Palace Square: 300 Years of Russian History



Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
40 mins

About the tour

The Palace Square was the main square of the glamorous Russian Empire. Now, it is the hub of cultural life of St.Petersburg. There’s a former residence of the Romanovs royal dynasty - the Winter Palace - now known as the Hermitage, one of the biggest museums in the world. However, this central and seemingly most studied and walked through location has its hidden corners and many stories to share. Anna can’t wait to share them with you.

Meet your local guide


Anna is a a licensed tour guide in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The curious thing about this city is that it’s very young - a bit more than 300 years old. However, in only three centuries the city’s managed to become one of the most magnificent cities of the world. Anna's goal is to tell the world about the beauty of her city, its history, Russian culture, heritage and how it all has influenced our everyday life. Regardless of your age, interests, origin and political views, St.Pete should be on the bucket list of every globetrotter because it has everything to meet the needs of the most sophisticated travelers.

Anna has been guiding since Apr 2017

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Saint Petersburg with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Saint Petersburg. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

See a tour in action

How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Inês V.

19 January 2021

Anna is super! Excellent spoken English, informative, and she answers all questions along the way. I loved seeing the square at night and Anna took us around it covering centuries of history. Thank you, Anna!

Maria C.

18 January 2021

Great tour Anna. You’re one of the best tour guides, so calm. Knowledgeable, interesting, we learn and have fun with you. We’ve seen this tour three times and every time was great. We look forward to your future tours. Thank you!

John G.

18 January 2021

Great tour.Have not been to St Petersburg but the trip told me a great deal and very atmospheric in the snow and ice.Many thanks Anna.

Heather M.

18 January 2021

Sorry had Boadband problems just as tour started, and it looked lovely. Better luck next time?

david h.

18 January 2021

Really interesting tour of a wonderful city, beautifully delivered. Looking forward to more.

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