Peter Alekseevich paid special attention to public areas, how the Summer Garden and Tsaritsyn Lug (Field of Mars) were created - this and much more you will learn on a tour of St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 18th century.


To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start. Otherwise, we will be able to offer you options only based on the availability of our guides.

The excursion is individual. You can go on a trip around the city alone or together with your family or friends - we have a fixed price for the entire excursion.

If you have changed your plans and you want to cancel the tour after payment - no problem, we will refund your money!


The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" is ready to develop an individual excursion program for one or several days for you - based on your wishes in terms of topics and routes, time and cost. The beginning and end of excursions - in any place convenient for you, at a convenient time for you.

The cost is calculated individually.

To find out the details and order the service, call us: +7 (812) 611-30-12 or email:

+7 (812) 611-30-12
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Заказ экскурсии

The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" invites you to individual excursions with experienced local historians - specialists in the history and architecture of St. Petersburg.

Enjoy fun walks and travel in a comfortable car on routes not found in traditional travel guides.

You will discover new sides of the world famous sights of the Northern capital, look into secret corners that only locals know about, learn little-known facts and legends of one of the most mysterious and mystical cities in the world.

St. Petersburg is beautiful all year round - not only during the white nights season, when millions of tourists flock to the banks of the Neva, but also in golden autumn, crystal winter and spring awakening days.
The excursion bureau "Petersburg 24" has developed excursions for you for all seasons. At the same time, we always build a route and a guide's story, taking into account the weather and your wishes.

To choose the day and time of the excursion most convenient for you, place your order at least 24 hours before the start.

Petersburg: from nothing to the imperial capital

5 900 руб

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