City Gardens Tour

Tour information

If you wonder:

— How Peter the great made the Summer park a place of entertainment as well as a place of education;
— What is the most often stilled statue in the city;
— Why the Field of Mars was named after the god of war although it was settled in the peacetime;
— How keepers of the Michael’s Gardens made it useful during the WWII;
— Why the fence of Summer Garden is considered to be a masterpiece;
— Where you can stay on grass and have a sunbath right in the city center;
— Where the fattest swans in the city can be found,

You are for the right tour then!

This tour includes:

Summer garden and its fountains — The monument to a Siskin bird (Chizhik-Pyzhik) — The Summer palace of Peter the Great — Church of Savior on spilled blood — The Michael garden (Mikhaylovsky sad) — The Michael palace (Mikhaylovsky dvorets) aka the State Russian museum — Fountain river — The Field of Mars — St. Michael castle (Engineering castle)

    Traveler Reviews

  • “SUPERB!!!!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 21, 2016

    My husband and I went on the Introductory Free Walking tour and the Off the Beaten Track tour. In both occasions, our guide was Evgenia! She´s EXTREMELY nice and knowledgeable and perfectly capable…

  • “Fun on a cold, rainy evening`”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 29, 2016

    We took the Free SPB by evening tour with Eugenia. She's extremely funny and lovely and despite the dreadfully cold and wet weather managed to make the evening bearable. I think our tour was a little…

  • “Personal and delightful”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April4, 2016

    As others have commented the hosts are lovely. Eugenia — you rock! Funny and charming but with an amazing intellect. What luck to have such a guide around SP! If we ran away too quickly at the end it…

On arrival

Available Mondays only from May, 15 to September, 31.

Things to note

Duration is 1 hour. The schedule of the tours may change. Please check on the official web site «Calendar». This tour is tip based.

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From 17:00 to 18:00
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Санкт-Петербург г. Санкт-Петербург RU
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