City Tour – city sightseeing bus tour in St. Petersburg
The City Tour excursion program is a convenient sightseeing bus tour in St. Petersburg that lets you see all the main attractions of the city in one day. The modern double-decker tour buses are equipped with speakers, and are very easy to find as they are red in colour and stand out against the regular urban transport. A free headset, city map and audio guide in eleven different languages: Russian, English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Chinese and Japanese are provided on board. This tour is similar to many other hop-on hop-off bus tours that you can find all over Europe.
A single ticket for the City Tour excursion is valid for the whole route of the tour and for the duration of the day it is purchased. Tourists can interrupt their journey at any designated bus stop, explore local places of interest, and then continue their tour on one of the next available buses, from the same or any other stop, at no additional cost.
Sightseeing bus route
City Tour buses operate along a fixed route, developed especially for tourists by local historians and anthropologists.. The tour goes through the city centre, all of the major streets, and the main tourist attractions of St. Petersburg, with designated stops at:
– Ostrovsky Square
– Vosstaniya Square (request stop)
– Mikhailovskaya Street
– Dvortsovaya Square
– The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
– The Aurora Cruiser
– The Peter and Paul Fortress
– The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns
– The Bronze Horseman monument (request stop)
– St. Isaac’s Cathedral
– The Monument to Nicholas I
– The Great Gostiny Dvor
Official City Tour stops are marked with branded stop signs, but you can start and continue your trip from any public transport stop on Nevsky Prospekt simply by flagging down the red bus.
The buses run with a 40-60 minute interval. The dailyschedule of the branded City Tour buses is published on the official website of the company in the relevant section: http://citytourspb.ru/en/about-excursion/shedule.html
You can buy a City Tour pass on the bus itself, as well as at any theatre box office in the city.
Holders of the St. Petersburg Guest card are entitled to a free ride on the City Tour bus.
You can also get a 10% discount with this printed voucher from the City Tour Website
The cost of a single ticket (with a map of the city and headphones included) is as follows:
Adults – 500 Rubles
Children under 12 – 200 Rubles.
CITY TOUR St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Pirogovskaya emb., 7
Translation by Igor Todorov
Edited by Kit Darling