City Tour – city sightseeing bus tour in St. Petersburg

By on June 26, 2013

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.

City Tous bus, Ostrovsky Square

City Tous bus at Ostrovsky Square stop


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:


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

+7812 718-47-69

+7961 8000-755

Translation by Igor Todorov
Edited by Kit Darling

About Nastya Levina

Hello, dear visitor! I am not a professional writer neither tour guide, but i try to help you in getting around in this marvellous city! Wish you to spend an unforgettable holiday here!


  1. Moty

    May 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    i’ll arrive st petesburg on 11-7-2014 with cruise
    your buses has stop by the port?


  2. Tilĺymizzi

    February 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    How do I get a hop on hop off from the cruise port? I will be visiting next august

  3. ALI

    April 24, 2016 at 8:46 am

    HI first time i wisit potroburg
    want to know taxi drivers speak english
    to get from aiport to city center early morning how to get taxi
    are in metro /train station sign boards in english


    • Polina Polyakova

      April 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Ali! Taxi drivers from Pulkovo airport official taxi service (you will see their service desk at arrivals) normally speak english. I suggest you also print our one sheet Saint Petersburg travel guide with all necessary info from this page

      • Nitin

        August 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

        Hi polina,
        Next week I am in ur town with my family , do u take Pvt tours ? What are your fee? Let me know or

  4. Bolo

    October 27, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Attention sur St Petersbourg les sightseeing si vous payez en carte bleue VISA ils vous piratent le numéro de carte. J’ai été volé de 750 euros

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