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Things to Do in St. Petersburg This Summer

Things to Do in St. Petersburg This Summer

Summer is St. Petersburg’s high season. It's also when the sun shines nonstop for the city’s White Nights (late May to mid-July), allowing you to sightsee long into the night. Whether you want to explore the city sights, cruise the canals, or take a day trip—here are some ideas for things to do in St. Petersburg this summer.

  • Escape the crowds and long queues at the Hermitage Museum with skip-the-line entrance and summer early access.
  • See attractions such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Peter and Paul Fortress on a walking or Segway tour of the city.
  • Set sail on a midnight cruise and experience the White Nights of St. Petersburg from the water.
  • Ride the hydrofoil ferry across the Gulf of Finland to visit the magnificent Peterhof Palace and park.
  • Make your own itinerary and visit the sights at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
  • Float over the Pushkin and Pavlovsk palaces and enjoy aerial views on a hot air balloon flight.
  • Attend a Russian folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace.
  • See the city from a whole new perspective on a rooftop tour of St. Petersburg.
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Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace

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Witness the colorful energy and vibrant charm of Russian folk show, 'Feel Yourself Russian,' during a captivating performance at Nikolayevsky Palace in St. Petersburg. Upgrade your tour to include round-trip transportation from your St. Petersburg hotel and enjoy the convenience of traveling to and from the venue in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Be mesmerized by the vocal quartets and dramatic dances of the show and revitalize with traditional Russian snacks during the interval (own expense).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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Avoid the main lines at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to see its best-known artworks. With an art-loving guide, gain fast-track entry, and from May to September, get the privilege of early access, beginning your tour in a crowd-free environment.
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  • 3 hours
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$50.00
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$50.00
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The rooftop tour in St Petersburg

The rooftop tour in St Petersburg

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Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of St. Petersburg on this unusual tour, which takes you around the rooftops of the historic area. View the city and its attractive buildings from high above, and take pictures from this special angle. Your guide will keep you safe on the rooftops, which do slope slightly but have guardrails and fences along them. A fun tour for adventurous travelers.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$34.26
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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$56.00
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City Sightseeing St Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing St Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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For the ultimate in sightseeing flexibility, purchase a one- or two-day hop on hop off bus ticket and travel by double-decker bus among St. Petersburg's key attractions. You get on and get off at any of the 18 stops along the bus route. You may also choose to sightsee via boat on the city's canals. Buses and boats are equipped with on-board audio commentary to enhance your sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
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$16.54
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Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

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If you have time for one big attraction during a summer visit to St. Petersburg, the Peterhof is a must. This 5-hour private tour takes you to this grand royal complex, the brainchild of Peter the Great, between May and September, when its fountains are running. Explore the Grand Palace, gardens, and Peter’s Monplaisir summer villa, and admire the playing fountains of the Grand Cascade. Skip-the-line entry, return hydrofoil transport, and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
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$152.00
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

Grand Tour of St Petersburg

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First-time visitors to St. Petersburg seeking an overview will enjoy this ‘grand tour’. You’ll focus on some of the city’s historical sites and majestic public spaces, and can choose to upgrade the tour to include places that interest you most. Travel by car and on a walking tour, to see the city in different ways. Your English-speaking local guide will explain the history of this fascinating city en route.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$61.54
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1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line

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Dip into one of the world’s greatest city's on this full-day tour of St. Petersburg. With a guide, stop at some of the city’s top landmarks such as the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. View magnificent pieces of architecture as your guide explains their history.b Then, complete your experience with a 3-hour guided tour of the renowned Hermitage Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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$205.54
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Private Tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Private Tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Treat yourself to a memorable adventure when you’re in St Petersburg with a private hot air balloon flight. Float high into the sky for bird’s-eye views of city suburbs Pushkin and Pavlovsk and their surrounding sights like palaces, gardens, rivers, forests and lakes. When you return to the ground after about an hour in the air, enjoy a light Champagne breakfast to celebrate your experience.
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  • 5 hours
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$799.00
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Segway Tour White nights 2 hours

Segway Tour White nights 2 hours

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Make the most of the long days of St. Petersburg's 'white nights' summer period by joining a night-time Segway tour. After a brief training, head out into the streets of St. Petersburg to see the highlights without the traffic and busyness of daytime. Learn about the city's history and culture while having fun with your friends or family.
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  • 2 hours
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$78.00
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St Petersburg White Nights Boat Tour

St Petersburg White Nights Boat Tour

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St Petersburg’s ‘White Nights’ are a natural phenomenon that occurs during the summer months, where the sun never sets. On this tour, experience the city by twilight on a midnight boat cruise and enjoy magnificent views from the water. Sail along the rivers and canals, admire landmarks such as the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul fortress, and glide beneath the Trinity and Anichkov bridges.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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