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City Tour

7A, Pirogovskaya embankment, St. Petersburg 194044, Russia
+7 812 718-47-69
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It's not the only bouble decker tourist bus - there are two different companies - they don't accept each other's tickets

All I wanted to do was get on the bus out of the rain. Sadly there are two companies that don't... read more

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City Tour is the only hop-on hop-off double-decker bus sightseeing tour in St. Petersburg.The unique in Russia red double-decker buses will enable you to enjoy the beauties of "Northern Venice" from the height of second deck.The audioguide enables you to listen to the excursion in one of 11 languages, including Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish. All the translations were made by native speakers.You are going to learn most fascinating facts and legends about St. Petersburg and its heroes.The route covers 16 fixed stops in the very heart of the city next to its main tourist attractions, including the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Saviour on the Spilled Blood and others.Your ticket will be valid all day long, so plan your time as you like with us!Start from Ostrovsky Square, 1/Nevsky, 37Tickets are available right on the bus.
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7A, Pirogovskaya embankment, St. Petersburg 194044, Russia
+7 812 718-47-69

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All I wanted to do was get on the bus out of the rain. Sadly there are two companies that don't accept each others customers so back out in the rain for us!

Thank Davidmetal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in St. Petersburg for two days on a Windstar Cruise. We chose to use a private tour company tied to Trip Advisor, MaxiBaltours. We had only 12 people in a very comfortable bus/van and our own guide. The guide the first day was...More

Thank simnsez8
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Very interesting tour which different eras of Russian history. The expansion of the city under the Tsar, the additions/changes under communism and the modern additions. Fantastic architecture from the imperial era demonstrating how the Tsar planned the city to meet his own and commercial needs....More

Thank dsweddle
Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Dear dsweddle, we are happy to know that you enjoyed the tour around St. Petersburg! Sincerely yours, City Tour.

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were on Baltic cruise & had 2 days in St Petersburg. We wanted to ensure we got the most out of our time here & had read excellent reviews of SPB TOURS.I booked on line which was quick & easy. We had 2 wonderful...More

2  Thank 742ayrshire
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This two hour tour in a double decker red bus was a great introduction to the city and as it also goes to the north side of the river it is a good way to see that area if you don't have time to walk...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

There are 2 red buses in St Petersburg. We booked the City Tour online as it crosses the river to Peter and Paul Cathedral. Because the frequency is 40 mins plus it's not really a hop on service as you have to time carefully or...More

3  Thank SwordsPat
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Most of what you want to see and do in St. Petersburg is within walking distance of city center. Walking around is the best way to see the city. The added value of doing a bus tour, which is the history and fact anecdotes that...More

1  Thank ronencap
Anna S, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at City Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We will try to do our best to make the quality of our service better. City Tour Team

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just spent 3000 rubels on this bus tour and spent most in congested traffic Easier to walk round if you reach Red Square Waste of time n money Narration kept jumping languages Tour lasted an hour inc 45 mins stopped in traffic Avoid if u...More

Thank geoff f
Reviewed 12 April 2017

in terms of history, musuems, road planning and the grandeur of the buildings a well as the waterways(called Venice of north) one of the most majestic cities in the world; but more dangerous than any European city. In the busiest point at midday the hawkers...More

3  Thank bdatta
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were told this was a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, but subsequently discovered that there was a 2 hour delay between getting off the bus en route and getting back on so decided to stay on the bus. We got on at Dvortsovaya Square (beside The...More

1  Thank 24sue2310
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26 January 2017|
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No, it is only a ticket for the bus.
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30 September 2015|
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Response from Наталья М | Property representative |
Hello, Devon! "City Tours", "Red Buses" and "City Tour St.Petersburg" are 3 different companies. "Red Buses" is our old partner but still the separate project
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