If you wish to learn what local people’s life is like, then check out our remarkable «Inside» tours.
Experience St. Petersburg with K JOY Travel through mingling with local people, sampling their everyday lives, trying home-made food! Each of these tours is so much fun! Take any of them and we guarantee you will enjoy it!

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Open-air tour

If you are tired of seeing numerous museums, cathedrals and monuments then we suggest our "Open Air Tour".  We will walk among the local people and get a sense of modern St Petersburg and daily life.

We will walk down Nevsky Prospect, the central avenue of St Petersburg, and enjoy such famous sites as the State National Library, a monument to Catherine the Great; the Alexandrinsky Theater; the Imperial Porcelain Factory; Anichkov Bridge; Gostinney Dvor- the oldest St Petersburg department store; and many other interesting sites.

Then we will visit probably the most famous food store in the city - Eleseyev Grocery Store - in a magnificent art nouveau building.  Piano music, the smell of hot coffee and baking, the beautiful sight of red and black caviar, will give you a sense of Russian bourgeois atmosphere of the 20th century. We will also visit one of the local farmer’s markets, where you will have an opportunity to buy some fresh local vegetables, fruits or chocolate, and try Russian honey.

During this trip we will pass one of the preferred places of worship for St. Petersburg citizens: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Vladimir (Vladimirsky Cathedral). Although it is optional, we usually have a short stop here to let you visit and see a traditional Russian Orthodox place of worship.

During the tour we may also use public transport, such as a trolley bus and metro (subway). Our metro will impress you. Each station is like a museum- architecturally unique, spectacular, and over the top ornate, in the Stalinist style! It is sometimes referred to as Underground Palace, or the Palace for the People.

We believe our "Open Air Tour" is an unequaled experience and one that you will remember fondly.

Contact us to book your «inside» experience of St.Petersburg!

Duration of the tour is 4 hours.

The price for cruise ship passengers includes a transfer from the sea port to the city downtown and back to the ship. The price also includes the cost of visas.

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Cruise ship passengers,Price per person, US Dollars 135 85 70 60 55 45
Land travelers, Price per person, US Dollars 95 55 40 35 30 25
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Price per person, US Dollars 110 65 55 50 45 40
Price per person,EUR 100 60 50 45 40 35

The price includes:

  • Transfer from the hotel / ship to the city downtown
  • Transfer from the city back to the hotel / ship
  • Private Driver service
  • Personal Expert Guide service 
  • Metro tokens
  • A prepaid blanket visa 
  • Headphones for groups with 8 or more people.

Please let us know if you are a cruise ship passenger that has already obtained a visa, we will deduct the cost from the total.

 

Home Hosted Visit

Most people visiting a foreign country are quite intrested to step off tourists' traps, museums, theatres, and see a real life. Mass media plays an important role today. Whatever they say we have to trust the picture they present. Is the picture true or not?

If you are earger to learn about the country you visit, then youve got a great chance to interract with a local person, drop in a local house, try Russian domestic meal-this is definately different from from any restaurant menu. This is a wonderful person who went though Ages of Political and Economical change in Russia and looking forward to share his experience.

The tour lasts 4 hours.

The price includes:

  • Transfer from and to the hotel/ship
  • Driver service
  • Interpreter service
  • Home Cooked Meal
  • Fascinating Conversation 
  • Indelible impressions and heart rending emotions