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Tour in a Soviet Car
  • English English
  • 2 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Can you imagine discovering St. Petersburg in a typical Soviet era car? We have three different routes, so you can choose which part of 'The Venice of the North' you would like to get to know.

Soviet Car Routes

All our tours are done in a Lada Zhiguli/VAZ-2101, one of the models of car used throughout Russia during the Soviet period. Produced in the USSR from 1969 onwards, they were known for their cheapness and toughness.

On all of our routes, you may stop whenever you wish, to take photographs or to get a closer look at any of the monuments in St. Petersburg.

you can see the various routes the tour can take by clicking the following link:

When making your reservation you can select one of the three following routes

Soviet Car Tour: Classic Sightseeing

Over this two hour tour we will take a route around the main sights in St. Petersburg. We'll pass by The Peter and Paul Fortress, the Aurora battleship, Palace Square, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Anichkov Bridge, Nevsky Prospect and the Kazán and Saint Isaac Cathedrals.

Throughout the tour you can learn about the history of St. Petersburg and all the legends hidden in 'The City of the Tzars'. What's more: our guides will take you to places off the beaten tourist track, as well as recommending places where you can get the most out of your stay in St. Petersburg.

Soviet Car Tour: St. Petersburg Markets

St. Petersburg is a city in which different cultures live together: and on this route we'll show you the multicultural and gastronomic face of the city.

At the local markets, you will see products from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. And throughout the tour you will have the opportunity to try various dishes, such as samsa (Uzbek samosas made of puff pastry with a meat or vegetable filling), lavash (Armenian bread) or suluguni (a typical Georgian cheese used to make Khachapuri, their national dish).

At the weekend, the tour hits the antique and artisanal markets, better known as 'flea markets', where we are sure to find a number of wares typical of the Soviet period, as well as a great gastronomic variety in the stalls throughout the market. 

Soviet Car Tour: Night Route

Be seduced by the beauty of St. Petersburg at nightfall, with this route you can see the lights which illuminate the city, as well as discovering the many bridges which line the Neva river: from the  Blagoveshchensky bridge on Vasilievsky island, The Palace Bridge, Trinity Bridge, Sampsonievsky, Liteiny and Bolsheokhtinsky.

The tour then continues to a viewpoint overlooking the city, where you can enjoy beautiful views of St. Petersburg lit up by night.

Hotel Pick-Up

The tour includes pick-up in the hotels located in the centre of St. Petersburg. For this it is necessary that you indicate the time you want to take the tour and the name of your hotel when booking the tour.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 3 people
Classic Sightseeing
US$ 117.30
St. Petersburg Markets
US$ 117.30
Night Tour
US$ 117.30

Classic Sightseeing

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 117.3

St. Petersburg Markets

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 117.3

Night Tour

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 117.3

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Soviet Car Tour.

English Speaking Guide/Driver

Not included

Food and drink

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (St Petersburg local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 117.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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