Rooftop Tour in St Petersburg

Rooftop Tour in St Petersburg
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$85
Duration: 2 hours
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2-hour Rooftop Tour is the most memorable and unique experience in the most instagrammable city in Europe!

Visit the rooftops in the center of St. Petersburg for panoramic views of the entire city to see all the sights, churches, parks, courtyards, canals and squares – Nevsky Prospekt, St Isaac's Cathedral, The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Admiralty. Have a mini-adventure exploring the chain of interconnected roofs of houses from where you can see the flamboyant historic city center from different angles.

Get a bird's eye view and feel the spirit of the city overlooking the impressive architectural gems. See all kinds of buildings: elegant, Baroque, Soviet, Imperial and Orthodox. Experience the old-days ambiance and the coziness of the city.

This group tour is accompanied by an experienced local rooftop guide and your private guide-interpreter. You will learn about the history of the city and local sights.

Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and start your local adventure.

This is a wonderful rooftop tour of old houses in St. Petersburg if you are looking for something non-touristy, off the beaten path, authentic and incredible! You will see the main sights of the city from the distance and get dramatic 360-degree views of St Petersburg. Your local rooftop guide and your private guide-interpreter will tell you many interesting facts and stories about the city and its places.

Find out who Alexander Nevsky was and why the legendary Nevsky Prospekt, the highlight of St Petersburg, is named after him. Learn why St Petersburg is in the Guinness World Records book, how long is the chain of the tram ways in the city, what is the biggest cathedral in Russia and the fourth biggest in the world. Check out the deepest metro station in the world.

Admire the city and its diverse architecture from the observation deck of one of the roofs in downtown. St Petersburg combines a variety of architectural styles. Mikhailovsky Castle (the Russian Museum), for instance, has all four sides of its facade designed in different styles which are harmoniously blended into one architectural ensemble. Your guide will explain to you why all sides are different and tell you what to expect when you come to the Russian Museum.

70-meter high Admiralty Building is decorated with spire and a gold-plated ship, which weighs 65 kg and is covered with two kilograms of pure gold. Listen to the legend about this ship and what it hides inside.

Spot Alexander Column, crowned with a figure of an angel with a cross, and find out what is tricky about it and why people were afraid to pass it by back in the days when it was built.

Finally, enjoy the views of the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral in the distance and up close. You will have a short walk through the 18th-century downtown to St Isaac’s Cathedral where the tour finishes. You can climb on top of it through the spiral staircase for great views of the city. You can then stroll historic downtown for Baroque and Gothic architecture, or head to the Russian Museum and see the famous Mikhailovsky Palace from all 4 sides.

Important:

  • Dress-code: comfortable clothes and shoes, shoes must be without heels;
  • You must be at least 18 years old;
  • If you are afraid of heights, this tour might be not a good choice;
  • Hands should be free at all times (you can leave bags at the special place);
  • No alcohol before or on the tour;
  • Listen to the instructor and follow the rules;
  • The roof might be closed on rainy days as the roof will be slippery;
  • We can organize night walk on the roofs, but it’ll be an extra fee of $20 paid in cash on tour;
  • Picnic or dinner can be organized on the roof for an extra fee.

2-hour Rooftop Tour is the most memorable and unique experience in the most instagrammable city in Europe!

Visit the rooftops in the center of St. Petersburg for panoramic views of the entire city to see all the sights, churches, parks, courtyards, canals and squares – Nevsky Prospekt, St Isaac's Cathedral, The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Admiralty. Have a mini-adventure exploring the chain of interconnected roofs of houses from where you can see the flamboyant historic city center from different angles.

Get a bird's eye view and feel the spirit of the city overlooking the impressive architectural gems. See all kinds of buildings: elegant, Baroque, Soviet, Imperial and Orthodox. Experience the old-days ambiance and the coziness of the city.

This group tour is accompanied by an experienced local rooftop guide and your private guide-interpreter. You will learn about the history of the city and local sights.